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    I am going apply for my CHP in Fairfax County tomorrow so I don't have to worry about covering my gun with a coat during the winter. Is my current military ID sufficient to show proof that I have demonstrated competence with a handgun? Has anyone else used their military ID for a CHP?

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    cmartin7864 wrote:
    I am going apply for my CHP in Fairfax County tomorrow so I don't have to worry about covering my gun with a coat during the winter.* Is my current military ID sufficient to show proof that I have demonstrated competence with a handgun?* Has anyone else used their military ID for a CHP?
    Some one who has done it will have to chime in, but from the requirements for a CHP in Virginia:

    http://www.vsp.state.va.us/Firearms_...Concealed.shtm


    "The court shall require proof that the applicant has demonstrated competence with a handgun and the applicant may demonstrate such competence by one of the following, but no applicant shall be required to submit to any additional demonstration of competence:"

    And on that list the follows, number 5 is:

    "5. Presenting evidence of equivalent experience with a firearm through participation in organized shooting competition or current military service or proof of an honorable discharge from any branch of the armed services;
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    mkl wrote:
    cmartin7864 wrote:
    I am going apply for my CHP in Fairfax County tomorrow so I don't have to worry about covering my gun with a coat during the winter. Is my current military ID sufficient to show proof that I have demonstrated competence with a handgun? Has anyone else used their military ID for a CHP?
    Some one who has done it will have to chime in, but from the requirements for a CHP in Virginia:

    http://www.vsp.state.va.us/Firearms_...Concealed.shtm


    "The court shall require proof that the applicant has demonstrated competence with a handgun and the applicant may demonstrate such competence by one of the following, but no applicant shall be required to submit to any additional demonstration of competence:"

    And on that list the follows, number 5 is:

    "5. Presenting evidence of equivalent experience with a firearm through participation in organized shooting competition or current military service or proof of an honorable discharge from any branch of the armed services;
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    Right. But is the military ID "evidence" of current service? Or do they want orders or something?

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    I used a copy of my M16 weapons qualification. It does not need to be current.

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    mpg9999 wrote:
    I used a copy of my M16 weapons qualification. It does not need to be current.
    I'm going to have to do some digging to find that. 2002 was last time I qualified...I was in an hospital unit that did not qualify yearly.

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    cmartin7864 wrote:
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    I used a copy of my M16 weapons qualification. It does not need to be current.
    I'm going to have to do some digging to find that. 2002 was last time I qualified...I was in an hospital unit that did not qualify yearly.
    When you have qualified once - you're qualified. Some folks with retired DD-214's from 20+ years ago, have used that document to obtain their first CHP. And CHP renewals do not need to show any qualification documents.

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    Your AD card should be just fine.
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    Xerox your CAC card.

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    jegoodin wrote:
    Xerox your CAC card.
    That's what i'm doing. Thanks

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    jegoodin wrote:
    Xerox your CAC card.
    Common Access Card Card?

    :P

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    That's what they call it. Redundant though isn't it... DoD was never much on grammar.



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    cmartin7864 wrote:
    jegoodin wrote:
    Xerox your CAC card.
    That's what i'm doing. Thanks
    Don't forget to black out your Social Security Number if it is on there.
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    Citizen wrote:
    cmartin7864 wrote:
    jegoodin wrote:
    Xerox your CAC card.
    That's what i'm doing. Thanks
    Don't forget to black out your Social Security Number if it is on there.
    I'm only copying the front of it which does not contain my ssn

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    It seems to me that the DD-214 is the standard for satisfying the military service issue, but I suppose it depends on the Clerk of the Court for your county.

    When I got my CHP in Loudoun County, they were happy to take copies of both my DD-214 and my DD-2(R).

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    TexasNative wrote:
    It seems to me that the DD-214 is the standard for satisfying the military service issue, but I suppose it depends on the Clerk of the Court for your county.

    When I got my CHP in Loudoun County, they were happy to take copies of both my DD-214 and my DD-2(R).
    If you are still on active duty you don't have a DD-214. It is a discharge paper.

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    Greetings from FOB Summerall!

    Spotsylvaniaaccepted my DD214whichshowed my rifle badge.

    Remember to block out your SSN on the copy.

    r/Fred

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    Greetings from FOB Summerall!

    Spotsylvaniaaccepted my DD214whichshowed my rifle badge.

    Remember to block out your SSN on the copy.

    r/Fred
    I am active reserve....I do not have a DD214....I'm splurging and taking in on The Concealed Carry Institute just to be sure...Thanks for your input

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    Thank you for your service:celebrate

    cmartin7864 wrote:
    LdoMaj_Ammo wrote:
    Greetings from FOB Summerall!

    Spotsylvaniaaccepted my DD214whichshowed my rifle badge.

    Remember to block out your SSN on the copy.

    r/Fred
    I am active reserve....I do not have a DD214....I'm splurging and taking in on The Concealed Carry Institute just to be sure...Thanks for your input

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    cmartin7864 wrote:
    The Concealed Carry Institute just to be sure...Thanks for your input
    www.tinyrurl.com/vachp

    What did you think of that video and test? How long did it take you from beginning to end? How much of that was just the video?

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    ed wrote:
    cmartin7864 wrote:
    The Concealed Carry Institute just to be sure...Thanks for your input
    http://www.tinyrurl.com/vachp

    What did you think of that video and test? How long did it take you from beginning to end? How much of that was just the video?
    Still watching video....but this guy seems anti-OC to a certain degree

    Will advise when finished

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    Just for clarity...

    If you're enlisted, once you reenlist, you have a DD-214 (I had a DD-214 for 16 years on active duty).

    But I see your point.

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    Haven't had to re-enlist yet...



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    ed wrote:
    cmartin7864 wrote:
    The Concealed Carry Institute just to be sure...Thanks for your input
    http://www.tinyrurl.com/vachp

    What did you think of that video and test? How long did it take you from beginning to end? How much of that was just the video?
    It took me about 1 hour 10 mins from start to finish.

    1 hour was video

    2 minutes was registration

    8 minutes to take test

    Well worth the money if you don't have time to do anything else. Time is money

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    I registered in Chesterfield initially and I used my Military Service (USMC) Retirement ID. They took a look, made a copy and off I went. No problem at all! Congrats on using your right to get the permit, especially with all of the states that now recognize VA's CHP. It is a GOOD thing to have!!!

    Gunny

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    TexasNative wrote:
    Just for clarity...

    If you're enlisted, once you reenlist, you have a DD-214 (I had a DD-214 for 16 years on active duty).

    But I see your point.
    I was enlisted in the Navy for 6 years, but had signed up for the whole 6 up front so there was no re-enlistment. I guess that might be why I didn't get one until I got out.

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