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CCW in Florida?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by PILMAN, Sep 19, 2008.

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  1. PILMAN

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    I want to get CCW in Florida, how much does the license cost and what do I have to do?
     
  2. TexasRifleman

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    Its administered by the Department of Agriculture.

    Here is their website:

    http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/weapons/index.html

    You have to show "acceptable" training. The application has a list of things they will take, there is no specific class like in some states.

    It's around $120 for Florida residents.
     
  3. PILMAN

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    What about the safety course, isn't that additional? What am I looking at price wise as a total?
     
  4. Duke Junior

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    Max ,about $50.00 I've heard.If you have an NRA training cert,DD 214,etc.,you're exempt.
     
  5. TexasRifleman

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    The $120 is the state fee for the permit. Training is not included.

    As I posted, there is no specific training course required so you are on your own there. You might have to pay for it, you might not.

    If you were honorably discharged from the military that alone is enough. If you have another state's permit that will work.

    From the application:

     
  6. SCKimberFan

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    The first step to CCW is being responsible. Responsibilty begins with you.

    Google "FL Gun laws". It is really easy.
     
  7. HOME DEPOT GEORGE

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    Also in order to save a long wait, after you take your safety course go to the local sheriff station and do the electronic fingerprinting. It costs around 45.00 and that is deducted from the 120 you send to the state. This can mean the difference between a 2 week wait and a 2 month wait for your permit to come from the state.
     
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    It's running about 3 months currently even w/ Electronic Fingerprints ...
     
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    I b'lieve the fee is down to $75.

    John
     
  10. .cheese.

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    Guns are by design, tools to hurl projectiles rapidly for either sport, hunting, self-defense, or war. Carrying a gun involves carrying a handgun specifically for the purpose of self-defense, likely using high-tech ammunition designed for use on animals or people and high-tech firearms designed for maximum firepower. CCW involves adding the factor of concealability.

    So, naturally, the agency which regulates the involvement of people with the above, is the Department of Agriculture. :neener:

    I still find it hilarious.
     
  11. C&R

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    $117 as of today.
     
  12. kentucky_Dave

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    I just recently got my CCW in FL.
    I Paid
    65.00 for the class (a lot of fun too)
    75.00 fee to Dept of AG
    5.00 to the sheriff for electronic fingerprinting, was instructed to visit a website to complete the electronic fingerprint submission and subsequently charged
    34.25 during that online session.
    Then waited 2.5 months for the permit to arrive.

    so depending on the cost of your class...
    +/- $ 180.00 to git er done

    You can get crappier classes cheaper, but I do not recommend that option.
    Pay for experience... no shortcuts...no airsoft
     
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    Not sure when it went into effect, but I believe the license is now good for 7 years vice 5.

    Also, at the current time, you're only required to be fingerprinted for the initial license, not when you renew.
     
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    I believe that if you're not listing a Florida address that you've gotta submit prints on renewal.
     
  15. Frank Ettin

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    IIRC when I applied about a year ago, Florida would only accept electronic finger prints from law enforcement agencies in Florida. A hard copy finger print card was required for submissions from other states. I don't know if this has changed.

    Also, the fingerprints must be taken by a law enforcement agency. At least that was required when I applied.
     
  16. Mickstix

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    Sorry for offtopic, but what does "IIRC" stand for? I see it used in quite a few posts??

    As for the CCW in FL.. Does anyone know where to find a list of firearms safety courses, and where to take them, in Florida?? I looked in the phone book and came up empty..
     
  17. Frank Ettin

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    If I Recall Correctly
     
  18. Mickstix

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    Thanks!! I hate when I cant figure out those darn abbreviations.. :D

    Also found a firearms safety course right in my area!! Google is an amazing thing! :)
     
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    I would think that a trip to your favorite local gun store would answer all your questions, and point you in the direction of whom to talk to next (for training).
     
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    Yes indeed, but only when it is used.
     
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