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    I just sent off my application for a non resident florida CWP today (12/19/2007). How long, on average amongst everyone here who has applied, has it taken to recieve the permit after mailing? How many have run into issues? Any answers are highly appreciated.

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    Roughly anywhere from 6 to9 weeks. If your "clean", shouldn't be any problems.









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    You do know that the Florida CCW is NOT legal in Maryland.





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    LOL, yeah, I know. Its odd how I can get a non resident CWP in Florida, but I am unable to get one in my home state of Maryland. It could be worse, I could live in NJ or NY. Anyhow, thanks for the info. I am squeaky clean, so I guess I'll be having my CWP in Mid Febuary.

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    no problem! also be aware that there are 4 or 5 states that will not recognize your permit because you are NOT a resident of florida. Michigan, Vermont and Colorado I know for sure.





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    What is the benefit to getting a Florida CCW? Is it cheaper or easier to get? (other than if you cannot get one in your home state)

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    WV, and NH too do not accept FL non resident permits too.

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    Its the fact that 28 states allow you to carry with a florida non resident permit. Plus its easy to get. Although its not the most cost effective in terms of money or time, it does allow you the opportunity to carry in a maximum number of states. It is a real shame that I cannot get a weapons license in my own state due to the red tape and other B.S.

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    dngreer, many states like my own, NJ, do not respect the rights of individuals and do NOT issue permits. florida on the other hand is one of a few states that will allow any citizen who has a clean record, and has basic handgun training to receive their permit which is allowed to non-residents in 25 states.







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    If you don't mind me asking, how much do they charge, what's the process, do they require classroom time, etc?

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    The cost is 117, valid for 5 years. You need to be fingerprinted by a law enforcement agency. You do need proof of training, this is pretty easy actually, the hunting safety courses of many states are acceptable. Supposedly, it takes 90 days to process the application. I just sent mine in today, so I'll see how long it actually takes. I took a "safety course" that does all the paper work for you for $85. I hope this helps.

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    it cost me $117.00 last year. the cost may be different now. thebrotha167 may be able to answer that more efficiently since he just applied today. i was required to complete a 6 hour NRA CERTIFIED class in basic handgun training. 2 b&w photo id's, fingerprints and the loot of course. it was well, well, well worth it!!! i work in Killadelphia and my firearm has deterred many unpleasant circumstances.





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    How long did it take you Jersey Ron? I am hoping I am on the 6 week side of the wait, but I am not keeping my hopes up.

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    This is where I completed my safety course and had the application notarized and fingerprinting completed.
    http://www.personaldefensesolutions.net/

    Since Maryland requires people who wish to purchase regulated firearms to complete a firearms safety course in order to purchase, it can be used, I think there is one case of someone who actually used his firearms safety course certificate from Maryland to apply for the CWP in Florida. I just took the CWP course to avoid delays and to help with the paperwork part of it.

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    I would say it took no longer than 8 weeks. It didn't seem like a long time because I just mailed it off and just forgot about it and then WHAM! It was in my mail box.





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    NO WAY!!!! Dr. Eimer was my instructor too!!!! Small world!!! Small world. He also did my psych evaluation for my ACT 235 certification. (Needed for carrying when on duty; armed guard, PI, etc.)









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    You work in Pa and live in NJ? That's gotta suck in a way. Especially since firearms are highly restricted in NJ, even more so than in MD. You have an FID too?

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    yes, i have an FID from nj as well. sh*t, that took longer than my florida ccw!!! jersey is the worst state!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Speaking of which, I was down in SC recently, and even the LEOs in SC say that NJ/NY/MD should be renamed "Socialist State of____".

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    they cashed my check on oct 3rd...i called last week and they said it was sent out nov 16th...but got returned "address undeliverable"....i verified address..it was right..they sent it again..and it got here yesterday..damn postal service...

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    Has anyone contacted them about the progress of their application? And do they get P Od if you call them up to ask about the progress? Does anyone think that may speed up the process some by bringing your application status up?

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    Won't speed up the process but it won't hurt if you check in about 1 month or so. I've called only once and the lady I spoke with was very nice and helpful.







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    Jersey Ron wrote:
    no problem! also be aware that there are 4 or 5 states that will not recognize your permit because you are NOT a resident of florida. Michigan, Vermont and Colorado I know for sure.





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    The only reason VT does not recognize the permit is because they don't require any!!

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    Actually, I meant New Hampshire not Vermont. You are correct! Vermont is just like Alaska. No permits needed for any type of carry.







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    Jersey Ron wrote:
    You do know that the Florida CCW is NOT legal in Maryland.

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    Well, not really. A non-MD permit is not valid but you won't be put in jail for having one.

    There is no such animal as a non-resident Florida permit. Non-residents receive the same permit as residents.:celebrate

    In Michigan, any permit is valid (without regard to residency) for open carry restriction exemption.:what:


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