I had some concerns from this recent transplant from the People's Republic of California, regarding obtaining y Oregon Carry Permit. I knew it wouldn't be the hassle it is in California, but I didn't see that I would benefit all that much by sitting through another training and then proving proficiency with my weapons - probably the trainer would benefit ($) but, from what I've seen these classes seem to be the same mostly. I can pass on the fact, as opposed to random musings from those who like me weren't certain, that when one presents at the Josephine County Sheriffs office with a valid and current California Concealed Carry Permit, it does indeed count as your experience with weapons, education in the classroom, and must count for some major background checks since I had my hard copy Oregon permit four days after wiping ink off my fingers in my mailbox. Note: I did wait to apply until I had lived in the state the 3 months - since that seemed to be the general consensus for residency (also I was too busy unpacking). Now, I'm like what appears to be every third person on the street in this great state: Armed and exercising my legal right to bear arms. Just thought I'd share.