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WA CHLs - need a quick answer.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by RedneckRampage, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I'm an Oregon resident and want to get my WA CHL. Question is, do all countys in WA just give you those crappy paper CHLs or do some have the card type? I'm not excited about the paper ones.
     
  2. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    get it laminated, live with it
     
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  3. nubus

    nubus Guest

    They charge extra to laminate, HAVE THEM DO IT.
    Laminated one yourself could be considered "suspicious."
    I think TCSO charged like $2 extra for lamination.
    BTW, the card is also oversized, another fail for WA.
     
  4. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    I laminated mine, works fine...
     
  5. Grommit327

    Grommit327 Buckley Active Member

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    I've been wondering if there was any way we could push to get a card type like Oregon has. My CPL, even though laminated, is starting to get a bit worn. Plus it's inconvenient that it's just a bit bigger than card size so it doesn't fit very well in wallets
     
  6. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    Do they have special laminate that shows that the law enforcement entity laminated it so it doesn't look "suspicious"?! they will find out it is valid if/when they call the number in and it would only be common sense to laminate it, it is just paper that is supposed to be in a sweaty wallet.
     
  7. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    we, could, but if Wa is anything like Oregon, they would have a reason to charge even more for our god given right
     
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  8. NCW Ray

    NCW Ray Sunny Eastern Washington Active Member

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    Not all PD's/SO's offer lamination service.
     
  9. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Does Clark Co. laminate?
     
  10. Gunner69

    Gunner69 Hillsboro Member

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    Wasnt an option when I got mine. I just took it to Office Max or Staples and had it laminated. think it cost me all of $1
     
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  11. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    Ditto...
     
  12. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    I did mine at Kinco. After some cutting, wide as driver license but tad bit taller.
     
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  13. NuthinFancy

    NuthinFancy Seattle Area Active Member

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    I had an extra empty laminate envelope, so I slid my card in there without heat sealing it. It's protected, but I can remove the paper copy at any time.
     
  14. enjr4

    enjr4 Renton, WA Active Member

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    Folded mine in half and went to the local copy shop and had it laminated. Little bigger than a credit card but fits.
     
  15. CharonPDX

    CharonPDX Portland, OR Active Member

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    Just get a Utah or Florida instead. Good in more states (including Washington,) and shouldn't cost much more than a Washington.
     
  16. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    It does cost more than a WA permit because you need to take a class for it.
    For a WA permit you just go down and fill out the paper.
    I'll guarantee you most LEO's won't be able to tell the difference if you have the court house laminate it or office Depot
     
  17. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Just curious, why does it matter? LEO's don't like aftermarket laminated? lol
     
  18. Misterbill

    Misterbill Yakima County, Washington New Member

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    It doesn't matter. No one will care wif it's laminated or not, or who did the lamination. 20 years carrying in this state and I've never had the slightest issue. ****, I've been pulled over a couple of times and told the cop I was carrying and wasn't even asked for my CPL.
     
  19. nubus

    nubus Guest

    Only reason I mentioned having them do it is if you botch the lamination yourself.