Basic Concealed Carry Class:
There will be an Arkansas concealed carry class Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 7:30AM to 4:00PM (or until finished) Class starts at 8:00AM. The classroom portion of the course will be at the Hampton Inn, 2304 North Arkansas in Russellville. The live fire portion will be at the ARVGC firing range in Dardanelle . The range is outdoors, dress appropriately for weather conditions. Directions / map will be provided. The class covers everything needed to get your Arkansas concealed carry permit. The cost of the course is $50. Per person. A non-refundable deposit of $25. Is required to reserve your spot. (Class size is limited) Taking of finger prints are included in the cost. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE COST OF THE CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE. The cost for the license and background check is $137.00 payable to the Arkansas state Police. You have 6 months after completing the course to submit this application and pay this fee. The license is good for FIVE years. You must be a resident of Arkansas for 90 days or longer preceding the filing of the application. The Arkansas Concealed Handgun License is honored in 38 other states, so it's VERY handy to have if you are traveling to other states. Signup for the class at The Old Bank Gun & Pawn in Dardanelle. If you have any further question you can call the Old Bank Gun and Pawn at 479-229-2228.
Enhanced Concealed Carry Class:
There will be an Arkansas enhanced concealed carry class on Saturday March 16, 2019. The Class will start promptly at 8:00 AM, so be there around 7:30 to get registered and cover paperwork. The classroom portion of the course will be at Hampton Inn, 2304 N.W. Arkansas Ave. in Russellville. The live fire portion will be at the ARVGC firing range in Dardanelle . The range is outdoors, dress appropriately for weather conditions. Directions / map will be provided. Firearms are not required in the classroom training session. If you bring in a gun, please keep it concealed. Cost of the class will be $50 for ARVGC members and $75 for non-members. To reserve your seat there will be a $25 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit required (Class size is limited). You can sign up stopping by to see Jeff Ellis at Old Bank Gun and Pawn at 310 Union Street in Dardanelle or mail your deposit check to: Arkansas River Valley Gun Club c/o Old Bank Gun and Pawn P.O. Box 394 Dardanelle, AR 72834 Arkansas Law says you cannot take the Enhanced course unless you already have a basic CHCL or have just recently taken the basic CHCL course. Please include your CHCL number on a note with your check to verify you are qualified to take the Enhanced course. If you’ve taken the basic course but haven’t received your license yet, please include a copy of your Certificate Of Training form signed by your CHCL Instructor along with your check to verify you are qualified to take the Enhanced course. Cost of updating your current CHCL for the Enhanced endorsement is $15 for folks 64 and under and $7.50 for those over 65. You must have eye and ear protection glasses or sunglasses are ok, ear plugs or muffs. The live fire portion of the class will require a minimum of 50 rounds of ammunition. You should probably bring 100 rounds or more. Please bring FACTORY AMMUNITION, reloads are NOT acceptable. Scoring will be on a standard B27 silhouette target on "hit" or "miss" basis. 7 ring or better is a hit. A minimum score of 35 hits out of 50 rounds fired is required to pass the course. You may use any handgun with any sights, but the firing sequence is timed so a semi-automatic would be advised. Also make sure your firearm is in good working order and functioning reliably, as jams and misfires will count as "miss" in the scoring. If you have questions please call The Old Bank Gun & Pawn 479-229-2228 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday thru Friday or until noon on Saturday.