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Just for general info; do any of you folks that get CCW's, have to attend some kind of mandatory classroom safety/Use of Force training to obtain the CCW?

I'd like to hear from from different states. Just interested. Don't read any evil intent into the question, please.
 

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Nevada requires a minimum 8-hour training course that includes extensive classroom work on the legal aspects of firearms ownership and transport, definition and ramifications of deadly force, approved application of deadly force, mechanics of pistol shooting, holster choice, weapon retention, and weapon takedown. Includes live-fire session (minimum course of fire is 30 rounds in a Semiauto and/or 25 rounds in a Revolver, on CBM, at 21 feet), and requires students to take and pass a written exam drawn up by the Nevada Chief's and Sheriff's Association. Instructors must be current NRA Certified Instructors, and must further be certified as CCW instructors by the Sheriff's Office with jurisdiction over the location of training. While obtaining the NRA Certification is relatively straightforward, the CCW Instructor's Certification is only approved after careful examination by the SO, and voted on. Not all CCWIC applications are approved.
 

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Nevada requires a minimum 8-hour training course that includes extensive classroom work on the legal aspects of firearms ownership and transport, definition and ramifications of deadly force, approved application of deadly force, mechanics of pistol shooting, holster choice, weapon retention, and weapon takedown. Includes live-fire session (minimum course of fire is 30 rounds in a Semiauto and/or 25 rounds in a Revolver, on CBM, at 21 feet), and requires students to take and pass a written exam drawn up by the Nevada Chief's and Sheriff's Association. Instructors must be current NRA Certified Instructors, and must further be certified as CCW instructors by the Sheriff's Office with jurisdiction over the location of training. While obtaining the NRA Certification is relatively straightforward, the CCW Instructor's Certification is only approved after careful examination by the SO, and voted on. Not all CCWIC applications are approved.
Wow. Nevada seems to have really thought their CCW program out. I like that.
 

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Yeah, well I'm of the opinion that if more states followed Nevada's lead with that CCW program, it would be more difficult to provide opportunity for the liberal left to attempt a wide reaching gun grab.
 

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I'm so sorry, I am not quite sure how the CCW program (any CCW program) could affect a potential gun grab movement. Can you elaborate please?
 

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It would be hard to categorize people as irresponsible gun nuts as a whole, if when in fact, they've been taught and certified in the safe use of firearms.

Hard to call somebody a blood-thirsty lunatic for defending oneself, when there's proof that citizen just didn't want to be a victim, no?
 

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Oh, ok, got it.

Yes, you are ABSOLUTELY CORRECT!

And by the way, we do get the occasional nutjob in our classes, and we sometimes get people who cannot for whatever reason understand the concepts and methods. In the former, we can refuse to certify people who "display a consistent and unsafe attitude around and towards firearms", and in the latter, they simply fail the written exam.

Jumping thru hoops? Yes, I agree perhaps, but they are hoops that benefit the shooter (by providing a firm knowledge base).

Cheers!
 

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Yeah, well, you should see some of the nut jobs that make it through our academy. Sometimes we older guys wonder what the dept. psychs were doing when they passed some of these idiots through.

The most scared I ever got working at the prison was just two years ago the night I was working 3rd herd on mobile patrol when my partner in #2 called excitedly for backup in the main lot. I came flying around the wall and cut them off from exiting.

They just turned out to be a bunch of dumb kids that decided it would be cool to take a look around at 1:30 in the morning (at least that was their story and they were sticking to it.:rolleyes:)

Anyway while my partner covered, I approached and demanded to see hands. Then one by one I started having them come out of the vehicle. Mind you now, my back is towards the front door of the prison.

You want to know scared? Be in a tense situation and have the Sgt. running up behind you leading a gaggle of his rookie munchkins and hear three Remington 870 pump shotguns racking behind you.:eek:

I swear to this day I could feel the short hairs on my neck stand straight out.

Been in mess hall fights. Broke up fights in the big yard. Stopped an attack by NFL Bruce Smith's former body guard (huge sucker) and been surrounded in a dormitory, but bubba, that was the only time I ever got the chill.:p
 

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Nevada requires a minimum 8-hour training course that includes extensive classroom work on the legal aspects of firearms ownership and transport, definition and ramifications of deadly force, approved application of deadly force, mechanics of pistol shooting, holster choice, weapon retention, and weapon takedown. Includes live-fire session (minimum course of fire is 30 rounds in a Semiauto and/or 25 rounds in a Revolver, on CBM, at 21 feet), and requires students to take and pass a written exam drawn up by the Nevada Chief's and Sheriff's Association. Instructors must be current NRA Certified Instructors, and must further be certified as CCW instructors by the Sheriff's Office with jurisdiction over the location of training. While obtaining the NRA Certification is relatively straightforward, the CCW Instructor's Certification is only approved after careful examination by the SO, and voted on. Not all CCWIC applications are approved.
This is exactly how it's done in Kansas to!
 

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Alabama does not require any training. But Alabama is a May Issue state (which causes some problems I've noted in other threads).

I have an general issue with making the 2A conditional on any government mandate. And I believe that "bear arms shall not be infringed" is a clear dictate to the gubmint that it is NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS (i.e. Constitutional Carry).

I believe that if a citizen wants to get training, more power to them. But that is an individual choice, not the gubmint's

Rant over :)
 

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I live in Georgia, you take your birth certificate, driver's license and $79.00 here in Columbus. You get fingerprinted and wait for them to send it in the mail. While it is quite easy to get, it scares me that some of the people who I see at the range are carrying their gun around all day. I honestly am more scared over some of those people with guns than criminals. I think Georgia should institute some sort of basic operation/handling class at least before you can get your license.
 

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In Pennsylvania ( a "shall issue" state ) there is no formal training required. The NICS background check

is run to see if there is any felony or domestic violence issues and the

ATF Form 4473 is filled out and filed in the gun dealer's bound book...which is

surrendered to the BATFE when the business shuts it's doors for good.
 

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Just finished mine here in Arkansas. Apply with the state, take a 1 day class, qualify with your pistol or revolver and wait up to 120 days for your package to be processed.

In Arkansas, if you qualify with a revolver, you can only carry a revolver. If you qualify with semi-auto, you can carry either of the two.

Licensing is a bit pricey. $150 to the state and $70 for the class which includes fingerprint card. License is good for 5 years.
 

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Even though you don't necessarily need one in Arizona, my girl and I took the class together for $89 bucks at a Dennys... it came with free dinner. It was two hours long. No more waiting or background checks for me :)
 

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Even though you don't necessarily need one in Arizona, my girl and I took the class together for $89 bucks at a Dennys... it came with free dinner. It was two hours long. No more waiting or background checks for me :)
At a dennys?!...ya ever since that no permit law passed in AZ ccw permit classes have dropped. Use to be an 8hr class with live fire training, its what i took. I still recommend everyone i know to get a ccw either way.
 

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TN's kind of mirror's NV's requirements. Eight hour class includes live fire. Fingerprints and background check from the State. Everything checks okay, you get your carry permit. Carry is either open or concealed. No additional, special training or permit for one vs. the other. Of course, quality of instruction varies from one class to another. Like everything else, there are some instructors out there that would just as soon pencil whip the classes. I don't mind having a permit holder go through in-depth training....as long as the politicians don't get too carried away with hoop jumping, like some states.
 
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