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WA CPL Question

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by TyPercy, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. TyPercy

    TyPercy Vancouver, WA Member

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    I got my CPL in the mail the other day. I guess I was expecting it to be a laminated credit card size thing I could easily put in my wallet. Turns out, as many of you know, it is an 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of paper, folded in a very odd way. What do others do to make it easier to carry, and last for five years?

    Thanks!

    Ty
     
  2. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    My Oregon CHL is a credit card thingy, but I carry my car registration in my (small) wallet by photocopying it down to a reasonable (and readable) size. Maybe you could photocopy it to say 40% of the original size and fold it once or so.

    If it is just plain paper, I would at least carry a photocopy so that when that gets destroyed, there was something to make another copy from.

    You should contact the sheriff to see if it is OK to copy.
     
  3. crosse

    crosse Bellevue Active Member

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    the card isn't a 8.5 x 11". the card's outline should be in a long perforated strip that takes up about 40% of the page. trim with a rotary paper cutter slowly shaving off each edge until its small enough to laminate into a cc size. fold the signature and bottom over the lip so its double sided with a bit overlap.
     
  4. Tactical SS

    Tactical SS Washington Member

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    They didn't give you the option to have it laminated for like $3?

    That's what mine is, but yes, it is a very odd size even folded up. It fits very tightly in my wallet, but it works in my Swiss Army tri-fold.
     
  5. M.Link

    M.Link Guest

    My dad just showed me his lastnight, I thought it was a joke. Seems really stupid. He cut his down, laminated it, and folded it.
     
  6. cwegga

    cwegga Helena, MT Active Member

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    Yeah, just do the trim excess off, fold where it says you shouldn't making sure not to lose any info in the crease and laminate it yourself. That's what the rest of us do. :(

    I just consider it one more thing they do to make CCW harder to do. There's no good reason the CPL should be designed to be a size that doesn't fit in a wallet nicely.:(
     
  7. TCOV

    TCOV OLYMPIC PENINSULA Active Member

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    Unless they have changed in the last few years the actual carry card is perforated part of the sheet. Remove it from the sheet and fold in half and mine fits in my wallet just fine. Good idea to get it plastic laminated in case you get wet. WAC shows have that service for reasonable fee. I keep the rest of the page for my records.
     
  8. Will

    Will Everett Active Member

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    No Offense but if you can't figure out the pref to remove your carry card you have other issues:huh:
     
  9. TyPercy

    TyPercy Vancouver, WA Member

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    Thanks for the tips! I wondered about that, but there is information on the parts outside of the perforated area that I thought might be needed. Thanks!:thumbup:
     
  10. TyPercy

    TyPercy Vancouver, WA Member

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    There's always at least one. Jackhole!
     
  11. tionico

    tionico Thurston County Well-Known Member

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    Thurston County allow no option, they charge the additional five bucks for ALL applicants, and it comes in the mail already neatly folded and laminated. At first I was a bit miffed about the no option thing, but they treated me so well, and I had the finished ticket in hand in ten days from the day I went up the hill to do it, I figure even if the fivespot IS extra, I didn't mind the tip for such good, fast, friendly service. I was impressed. By the way, this was just last summer.....