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Old 07-16-2014, 08:42 PM
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I've got a question for you guys. My wife and I live in Florida and are Florida residents, but we're moving to NC next month for me to attend school (my wife will be working). We intend to become NC residents after we move.

We have the opportunity to get concealed carry permits here in Florida before we leave (father-in-law wants to set up the class and everything as a "gift").

My question: if we get the permits before we leave, would we be able to transfer that permit to a NC permit, or at least legally carry with our Florida permits as new NC residents? Or would we essentially need to start over with the class, registration, etc. in NC?

I think NC has reciprocity with Florida permits, but my understanding of reciprocity is that a Florida resident can carry with their Florida permit in NC, not that a new NC resident can simply use the Florida permit without getting a NC permit.

Please correct me if I'm wrong and thanks for your help!
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I think NC has reciprocity with Florida permits, but my understanding of reciprocity is that a Florida resident can carry with their Florida permit in NC, not that a new NC resident can simply use the Florida permit without getting a NC permit.

Please correct me if I'm wrong and thanks for your help!
I would thank your father-in-law for his offer, but I believe that you would still have to take the North Carolina handgun safety course anyway. At least that is true in Onslow County where I live. You have to have been a resident for 30 days before you apply. Information here: Onslow County Sheriff's Office | Concealed Handgun Permits
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:02 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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I've got a question for you guys. My wife and I live in Florida and are Florida residents, but we're moving to NC next month for me to attend school (my wife will be working). We intend to become NC residents after we move.

We have the opportunity to get concealed carry permits here in Florida before we leave (father-in-law wants to set up the class and everything as a "gift").

My question: if we get the permits before we leave, would we be able to transfer that permit to a NC permit, or at least legally carry with our Florida permits as new NC residents? Or would we essentially need to start over with the class, registration, etc. in NC?

I think NC has reciprocity with Florida permits, but my understanding of reciprocity is that a Florida resident can carry with their Florida permit in NC, not that a new NC resident can simply use the Florida permit without getting a NC permit.

Please correct me if I'm wrong and thanks for your help!
IMO probably a waste of money getting the Fl permits. Pretty sure you will still have to take the CCW course here in NC. I waited about six weeks for my permit to arrive.

Just stay away from all night convenience stores/ gas stations and anyplace where bad guys congregate.
I don't even carry, just have my permit it so I can purchase when ever I see a good deal.

Check with the county where you intend to move to. I understand some counties have different rules.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:35 AM
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Thanks for the replies. So it looks like we'd need to do the full course and everything in NC to get a NC CCW, meaning it would be a waste of money.

However, since Florida issues permits to non-residents, we could hypothetically become NC residents, get a Florida CCW, and carry in NC because of reciprocity. I.e., we could get the permit here (regardless of residency status) and legally carry in NC, even as NC residents, because we have a recognized FL CCW. If true, this would mean it's not a waste to get it here. Am I incorrect in my reasoning?

I don't intend to carry often. It's more for my wife and I (especially my wife when she's alone) to carry when we maybe somewhere potentially unsafe, which wouldn't happen often or willingly. I'm not a big gun advocate or opponent, but it's being offered to my father in law for a special deal on a course and he wants to give it as a gift. If I'm wrong about my theory above, we'll pass and get one in NC if we feel the need.
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:03 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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Thanks for the replies. So it looks like we'd need to do the full course and everything in NC to get a NC CCW, meaning it would be a waste of money.

However, since Florida issues permits to non-residents, we could hypothetically become NC residents, get a Florida CCW, and carry in NC because of reciprocity. I.e., we could get the permit here (regardless of residency status) and legally carry in NC, even as NC residents, because we have a recognized FL CCW. If true, this would mean it's not a waste to get it here. Am I incorrect in my reasoning?

I don't intend to carry often. It's more for my wife and I (especially my wife when she's alone) to carry when we maybe somewhere potentially unsafe, which wouldn't happen often or willingly. I'm not a big gun advocate or opponent, but it's being offered to my father in law for a special deal on a course and he wants to give it as a gift. If I'm wrong about my theory above, we'll pass and get one in NC if we feel the need.
It's not very expensive to take a course here in Moore Co NC. The owner at the LGS runs a course for about $75 and the permit is $90 for 5 years.

Best to check with the Sheriffs Dept in the County where you are moving to. They know the answers to your questions.
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:40 AM
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The sheriff runs the show and some counties do it different. A general answer is probably what you need.
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:05 AM
 
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I've got some experience with this. I moved away from NC just a year after my 21st birthday. I didn't want to get the NC permit, only for it to be invalid after my move. I opted for the Florida permit. NC does not require NC residents to obtain an NC permit, so you are free to keep using the Florida permit after you move.

I took a $25 NRA basic pistol class which was actually pretty fun (compared to the 8hr boring NC class). The Florida permit is valid for 7 years instead of 5. It's also cheaper to renew.

The only con I can foresee is if you get pulled over. Sometimes a cop might be weirded out that you have an out of state permit, but an in state drivers license.
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:33 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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The only con I can foresee is if you get pulled over. Sometimes a cop might be weirded out that you have an out of state permit, but an in state drivers license.
^^^^^ This.

Why take a chance? I told you to call the sherrif where you are moving to. Anything else is speculation.

Maybe I'm a little paranoid but I like to follow the rules and the law.

You can also check here.

Concealed Carry Permit Reciprocity Maps - USA Carry
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, N.C. area
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The only con I can foresee is if you get pulled over. Sometimes a cop might be weirded out that you have an out of state permit, but an in state drivers license.
All the more reason to get the permit in the state that you plan to move to.
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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All the more reason to get the permit in the state that you plan to move to.
I do not have a permit in my home state as I move somewhat often. I've never had any trouble, but sometimes cops don't know the law. That being said, some states require residents to obtain a permit in that state. North Carolina isn't one of those states.
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