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CCP, ,CCL, CWP, CWL, CPL, CCW, CGP, Tomato, Tomahto....Huh?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by JerryN, Jan 3, 2003.

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  1. JerryN

    JerryN Member

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    Alright, lets get this one acronym straight. Is it a Concealed Carry Permit? Concealed Weapon Law, Concealed Gun Permit, Concealed Carry Weapon? Secret Agent Device?

    Is there a standard phrase? The piece of paper you carry (laminated or not) is a Concealed Carry Permit, or CCP. Or maybe a Concealed Carry License, or CCL... Geez, I guess I don't know what it is... :confused: :rolleyes:
     
  2. Captain Bligh

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    It depends what state you're in. In Indiana, it's a "License to Carry Handgun," "License Type: Personal Protection." You won't find the word "concealed" anywhere on the permit.

    We have a second kind of permit that allows the holder to have possession of a handgun to/from the range or field. Most people carry the broader personal protection permit.

    RJ
     
  3. Tamara

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    Although the actual terminology varies from state to state, CCW seems to be the generic reference term on gun boards.
     
  4. pax

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    What Tamara said.

    In WA state, it's a CPL. I never call it that, online.

    pax
     
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    Ladies correct.
    I'm guilty of using others
    I have 2 CCW, both use different terms
     
  6. Tamara

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    In case it comes up in a game of Trivial Pursuit, in Tennessee it's an HCP and in Georgia it's a GFL. :)
     
  7. itgoesboom

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    Here in Oregon it is CHL (concealed handgun license).

    I.G.B.
     
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    CWoFL ??

    Florida: "Concealed Weapon or Firearm License"
     
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    AR is CHL
    My non-res FL, I /we just call it "non-res FL" creative huh?
    Around the range its "got paper"
     
  10. Watchman

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    Yep...In Arkansas it is a "CHL."

    Even says it on the liscense.

    I personally refer to it as a CCW.

    Although I've actually never heard it called "CHL" as all of the instructors and cops that I know call it a CCW. Go figure...:confused:
     
  11. GeneS

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    Here in NC it's a Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP). The instructor I had made it very clear it would ONLY cover handguns. No concealed shotguns, sub-machine guns, etc.
     
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    in ky it goes ccdw....

    concealed carry of a deadly weapon.... so i'm covered if i have a club, tire iron in the truck too...
     
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    PA is license to carry firearm.

    Say, what's the difference between a license and permit (too lazy to look it up)?:neener:
     
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    My Tennessee license is called a "Handgun Carry Permit". I usually use the generic descriptive phrase "CCW" over the 'net.
     
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    Yeah, you forgot HCP :D.
     
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    Okla. ccw....
     
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    CFP in Utah.

    My CC instructor made it clear that the law allows for a concealed firearm and anything you can put under your cover garment is fair game.

    On discussion forums I generally refer to it as a CCW or CHL.
     
  18. JerryN

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    Okay, so CCW seems to be popular. But thats a Concealed Carry Weapon. Often, posters use CCW to refer to the chunk of paper they carry. That ain't a CCW. Thats a CCP, or concealed carry permit.

    I know this is probably anal... but what the heck. It gets confusing when people refer to a chunk of paper as a weapon! :scrutiny:
     
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    In NH, it says in big print "Pistol/Revolver License"
    then in tiny print "a License to Carry a Pistol or Revolver is issued to". The Statue is titled "License to Carry".

    But AFAIK I've never heard anyone call it any thing but a pistol pemit or a carry permit.
     
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    Carry Concealed Weapon :D.
     
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    In AZ it's CWP, Concealed Weapon Permit. My CWP instructor said it was for any weapon. Any weapon you can conceal is included.

    In TX it was a CHL, Concealed Handgun License.
     
  22. P95Carry

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    We had a PA answer already i think . but anyways . the permit is labelled ''Licence to Carry Firearms'' .... howver, it does seem that CCW has become the de facto generic term.

    What the hell ... as long as I can carry I don't mind what it's called!!:)
     
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    Colorado: CWP - Concealed Weapons Permit
    New Hampshire: PRL - Pistol/Revolver License

    Mine: GGRTSMA - God Given Right To Save My Ass


    Regards,
    HS/LD
     
  24. FJC

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    CPL (Concealed Pistol License) in Michigan. I think some people automatically thing "felony crime" when they hear CCW.
     
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    (...rummage through wallet...)

    In Idaho its a Concealed Weapons License. CWP.
     
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