What is CPL? Concealed carry, or Concealed Pistol License (CPL), is the practice of carrying a firearm in public, in a concealed manner, on one's person or in close proximity. Almost every state in the US allows for concealed carry either permitless or with a permit.

Who can get a concealed carry permit? All 50 U.S. states have laws in place allowing citizens to carry concealed firearms. Some states have Consitutional Carry or shall-issue permit laws, while others make it more difficult with may-issue permit laws or no-issue laws.

Is Washington CPL valid in other states? 28 states honor Washington concealed carry permits: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin

How long does it take to get a CPL? How long will processing take? The turnaround time for processing a concealed firearm license application is approximately 50 to 55 days.

Do I need to renew a CPL every year? The CPL permit is valid for 5 years.

What types of firearms are allowed with a CPL? There are many types of firearms that are allowed. Here is list of firearms that are certified. https://oag.ca.gov/firearms/certified-handguns/search

Can I travel on an airplane with my CPL? You may transport firearms and ammunition, but not as a carry on. However you CAN transport the optics as a carry on!

What type of training is required to get a CPL? Section 26165 of the Penal Code (2) The course shall include instruction on firearm safety, firearm handling, shooting technique, and laws regarding the permissible use of a firearm. (3) The course shall include live-fire shooting exercises on a firing range and shall include a demonstration by the applicant of safe handling of, and shooting proficiency with, each firearm that the applicant is applying to be licensed to carry.


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