Wanting a Concealed Carry Permit in North Carolina?

The average wait time to receive a state-issued concealed carry permit in North Carolina is ninety days. Citizens wanting to carry a firearm concealed are required to complete eight hours of mandatory training in firearms safety. Requirements for carrying a concealed handgun are defined by the North Carolina Department of Justice. Courses include state laws on legal aspects of using deadly force and areas where carrying a handgun concealed is prohibited.

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Open Carry in North Carolina

Open Carry in North Carolina seems to be a confusing topic for many people that I encounter in the world of #FirearmsSafetyTraining.

I’m never surprised at the many students that drive to class with their firearm that don’t know the laws of Open Carry. North Carolina Open Carry law provides ONLY two options when transporting a handgun.

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​How long Does it Take to Obtain a Concealed Carry Handgun Permit in North Carolina?

NC Concealed Carry Handgun
Requirements

Obtaining a concealed carry handgun permit in North Carolina is a fairly stringent process. You must first take an 8-hour handgun certification course approved by the North Carolina Justice Academy. In addition, an on-range shooting qualification firing 10 rounds at 3, 5, 7 yards for a total of 30 rounds.

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What happens in Concealed Carry Handgun Class

A North Carolina Concealed Carry Handgun permit allows you to legally carry a handgun on your body or in a personal tote such as backpack, briefcase, or handbag. NORTH CAROLINA FIREARMS LAWS defines Concealed Carry “about the person” which means it must be concealed on the person or within arm’s reach of the person.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Laws regarding Firearms are unique to each State and County. Information in this FAQ is related to the Laws in the State of North Carolina.

Q. How do I obtain an Pistol Purchase Permit?.

 Contact the Sheriff’s department in your county to apply for a Pistol Purchase Permit.

 Q. What would make a person in North Carolina ineligible to obtain a Pistol Purchase Permit?

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