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General Discussion => Guns => Topic started by: Hammer (Avi) on January 23, 2013, 09:35:27 AM

Title: CCW
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on January 23, 2013, 09:35:27 AM
How much do they cost, how long do they take to get, and where do you suggest I go?
Title: Re: CCW
Post by: 11Pro4X on January 23, 2013, 09:57:23 AM
Thetaxguy and I went here!  http://blackwolfccw.com/

It's the least expensive and fastest course!  Instructor is a MCSO as well!

All fingerprinting and such done right on site!
Title: Re: CCW
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on January 23, 2013, 10:03:01 AM
wow 339th Ave. I could probably pay twice as much in Tempe and save money in the end on gas.  Maybe if i get my motorcycle emissions done I could use it as an excuse for a bike trip.   
Title: Re: CCW
Post by: AZXterra410 on January 23, 2013, 10:12:47 AM
Scottsdale Gun Club has a 4 hour course for 60 bucks, given almost every week. I will be doing this course in the near future.
Title: Re: CCW
Post by: 11Pro4X on January 23, 2013, 10:25:23 AM
Get a membership there Andrew and we can go shooting!
Title: Re: CCW
Post by: AZXterra410 on January 23, 2013, 10:29:17 AM
I might, havent decided if I would use it enough to justify it.
Title: Re: CCW
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on January 23, 2013, 10:34:25 AM
Some guys at work have a group deal and a discount, but it is like a 40 min drive for me.  and still 250 bucks.
Title: Re: CCW
Post by: AZ-Ted on January 23, 2013, 10:41:39 AM
Thetaxguy and I went here!  http://blackwolfccw.com/

It's the least expensive and fastest course!  Instructor is a MCSO as well!

All fingerprinting and such done right on site!

I went there too.  John Hansen is a really good instructor and has some great insights on how to be legal, and when you can / when you can't shoot someone.

When mine comes due again next year, I'll definitely make the drive.  This is one of the cheaper classes around, and everything is done that day (classroom, fingerprints, and shooting qualification).  Very efficient process.
Title: Re: CCW
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on December 01, 2015, 01:57:05 PM
I know this is an old thread, but I've been given the green light to own a firearm. This is going to be a slow and steady process. I know there is a local guy in my area that sells and educates. I see he has a Groupon deal for two at $85. A 4 hour or 8 hour class, and doesn't require shooting. Not sure what the difference is with extra 4 hours.

What did you guys do? I'd like to get this on the whim we travel and I can carry in those states covered.
Title: Re: CCW
Post by: Chuy on December 01, 2015, 10:51:12 PM
What did you guys do? I'd like to get this on the whim we travel and I can carry in those states covered.

Im active duty and my wife is prior service. We just emailed the county via the website and they sent us the forms and finger print cards to fill out. For me they wanted a copy of my ID, LES, or Orders. For my wife they wanted her DDForm214. Mailed them in and got our CCW's in a couple of weeks.

Most of the people I know use BlackWolf Defense he's only $40+Application Fee. They say he does a quick and painless class focusing on the need to know stuff. Look at it this way you can run big horn mountain if your making the trip out here to the far west side. It looks like he does the class in the same area I shoot.

http://www.azccwclasses.com

http://www.azdps.gov/Services/Concealed_Weapons/

New Concealed Weapons Permit   $60.00
Concealed Weapons Permit Renewal   $43.00
Replacement Permit (lost, stolen or name change)  $10.00
Title: Re: CCW
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on December 02, 2015, 07:24:43 AM
Another thing, I already have a fingerprint card that's due for renewal this coming year. I can't find anywhere that mentions it. Does the ccw card then act as a fingerprint card too?

For kid's school and girl scouts they ask for this type of I'd many times when you are a chaperone or on the school grounds as a volunteer.
Title: Re: CCW
Post by: Ghostrider on April 22, 2016, 06:04:43 PM
If you are a veteran you can expedite the process with your DD214. Myself I will be converting my Florida CCw into Arizona. I have to take a class and pay the man!

Its funny how is t always comes down to money! :-\
Title: Re: CCW
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on April 22, 2016, 07:21:44 PM
AZ you don't really need a CCW or at least go to classes you just need to fill out a form. I do not agree with this I think everyone should do a course on firearms before they allowed to carry.
Title: Re: CCW
Post by: Chuy on April 22, 2016, 07:54:48 PM
AZ you don't really need a CCW or at least go to classes you just need to fill out a form. I do not agree with this I think everyone should do a course on firearms before they allowed to carry.

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I think everyone should attend some basic firearms training course, in the mil you usually get some good experience on how to maintain a weapon, sight it in, and fire it. If you want a CCW license in AZ it does require a class but anyone in AZ can conceal carry, the permit just offers a few more options to gun owners. I didn't get one for the longest time because I was raised with guns. I only got one because I have a common cartel member name and I always get put on a hold for a purchase. I have also heard from self defense survivors that having a CCW can help during a trial. You may survive an attack but surviving the trial and case is the 2nd battle.
Title: Re: CCW
Post by: Ghostrider on April 23, 2016, 07:35:54 AM
I agree with training and the fine points of the law that could get one in trouble.   

Example:  Federal says one can carry within  1000 ft. of a school. That is easy enough, but that includes Passing on a road way in front of the school.

So the moral of the story is,  a class is always good and practice with your side arm.
Title: Re: CCW
Post by: AZGeorge on April 27, 2016, 07:44:15 PM
If you are a veteran you can expedite the process with your DD214. Myself I will be converting my Florida CCw into Arizona. I have to take a class and pay the man!

Its funny how is t always comes down to money! :-\

I have a DD214 and went through the day-long class at Merchant Firearms.  I wholeheartedly recommend going through the course as they teach the legal ramifications and what you can and can't do in AZ with a firearm.  It's nice having the DD214, but there is sooooo much that you should know.

And the price is reasonable considering you actually go through eight separate background checks to get the CCW.

Title: Re: CCW
Post by: AZGeorge on April 27, 2016, 07:52:01 PM
I agree with training and the fine points of the law that could get one in trouble.   

Example:  Federal says one can carry within  1000 ft. of a school. That is easy enough, but that includes Passing on a road way in front of the school.

So the moral of the story is,  a class is always good and practice with your side arm.

My #1 reason for getting the CCW was because my last house was inside a school zone and I needed it to legally transport firearms to/from my house.  The best reason for getting it is because I carry in the desert and having the CCW enables me to carry on National Parks and National Monuments.

Title: Re: CCW
Post by: Ghostrider on May 07, 2016, 07:39:25 PM
That is good information on national Parks. I relieved my packet from AZDPS last week and I got fingerprinted today.   My conversion is easy because I have a Florida CWP in good standing. Arizona recognizes my permit and plus am a Veteran.

Next step is to  pay the man for $60.00 bucks, send the packet,  and we wait for 8-10 weeks. 8)
Title: Re: Arizona DPS, is raly behind on CCW
Post by: Ghostrider on July 14, 2016, 07:47:38 PM
Email  DPS and they are so behind! Good thing I up dated my Florida CCW!

It a sign of the times, people do not feel safe.
Title: Re: Arizona DPS, is raly behind on CCW
Post by: Chuy on July 14, 2016, 08:53:10 PM
Email  DPS and they are so behind! Good thing I up dated my Florida CCW!

It a sign of the times, people do not feel safe.

The good thing is a CCW is not needed in AZ, but I think all people who shoot or carry a gun need to know how to use it. The classes are cheap and they offer good information.
Title: Re: CCW
Post by: AZGeorge on July 15, 2016, 10:48:52 AM
CCW is still needed in AZ for certain things, like:
Carry privileges in 35 states with the Arizona permit.
No background check requirement when purchasing firearms (save yourself a few minutes).
Carry permitted in restaurants that allow concealed carry (meaning you can go to a bar with your gun - no drinking though).
Carry in national parks in Arizona.
Carry in school zones (not on schools - within the 1000ft perimeter)

And I recommend going through the training, even if you have a DD-214 (and you know who you are) because the legal training is invaluable.  There are certain limits on what one can do with a gun in AZ and it is really good to know them - the CCW class I went through covered that (State requirement).
Title: Re: CCW
Post by: Ghostrider on July 31, 2016, 08:33:52 PM
Finally got mine on Saturday.   Ya! 8)
Title: Re: CCW
Post by: Pax (Eric) on July 31, 2016, 09:22:40 PM
Does anyone know about how long it takes to get one? Because i am trying to get it before CANVAZ so i can carry in Nevada as well.
Title: Re: CCW
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on August 01, 2016, 02:21:54 AM
Does anyone know about how long it takes to get one? Because i am trying to get it before CANVAZ so i can carry in Nevada as well.
Once you take the class and send in the paperwork I think it is about a month. 
Title: Re: CCW
Post by: Pax (Eric) on August 01, 2016, 11:09:02 AM
Does anyone know about how long it takes to get one? Because i am trying to get it before CANVAZ so i can carry in Nevada as well.
Once you take the class and send in the paperwork I think it is about a month.

Awesome thanks
Title: Re: CCW
Post by: Desert-X-Guy on April 19, 2017, 03:43:14 PM
Where are you guys still getting these done at and how much are they running?

I accidentally let our (wife) ccw's expire, because I missed the renewal date and they don't have/offer autopay.  I checked with our old place and they have shut down since the need has died down considerably.

Kicking myself, just don't check thee ol' po box like we did in the old days.
Title: Re: CCW
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on April 24, 2017, 09:18:21 PM
Good question, this thread needed an update.  So both me and FirstLady got ours at C2 tactical with a groupon.  I won't go and advertise for C2, I think their prices are high and transfer fees for non members are a joke.  The class itself was good and informative.  They took care of the thumb prints and gave us directions for mailing in and paying the fees.  I think it was about 50 for the class and probably another 50 or so in fees.  They did allow us free range time all day, which was nice.  I think it includes gun rental to cert with if you don't have your own as well.   
Title: Re: CCW
Post by: Rubio480 on April 24, 2017, 09:20:31 PM
Just like Avi, i got a groupon and did mine at Caswells in mesa with my uncle. They took care of everything.
Title: Re: CCW
Post by: Thatsgr8 (Scott) on April 29, 2017, 03:57:15 AM
I just googled CCW and found one in Chandler for $39.99. Four hour class. In and out.  Fingerprinting included.  The manual he used is available to purchase a hard copy or download a PDF from his website.  It is located on Chandler Blvd and (I think) 48th st.  Right next door to Merchant Firearms.  I did mine Nov 2016.  I also believe everyone needs at least a safety course before carrying.
Title: Re: CCW
Post by: Desert-X-Guy on May 03, 2017, 09:16:55 AM
Great info, thanks.  My wife is 5-6 months preggo atm tho, so prob have to wait til she can take a proper stance. 

Last time we did our ccw, almost 7-10 years back, it scared the crap out of me to know the kinds of people that would be carrying their firearms.  Blew me away that people would take a class, that had either never fired their firearm or never fired a firearm period.  One guy managed to hit my wife's target who was 2 stands away.  Another guy tried to draw from around his back, whilst next to my wife (I then shat down his throat and problem was alleviated).  Moral of the story, I think everyone is the USA needs to be required to take a mandatory 8 hour class on:

1.  This is a firearm, not a toy
2.  Do not put your finger on the trigger unless you are ready to pull it
3.  Do not draw or aim your weapon like you see in the movies
4.  The bullet comes out the end with the hole
5.  This is seriously not a toy, and can and will kill someone
6.  A firearm is not a cure to resolve conflicts
7.  A holster isn't a recommendation it is mandatory, don't be the guy that shoots himself in the pecker
8.  If any of these subjects where confusing to you, raise your hand and we can send you to the remedial 48 hour program ;)

I get that its our right, and that made sense when to fire a weapon you had to know how to deal with paper, powder, rods, flint locks and all that fun.  Heck if you could load it, you were already in possession of some need to know knowledge, like how a firearm works.

Not to get too off topic but such a class would probably be quite helpful before being allowed to vote, as well ;)
Title: Re: CCW
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on May 03, 2017, 09:28:23 AM
I just googled CCW and found one in Chandler for $39.99. Four hour class. In and out.  Fingerprinting included.  The manual he used is available to purchase a hard copy or download a PDF from his website.  It is located on Chandler Blvd and (I think) 48th st.  Right next door to Merchant Firearms.  I did mine Nov 2016.  I also believe everyone needs at least a safety course before carrying.
Yep, they do a lot in Ahwatukee. Nice gun shop too.

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Title: Re: CCW
Post by: Thatsgr8 (Scott) on May 03, 2017, 04:38:25 PM
For sure.
Title: Re: CCW
Post by: VetxSquared on August 24, 2017, 10:58:08 PM
I know I'm new here but since this is an AZ forum I had to check the gun section first when lurking.
I've been around guns most of my life and applied for my CCW permit the day I turned 21. I'm not the most experienced guy, nor the noobiest. I've heard many range "lawyers" and have even played one myself at times because I didn't know any better.
Recently I was exposed to a guy named Andrew Branca and his "Law of Self Defense" books, classes and other material. He is lawyer who advises other lawyers on self-defense cases (also he's a master class IDPA shooter).
Anyway - it really opened my eyes and completely changed what I thought I knew about self-defense law and staying out of legal trouble (criminal and civil). Just thought some of you might want to check his info out. I took a class - expensive yes but worth it. It looks like for AZ he just has some self defense notes (http://lawofselfdefense.com/product/self-defense-law-compilation/) and I'm not sure how info they have that isn't in his book.
No- I have no financial ties to Mr. Branca and he didn't ask me to write this and I pray I never need his services and I bet he couldn't pick me out of a police line-up but I'm glad I now know more than I did prior to learning from him.
Semper Fi and be safe,
VetxSquared (Richard)
[Mods - I looked kindasorta hard for rules about links to other sites and didn't see any - I understand if you have to edit or delete this post. Just trying to pass what I think is some good info on to others.]