Concealed weapons license

Looking at obtaining my CWL. Anyone gone through the training lately. What sort of time frame does this take, does it have to be renewed, can you carry in multiple states, etc.

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Dickinson

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takes 30-45 days to get. Depending on what states you get it in depends on where you can carry> I went with permittocarry to get mine years ago. It is good for 4 years for mine but each state vaies.

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From my experience the class(es) usually only take an hour or so. Usually a short lecture and then an open book test. If you are interested in the Class I license (which gives you reciprocity in a few more states) then you have to take a shooting test/class as well, usually at the same time. The worst part was waiting in line at the Police Dept. to get fingerprinted. Took me almost two hours and in Bismarck you can only do it from 1-3 on Tues and Thurs. Once I got my app submitted it took about two months to get my permit but I have heard of shorter and longer wait times. The ND CWP has to be renewed every five years now.

Here is a list of reciprocity with other states:

http://www.ag.nd.gov/BCI/CW/reciprocity.htm



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Expect about 3 months to get it after the test.  Call up the sheriff's dept. and they'll have you talk to Terry, he does the testing and can tell you the difference between class 1 and class 2 (class 1 requires a shooting test but is recognized by more states basically).  Good for 5 yrs. (class 2) and I believe 3 yrs. for class 1.

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What all information does one need to bring along when attending a class? Just a drivers license?

 
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I took the CWL Class 1  a few years back. Certainly worth the time and money at times like these.  I took mine in Hettinger.  It was easier to do the photo and fingerprints at the courthouse prior to the class.   They did offer those at the class but then there was a waiting line and paperwork wait time.  Took mine in the middle of winter, and a ton of snow on the ground...brrr

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skoalongcut Said:
What all information does one need to bring along when attending a class? Just a drivers license?

Yep, they do the rest with the background check and what not.  Here's some info for new and renewal licenses 
http://www.ag.nd.gov/BCI/CW/CW.htm

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I forgot that they used to take your pics along with your prints but they don't anymore (pics) so 2 passport style photos.  You have to send the info in yourself now so you can do that afterwards also...

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There's a gun show at the Bismarck Civic Center on the 21st and 22nd. I've been to the last few they've put on and each time a CCW instructor had a table set up where you could sign up to take the classes, which were later in the evening. Beside that table was another where you could get your fingerprints and photos done. Was very slick and easy. No waiting. You take the open book test right there too. Then go to the class in the evening and then send your stuff in. The Utah permit took about 60 days to arrive.

If you don't want to go that route, I'd suggest taking a course from Rick Anderson. He's a pretty knowledgeable instructor. And he teaches classes in Dickinson. Actually just looking at the schedule he's teaching one there on Thursday. Here's his website: http://www.ccwacademy.com/

His classes are a little longer but definitely worth it.

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Just received my class 1 ND permit to carry and is good for( 5 years)!

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Yup, good for 5 years now, just changed this last July.  You can get your pics taken at any place that you can get a passport.  I got mine at the post office in Drake. 

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 Just a heads up on renewing your CWP
You have to have all your paper work submitted 90 days or more before your current CWP expires or they will not renew it and you have to do the test all over again
This became effective on Jan 1 2012 and it also said in letter I received that they were not going to send out renewal notices anymore

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 I took mine from Rick as well. He does a good job and is thorough. 

Hamm Said:
There's a gun show at the Bismarck Civic Center on the 21st and 22nd. I've been to the last few they've put on and each time a CCW instructor had a table set up where you could sign up to take the classes, which were later in the evening. Beside that table was another where you could get your fingerprints and photos done. Was very slick and easy. No waiting. You take the open book test right there too. Then go to the class in the evening and then send your stuff in. The Utah permit took about 60 days to arrive.

If you don't want to go that route, I'd suggest taking a course from Rick Anderson. He's a pretty knowledgeable instructor. And he teaches classes in Dickinson. Actually just looking at the schedule he's teaching one there on Thursday. Here's his website: http://www.ccwacademy.com/

His classes are a little longer but definitely worth it.

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Hamm Said:
There's a gun show at the Bismarck Civic Center on the 21st and 22nd. I've been to the last few they've put on and each time a CCW instructor had a table set up where you could sign up to take the classes, which were later in the evening. Beside that table was another where you could get your fingerprints and photos done. Was very slick and easy. No waiting. You take the open book test right there too. Then go to the class in the evening and then send your stuff in. The Utah permit took about 60 days to arrive.

If you don't want to go that route, I'd suggest taking a course from Rick Anderson. He's a pretty knowledgeable instructor. And he teaches classes in Dickinson. Actually just looking at the schedule he's teaching one there on Thursday. Here's his website: http://www.ccwacademy.com/

His classes are a little longer but definitely worth it.

Signed up to take Ricks class Thursday, so one step out of the way.

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I took my Class I here in Minot. Class was on a Saturday about two hours of classroom and the qualifying. Total time ended up being about 4 hours. Well worth a Saturday afternoon. Cost was $95 dollars for the class then $45 for processing through the BCI. If you live in town then the city police have to sign off on it along with the county. If you live rural than I believe its just county. BCI is really backed up right now submitted my paperwork early September and recieved my permit November 10th.

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I still hate the fact that i need a permit and to jump through hoops to carry concealed, if you are able to buy the gun and it is registered then you shouldn't have to pay to carry the damn thing.