Rated the Most Comprehensive Hands-on Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) Course in Louisiana

The FBI Reports That Over 1 MILLION Americans Were The Victims Of Violent Crimes In 2016

A Military Veteran With 10 Years Active Service And Who Trains Police Officers At The Louisiana Law Enforcement Academy

My name is Jeremy Haas – the founder and lead instructor at ARCS Self Defense.

While I don’t like to brag, I think it’s important that you choose your instructor carefully and I want you to know you’re in good hands. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s important.

I’m a U.S. combat veteran who’s served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. I’ve served our country in the Israeli Defense Force before becoming a training officer at the Northwest Louisiana Law Enforcement Academy.

As a certified Louisiana Peace Officer Standards and Training ( P.O.S.T.) Academy Master Instructor and P.O.S.T. Corrections Master Instructor, I specialize in Use of Force Training, Defensive Tactics, Active Shooter Response, and various others segments of law enforcement officer training.

For almost a decade, I’ve been humbled to be one of the few instructors authorized by the State of Louisiana to write and amend the entire state law enforcement officer training curriculum.

I also train and certify every full-time and adjunct instructor for all law enforcement academies in the state of Louisiana. That’s right, I don’t just train the police, but I also train the guys who train the police!

I have countless people like yourselves come to one of my training sessions after having already attended a class from other instructors who only made them look good on paper… not where it mattered.

I’m constantly blown away when I hear stories from new students about how inadequate and inaccurate some of the training and information provided to them is.

I could probably write a book about all the crazy things people told me they “have the right” to do, and where and when they can use their firearm.

I’m a big believer that guns don’t kill people, but people with poor training and poor attitudes kill people — And it’s my mission to fix that.

I want to give you the greatest gift any American can give. The ability to use your second amendment right to protect yourself and your loved ones without getting killed in the process.

Wouldn’t you like to rest easy knowing you can protect your family?

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Jeremy, just a quick review for the CHP class/training session taken on December 12th. I was very impressed with your professionalism during the CHP course. Your presentation was clear and concise with little room for interpretation. I felt that your personal experience provided context to the course materials. Although I have been involved in these types of training for more than 40 years, I have always walk away with something new gained during the class. Having just moved to Louisiana, the laws governing CHP was new so I especially enjoyed that portion of the class. I commend your positive attitude and your willingness to provide addition time with the students not so familiar with handguns. I highly recommend the basic course and look forward to a more advance course in the future.

Roy Arredondo

Thank you!! You were very good at teaching all the 31 people in our class. You were not arrogant about what you can do with a gun and you did not make anyone feel inferior to you and that it so important when you are teaching someone anything. Thank you for making me feel comfortable learning facts about the gun and how to use it and how not to use it. I did not get bored one time. Lol I will be sending both my girls to your classes and referring many other people.

I just got thru telling my ex husband(ER nurse)and his girlfriend (nurse) all about you and what you teach and how well you teach. I will definitely be coming back to you for any re-certification. Just got thru giving my 23 and 25 yr old daughters your info. One of them just went today for coroner certification and is in school for paramedic and works for an ambulance company. The other is in nursing school, both have kids so I can’t keep up with their schedules tell they needed to come to you for their concealed handgun permit training.

Doris Bailey

I didn't know what to expect out of the class. I didn't even own a pistol and had never shot a self defense type weapon. After 10 minutes or so I knew I was in the right place. Jeremy and his partner were great at explaining the legal and safety party of the course. They went into detail and took time to explain the application requirements and how we should apply.


When we went to actual shooting part of the course they were very patient with everybody. I watched them give each person a few pointers, even the ones who could already shoot left with a few things to improve their shooting skills. Jeremy loaned a gun and took the time to show me what I needed to know to pass the shooting portion of the course. He also talked to me about gun choices and practice techniques. He didn't even charge me for shooting his ammo.  If you need trying you couldn't find a better place or people to deal with. I really appreciate what they did for me.

Ralph Williams

Jeremy and Jim

I usually get a little sleepy in a classroom setting, but certainly did not in Jeremy’s CHP class! Jeremy presented all of the information in a very interesting manner. He provided some really good practical information and strongly emphasized the moral and ethical responsibilities associated with concealed carry. I would recommend Jeremy’s CHP class to anyone.

Jim Allen

The class was everything I had heard about. Very informative and entertaining. Would recommend to anyone taking CHP either for the first time or renewing. The instructors were very personable and informative. Great job, thanks!

Jeff N

This experience was amazing! I was sure the class would be extremely long and possibly boring. LOL. Not the case at all. Jeremy made it enjoyable, the knowledge was absolutely incredible. I took so much information away from this class. Not to mention it literally flew by. Thank you to Jeremy and his Jim for this class and all the information I acquired. I look forward to future training classes.

Thank You! 

Carla VonSenden

Just a note to thank you and Jim for a wonderful class. It was so very well taught and I learned so much. You both are such great instructors and I am so very glad I took your class. You made those of us who were kind of nervous feel comfortable and relaxed even when you stressed how a situation can become deadly within the blink of an eye. You made me realize what a responsibility I have when I have a gun in my possession and how vital it is to know the right way to use it. Again, thank you both. (I think the BSO Academy is lucky to have you as an instructor!

Pam Crain

When I have an experience somewhere, especially a good experience, I believe in letting people know about it. Today was a great experience in the ARCS Louisiana Handgun Permit Training class with Jeremy Haas. He was very knowledgeable and informative of the material and covered every ground that needed to be covered. He went above and beyond to answer every question that was asked of him. This was by far the best CHP I have taken. I highly recommended taking this class with him! Thanks Jeremy!!

Cody and Melissa

I am the average housewife who does not handle guns, has very little knowledge regarding guns and now, I am an empty nester who is alone in public more often. I needed to be able to protect myself. This world has become so unpredictable and scary. My husband has wanted me to carry concealed for a while now. I have been so uncomfortable doing so because I didn't have a permit. Now that I have taken your CHP class, I feel so much better. I learned the proper handling, the laws regarding CC and I have been researching the "perfect" gun for me. I intend to sign up for a beginner class once I have it. Thank you Jeremy!

Betsy Woodlan

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