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    Does your honorable discharge with a DD-214 help with the application process?

    Does it take place of the course you need to take?

    I heard that Florida excepts a hunter saftey card.

    Thanks for any info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weber View Post
    Does your honorable discharge with a DD-214 help with the application process?

    Does it take place of the course you need to take?

    I heard that Florida excepts a hunter saftey card.

    Thanks for any info!
    FL accepts hunter safety as well as DD-214.

    UT on the other hand accepts neither. The UT class is required.

    UT application

    WEAPON FAMILIARITY CERTIFICATION:
    Applicants must complete a firearms familiarity course
    certified by the Bureau. The course must be completed
    before you apply for a permit. Please have your instructor
    complete the certification information on the application.
    Holders of a valid Concealed Firearm Permit from another
    state other than Utah are not exempt from taking the weapon
    familiarity course from an approved Utah instructor. BCI
    must receive your application within one year of course
    completion.

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    Thanks for the reply.

    There is a class in my area on the 2nd, was hoping they might accept the DD214.

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    FYI.... Depending on what you are looking for...Arizona accepts the same training as FL...has almost identical reciprocity...and is a might cheaper than FL.

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    I was looking at FL and Utah.

    FL I can just send in my DD-214 along with the app and a check.

    Utah, have to take a class, send in the app with a check.

    I see a few differences between the two, for example upfront costs and renewals (costs and length of renewal periods.)

    The number of states are pretty close.

    Is there any other major difference that I may be missing?

    And MrJam- I wasn't thinking of AZ, so I will look into that now as well.

    Thanks!

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    I just noticed that you are a member on MDshooters as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weber View Post
    Does your honorable discharge with a DD-214 help with the application process?

    Does it take place of the course you need to take?

    I heard that Florida excepts a hunter saftey card.

    Thanks for any info!
    I had to take the class to get my Utah Non-resident CCW permit. My brother said he was going to get the Florida Non-resident permit and they told him that the hunter safety course he took years ago was ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weber View Post

    Is there any other major difference that I may be missing?
    the only difference...for you being a MD resident...is if you wanted to carry in FL you would need a FL license...

    Quote Originally Posted by Weber View Post
    I just noticed that you are a member on MDshooters as well...
    yeah...I get around.

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    I find it just a little insulting that proof of military training is not accepted by civilian authorities as demonstrating competence. I was trained to maintain and repair everything from a 1911 to a 5" cannon, and to train the crews that manned them. When I took the class for my Oregon CHL I took a individual class and the guy looked at my DD214 and asked a few questions and laughed. He said we had to watch the required videos and then admitted I was more than qualified. He went through the required material,,but agreed it was kinda dumb. I understand and agree that proof of competency is vital.....but if the military says you are qualified..shouldn't that be good enough???
    "A Veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, signed a blank check made payable to "The United States of America", for an amount of "up to and including my life." That is Honor.

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    Thanks for the replies!

    I think I'm going to go with the FL since it has lower upfront costs.

    The ROI wouldn't be for 14 years with the Utah, and by that time who knows what the fee's or laws will be.

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