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CHL handgun competency requirements...

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by capdek, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. capdek

    capdek Oregon Active Member

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    I'm planning on getting my CHL through Clackamas County and was wondering if I must take a NRA-sanctioned handgun safety course before applying.
    I've had my IPSC black badge since 1994 and have been a member of the USPSA since 1996. I've also been an action range certified member of Tri-County Gun Club since 2001. I've shot numerous USPSA/IPSC matches over the years and can document all this.
    Can I use this experience to claim handgun competency based on ORS 166.291 (f)(E), which states "Presents evidence of equivalent experience with a handgun through participation in organized shooting competition or military service;", or will the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office insist on explicit proof that i've taken a handgun safety class?
    Thanks for any help or advice you can throw my way.
  2. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    From what I've heard and seen, if you know of anyone with NRA certification that can vouch for your experience, they can sign a letter saying so, and that can be used to fill competency requirements.
  3. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    Not sure.

    We had to take a class, and had to have a certificate of completion, with the NRA instructors "Serial" number and signature. They made a copy of it and stapled it in with the rest of our paperwork.

    Just do the class. No big deal. :) Not a good time to try and bend rules in that area anyway.