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What's a good county for a Washington resident to apply for an Oregon CHL?

Discussion in 'Defensive Carry & Self Defense' started by bolus, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I have a colleague that wants to get his Oregon CHL since he works here. I'm hesitant to send him to the Columbia County Sheriff because of this little clause in the CHL application process:

    Additional Conditions for Washington State Residents
    1. You must have a Washington State Concealed Handgun License to qualify for your Oregon permit. This permit can be used as one piece of identification when applying for your Oregon CHL.
    2. You must write a letter to Sheriff Dickerson stating why you want an Oregon Concealed Handgun License. Your reasons must be compelling in nature.
    I was was going to send him to Washington county to get it done unless someone has had good experiences somewhere else
     
  2. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The standard answer for years has been Grant County, but since The Oregonian has declared war on Sheriff Palmer he may have his hands full.
     
  3. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    I would recommend Washington County. My experience was quick, professional, and very polite staff.
     
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  4. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Sheriff Dickerson used to go to the Tacoma gun show to process Wa residents so I doubt he is that hard to convince. I also seem to remember seeing a compelling reason form letter but can't seem to find it.
     
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  5. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    That would be most convenient for him but that statement made me think twice. I dont want him to be turned away and get discouraged. Im taking him to the range so he can figure out a good carry pistol. Someone told him to get a 22LR for a carry gun so I need to get him up to speed on basics.
     
  6. Joe13

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

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    I didn't have a lick of an issue going thru multanoma county.

    I have also heard horror stories.

    My letter was one sentence: I travel back and forth from WA to OR on a daily basis - no questions asked.
     
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  7. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    Isn't it weird that Oregon is a Shall-Issue state for residents and only a may-issue state for non-residents? That's crazy. It should be shall-issue for both types of applicants!
     
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  8. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    What's crazy is that my Brother in law in Utah can't get an Oregon permit, but I can get a Utah non-resident permit which covers me in half the US.
     
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  9. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    What's crazy is needing permission to exercise of God-given, constitutionally guaranteed right.
     
  10. William Jones

    William Jones Longview Wa Member

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    I don't know about non-resident, but Yamhill processed me in 7 days from walk-in to card in the mail.
     
  11. pietro beretta

    pietro beretta Spokane, WA Active Member 2016 Volunteer

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    (I am waiting on my non-resident renewal, mult. county. - tomorrow will be two weeks.)
     
  12. John

    John Washington New Member

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    Sheriff Dickerson still comes to the WAC shows in Puyallup. Sample letter forms can be obtained from their HQ. You don't have to be a member to attend the show, but you cannot purchase or sell until they run a BG check on you.
     
  13. bgdawgrr

    bgdawgrr Washington Member

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    Don't forget two unrelated character references.
     
  14. Lilhigbee

    Lilhigbee SE Portland Visit Target550.com Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    A couple of club members tried Wasco and Hood River counties without success. No one from our group has had a problem with Multnomah.
     
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  15. Joe13

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

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    Yea, I was treated like a visiting King because I showed up and checked in 15 min early. They almost didn't know what to do with me at that point - like I was the first person to EVER show up early or on time:D

    Actually that's kinda sad:(

    It was stupid easy to get and I kick myself for not having done it years before I did.
     
  16. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I was at Multco Sheriffs Office on Gleason yesterday to re-up my resident CCL and there were a couple of Wa residents there to get CCLs. Those folks are very nice at that office.

    I would imagine if you spend most your time in Multco that you ought to get the CCL here. A LEO checking you here and having a CCL from somewhere like Grantco and living in Vancouver may cause some delay? Or extra hassle?

    BTW, Multco is 4-5 weeks out for renewals.
     
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  17. SHPD_Retired

    SHPD_Retired Saint Helens Well-Known Member

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    I asked the Lt. why they required this letter and he said that it is Oregon law to do so. I could not find it anywhere but as I know they are very gun friendly I doubt anyone has any problems getting a license from them. I know this because I just retired from that agency.
     
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  18. TOVO

    TOVO SW WA. Active Member

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    Same experience I have had with the Sheriffs office with out of state CCL.
     
  19. Fordcragar

    Fordcragar Renton, Washington Active Member

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    Is there anywhere in Oregon that you don't have to have an appointment, you can just walk in? If there is, would you have a phone number or address?
     
  20. Fordcragar

    Fordcragar Renton, Washington Active Member

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    I was at the Puyallup gun show last weekend, and wasn't thinking about the Oregon CHL until I saw them at the show. I picked up the application and looked it over, then called them, but they only take appointments; which the next one would be in June. The next time that they will be back to Puyallup is this fall.