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Question on first time Oregon concealed Weapons permit.

Discussion in 'Defensive Carry & Self Defense' started by csa_ap_hill, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. csa_ap_hill

    csa_ap_hill North East part of Oregon Well-Known Member

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    So.............. Reading through the requirements to get a Concealed weapons permit, I'm seeing a lot on this proof of Proficiency crap. (Sorry I'm of the crowd the believes the second amendment is our permit)..., But I've seen that. So my question is how does one go about getting that? I've also seen where our hunting education we had to take as kids was good enough? From what I've seen online any classes are no where's near me, and I'd have to drive 100 miles or so to even get into one, so are there other ways to get this, or no? OR is this even true, and it's just one of the things you need.
    Like ID and Drivers license and pass the background crap would be good enough or...?
    any serious input appreciated.
     
  2. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    DD214 works if you were in the service.
     
  3. spookshack

    spookshack Forest Grove, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  4. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Gun shows are now giving classes sometimes.

    A lot of gun stores or mil surp stores will hold them also.

    What was told to me is that there HAS to be something on the certificate that says Pistol training on it - so a hunters Ed course wouldn't help.
     
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    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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  6. csa_ap_hill

    csa_ap_hill North East part of Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Thanks added to favs a lot cheaper than the other I seen.
     
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  7. csa_ap_hill

    csa_ap_hill North East part of Oregon Well-Known Member

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    crap but do think we did train with a pistol but ok crap lol.
     
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  8. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    What is this Proficiency you speak of ?

    http://handgunlaw.us/states/oregon.pdf
     
  9. csa_ap_hill

    csa_ap_hill North East part of Oregon Well-Known Member

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  10. pietro beretta

    pietro beretta Spokane, WA Active Member 2016 Volunteer

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    ... this person is going to be super pissed when he finds out the 3 month wait time for his appointment to even submit his application ... lol :p
     
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  11. pietro beretta

    pietro beretta Spokane, WA Active Member 2016 Volunteer

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    (Pro Tip: Set up the appointment now if you can. In Columbia County the first available appointment was May 3rd.)
     
  12. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Ouch - Mult County was 3 weeks to my appointment and 3 weeks to have it in hand thru the mail. But that was a little while ago.
     
  13. pietro beretta

    pietro beretta Spokane, WA Active Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Aye, MCSO does it a little different than CCSO. I am going to assume these little variances are true for all county's.
     
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    pchewn Beaverton Oregon USA Well-Known Member

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    Maryland State Police used to have a FREE online pistol safety course. I took it, printed the certificate, signed it myself, and it was accepted as valid for the Oregon CPL (Washington County Sheriff). Now that I try to find the link for it, it appears that Maryland has gone to instructor-led training required so I can't find the online course.


    OK, I found an equivalent FREE online course from the Washington DC Police Department: https://dcfst.mpdconline.com/
     
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  15. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    There are states which require Fire Arms Proficiency ie Can you hit a target.

    < side bar - anyone working to remove those requirements ? >


    Having a non-specific course does not strike me as some minimal standard.
    "Can they fog a mirror?" and, Not on the prohibited list, then here you go.



    Not that I would advocated this from the State, But as citizens we need to be responsible - that means not just hoping but by taking action to get training in the legal requirements and in the physical requirements.


    If you are a self learner thru reading:

    I think the minimal standard has to be OFF book
    Understanding Oregons Gun Laws: A Guide to Ownership in Plain English Paperback – 2010
    by Starrett

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/09...qid=1456774619&ref_=sr_1_fkmr1_1&sr=8-1-fkmr1

    The link is to an out of date copy - I understand it is being updated for background checks on transfers change and other needs.


    And Mas' book(s)
    Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry
    Deadly Force: Understanding Your Right to Self Defense


    And, I believe that you need to be able to use the tools you carry.
    ie carry a J-Frame, be able to shoot targets with that j-frame and ammo.


    There are courses, videos and other options.

    It is our responsibility as gun owner and carriers to be prepared and responsible.
     
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  16. cooldudeinPDX

    cooldudeinPDX Portland,Oregon Member

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    I got ccw in clackamas county same day...took a few minutes after fingerprinting
     
  17. Camelfilter

    Camelfilter Salem Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Every county is different.

    I'm a first time applicant.

    Marion county is mailed 45 days after your appointment. I'm hoping it's not business days, but am pretty sure it is...

    I lucked out and could get an aplication appointment pretty quick. I think it was about a week & a half out from when I took my class. No idea how far out they are scheduling apointments now.

    Supposedly much smoother for renewals.