I sent an email to the sheriff's office but they sometimes take a few days to get back to me so I thought I would ask here: One of the requirements to get a concealed weapon permit is that you must be able to demonstrate firearms competence by any of the methods provided by law: Completion of any N.R.A. firearms safety or training course, if handgun safety was a component of the course. Completion of any firearms safety or training course or class available to the general public offered by Law Enforcement, Community College, private or public instruction, or organization or firearm training school utilizing instructors certified by the N.R.A. or Law Enforcement Agency, if handgun safety was a component of the course. Completion of any Law Enforcement firearms safety or training course or class offered for security personnel, investigators, reserve law enforcement officers or any other law enforcement officer if handgun safety was a component of the course. Present evidence of equivalent experience with a handgun through participation in organized shooting competition or military service. Proof you are licensed or have been licensed to carry a firearm in this state, unless the license has been revoked. Completion of any firearms training or safety course or class conducted by a firearms instructor certified by a Law Enforcement agency or the N.R.A. if handgun safety is a component of the course. My question is, will my prior military service be good enough (M-16 only training) or do I have to show handgun-specific training? and If I do have to take some kind of handgun-specific training, does anyone know where I could do that around Bend, Or.?