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    Can i use my Florida permit to get an AZ?

    So ive got my GA GWCL, PA LTCF, and FL CCW....can i use the FL to get the AZ license? it required training and the others did not...

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    Good place to start looking for info like this is http://www.handgunlaw.us/
    On the left of the main page is a link that says "non resident permits".
    It will take you to this PDF.
    Arizona is at the top of the first page, & says that people must take an 8-hour class in AZ before they can apply.

    But on pg 2 they say it can be done by mail & list approved training, which includes (inter alia):
    any NRA course,
    a hunter safety course from any state,
    military service,
    or another permit that required training or testing.

    So it looks like the answer is yes, because FL requires training.

    ETA:
    According to this PDF from the above site, AZ honors all other permits/licenses. They're also a Constituitonal Carry state. This PDF includes more detailed information about getting a permit, as well as where you can't carry & other laws.

    ETA 2:
    According to the AZ website,
    All training for an AZ CCW permit MUST be conducted within the borders of the state of Arizona
    So maybe we're back to "no" again.

    Then again, when you read the actual law, it says nothing about the training being only from AZ, and if they accept hunter safety from other states, doesn't it make sense that the training would be from another state, too?

    I'm leaning toward "yes", because the LAW says nothing about the in-state-training restriction.
    But you could also carry with no permit, or on the FL permit:
    T. This state and any political subdivision of this state shall recognize a concealed weapon, firearm or handgun permit or license that is issued by another state or a political subdivision of another state if both:
    1. The permit or license is recognized as valid in the issuing state.
    2. The permit or license holder is all of the following:
    (a) Legally present in this state.
    (b) Not legally prohibited from possessing a firearm in this state.
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    actually wanting it for reciprocity with nevada for the most part

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKEgal View Post
    ETA 2:
    According to the AZ website,

    So maybe we're back to "no" again.
    i informed AZDPS about that line still being on the website in error back in Oct 2010. They said they would "take care of it". Still waiting for that fix.

    yes you can use the FL permit to get the AZ permit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmodel65 View Post
    So ive got my GA GWCL, PA LTCF, and FL CCW....can i use the FL to get the AZ license? it required training and the others did not...
    I recommend going to the source, ARS 13-3112.N.7.

    If you think your permit meets the requirements, contact DPS and ask them. If your FL permit qualifies they will send you the forms for you to complete.

    As an FYI, on July 20th, AZ CCW laws will effectively mirror Florida's. There will no longer be any DPS approved course, instructors or organizations. DPS will be pushing paper only.

    Fred
    Last edited by azcdlfred; 06-14-2011 at 12:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmodel65 View Post
    actually wanting it for reciprocity with nevada for the most part
    Nevada will begin recgonzing Arizona permits on July 1, 2011. I learned this a couple of months ago and am waiting for it to be official on their website.

    Meanwhile there have been a few press releases. The latest was from the NRA.

    Fred

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