How much are classes for concealed carry for you?


February 11, 2003, 01:09 AM
The fee that is sent to the state here in AZ is $50 and needs to be renewed in a 4 hour class every 4 years. So far, the cheapest I have seen for the 16 hour class here is $50. And the most was $90, just for a plain jane class. There was 1 that included ammo and the blue concealed carry book for about $75 I believe. Looking at attending one for $60 a person, without a local range though.

How about in your neck of the woods?

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February 11, 2003, 01:23 AM
AR CCW, 4 yrs, total $240

Non- Res FL 5 yrs, total $250

Classes, fingerprint, ammo, paperdrill....

Dex Sinister
February 11, 2003, 01:52 AM
CA (Northern)

Two years / up to 4 guns :
~$60 for class
$120 background check
$35 licencing fees
~$15 per target to "qualify" any add'l guns not "qualified" at original class.


February 11, 2003, 01:59 AM
$75 for an 8 hour class.

February 11, 2003, 02:15 AM
Ugh... I thought most other places were going to be about the same... glad I live in Arizona, though I still dislike the heat! (Anything above 70 F is too hot to me...)

February 11, 2003, 02:17 AM
Yours isn't cheaper than mine. We don't have to renew!:neener:

February 11, 2003, 02:19 AM
Wait, are you talking about $50 for just the class or for everything to get the permit?
We have to renew for $50 every 4 years. It's $115 for the application. That's a one time fee unless you let your renewal lapse.

February 11, 2003, 02:28 AM
Classes? We don't need no stinkin classes!!!
Indiana has no class requirements and is a shall issue state. Fee is about $20.00 if I recall correctly for a 4 year license.

February 11, 2003, 02:30 AM
You win :D

February 11, 2003, 02:30 AM
$250 for two day 16 hour class.

February 11, 2003, 02:46 AM
To clear my fees up,
$50 to $90 for the 16 hour class, range session, written test, etc.
$50 Application, good for 4 years
$50 renewal fee, 4 hour class required, about $25

So I think DadOfThree wins so far!

And Skunkabilly wins the other way! :what:

February 11, 2003, 03:26 AM
I believe it's $50 here. Which is alot of money for a young punk like me. $50 for nothing IMO. I think there are some other costs as well, but I forgot. I'm one of those criminal youths carrying without CCW permit right now (until I can afford it).

Hey, I even got liability car insurance last month (after being without for 3 years) even though it's a total rip-off for people my age and I've never been in any accidents or gotten a DUI, just lots of speeding tickets. Buying insurance...that's progress for me I guess.

Now if only I could afford health insurance on top of everything else....

February 11, 2003, 05:08 AM
$89.25- 12 hour class
$40.00- fingerprints and photo
$99.00- to the state troopers for the permit, good for 5 years.
$25.00 to renew, no additional classes.

February 11, 2003, 05:31 AM
New Hampshire is a "shall issue" state and requires no class. Fee is $10 for 4 years

February 11, 2003, 06:16 AM
The license in Iowa costs ten dollars, renew every year.
Class is a one time three hour course, provided at no charge. No fingerprinting. I find the idea of fingerprinting repugnant.

Country Boy
February 11, 2003, 08:57 AM
ND was $35-50, good for 3 years. I have to get mine renewed in April, so I'll find out then. Open book, 10 question true/false written test, 10 rounds in 10 minutes on a B-27 target practical test. Getting fingerprinted and photographed was another $4-8. No mandatory class.

SD was $10, good for 4 years. Fill out 8.5"x5.5" form. No test, no photo, no mandatory class, no fingerprints.

WonderNine - I'd consider getting the ND permit. I like to think of it as a "good guy certificate". Why be illegal when you have the option of being legal? Just my $0.02

Byron Quick
February 11, 2003, 09:44 AM
CCW classes? None required=$0.

Fingerprinting? $17 in my county.

Total cost is less than $50.

Greg L
February 11, 2003, 09:54 AM
In Ky it is $75 or so (instructor sets the price with limitations set by the state (I think)) for a 8 hour class.

Permit is $60/5 years. No class needed for renewal.


February 11, 2003, 10:30 AM
...for somebody from Vermont to show up.:D

TFL Survivor

February 11, 2003, 11:12 AM
When I went to the mall the other night, there was a flyer on my windshield when I came out - CCW classes for $20 - "bring your sweetie." I guess it was a valentine's day special? I think I paid $35 for my class, $60 to Sheriff for application fee and $15 for license (in W.Va.).

February 11, 2003, 11:16 AM
Here in New Orleans, I've seen most classes go for between $100-$150. The permit cost $50 for 2 years, or $100 for 4 years. So bare minimum you will pay $150 bucks for the whole shabang.

February 11, 2003, 11:27 AM
$100.00 and includes 1 year range membership.

Erik Jensen
February 11, 2003, 06:43 PM
8 hour class: ranges between $95 to $200 or so.
fingerprinting: $15
permit fee: $60 good for three years.
the fee will change in July, but it'll be good for 5 years instead of 3, and a lot of the restrictions will come off.
renewal: $35, currently.

did my class last sunday, and I'll be bringing my paperwork to the county clerks office on friday! should get my permit in about two-three months, in my county, anyway. in the city of detroit, it takes 6 months or more lately.

February 11, 2003, 06:58 PM
lets see, i paid $100 for the class, and they provided the fingerprint cards, photos, and showed us how to fill out the application. then it was another $100 to the State Concealed Handgun Permit Program with all the documents and i was good to go.

then there was three different holsters bought, for different types of concealement totaling something like $200.

i forget how much it will be to renew. occasionally the classes are offered free of charge. the class i took is held twice a month, and they max out at 20 individuals each class. they alone see nearly 500 people per year. so for a side business, they take in almost $50,000 before figuring the expenses:
range time: estimating $5 a head, times 20 heads, times 24 classes = $2400
average cost of fingerprinting: $15 = $7200
film for cameras and onsite developing= $? maybe $500 total for the year?
by those estimates they're still looking at $39,000+ a year for spending 2 sundays a month instructing the legal/tactical aspects of ccw.

Standing Wolf
February 11, 2003, 09:26 PM
I paid $50 for a two-day N.R.A. firearms familiarization class. I figured it would bore me to tears, but it was well worth the cost and time.

February 11, 2003, 09:40 PM
The 16 hour class was $85 plus $50 to the DPS.

I know a guy who has been carrying concealed without a permit since 1989. I told him that getting caught could mean six months in jail. He said "carrying concealed means nobody knows, so how would I get caught?". I guess some folks just like pushing their luck.

February 11, 2003, 09:41 PM
Wow, we have it pretty good in our "shall issue" state, Oregon.

$25 for a four hour class is what I paid. Four hours well spent. I still think of the teacher and his message to this day. That really means you learned something. The guy teaches marshall arts too, and I'm really thinking about getting into that type of training, for getting back in shape, a new discipline and just something to do after work.

Getting ready to plunk down $65 to the state of Washington, so I can carry there as well. Then, I'll be good in several states.

February 11, 2003, 10:16 PM
I paid $70.00 and that was for everything. Finger prints, photos, notery service at the end of the class, all I had to do was put the check($140.00 for the license) in the envelope.

February 11, 2003, 10:22 PM
PA is shall-issue, no classes required. Permit fee is $19.00 for five years, if I remember correctly.

February 12, 2003, 12:23 AM
Most are around 100 bucks.

February 12, 2003, 12:49 AM
You must take and pass a class before you can be issued a CHL (concealed handgun license) for your first license. The one I took ten years ago cost $60.00 for a 16 hour class. I thought it was excellent and three out of sixteen did not pass and were not given their CHL. Good shooting;)

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