If you’re looking to get or renew your South Dakota Enhanced concealed-carry permit, you’ve come to the right place.

We’re now offering regularly scheduled classes for residents of South Dakota to fulfill the requirements for obtaining an Enhanced concealed-carry permit. With certifications from the NRA, USCCA, IDS and the State of South Dakota, we’ve created a robust and detailed class that exceeds requirements and offers you content and training you won’t find anywhere else.

When you complete and pass our Enhanced concealed-carry class, you’ll have everything you need to apply for an obtain South Dakota’s Enhanced permit. You’ll also have the confidence to safely handle your concealed-carry firearms, knowledge about how and when to carry a concealed firearm, and a detailed understanding of when and how you can use your defensive firearm under South Dakota law.

Why should I get the Enhanced concealed-carry permit?

We get it! South Dakota is a “Constitutional Carry” state, and YOU DON’T NEED PERMISSION TO BEAR ARMS, open carry or carry concealed. Just another reason to love it here, and if that’s your jam then by all means walk tall.

That being said, there are some pretty good reasons to get the Enhanced pistol permit:

  • Get a thorough and detailed treatment of critical concealed-carry topics
  • If you travel across state lines at all, state reciprocity is huge!
  • No more waiting for that 4473 background check
  • You get a lower rate on our concealed-carry training just for having it
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What are the requirements?

The requirements for obtaining South Dakota’s Enhanced concealed-carry permit are:

  • You must complete a qualifying handgun course taught by an instructor certified by NRA and South Dakota DCI (use of force). The handgun course must include instruction in each of the following (per ยง 23-7-58):
    • South Dakota law relating to firearms and the use of force;
    • The basic concepts of the safe and responsible use of handguns;
    • Self-defense principles; and
    • Live fire training including the firing of at least ninety-eight rounds of ammunition by the student
  • Then you must submit an application, authorization and fingerprints, and proof you completed the qualifying class, to your county sheriff