Obtaining a CCW in the State of California
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: Obtaining a CCW in the State of California

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    5

    Obtaining a CCW in the State of California

    Hello members, I am interested in obtaining a CCW in California. I am aware that it is hard to obtain but maybe the new bill that just passed might help?? I have a clean record, never had anything to do with police officers let alone been arrested, just two traffic violation tickets that I am sure are wiped off my record. My question to you guys is if there are ANY steps I can take to have a better chance, maybe taking ccw courses or training. I just dont want to spend the money if you guys believe it will do me no good..

    hope to hear positive feedback, thank you

  2.   
  3. #2
    What county do you live in? That makes all the difference in the world. It can range from very easy to impossible.

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    St. Louis County, MO
    Posts
    3,445
    If I heard it right, then you will either go on a long process of obtaining one, unless otherwise you "know" someone from the "higher-ups". A rejection is a rejection and it will go against your record. I will assume you live in Kommiefornia? Welcome to this group...and learn. If I were you, the first thing I'd do is move out of there. We did...
    "Don't let the door hit ya where the dawg shudda bit ya!"
    G'day and Glock
    GATEWAY SWIFT WING ST. LOUIS

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    49
    Blog Entries
    1
    My dad used to be a bank currier & he had his CCW in Sacramento County. Since California is "may issue," its up to the sheriff in your county. Find out his disposition on the subject. If he does allow it, you will have to "qualify" by shooting. You have to bring 500 rounds and shoot them all even if you qualify on the first few you shoot.

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    5
    I live in San Diego county where I hear our sheriff is a complete pricks about ccws. I heard that if you apply and get rejected it looks bad on your record, I have no idea why but that is the primary reason I'm hesitant about going with the process.

  7. #6
    Do your research first. Make sure you have a legit "good cause" statement that you can back up. I reside in San Diego County and was told be everyone that I asked that it was impossible to get my CCW without knowing someone or being ex-police. As a business owner (photographer) that travels into less than desirable neighborhoods with high-dollar equipment I went forward anyway. I had to document all of my equipment and provide current contracts and pay about $400 total with certification and licensing. All in all it was a hassle compared to other "shall issue" states but the safety of my family and myself is worth the cost. Long story short, it's possible but you will need to work for it.

    Feel free to PM if you have questions...

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    134
    My recommendation is to follow what crapbag stated. If you get rejected, don't take it as the end of the world. If you get rejected, contact SAF, and give them all the details. They can either help more, or help with a lawsuit.

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    5
    Thanks crap bag, i appreciate it. i sent a message but dont know if i did it right? was the interview nerve wrecking?

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    5
    i grew up in neighborhoods where i would see gangsters on a daily basis walking around with concealed firearms, at one point seeing a young male pull out a firearm and place it to another males head in a fast food place, then firing a round into the sky. Growing up in those types of neighborhoods I realized how many people illegally carry firearms and i definitely wouldnt want to be caught in a situation like that. I just think it is stupid that things have to happen in order for authorities to feel like you do need that permit. I am a firm believer in being prepared.

  11. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by ClickClack View Post
    Thanks crap bag, i appreciate it. i sent a message but dont know if i did it right? was the interview nerve wrecking?
    Responded to the PM. As far as the interview goes, it was with a clerk that handles all of the sheriff's licensing. She tried to talk me out of applying in the initial interview but I think it was just a ploy to weed out people that weren't serious about it. After the initial I had to go to a CCW class and then qualify at the range (the easiest part). Then you get your paperwork/documentation together and wait for the background check to go through. Took about 4 mos total, then the call came to pick up my license. I was as surprised as anyone. Good luck with the process, it'll be nice to have another "good guy" carrying around these parts.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Quantcast