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 II Alpha Defense, LLC is owned and operated by a former U.S. Army Combat Soldier. Our mission is to provide realistic firearms training and education. We also offer concealed carry training for the Louisiana state requirements to become a legal Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) holder. The Chief Firearms Instructor served as a Drill Sergeant where he trained nearly 1,000 civilians to become Soldiers. He has successfully graduated from U.S. Army Sniper School and Reconnaissance Surveillance Leadership Course (RSLC). He also served in four combat tours with Third Infantry Division to include; Iraq 2003, Iraq 2005, Iraq 2007-2008, and Afghanistan 2012-2013 where He and his team provided personal security for U.S State Department personnel. He has continued his training by becoming a certified NRA Firearms Instructor.  So, why should you choose II Alpha Defense? The trainer is proven, a professional and an expert at his craft.


  To Coach, Teach, and Mentor each student with the up most respect, dignity, and courtesy.  

"Train and Make Ready"


"Train and Make Ready"

Comes from a range term "Load and Make Ready". The command means to load your firearm and make it ready for the course or task ahead. We will Train you and make you ready for whatever threat situation you may find yourself in.



Henery J. reviewed Two Alpha Defense5 star

Just took the concealed weapons class with Manny. Dude is a class act, he knows his shit about guns. I was experienced with guns before but still learned a few new things. I had a chance to have my permit back in 1994 but screwed around and never got it after I took the class. I like how he laid out the process and made it so simple complete now i finally did it. Thanks to Manny and Two Alpha Defense I would like to take more class.

 Very professional! I highly recommend IIAlpha for ALL your gun safety/permit needs   

Jeffery M

 Manny was straight forward and informative with the CCW class. He was patient when students asked questions and made sure everyone understood the point before moving on. would highly recommend, look forward to more advanced training in the future 

Loren S

Very professional! I highly recommend IIAlpha for ALL your gun safety/permit needs. 

C. Ray

 I took the CHP class with "Manny" yesterday and was very impressed with his great instructional skills and knowledge. We moved smoothly through the handbook and got lots off hands on instructions on all types of handguns. I will recommend the class to anyone that is interested in getting a CHP.
Thanks. C. Ray 


Definitely would recommend two alpha defense to anyone. Everything was broken down to where it was easy to understand and it was a fun class overall.


Daniel B.
Jacque Manuel and I served many years together in the Army. Jacque Manuel first served as my Platoon Sergeant and later as my 1SG while assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division. In my opinion Jacque is the epitome of a true professional. His ability to teach, coach and mentor is unparalleled. I have the utmost respect for him and know that any company he runs will be efficient, well managed and will provide top of the line education. 


Adam B

 Jacque Manuel and I were Drill Sergeants together, he was then and remains to be one of the most technically and tactically proficient individuals that I have met. He is always searching and achieving ways of bettering himself and his knowledge. He embodies the word professional!!!!!! You WILL NOT be disappointed; goal driven; out

Richard C

 One of the best around. Don't settle for second best if you're in the area and go with 2Alpha 


Angela V

 I have met Jacque Manuel personally. He is professional as well as personable. I know at least five people who have taken his CHP class. They all raved about how amazing it was. It was was very informative. He has trained over 1,000 civilians to become soldiers. I would recommend this class to anyone! 

 Anglea V.

 Thank you Two Alpha Defense! If anyone is interested in concealed carrying this is where to go. Jacque Manuel was professional, very thorough, and informative. I know several people who have now taken this class. If I did not feel Two Alpha Defense were the best choice I would not have encouraged my son and daughter in law to take it. Which they both did. Check him out folks. You won't find a better instructor. 

 Ben F.

 I received my 18" ar500 targets this week. Very pleased with quality and very reasonably priced!! 


Michael Nguyen
Took the class and it was very informative. I took Manny advise on doing the application online. I took the class on Saturday. On Sunday did the application online. On Monday went to State Police to do electronic fingerprint got home and got email stating my application been approved and just pay the final fee. I must say the turn around on my application was very fast. Shout out to Manny and Louisiana State Police for excellent customer service!

December 17, 2017 at 5:42pm · 

Awesome guy who teaches an awesome class. Definitely a class worth taking.


Nicole R Knox reviewed Two Alpha Defense5 star

October 19, 2017 · 

I took the FREE women's basic class and am super impressed by the knowledge and ease in communicating this information with newbies like myself! Will be taking the Concealed Carry Class in Dec. Excited to learn more, can't wait!

Things all CHP Holders need to know


 R.S. 40:1379.3 (N) states that no concealed handgun may be carried into and no concealed handgun permit issued pursuant to this Section shall authorize or entitle a permittee to carry a concealed handgun in any of the following:

  • A law enforcement office, station, or building;
  • A detention facility, prison, or jail;
  • A courthouse or courtroom, provided that a judge may carry such a weapon in his own courtroom;
  • A polling place;
  • A meeting place of the governing authority of a political subdivision;
  • The state capitol building;
  • Any portion of an airport facility where the carrying of firearms is prohibited under federal law, except that no person shall be prohibited from carrying any legal firearm into the terminal, if the firearm is encased for shipment, for the purpose of checking such firearm as lawful baggage;
  • Any church, synagogue, mosque or similar place of worship; See RS 40:1379.3 (U)
  • A parade or demonstration for which a permit is issued by a governmental entity;
  • Any portion of the permitted area of an establishment that has been granted a Class A-General retail permit, as defined in Part II of Chapter 1 or Part II of Chapter 2 of Title 26 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises.
  • Any school "firearm free zone" as defined in R.S. 14:95.6.

The provisions of R.S. 40:1379.3 (N) shall not limit the right of a property owner, lessee, or other lawful custodian to prohibit or restrict access of those persons possessing a concealed handgun pursuant to a permit issued under this Section. No individual to whom a concealed handgun permit is issued may carry such concealed handgun into the private residence of another without first receiving the consent of that person. 

Original/First-Time Applicants

 :In order to apply for a concealed handgun permit, a citizen should follow the steps below:

  1. Apply for a Concealed Handgun Permit by one of the following ways:
    1. Complete and submit the new online Concealed Handgun Permit Application at
    2. Download a Concealed Handgun Permit Application and complete the instructions found on pages one and two of the application.
    3. Obtain an application at the State Police Headquarters (7919 Independence Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806) between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
  2. Provide all necessary documentation pertaining to training, arrest dispositions, medical summary dispositions, and divorce decrees (if applicable). New fingerprints must be submitted for original/first time applicants. Old fingerprints on file will not be accepted.
  3. Contact your local police office, local sheriff's department, or State Police Headquarters in Baton Rouge for fingerprinting. Fingerprinting at State Police Headquarters requires a $10.00 money order or can be paid using a debit/credit card. Prints must be submitted on an FBI Applicant Fingerprint Card. The card should be completed as outlined in the application instructions. Example
  4. Paper applications, fingerprint cards, and/or other documentation must be submitted to:
         Louisiana State Police
         Concealed Handgun Permit Unit
         PO Box 66375
         Baton Rouge, LA 70896



  1. Permit holders will be notified in writing at their address of record, approximately 120 days prior to the expiration of their permit to begin the renewal process.
  2. Upon notification, apply for a Concealed Handgun Permit by one of the following ways:
    1. Complete and submit the new online Concealed Handgun Permit Application at
    2. Download a Concealed Handgun Permit Application and complete the instructions found on pages one and two of the application.
    3. Obtain an application at the State Police Headquarters (7919 Independence Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806) between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
  3. Submit the renewal application with a new training certificate, a photocopy of your driver's license, and the appropriate fees. NOTE: Passport photos are no longer needed to process your applications. Submission of a fingerprint card is not needed for renewal applications.
  4. The completed application should be returned to the Department no less than 90 days prior to the expiration of the permit to allow sufficient time for processing.
  5. You must submit your application within 60 days after the expiration date or you will be required to submit a new original application including fingerprints.
  6. Paper applications and/or other documentation must be submitted to:
         Louisiana State Police
         Concealed Handgun Permit Unit
         PO Box 66375
         Baton Rouge, LA 70896

Contact info for the Louisiana CHP

Please direct any written correspondence, or submit applications to:
Louisiana State Police
Concealed Handgun Permit Unit
PO Box 66375
Baton Rouge, LA 70896Concealed Handgun Permit Unit Phone Numbers:
(225) 925-4867
(225) 925-4868
(225) 922-0225 (Fax Number)Office Personnel:
1. Sergeant Jonas Martin
2. Wyndie Chifici (Office Manager)Concealed Handgun Permit Unit E-Mail Address: 


 Renewal of Permits 1. A permittee wishing to renew his concealed handgun permit shall file a renewal application no more than 120 days prior to the expiration of the permit and no later than the sixtieth day after expiration. Renewal applications submitted after the sixtieth day from expiration will not be accepted and the permittee shall complete a new original application with all documentation required for an original application. All renewal applications shall include a new photograph of the applicant as specified in LAC 55:I.1307.B.3. 2.a. A renewal application shall be considered filed with the department when the department receives the application and the fees are processed. The applicable renewal fees are as follows:  i. for a four-year concealed handgun permit the fee shall be $100; ii. for a two-year concealed handgun permit the fee shall be $50;  iii. the above fees shall be reduced by one-half if the applicant is 65 years of age or older on the date the application is received by the department. b. In the event an applicant that has resided outside of Louisiana during the permit period less than 51 percent of the calendar year he will be required to submit proof of a criminal history check conducted by the sheriff of the county in which he resided and the local police department. In the case of military personnel the Provost Marshall's Office, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, or other similar section and the Sheriff of the county in which he resided should conduct the check. c. If necessary to show proof of eligibility, an applicant that has not resided in Louisiana for the last 15 years may be required to submit a fingerprint card and pay an additional $50 nonrefundable fee to defray the cost of the background check.  3. An incomplete renewal application may be denied by the department for failure to provide requested documents or appropriate fees. Proof of residency shall conform to LAC 55:I.1307.B.5.a. 4. Each permittee applying for a renewal of his permit shall complete additional educational training within one year prior to submitting a renewal application, which instruction shall include

a. instruction on handgun nomenclature and safe handling procedures for a revolver and a semi-automatic pistol;

 b. instruction on ammunition knowledge and fundamentals of pistol shooting;

 c. instruction on handgun shooting positions; 

d. instruction on the use of deadly force and conflict resolution which shall include a review of R.S. 14:18 through 14:22 and which may include a review of any other laws relating to use of deadly force; 

e. instruction on child access prevention; and f. actual live range fire and proper handgun cleaning procedures: 16 

 i. live range fire shall include 12 rounds each at 6 feet, 10 feet and 15 feet for a total of 36 rounds; 

ii. each applicant or permittee must perform at least one safe reload of the handgun at each distance; 

iii. each applicant or permittee must score 100 percent hits within the silhouette portion of a N.R.A. B-27 type silhouette target with at least 36 rounds.  


 Q. How can I check the status of my application?

A. We are sorry for the delayed processing of your application. Recent events have increased the demand of concealed handgun permit applications to be submitted, which have exceeded the resources we have available to process them. Recently, more resources have become available and we are currently addressing the backlog of processing the submitted applications. We cannot give an estimate at this time of when your application would be processed. Please be patient, we are working expeditiously as possible to process all applications we receive. 

Q. Do I have to register my handgun with the state?

A. No, Louisiana state law does not require registration of handguns unless the serial number is obliterated. Refer to L.R.S. 40:1781 (3). 

 Q. Can I get my money back if my application is not approved?

A. No, this administrative fee is non-refundable.

(LAC 55:I:1307.B.15) 

 Q. What must I do to apply for a Louisiana concealed handgun permit?

A. In order to apply you may:

  1. Obtain an application at the State Police Headquarters (7919 Independence Blvd., Baton Rouge) between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
  2. Contact the Louisiana State Police Concealed Handgun Permit Unit at (225) 925-4867; via e-mail at ; or by writing to:
    Louisiana State Police
    Concealed Handgun Permit Unit
    PO Box 66375
    Baton Rouge, LA 70896
  3. Download an application from the “How To Apply” section of our web page (

Once you have completed the application, follow the application procedures and complete the checklist on the last page. Be sure to include all required documentation or your application may be returned or delayed. Mail the completed application along with the appropriate fee to the above address.

(L.R.S. 40:1379.3)

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