We are considering adding a Utah CCW class on Thursday morning, September 9th., at the Gun Blogger rendezvous. There are several reasons we are considering Utah CCW class. First, the Utah license has a large number of states who recognize it. Second, it can be completed in four hours of class time. Third, no range time is required. Finally, we have the place to hold the class at the Siolver Legacy Hotel where we are already staying, and there is time in the Rendezvous schedule to fit it in, just barely.
Here's a list of state honoring the Utah Non-Resident CCW permit:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming.
The Utah class, as we are considering, can also count as the first part of an eight hour class with range time which would add additional states. The additional training and range time would have to be arranged separately, if there were enough folks interested.
If you would like to look at more information on which states recognize which permits, or combinations of permits, Check out US Carry.com
If you are going to attend this year's Rendezvous and would like to take the CCW class please let me know. We need to have enough people taking the class to make it worth the instructor's time to come and teach it, and we need to know the approximate number of students well before the Rendezvous.
Emai lme at blog (at) whidbey (dot) com and put Utah CCW at GBR-V in the email title so it will get into the right pile!
Thanks, and we'll see you in Reno!