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The graphic shows a black and white image of a small handgun resting on top of some papers, one of which is a concealed carry permit. On the bottom portion of the graphic, the title reads, "Concealed Carry Permits: Everything You Need To Know."

Concealed Carry Permits: Everything You Need To Know

At Colorado Handgun Safety, our team is passionate about providing a non-intimidating environment for shooters of all levels. Whether you’re interested in becoming an instructor or you want to brush up on your shooting skills, we have a course geared toward helping you achieve your unique goals. One of our most popular courses is our Concealed Carry Permit class. If you’re interested in becoming a concealed carrier, then the following information is vital to you being a responsible and educated gun carrier.

What Is A Concealed Carry Permit?

A concealed carry permit allows an individual to legally carry a weapon in a way that conceals it from others. In Colorado, if you’re caught carrying a weapon or gun without a permit, there are serious consequences. First-time offenders can be charged with a misdemeanor and ordered to pay a fine, spend up to a year in jail, or both. If you’re caught unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon again, you may be charged with a felony and ordered to spend as much as 3 years in jail and pay a fine of up to $100,000.

Concealed Carry Permit Requirements 

The requirements for getting a concealed carry permit may vary based on where you’re located. In Colorado, the requirements include the following:

  • You are at least 21 years of age.
  • You aren’t prohibited from owning a firearm.
  • You’re a legal resident of Colorado.
  • If you’re not a legal resident of Colorado, then you or a member of your immediate family are a member of the armed forces and on permanent duty at a military base in Colorado.
  • You haven’t been convicted of falsifying information on a permit application.
  • You do not abuse alcoholic beverages or unlawfully use a controlled substance.
  • You aren’t subject to a protection order.
  • Proven competence with a handgun, which can be shown with a certificate from a handgun training class.

If you meet all of the above requirements, the sheriff still has the ability to deny you a concealed carry permit if he/she believes that you present a danger to yourself or other members of society.

What Is The Process For Getting A Concealed Carry Permit?

If you’re interested in a concealed carry permit, you can get an application and information packet from your local county sheriff. When applying for a concealed carry permit, there is certain information that you will be required to disclose. This information includes:

  • Your Full Name
  • Previous Names You’ve Gone By
  • Date Of Birth
  • Addresses for the past 10 years
  • Proof Of Valid Driver’s License Or Military Order That Proves Residence

After you’ve completed your application, you will need to return to the issuing sheriff’s office and sign it in front of an authorized employee. 

Complete Your Concealed Carry Permit Class with Colorado Handgun Safety

If you’re eager to become a concealed carry permit holder, you’ll need to fulfill all of the above requirements, including completing a handgun safety class. As one of the top handgun training centers in Colorado Springs, we’d be thrilled to have you enroll in our concealed carry permit class. If you have any questions regarding the class, or would like to learn more about Colorado Handgun Safety, please contact us today!

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