Florida Concealed Carry

Florida Concealed Carry

Florida Concealed Carry Overview

The Florida Concealed Weapon/Firearm permit is recognized as one of the best permits in the country for several reasons. Florida became one of the first states to begin issuing “shall issue” concealed carry permits in 1987, setting a model for the rest of the country to follow in the coming years and decades. They allow applicants from any state to apply for the permit and if they meet a set of requirements anyone can get the permit. The requirements are very reasonable. Florida also has very good reciprocity agreements allowing those with permits carry in many states.

Florida Permit Info

Florida is a strict SHALL ISSUE state, meaning that if you meet their requirements they WILL give you a permit. The state also works hard to meet other states requirements and actively seeks reciprocity agreements to allow the permit holder to carry throughout as much of the country as possible. Currently 33 states recognize Florida’s permit. The cost is reasonable: $117 for the state fee ($75 for the application fee and $42 for the fingerprint–or you can have your fingerprints done electronically for $35 at a Sheriff’s station). Other costs needed to meet the state requirements (usually about $50-$75) include a weapons familiarity course, a passport photo, and a notarized application. Many courses will provide these services as a part of the course fee. Courses are about 2 hours long, and range time is required. Permits expire after 7 years. Florida also allows weapons other than just firearms to be carry concealed.

How to Get a Florida Gun Permit

Florida is a strict SHALL ISSUE state, meaning that if you meet their requirements they WILL give you a permit. The state also works hard to meet other states requirements and actively seeks reciprocity agreements to allow the permit holder to carry throughout as much of the country as possible. Currently 33 states recognize Florida’s permit. The cost is reasonable: $117 for the state fee ($75 for the application fee and $42 for the fingerprint–or you can have your fingerprints done electronically for $35 at a Sheriff’s station). Other costs needed to meet the state requirements (usually about $50-$75) include a weapons familiarity course, a passport photo, and a notarized application. Many courses will provide these services as a part of the course fee. Courses are about 2 hours long, and range time is required. Permits expire after 7 years. Florida also allows weapons other than just firearms to be carry concealed.