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Florida CHL - Training Documentation?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Kurt S., Feb 13, 2011.

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  1. Kurt S.

    Kurt S. Member

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    I am looking to get a FL CHL license. I have had a TX CHL for about 12 or so years, am on my 3rd renewal. The reason for the FL out-of-state CHL is for travel purposes to non-TX-reciprocity states (WA, OH, WV); the wife and I are going to take a long vacation this year to visit relatives, passing through non-TX-reciprocity states.

    Problem is, I cannot find any of my "certificates of training" from previous TX CHL classes- we've moved several times and this last one was a real mess (retirement move).

    The FL application states "former military personnel can submit a DD Form 214 reflecting honorable discharge from military service". My DD214 (from circa 1970) doesn't say anything about weapons competency training. Matter of fact, it doesn't even say anything about boot camp (that I can decipher anyway).

    Has anybody run into a similar situation where they submitted a DD214 as documentation for a CHL license? Should I include a scan copy of my TX CHL, think that would help?
     
  2. moharrow

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    used my dd214 with no issues, just submit a copy
     
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    My dad's doesn't either. He received his commission in 1970 and got his permit after retiring. I think he got some training in the NAM. I served myself (no wars, and I'm not retired) but the 214 has worked for me.
     
  4. Texpatriate

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    I can personally attest that a photo copy of a TX hunter's safety certification card satisfies their training requirement. If you've taken and passed hunter's safety that's all you need.
     
  5. Kurt S.

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    Thanks for the replies, folks! I had the sense that I should just move along with that old DD214 and not try to over-think things.

    @Texpatriate: Never had to take that TX Hunter's Safety class- I was born in 1949. It's good to know that the hunter's certification is accepted, however.
     
  6. Evergreen

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    Maybe I should post this in a separate thread, but does anyone know how I can acquire a Florida CCW from living in Oregon or Washington. I have been meaning to get one, because i Know it is one of the most recognized in the country. However, I just don't really know how to go about acquiring one. I am assuming my NRA-certified Oregon Firearm Academy Basic Handgun I class won't satisfy the training requirements of the Florida CCW or will it?
     
  7. AirForceShooter

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    The DD-214 is "proof" of training.
    It's assumed every service member has gone through weapons training.

    So photo copy it and it's good to go.
    You gotta love FLA.

    AFS
     
  8. xsquidgator

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    Any NRA firearms course will satisfy the Florida training requirement. From the actual application itself:
    http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/forms/Temp/T034725322.pdf#page=1


     
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