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I am getting ready to get my CCW for Missouri and the instructor suggested over the phone that I should get a Florida Permit instead of a Missouri permit because it is about the same price but is a 5yr license instead of a 3 year. He did not go into details but he said that is what he did and has suggested it to others.

Does anyone have any experience or heard anything about this?
 

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The Florida CCW application packets were a HOT thing here in Michigan back in the 90's. I picked one up when I did gun shows here, but never used it because my county's DA suddenly started to interpret the state's constitution correctly. Made it nearly impossible to not get a 24/7 carry permit as opposed to the usual bank/business or target permit. Check your state's rules regarding out of state permit holding and/or reciprocity though. If I remember correctly the reason to get the Florida license was due to the fact that they didn't turn many down and then once you were approved it made it easier to get one in Michigan or your home state. However there are rules regarding residency can be based on time spent in that state...like you must live here at least 6 months and 1 day annually or something similar. Check out the law were you reside and take it from there. Hope this helps.
 

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Florida does not cover as many states, right now I beleive MO covers more than any other states permit. Plus being a MO resident, I have heard that there is legislation beiing introduced that will make it a 6 year permit so you can renew with your DL...

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Florida does not cover as many states, right now I beleive MO covers more than any other states permit. Plus being a MO resident, I have heard that there is legislation beiing introduced that will make it a 6 year permit so you can renew with your DL...

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I don't know why you'd want a FL CWL in MO, but it is good for seven years now for residents.
 

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Florida's "Concealed Weapon or Firearm License" is valid for 7 years. :hand10:

Florida's CWFL site: Concealed Weapons or Firearm Program - Division of Licensing, FDACS
Florida accepts non-resident permit. It even issues permit to people who are legal residents of the US. The fee is $117 for 7 years while the MO one cost my husband less than $100, I think about $85 for three years. He just got his CCW here in MO while I got mine from Florida. I got the Florida one because I had researched it first before I got mine. I think it is more cost effective. It covers 40 states...if I am not wrong and it covers also those places where we go for our fly-ins.

Btw, if you apply in person, you'd probably get it within a week. By mail, it will be 3 weeks at least.

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Thanks for your input.

BTW: Did anyone notice the name of the commisioner of FL was "Charles Bronson".
 

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Thanks for your input.

BTW: Did anyone notice the name of the commisioner of FL was "Charles Bronson".
Yes. I did. And my first response was..."Is he still alive???":rofl:
 

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If you never travel outside of your home state, then I guess you could consider cost as a criteria. But if you do travel, then I would never let cost determine what state's license I received. I consider the Missouri license to be one of the best available. Makes me wish I lived 8 miles further east so I'd be a Missouri resident. The only thing you gain with the Florida license over Missouri is Wyoming but you lose New Hampshire, South Carolina, Washington, Colorado, Minnesota, Michigan and Nevada. Not a good trade as far as I'm concerned.

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The only thing you gain with the Florida license over Missouri is Wyoming but you lose New Hampshire, South Carolina, Washington, Colorado, Minnesota, Michigan and Nevada. Not a good trade as far as I'm concerned.
Easy answer to that... get both. Nothing says you can have only one.
 

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Florida accepts training from more sources. If you go that route, you need to take it upon yourself to study state and local law concerning firearms use.
 

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there was some that got the fla because it covered more states at one time but missouri now covers 35 states, with Neb being one of the last to recognize Missouri.
personally i would have the Missouri before the Fla... but this is JMHO.
 

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Some states will not recognize a FL. permit if you are not a FL. resident. I think you get more states if you are a FL resident.
 

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Easy answer to that... get both. Nothing says you can have only one.
Agreed, somewhat. In the OP's particular case, considering how good the Missouri license is, I'd probably go for a NH non-resident license if he ever wanted to travel to Wyoming (the only state that Florida or New Hampshire would add to a Missouri license). The advantage to the NH license is that there's no testing requirement, no fingerprints, etc. Just fill out the paperwork (available online) and mail with $$$ and a copy of your current home state license. Really easy.

Some states will not recognize a FL. permit if you are not a FL. resident. I think you get more states if you are a FL resident.
Granted. If you were a Florida resident you'd have Wyoming, New Hampshire, Colorado and Michigan but you still wouldn't have Washington, Minnesota and Nevada. Of course, if the OP lived in Florida, the whole discussion would be moot because Missouri doesn't issue non-resident licenses so he wouldn't be trying to decide between the two.

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One good reason to get the Missouri permit if you are a Missouri resident has to do with the numbers of holders when we are lobbying the Legislature. We can't count you if you have an OOS permit because there is no way to track that. However, if you have a Missouri permit that shows up in the numbers we can take to the legislature.

Since the end of May '09 we have gain over 40,000 new Missouri permit holders. We are no over 90,000 and moving in rapidly on 100,000. Legislators understand such numbers.

If you want a Missouri and a OOS, that is fine. But you really help our state cause if you have a Missouri one. And has been mentioned, the Missouri permit is recognized in 35 other states. There are several state that will not recognize a permit that is issued to someone who does not live in the issuing state. Something to keep in mind as well.
 

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I am getting ready to get my CCW for Missouri and the instructor suggested over the phone that I should get a Florida Permit instead of a Missouri permit because it is about the same price but is a 5yr license instead of a 3 year. He did not go into details but he said that is what he did and has suggested it to others.

Does anyone have any experience or heard anything about this?
I am from MO and had my FL and MO permit at the same time. I have since let my FL permit expire. I dont go to Wyoming so it really does me no good.

Though with the FL permit all you need is hunters education. Its what I used to get mine.

The main problem with going with an non residentOOS permit is that many states will only recognize your home state. Many wont recognize an non resident OOS permit.
 

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One good reason to get the Missouri permit if you are a Missouri resident has to do with the numbers of holders when we are lobbying the Legislature. We can't count you if you have an OOS permit because there is no way to track that. However, if you have a Missouri permit that shows up in the numbers we can take to the legislature.

Since the end of May '09 we have gain over 40,000 new Missouri permit holders. We are no over 90,000 and moving in rapidly on 100,000. Legislators understand such numbers.

If you want a Missouri and a OOS, that is fine. But you really help our state cause if you have a Missouri one. And has been mentioned, the Missouri permit is recognized in 35 other states. There are several state that will not recognize a permit that is issued to someone who does not live in the issuing state. Something to keep in mind as well.
OK...you have just convinced me...:yup:I'm going to apply asap. Thanks for this info. It will not hurt to get another one.
 
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