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    Hey everybody. I've done all the research on Utah's permit and Florida's permit. I need a second permit for the ability to concealed while traveling through the state of Ohio. I drive to Detroit from Denver, taking I70 to Ohio where I take I75 North. Currently; with just my Colorado permit, Ohio will not recognize my ability to conceal.

    Utah's permit is easily obtained and cheap. $65, $10 renewals, and all done via Mail. Here's the catch for Utah- the permit for Utah requires a Utah specific course, held be instructors all over the country. For Utah, I will most likely be tacking on another $100+ for the 4 hour quick Utah class.

    Florida's permit is easily obtained and Not Cheap. Over $100 for the original Permit; but not ridiculous in price. Each renewal is going to cost a pretty penny as well. Utah renews every 5 years- Florida renews every Seven (7) years; which is a plus for Florida. Florida allows one to carry any concealed weapon- pistol or spray or taser or night stick- whichever is your style. For the Florida permit- I can submit the certificate that I already have. This means No More extra classes- just the extra fee that goes to the state of Florida for the permit.

    All and all- because of Florida's requirements to apply- I will be applying for Florida's permit. It's cheaper for me; due to not needing an extra training class. It's more convenient- Being that it is good for 7 years.

    Outside of all of that- Utah takes about 2-4 weeks and up to 60 days Max for a permit. Florida takes 30-60 days and up to 90 days Max for a permit.

    Can anybody weigh in with opinions, comments, rants, raves? Anybody else here carry a non-resident Utah or Florida permit? I would love to hear more about this and what you guys all think about the situation.

    Anything is appreciated.

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    I would go with Florida.
    You lose MN but gain SC.

    Also with NM removing UT permits other states may follow suit.

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    I went with the UT. The UT class was included with my CO class so the UT was a little cheaper. Also, it gives you everything FL gives you plus MN. SC is not included with either of them as they only recognize resident permits.

    I have attachedPDFs with a comparison. I had to zip it as it was 1k too large. Page 1 is CO & UTwith page 2 showing CO & FL.

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    Maybe I am wrong but it has always been my understanding that you have to follow the rules of the state you are visiting . Such as if your state says you can carry 2 pistols , but the state you are visiting says you may only carry one pistol , youcan only have one leagally.

    If I am wrong please inform me.

    I went with the Utah license because it gives me Washington state where my daughter and her family live.

    Be very careful as you pass through my state of Illinois.

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    jskp229 wrote:
    SC is not included with either of them as they only recognoze resident permits.
    Right, my bad.

    I change my vote...Unless other states follow NM's lead concerning UT's permit.

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    jayspapa wrote:
    Maybe I am wrong but it has always been my understanding that you have to follow the rules of the state you are visiting . Such as if your state says you can carry 2 pistols , but the state you are visiting says you may only carry one pistol , youcan only have one leagally.

    If I am wrong please inform me.

    I went with the Utah license because it gives me Washington state where my daughter and her family live.

    Be very careful as you pass through my state of Illinois.
    Florida's is a CCW, meaning you can conceal stun guns, batons, knives, etc. With a Florida and Colorado permit; I may ONLY carry knives and batons and stun guns while in the state of Florida-

    Floridas rules on concealed weapons does not extend to Colorado; where we may only conceal handguns.

    You gut it just right.

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    kingfish wrote:
    jskp229 wrote:
    SC is not included with either of them as they only recognoze resident permits.
    Right, my bad.

    I change my vote...Unless other states follow NM's lead concerning UT's permit.
    Ah I will have to double check my "NRA Basic Pistol Course" documentation to see if I qualify for UT- but I'm 99 percent sure I do not. Like I said; I do already qualify for Florida and I am mainly looking at Ohio concealed carry which works with both. This has been a good thread thanks for all the opinions.

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    This is an often discussed topic, but don't just rely ona map to tell you what is accepted where. There are several states which have official reciprocity with Utah. There are also those states thatwillhonor Utah permits but only for residents of Utah.Look at the states you want carefully and make a phone call to those states or ask on the partiular forums for that state before you go there thinking you are coveredwith a Utah permit. Good luck.

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    Rottie wrote:
    This is an often discussed topic, but don't just rely ona map to tell you what is accepted where. There are several states which have official reciprocity with Utah. There are also those states thatwillhonor Utah permits but only for residents of Utah.Look at the states you want carefully and make a phone call to those states or ask on the partiular forums for that state before you go there thinking you are coveredwith a Utah permit. Good luck.
    This was my thoughts as well. Look to see if the state you are visiting will honor the permit of a non-resident of the permit origin.

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    Yes Ohio is the only extra state I need and officially Ohio does recognize non-resident permits from Florida and Utah.

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