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Old 10-12-2017, 08:22 PM
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To ensure adequate staffing, we must have an accurate participation count. Unregistered walk-Ins will not be permitted.
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• Retired Officers are allowed to qualify on one concealable firearm.
•["] ALL weapons must be brought in a case and unloaded, or in an approved holster.
• *** does not supply any ammunition for this Shoot. Retired Officers need to bring 50 rounds of practice ammunition per qualification attempt.
• Qualified Retired Officers will be required to sign an Injury or Accident Disclaimer.
• Retired Officers who have not had a background check within the past 5 years are required to complete a background check PRIOR to the Shoot.


Note, the last item....Yes we would be required to have a background check if not done in the last five years.....

HOWEVER, if one has a state issued permit to purchase a handgun, which must be conducted by a local law enforcement agency, (which are good for 3 years, cost $5.00) this will meet the requirement for a background check. This document must be provided at the time of qualification shoot.

As far as my LEO card for being issued to a "retired" officer, it is non expiring...It has our photo on it.( smiled, didn't have to be my grumpy old, grouchy look)

We are issued a second LEOSA card with our photo on it, with a expiration date 12 months from the date of our qualification.

There is no mention of whether we qualified with a semi-auto or revolver type of weapon...Only that we are allowed to conceal carry.

OH too...it's a freebe to us old codgers.... We only have to provide our own practice ammo.


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Sorry about the color change. I tried to correct that, but...well...you get the picture...Us old codgers are not the most computer savy.

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Old 10-17-2017, 11:00 AM
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Just finished my annual qualification with a local department, not the one I retired from. All I received was a sticker to go on the back of my retired LE ID card that states I passed the qualification on the date and the name/ID number of the rangemaster. No identification of weapon, serial number, caliber, etc.
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Just finished my annual qualification with a local department, not the one I retired from. All I received was a sticker to go on the back of my retired LE ID card that states I passed the qualification on the date and the name/ID number of the rangemaster. No identification of weapon, serial number, caliber, etc.
I like that method. I wish more states would adopt it to streamline the process and make it less cumbersome.
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Old 10-17-2017, 02:06 PM
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Re: Massachusetts and Connecticut...
I recently did my LEOSA qualification in Maine, have my retired creds and a qualification card issued by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. I'm wondering if anybody here who is a non-resident of either Mass or Conn, who carries in either state under LEOSA, has had encounters with the authorities in either state, and how they went. Were the Leo's there cognizant of the law, for example, and were any "quirks" encountered that were peculiar to either state. My local police chief told me he had heard of people getting "hung up" there but he couldn't be more specific.

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Old 10-17-2017, 09:24 PM
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LEOSA qualified since 2005. Have traveled to Massachusetts and Connecticut regularly. ZERO issues...and that does include air and land travel.

In general, no matter where you travel you will encounter ZERO issues with professional LEO's.

Be safe.
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LEOSA qualified since 2005. Have traveled to Massachusetts and Connecticut regularly. ZERO issues...and that does include air and land travel.

In general, no matter where you travel you will encounter ZERO issues with professional LEO's.

Be safe.
I don't want to belabor your answer, but have you ever met an LEO in MA or CT in an adverse situation where your ability to legally possess a concealed firearm may have been in question, or have you just never had to deal with it?

I've had ZERO issues everywhere I've been in the country, but then again, I've never had to discuss it with an LEO . . .
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Old 10-17-2017, 11:20 PM
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I cannot fathom an 'adverse' situation with professional law enforcement...anywhere.

That said, I had to display my credentials to a Massachusetts State Trooper whilst boarding a private aircraft at Logan in May.

I taught at UMASS/Amherst for more than twenty (20) years and regularly interacted with on duty Massachusetts LEO's in that capacity. More than a few of those years were whilst I was carrying pursuant to LEOSA.

All said, I simply cannot imagine an 'adverse' interaction with professional LEO's. For the record, I have carried a gun pursuant to LEOSA in at least twenty-five (25) states since retirement. I have become involved in activities in which I identified myself as a gun toting person on more than a few occasions. Nary an issue...ever...anywhere.

Hope that answers your somewhat puzzling question.

Be safe.

PS: re Connecticut, I usually commuted to UMASS via Bradley International Airport...in Connecticut.

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Old 10-17-2017, 11:33 PM
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Big D et al.... Didn't mean to start a ruckus, and it wasn't I who implied anything adverse. I think you pretty well answered my question, that professional LEO'S have no problem with LEOSA. Several situations can occur in which LE "becomes aware" that one is armed, that don't amount to adversarial ones. Sorry if my question was puzzling, I was just wondering if anybody had experience with any.
Of course it is my hope that my firearm never is seen or questioned, and just as when I was working, I hope I never need to use it. Thanks for the responses.
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:19 AM
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Default All good, H47...

...my comment re: 'puzzling question' was not directed to you.

I like to share my personal experiences with LEOSA and its practical application.

BTW, ispcapt is the true LEOSA expert herein.

Be safe.

QUOTE=H47;139784573]Big D et al.... Didn't mean to start a ruckus, and it wasn't I who implied anything adverse. ... Sorry if my question was puzzling, ...[/QUOTE]

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