KS CCH (Concealed-Carry Handgun) Information


NOTE: Most of the KSAG's documents are in PDF format, so if you don't already have
a PDF reader on your computer, you should download one. (I use the free and relatively
fast-loading "PDF-Xchange Viewer" from PDF Software).
SPECIAL NOTE FOR THOSE WHO ALREADY HAVE A KS CCH LICENSE:
As a CCH licensee, you need to know the current law, not just what it was when you took
your training.   Here is a link to a SUMMARY of recent changes to the Kansas Personal
and Family Protection Act (a.k.a. PFPA) that took effect 1 July 2014.

You might also want to read the KSAG's summary of the 2013 legislative changes here.

And if you are interested in "Constitutional Carry" (a.k.a. "Permitless Carry"), you can
read the bill that was signed by Governor Brownback on 2 April 2015.
Kansans have a "shall-issue" right to carry a concealed handgun!
If you are thinking about taking a CCH course, you can:
  1. Read why YOU should have a CCH license,
             Kansas' "your home is your castle - no duty to retreat" law,
       and this Wikipedia article about such laws.

  2. Read the KSAG's Concealed-Carry Handgun Law brochure,
             his Information for Active-Duty Military Personnel,
       and his July 2014 list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

    If you are relatively new to shooting (maybe your significant-other just gave you a new pistol?),
    or if you are afraid you might not be able to meet the CCH shooting-qualification requirements
    of 18 "hits" on a target which is a little larger than the average picnic paper plate after shooting:
            5 shots one-hand at  3 yards,
          10 shots two-hand at  7 yards, and
          10 shots two-hand at 10 yards,
    then take some paper plates to a shooting range and practice!   If you can make the required
    hits on a paper plate, you should be able to do the same on the even-bigger approved target!
            (I use the TQ-15 target; the KSAG has also approved the IALEFI-Q target.)
    OR you can take my FIRST Steps Pistol course before taking your CCH training.

  3. Read the OBJECTIVES and the SAFETY RULES for the Kansas CCH Course,
             the OUTLINE of my CCH training manual,
             my WAIVER of LIABLILTY,
             how I SCHEDULE classes, WHAT A CCH LICENSE COSTS,
            and the list of REQUIRED MATERIAL the KSAG says you must have in class.
    Also learn about & see pictures of my PHYSICAL FACILITIES and SHOOTING RANGE.

  4. I've offered Kansas CCH (Concealed-Carry Handgun) training "on demand" since 2006,
    but, what with every gun shop and shooting range now offering do-it-all-in-one-8-hour-day
    classes and with the passing of Kansas "Constitutional Carry" (2015 Senate Bill 45), the one-
    person-at-a-time "demand" for my two-4-hour-sessions-scheduled-at-your-convenience
    classes has mostly evaporated.   However, I do still accept applications from groups of
    five or more.   If you and four or more friends want to choose your owndate-pairs,
    and if the dates you choose fit my schedule, I'll be happy to schedule a class for your
    group on those dates!
    NOTE::   I need at least a week to prepare and print updated training manuals,
                    so please don't tell me "We want a class tomorrow"!
    (Re-)Visit WHAT A CCH LICENSE COSTS for more details.

  5. If you live very far from Manhattan, this KSAG Certified-Instructor Directory
    gives the contact information for other Kansas CCH instructors.

  6. Take these final steps after you have completed a training course and have received your
    "Certificate of Completion".

  7. Visit DoNotDoThis.wmv to watch a (staged) 64-second (5 MB) video of someone responding
    to an attempted robbery by shooting the perpetrator in a NON-CCH-approved fashion.

  8. Visit InternetCafe.mp4 to watch a 59-second (3 MB) video of an old man foiling an attempted
    robbery at a Florida Internet Cafe in a NON-CCH-approved fashion (he continues shooting
    after the robbery is over, even shooting out the door toward the street).

  9. Watch the 52-second (3 MB) video to see how right-to-carry laws improved from 1986-2011.

  10. I understand the first Kansas CCH law was modeled on the Arizona CCW (Concealed Carry
    Weapon) law, and you can read what was -- before AZ adopted "Constitutional Carry"
    (see this Wikipedia article) -- the AZ Instructor's Training Manual and Version 15.1 of
    Michael P. Anthony's EXCELLENT "Legal Issues Relating to the Use of Deadly Force" here.

  11. To read still more about concealed carry, visit these OTHER CCH-RELATED WEBSITES.

If you still have questions about the CCH license, the licensing process, or anything else, just ask:
My email address is mcalhoun AT sdf DOT org (with obvious substitutions for AT and DOT).
Please include "CCH" in the subject line, and if you write and don't hear back from me within a
few days, feel free to CALL me at 785-539-4448 (Manhattan, KS).
Five boxes preserve our freedoms:  soap, ballot, witness, jury, and cartridge.
PhD EE - Barbershop Tenor - Amateur Radio Operator (W0PBV)
NRA "Lifer" & Certified Rifle, Pistol, and Home-Firearm-Safety Instructor
Certified Instructor for Kansas CCH (Concealed-Carry Handgun) license

This page was last modified on Sunday, 24 May, 2015.