Category Archive: Training

Concealed Carry Reciprocity Updates

Nevada and Utah have reciprocity, plus nice Florida updates

Somewhat old news, but fresher than my older concealed carry post below. As of July 2016, Utah and Nevada have reciprocity for resident and non-resident permits. Maine went to (mostly) constitutional carry — you can carry in most places without a permit, but not in as many places as a ME permit holder can. Also, as of the end of 2015, Minnesota stopped recognizing the Utah permit (and nearly all others, too!). And Florida reduced their application fees.

Keep your fingers crossed for New Mexico to come back into the fold. As of now, two ways to get NM are to get an Arizona permit or a Florida permit:

  • An Arizona permit could be a replacement for a UT permit: AZ gets you the same states as UT, plus NM.
  • Florida is a 2-for-1 deal: Florida does not recognize WA or UT-non-resident permits, so you need to get a FL non-res to carry there; and as a bonus you get to carry in NM.
  • Actually, at the moment, FL could be a replacement for both UT and AZ since it gets you all their states, NV and NM, and Florida.  And it looks like FL just lowered their fees — $102 intial, $92 renewal for a 7-year permit.They also dropped the notarization requirement.

It’s a frequently shifting map, however, so all this could change next month.

In any case, our Multi-State/Utah Permit Class gets you everything you need to get a UT permit, or the proof-of-training certificate you need to get AZ or FL (or OR). Check the website for more upcoming dates. Even better, mention this blog post when you call to register and get a special price of $99 on the class!

 

March Mad-about-training-Ness Sale

Coast to coast classes and savings

For one week only get 10% off these classes:

General Defensive Handgun

  • Everett, WA  March 11-12 with Greg Hamilton
  • Harrisburg, PA  March 25-26 with John Holschen
  • Lockhart, TX  March 25-26 with Greg Hamilton

Intermediate Defensive Handgun

  • Bellevue, WA  March 17-19

Street and Vehicle Tactics

  • Rochester, NY  March 31-April 2
  • Redmond, WA  July 21-23

Use promo code “March” Wednesday, March 1, through Tuesday, March 7, and get 10% off these must-take classes.

General Defensive Handgun is our foundational class for concealed carry and all upper level shooting classes. Learn what you didn’t know you didn’t know, and get ready to use a handgun quickly and reflexively in high-speed defensive encounters.

Intermediate Defensive Handgun turbocharges your GDH skills with tactics, movement, alternate shooting positions, long range shooting, and more.

Street & Vehicle Tactics will teach you how to win encounters out in public or in your car. InSights tactics classes teach you how to not have to shoot (and how to win if shooting is required) and how to come out the other side with the least negative impact to you and yours.

Sign up this week for the classes and dates listed above with promo code “March” and save 10%. Cannot be combined with any other discounts.

Dates coming soon for Tactical First Aid

Watch the website for the spring dates for Tactical First Aid. This class fills fast, so don’t wait until the last minute. The life you save may be your own!

See all of our classes and the latest class schedule and sign up at InSightsTraining.com. Or call 888.958.0884 or email info@insightstraining.com.

Stay safe and we’ll see you in class!

48 Hour Flash Sale — 15% off all classes!

48 hours of savings on all classes!

It’s a Flash Sale! From 8am Monday the 6th through 8am Wednesday the 8th, use code “FEB2017” to get 15% off all classes.

Here are just some of the February ones:
Pepper Spray Seminar, February 14th. Can you say Best. Valentines. Ever. Grab your sweetie and come learn how to use an awesome defensive tool in this 3-hour class.

Intensive Handgun Skills, February 17-19. Maximum trigger time to make you a better shooter.

Basic Handgun, February 18th. This 1-day immersion in handgun information will set you up for a lifetime of safe and fun shooting.

General Defensive Handgun, February 18-19. If you want to carry a gun for self defense, you need to take this course. Enough said.

Unarmed Self Defense, February 25-26. When you can solve personal defense problems without using tools, the confidence you gain can change your life.

And that’s just February! Take advantage of this flash sale for 15% off ALL CLASSES, ALL YEAR.

Use code “FEB2017” (cannot be combined with any other offers or coupons). Offer valid 8am February 6th through 8am February 8th, 2017.

For more information about all of our classes and to register, visit InSightsTraining.com. Call us at 1.888.958.0884 or email us at: info@insightstraining.com

Stay safe and we’ll see you in class!

Concealed Carry Permit News

Nevada and Arizona now have reciprocity

That means that now the easiest way to carry in Nevada (as a Washington State resident) is to get the Arizona non-resident permit. And our Utah permit class can help you get that — read on!

Previously, to carry in Nevada you had to get a Nevada non-resident permit (which you have to apply for in Nevada) or get the Idaho Enhanced permit (98 rounds of live fire training, and legal training by an Idaho LEO or Idaho lawyer). The Arizona permit process is much more pleasant — here’s a link to the Arizona permit site.

And another benefit of getting the Arizona permit is that you can also carry in New Mexico. About the only other way to get New Mexico (as a Washington resident) is to get the Florida non-resident permit. And you’ll need a Florida non-resident permit to carry in Florida as a Washingtonian anyway.

Here’s a breakdown of which permits get you what:

  • WA resident permit (plus no-permit-required states) gets you 26 states
  • UT non-resident permit plus WA resident permit gets you 32 states
  • OR non-resident gets you OR (it’s the only way to get OR)
  • AZ non-resident gets you NV and NM (easiest way to get NV, cheapest way to get NM)
  • FL non-resident gets you FL and NM (only way to get FL)
  • NH non-resident gets you NH and PA (easiest way to get PA, only way to get NH)
  • ME non-resident gets you ME (only way to get ME)

Arizona does have a training requirement, but it is satisfied by a photocopy of your UT permit (or of a permit from another state that requires training).

Around the country (sort of) in 7 permits — bah!

That’s what the map looks like as of today, at least for Washington State residents. Thirty-nine states out of fifty. And getting permits from those remaining states is either impossible, unlikely, or extremely expensive. For more information, check out usacarry.com.

At least we make it easy to get your Utah permit! When you take our all-inclusive Utah class you also receive a “proof of training” certificate that you can photocopy for your applications to other states that require training (OR, FL, AZ). Check out InSightsTraining.com for the latest class dates and times.

Make this the “Summer of Training”

Don’t stop at Utah class. Forget that ‘staycation’ — take an “InSightsTraining-cation”! Shooting classes with the incomparable Greg Hamilton, tactics classes with the indomitable John Holschen, Tactical First Aid with the inimitable Dr. Mike Shertz.

Stay safe and we’ll see you in class!

 

By Alan Hines

Tactical First Aid — sign up early!

Learn How to Save a Life

Tactical First Aid with the always amazing Dr. Mike Shertz is August 16. This course is designed to give you the knowledge and skill necessary to identify and manage immediately life-threatening injuries, whether they occur to you or another individual, while you are still engaged in the violent attack. These same skills will also serve you well in any other accidents or incidents you might encounter. Space is limited, so sign up early!

Check out our other cool Summer classes

This Summer we are offering both Street and Vehicle Tactics I and Street and Vehicle Tactics II. Build your confidence and awareness when in public, traveling, or in your vehicle. Then take those skills to the next level with increasingly complex scenario-based training. Get force-on-force training from master tacticians!

And if you’ve taken Intensive Handgun Skills, you know what a difference it makes in your shooting abilities. Now crank those abilities up another notch with Intensive Handgun Skills II. Learn the skills, drills, and plays that will make you a dominating competitive or defensive shooter.

Find these and other classes on our website, InSightsTraining.com. Stay safe and we’ll see you in class!