I am NOT a lawyer, and NOTHING on this site should be
used as legal advice!
If you need legal advice, you should consult a lawyer of your choice.
Depending on your browser, "clicking" on any link on my website
should open a new page
or tab; after you have read it, just "kill" the new tab or page to
return to where you were.
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 KANSAS 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, and here is a link
to a Kansas' Senator's "take" on
the intent and content of those changes.
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
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
target; the KSAG has also approved the
OR you can take my
FIRST Steps Pistol course before
taking your CCH training.
My most-recent class was in April, 2014. I've always offered
classes "on demand", but
the one-person-at-a-time "demand" has totally dried up, so I now
only schedule classes for
groups of five or more. If you and
four or more friends want to choose your own
date-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"!
So far as I can tell, they both sell the same patented "invisible
holster" (for slightly-
different prices), but "BIDAH", a poster to a
www.xdtalk.com forum, wrote
"I have both, and have used them for quite
a number of years. I have
to say that to me, the SmartCarry
is better built and holds up better."
Although they are tailor-made to fit specific handguns, I have
carried a small .38 Special
revolver, a Walther PPK/S semi-automatic pistol (James Bond's
favorite!-), and a
Jennings J22 (a.k.a. "Saturday Night Special") in mine.
(One at a time, of course!-)
I know several people who own and like this holster very much.
Read the Fort Riley regulations controlling "privately owned firearms,
explosives, and ammunition" at
to watch a hilarious 24-second (1.15 MB) CCH-related video titled
"How do you know you're shopping in Texas?"
to learn the repercussions of shooting yourself (in the leg)
and how long it can take to recover. WARNING to the
squeamish: This story
includes some ouch-that-hurts-to-look-at pictures, but very little
to watch a 42-second (1+ MB) video of a high-school
boy removing TWELVE firearms (including a semi-auto
shotgun and a pistol with a
very-extended magazine) from his baggy clothing.
You may think it strange that I, a very pro-gun person, would
suggest this, but you and all of
your friends, especially your anti-gun friends, should watch
this (staged) 2.5-minute (5 MB)
you and they will probably NEVER forget it!
to watch a 36-second (3 MB) video of someone shooting a
single-action revolver at a (short-term) firing rate of
over 340 shots per minute!
Then watch it a second time while concentrating on what
his gloved left hand is doing!
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.
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).
Visit BadAmmoThumb, to see what can
happen if you use the wrong (or bad?) ammo
in a revolver and/or if you hold a large revolver incorrectly.
I understand the first Kansas CCH law was modeled on the Arizona CCW
Weapon) law, and you can read what was -- before AZ adopted
(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.
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
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
Certified Instructor for Kansas CCH (Concealed-Carry Handgun) license
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