The VFT Blog

April 18, 2024

Conceal Carry FAQ

After a few years of teaching Conceal Carry in NM, I realized we are answering the same question MANY times!! That is OK, it is our […]
April 18, 2024

Mini-courses Now Available for FREE!!

As a USCCA Official Partner, we are going to start teaching courses for FREE!! This main goal for these classes are educate the public and have […]
April 26, 2023

NEW NM Application and Fingerprint Processes

The NM Department of Public Safety has changed their application and fingerprint fees. The application fee is $100 and the fingerprint fee is an additional $59. […]
April 7, 2021

Men vs. Women: Proper Stance

Most women have been taught to shoot by their father, husband, or another male. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, except for the fact that […]
February 23, 2021

Local Shooting Case Study – Baca

For those of you who have attended my Conceal Carry Classes, you may have heard me talk about a local Albuquerque man named Charles Baca. Quick […]
March 22, 2020

Shoot one round or more to defend yourself?

Quick note – I can’t remember where I got this from, but it generally reflects my experience and training when it comes to the question, when […]
August 15, 2019

Defensive Shooting Fundamentals – What To Expect

USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Level 1 Information Course Cost: $285.00($303.28 with Tax), payable as follows: $250.00 ($268.28 with tax) to Instructor  To register, go to my […]
August 1, 2019

USCCA Instructor Development Course

For anyone considering becoming a USCCA Firearms Instructor, wanting to increase their instructor knowledge, or wants to be state certified to teach New Mexico Concealed Carry, […]
July 13, 2019

NM CCW: Caliber & Gun Type Explained

You know that you want to have a Conceal Carry Endorsement (or maybe you already have it!) and you know you have come to the right […]
May 11, 2019

NM Fingerprint Requirements

This is a quick note about the fingerprint requirements for New Mexico CCW. All of this is written in the NM Booklet, but let me break […]
April 26, 2019

CCW for LEO / Military in NM

The State of New Mexico has some benefits for military members and law enforcement officers when it comes to concealed carry licensing.  There are no application […]