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  1. Florida CCW

    I have a Georgia CCW.
    I will be moving to Florida soon.
    What do I have to do to get a Florida CCW?
    I am 71 years old and somewhat handicapped by a bad back.
    I have completed a Georgia Hunter Ed Class
    Do I have to take additional training and how much?

    Many thanks for all replies!!

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  3. Here is the link to the Florida site.

    https://laso.freshfromflorida.com/

    This is also a helpful site.
    Handgunlaw.us

    Click on Florida on the map and a pdf will pop up.

  4. Thank you, Sir!!

  5. #4
    I'm sure it will be easier since you already have a a Georgia CWP, but normally all you have to do is take a class and get a certificate (too easy in my opinion) and go to your local Drivers License facility and apply. Make sure it's one of the full service ones that can take your photo and fingerprints electronically and it will speed up the process. My daughter has been shooting since she was 10 and she applied at one of full service facilities and her CWP arrived in our mailbox 6 business days after she applied. They even gave her a a tracking number to check the progress through the system. Years ago when I applied everything was manual and through the mail and it took months to process.

  6. Thank you for the info.
    I've read that all you have to do is take a short written test and fire "one live round" witnessed by an instructor and that's it.
    Is that true?

  7. #6
    I'm not sure where you got that information from but when I took (a long time ago) and my daughter took her class (a year ago), you listened to the instructor for a couple hours or so go over safety along with the rules & regulations pertaining to CWP. In our cases the instructors were LEO's so they also gave us insight on how members of law enforcement preferred to handle a situation where they were interacting with a person with a CWP. Overall the instruction level was pretty good.

    Anyhow, there was no written test/exam but there was a firearm proficiency test to make sure that the person knew how to safely handle a firearm and engage a target. In my class we used a Ruger .22 revolver and in my daughter's class they used S&W .22 semi-auto pistol. If I remember correctly, the target was 7 yards away and you had to get "X" many rounds in the target and you had 10 rounds to do it. My first 3 shots were in the center and the instructor told me that was good enough..... My daughter had a similar experience. Unfortunately, there were some students that looked like it was their first time with a handgun. To the credit of our instructors, they told those students they needed more time behind the firearm before they could get their certification and to go home, practice and retake the class with no additional fees. I'm afraid there may be some instructors out there that may have looked the other way and gave them a certificate.

  8. Thank you for the info.
    Can't believe what you read on the net..LOL

    Here are a couple of links that I saw something like this:

    CWP Class

    https://www.ar15.com/forums/hometown...how/10-491437/

    Thanks again!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregBFL View Post
    I'm not sure where you got that information from but when I took (a long time ago) and my daughter took her class (a year ago), you listened to the instructor for a couple hours or so go over safety along with the rules & regulations pertaining to CWP. In our cases the instructors were LEO's so they also gave us insight on how members of law enforcement preferred to handle a situation where they were interacting with a person with a CWP. Overall the instruction level was pretty good.

    Anyhow, there was no written test/exam but there was a firearm proficiency test to make sure that the person knew how to safely handle a firearm and engage a target. In my class we used a Ruger .22 revolver and in my daughter's class they used S&W .22 semi-auto pistol. If I remember correctly, the target was 7 yards away and you had to get "X" many rounds in the target and you had 10 rounds to do it. My first 3 shots were in the center and the instructor told me that was good enough..... My daughter had a similar experience. Unfortunately, there were some students that looked like it was their first time with a handgun. To the credit of our instructors, they told those students they needed more time behind the firearm before they could get their certification and to go home, practice and retake the class with no additional fees. I'm afraid there may be some instructors out there that may have looked the other way and gave them a certificate.
    Legally, it only takes one shot to handle the shooting requirement. In the case of when I got mine, it was handled by a deputy sheriff. 2 hours of class mostly about what you said. Then at the range of safely picking up, loading, firing, unloading, and then returning the revolver to where it came from. Just one shot. I went thru a lot more ammo than that getting my NRA Pistol Instructor's certification.
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  10. Quote Originally Posted by S&W645 View Post
    Legally, it only takes one shot to handle the shooting requirement. In the case of when I got mine, it was handled by a deputy sheriff. 2 hours of class mostly about what you said. Then at the range of safely picking up, loading, firing, unloading, and then returning the revolver to where it came from. Just one shot. I went thru a lot more ammo than that getting my NRA Pistol Instructor's certification.
    Thank you for the info and update.

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