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I’ve gotten several inquiries lately asking whether or not Paladin Training offers the UTAH CWP class. The short answer is ‘no’.   Please read on…


Starting about two years ago, we began to print a synopsis of our curriculum on the back of the SC CWP certificate that is issued to students who successfully complete the class. I sign the form and provide my NRA Law Enforcement instructor number. This enables a student to use that certificate as proof he or she has met FL’s training standards and obtain a FL non-resident CWP.


From www.handgunlaw.uswww.nraila.org, and certain state websites (notably MS, NM, NV):


Right now (21 OCT 2012), 27 states recognize SC’s permit. They are:

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.


34 states recognize UT’s permit.

35 states recognize FL’s permit.


Some states recognize the permits of ALL other states and some recognize only those permits from states that meet their standards. Also, some states honor non-resident permits and some states require that you be a resident of the state you have the permit from.


After checking the information on EVERY state provided by the two websites above, it looks like obtaining a UT non-resident CWP (NRCWP) will gain you two states that do not recognize FL’s non-resident CWP: Minnesota and Wisconsin. On the other hand, a FL NRCWP will get you New Mexico, whereas the UT NRCWP will not.


Bottom line: If you intend to travel to MN or WI, take the class and get a UT NRCWP. If you intend to travel to NM, get a FL NRCWP using the certificate you already have from Paladin Training. Other than that, the two NRCWP’s provide identical benefits.


I’ve created a spreadsheet w/ the details. Let me know if you’d like me to send it to you.


Before acting on the above, I urge you to do your own checking on those states you’re interested in. Check out the two pages referenced above. You’ll find a few discrepancies between the two so do your homework and be careful!


New Mexico’s page has links to the other states here:

New Mexico


If you’d like to get a FL NRCWP:



If you have additional or contrary information, I’d appreciate hearing from you.


Please forward this to anyone that might be interested.


Train hard, put God first!

Changes to Carbine Curriculum

I recently traveled to Nacogdoches, TX to attend a six day Tactical Rifle Instructor course offered by Paul Howe at CSAT.  Paul is a former special operations soldier and is best known for his work in Somalia during the Battle of Mogadishu.  See Blackhawk Down.


As a result of the training, we’ll be making some additions to our carbine curriculums.  One of the most notable changes involves the addition of carbine ‘standards’.   Still working on the details, but we’ll probably be using a slightly  modified version of the CSAT standards.  You can find the Tac Rifle Instructor standards here:  Standards


The standards are not intended to create a PASS / FAIL situation.  They’re intended to provide you with benchmarks to test yourself against and give you a quantifiable goal to work toward.


It was an honor to train under Paul and get certified as a TacRifle Instructor by him.


We’re introducing STANDARDS to the UBC curriculum.  A COF has been developed that will challenge a two person team to engage designated targets from standing, kneeling and prone, left side and right side around cover, at 25, 50, 75 and 100 yards, hitting the target with the required number of rounds in order to advance.  If done perfectly, it will take no more than 10 pistol rounds and 29 carbine rounds to complete the course.  Obviously, the quicker you get the required number of hits, the faster your time will be.


We’re also considering running a UBC STANDARDS DAY periodically.  This will not be a training day.  Instead, we’ll set the range up and students who have already taken the UBC class will have an opportunity to come test themselves against the standard.  Working on cost, final details of COF, etc.


I am really looking forward to this.

Personal Stuff for Sale

1.  EoTech 552 holographic sight (takes two AA batts, NV compatible).  Used, in excellent shape, never any trouble.  $375


2. S&W Model 10 .38 Special (blue, 4″ heavy barrel, early pre-lock gun.  Excellent condition.  SCDL required.  $300


I recently got an e-mail from a couple that had attended one of our ‘Introduction to Defensive Handgun’ classes.  The IDH is one of our favorite classes and everyone that attends gives it great reviews, but we don’t get many takers for it.  It’s a shame, because a ton of information is put out and you’ll be able to make a more informed decision when you decide to purchase a defensive handgun.  The class can save you a lot of money, time and frustration.  I completely agree with the conclusion found in the last sentence below.


Here’s the e-mail:

T and I had the privilege of attending your Introduction to Defensive handgun class.  Overall this class surpassed our expectations.  As a fairly experienced shooter I did not expect to come away with much from the class and to my surprise, I found the class to be very informative and I walked away much more knowledgeable about handguns.   T, having minimal experience with firearms and specifically handguns, felt this course gave  her valuable information in an unintimidating way.  The pace of the course was such that allowed for questions and individual attention.  T and I both feel this would be a very valuable course for any person interested in handguns and really should be a prerequisite for a CWP course. 


We really appreciate it when a student takes the time to give us feedback on their experience with us, good or bad.  Thank you, K&T!


The IDH is usually scheduled the Tuesday evening before every CWP class.

Time:  6pm to 10 pm

Location:  Varies

Cost:  $50 (taking the IDH qualifies the student to take $25 off their CWP tuition)

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