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Old 08-27-2017, 07:13 PM
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I finished up my two day training and qualification course yesterday and submitted the documents to the proper authorities. Hopefully within the next week or two I can go pick up my license. It has been a long haul from February until now, but totally worth it. Next step is to get my Arizona license so I can carry in Nevada. Then try to get the Oregon non-resident so I can carry when visiting my kids there.
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Old 08-30-2017, 01:00 PM
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Good work! But I have to ask as you have a badge on your profile header, aren't you eligible for LEOSA?
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Old 08-30-2017, 02:54 PM
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Good work! But I have to ask as you have a badge on your profile header, aren't you eligible for LEOSA?
No, I was not a career LEO. I spent 6 years in law enforcement a few decades ago.
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I thought NV issued non-resident permits; there's a Mod on another forum from the Bay area that has one.....
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I thought NV issued non-resident permits; there's a Mod on another forum from the Bay area that has one.....
They do; however, you have to train in Nev and jump through some additional hoops. AZ issues non-res licenses via the mail once you're completed some classroom time, or have other evidence of training (if OP's CA license is issued soon, he can use that to satisfy AZ requirements). And AZ is super fast and easy to work with.
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Old 09-02-2017, 06:32 PM
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I am really bummed out. I made my final payment for the permit last Tuesday and called the Sheriff's office yesterday to inquire about the timeline for actually receiving my permit and was told they are working through a backlog of 500 new and renewals. So this could be a matter of weeks now.
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The easiest non-resident permit is Florida which is now accepted in NV. All you need is a nationally recognized course of training like the NRA Basic Pistol Course or Front Sight.
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They do; however, you have to train in Nev and jump through some additional hoops.
No additional hoops. Just take a class in NV. There are several places near Vegas that offer the training for free. Take the class, pay the money, receive your license in a couple weeks in the mail.
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No additional hoops. Just take a class in NV. There are several places near Vegas that offer the training for free. Take the class, pay the money, receive your license in a couple weeks in the mail.
I took the 8 hour class for free at the Gun Store on Tropicana about 2 years ago. It has to be taken in Nevada. After the class is the range qualification shooting test, which wasn't that hard at all. Lasers were allowed for the shoot so my score was pretty good. After the class you have to go to the PD station to be fingerprinted and photographed, pay the $100 and then wait. They tell you it may take up to 180 days to receive your permit....mine took 175 days! The permit in Nevada is a "Concealed Firearms Permit" and only covers firearms. Carrying a knife with a blade longer than 3 inches in Nevada is a Felony. The laws between AZ & NV have some stark differences, so if you have a AZ permit and plan to carry in NV you would be wise to review the Nevada laws before doing so. Every Casino I have been in are not posted against carrying, but if they see you with a gun they will probably ask you to leave. The NV permit is good for 5 years, then you have to take a refresher class and pay the money once again.

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KS, and a number of states, have constitutional carry. No permit required, you can carry open or concealed if you are of age and a law abiding citizen.
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KS, and a number of states, have constitutional carry. No permit required, you can carry open or concealed if you are of age and a law abiding citizen.
Same in AZ, but if you want to travel to other States then it's best to have a recognized permit for the States you are visiting. Plus, in AZ with a CCW permit it make purchasing a gun a lot easier.
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The easiest non-resident permit is Florida which is now accepted in NV. All you need is a nationally recognized course of training like the NRA Basic Pistol Course or Front Sight.
Hmmm - I looked at AZ, FLA, UT, and NV recently and, though I can't remember the specifics that led to my decision, I concluded that AZ was the simplest, was reasonably priced, and had a reputation for being fast and very citizen-friendly.

IIRC (and someone please correct me if I am wrong), virtually any training course conducted by an NRA-certified instructor, a CAL hunters license, proof of military training, any CCW license (active or expired) or a 4 hour classroom course was sufficient for AZ. Roll some prints, fill out a simple form, pay $60 bucks, get license in less than a month (in most cases).

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Hope I am wrong, but if memory serves, Oregon does not issue non-resident permits, with the exception of to Washington state residents.

Edited to add: My knowledge is of Multnomah County. (In Oregon, the counties issue the permits.)

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Hope I am wrong, but if memory serves, Oregon does not issue non-resident permits, with the exception of to Washington state residents.

Edited to add: My knowledge is of Multnomah County. (In Oregon, the counties issue the permits.)

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I believe Oregon county sheriffs have the discretion to issue to non-residents who are resident in border states (WA, ID, NV, and CAL). Not all sheriffs will do so.
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Picked up permit today. My Odyssey is over almost 7 months to the day since I started.
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If you're going to spend much time in WA, their nonresident permit is even easier to get than Florida's - once you get to the state.

Find a sheriff's office that will do nonresident permits (technically all of 'em are authorized but not all of 'em do), walk in, show some ID, fill out form, address an envelope to yourself, get fingerprinted, pay about $50, and leave. Your 5 year permit will arrive in the mail almost exactly when they say it will (I think it was 90 days.) You can renew by mail when it expires.
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Another step completed as I received my AZ permit yesterday. AZ is the simplest to get.
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If you're going to spend much time in WA, their nonresident permit is even easier to get than Florida's - once you get to the state.

Find a sheriff's office that will do nonresident permits (technically all of 'em are authorized but not all of 'em do), walk in, show some ID, fill out form, address an envelope to yourself, get fingerprinted, pay about $50, and leave. Your 5 year permit will arrive in the mail almost exactly when they say it will (I think it was 90 days.) You can renew by mail when it expires.

How to renew

You must renew your concealed pistol license in person at your local law enforcement agency. The requirements and procedures are the same as getting your CPL, except:
  • You don’t need to get fingerprinted
  • You should receive your license within 2 weeks
    • To check the status of your renewal, contact the law enforcement agency where you applied for your renewal.
If you were out of state on military orders during the renewal period

You have 90 days after returning to Washington from out‑of‑state military service to renew your concealed pistol license.
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