If I sound rather naïve and ill-informed, please take it easy on me. We live in rural Idaho, and the most (and I think probably best) info I get about what CCW classes are like elsewhere in the nation is what I read right here on THR. I sure as heck don’t listen to much about what the national news media has to say about the CCW classes. Last Saturday, our daughter and her fiancé (Jon) completed the required class for obtaining their Idaho “Enhanced” Concealed Carry Permits. Jon already had an Idaho “Standard” Concealed Carry Permit, but he wants the “Enhanced” version because of its reciprocity with more states than the “Standard” version. Anyway, because I had called about the class for my wife and myself a few weeks ago, I knew the class, which was clear up in Idaho Falls (about 80 miles from here) was booked up until sometime in June. And that was encouraging to me because I like that more people are becoming interested in firearms and taking more responsibility for their own safety. However, until Saturday night, after our daughter and her fiancé had completed the class, I had no idea how large the CCW trend has become, at least around here it seems. Our daughter and Jon told us that including themselves, there were 48 people in that class! And I’d bet money it wasn’t the only CCW class in Idaho - even last Saturday. Actually, our daughter and Jon told us it was really 2 classes - 24 students in each class. They said 1 class was given the 4 hours of legal/laws instruction in the morning while the other class was getting the safety training and actual firing practice on the indoor range. Then after lunch, the 2 classes switched. They also said that during the live fire practice, there were 8 students on the firing line at a time, and 4 Instructors – 1 for every 2 students. So I’m interested in hearing from both CCW Instructors as well as people here who have recently completed a CCW class. Is the CCW trend growing as fast where you live as it seems to be around here? I hope so, because like I said, I’d find that encouraging.