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This is a discussion on New member - new CWP holder - couple questions within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Hey everyone, New to the forum. I recently received my SC CWP about a month ago and haven't left home without it yet. I do ...
New to the forum. I recently received my SC CWP about a month ago and haven't left home without it yet.
I do have a question on obtaining either a FL or PA permit - so as to be covered in more states.
Should I opt for FL? what is the process?
I do travel quite a bit and would like to be able to CC on my road trips.
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Welcome from Central Texas!!!!!!
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If there is reciprocity then why bother? I can't think of a reason.
It appears like you are ok in Florida
It appears you are not ok in PA.
Category 5: State does not recognize or grant licenses/permits to individuals from another state, currently does not extend reciprocal privileges to Pennsylvania license holders, or has not indicated current status.
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FWIW, I got a New Hampshire permit after receiving my SC CWP. It's easy...fill out the application & send them a copy of your SC permit along with the $100.00 fee.
Here is a link to the application:
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Florida is pretty reasonable with regard to CCW. However, as a non-resident, you would not be able to use a Florida CWP in some states. There are several states which ONLY reciprocate with Florida RESIDENT permits. Check it out at
In short, you have to pay $117 (for 7 year permit) and show that you have taken a firearm course that shows competence. Courses vary from 2 hours to 6 hours and are widely available.
Check the reciprocity map to see which one gives you the states that you want without going through so much expense or trouble to get. I know florida is harder to get than PA or even NH. NH is $100 for 4 years. PA is I think $26 for 5 years unless that has changed since my wife got hers. NH and PA are just a matter of downloading their application, filling it out and sending it in along with a photocopy of your driver license and SC permit. PA is real fast on approving their permits. Florida is a tougher process from what I understand. If you go with PA. Send it to Centre County. They had my wife's approved and back to her in a week and 2 days. Would have been faster if not for the weekend.
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Welcome from Florence, SC. I personally have a NH non resident permit along with my SC permit.
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Welcome from TX, from one of a double handful or so of female DC members who post.
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Go for a NH non-resident permit. It's a little pricey, but it covers the rest of the South and about 35 other states, including the Northeast.
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Welcome, Congrats be safe out there.
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It's better to have it when you need it then need it and dont have it.