Florida out of state CCW process questions

Sparky123

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I tried twice to get my FL CCW license, but I finally gave up. The first time they send back the fingerprint card but did not tell me what was wrong, I had it done over again, and I made sure the PD department stamp was there and it was signed, just like the first card. Again, they sent my application back, and this time they said that they couldn't accept my certification, according to them it was too old, and I took the safety course before 1990. Hey! If Massachusetts accepts it, it has to be good. As I said, I finally gave up. I never had a problem getting a non-resident LTC before or after that.
 

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If Massachusetts accepts it, it has to be good.
FL is on crack cocaine when it comes to licenses, certifications and classes.

FL has its own "FL CCW" class or whatever its called (I'm exempt from it so I never had to take it). From what I understand it's about as close to completely useless as you can come.
 

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Classes are offered at gun shows in Florida all the time- and they don't include live fire.

The wording when they send you the license that you are authorized to carry, but not use, strictly means carrying is covered under one section of Florida law and you were issued the permit based on that section of law, but any use of a weapon is covered under other sections of the law and you need to follow those.

There are a mega-shit ton of ambulance chasers in Florida, and they happily try to find any deep pocket to sue.
 

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FYI ... my MA class did not say "LIVE FIRE".

I used to have a live fore certificate when I got my first LTC. I lost it and took a new class with Jim. When I took the class again the live fire requirement didn't exist anymore.

Anyway, I brought the following documents:

1. Hunters safety certificate - from 2010.

2. Non live fire handgun safety class certificate.

3. I read online I can use competitions and stuff, so I printed my USPSA and Steel Challenge records (which includes dates for the shoots) and presented those.

4. MA LTC.

Maybe it was overkill, but having 4 additional pieces of paper did not take up a lot of space.

Walked in, 10min later walked out, a little less than 15 days later my license arrived.

So, if anyone is traveling to FL for work or fun, take a few minutes and do it in person, it is very, very easy and fast.

I was telling them how MA works while doing the fingerprints and they kept shaking their heads saying "yup, sounds about right for MA".
 

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So it's settled? FL doesn't require a live fire class?
I cannot give you a YES or NO.

For me, it wasn't an issue.

Maybe the hunter safety helped.
Maybe the USPSA records helped. (Maybe they didn’t).
Maybe having a MA LTC helped.

I had no problem.

FYI ... I couldn't find my hunter safety card, messaged the MA wildlife or whoever issues it, got an Email the same day with a copy. That is what I took with me.
 

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Great thanks! I'll give it a go next week if I can find the time between swinging a hammer. Damn hurricane.
 
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