FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

 

Q:  When do I need to pay for the class?
A:  All classes require pre-registration and pre-payment. You may register and pay here on the web site or by phone. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and PayPal.

 

Q:  What do I need to bring to class?
A:  A picture ID, a great attitude, a willingness to learn, and an ink pen.  We'll provide everything else you'll need.

 

Q:  What should I wear to class?
A:  A high collar shirt (i.e. a t-shirt) comfortable long pants or jeans, and closed toe shoes (i.e. tennis shoes).  Ejected brass from firearms are hot!  We don't want to have a hot shell go down your shirt or land between your toes.  We call the resulting dance when this happens, "The Hot Brass Boogie."

 

Q:  Do I need a hand gun to take a class?
A:  No.  In fact, no hand guns or live ammunition are permitted in the classroom.  We will provide a pistol and ammunition during range time.  The exception to that rule is:  If you are taking one-on-one coaching classes from us, you may use your own firearm and ammunition.

 

Q:  Do you offer 'Ladies Only' classes?
A:  YES! Not only do we offer Ladies Only classes, we have a certified female firearms instructor on staff!

 

Q: Do I need a Concealed Permit to legally carry a gun?
A: Yes. To carry a gun, concealed in the state of Florida, a person must absolutely obtain a Concealed Weapon Permit. There is no open carry in the state of Florida.

 

Q: Do I need a Concealed Permit to have a gun in the car?

A: Yes, if you wear it on you. No, if it is securely encased.

 

Q: What is securely encased?

A: Florida State Statute 790.001 “(17) “Securely encased” means in a glove compartment, whether or not locked; snapped in a holster; in a gun case, whether or not locked; in a zippered gun case; or in a closed box or container which requires a lid or cover to be opened for access.”

 

Q: How do I get a Florida Concealed Firearm Permit?

A: Concealed Firearm Permits are issued by the state of Florida Division of Licensing, through the Department of Agriculture. To apply for the permit, a person must have a certificate of completion of a qualifying Safe Aim Firearms Training class or other proof of training as described in the Florida statutes. Classes offered by Safe Aim Firearms Training satisfies the State Of Florida's Training requirements.

 

Q: Do you issue the permit with the class?

A: No. In Florida, the Department of Agriculture is the licensing agency that issues the permit. SAF-T will issue your certificate of class completion which you will need to apply for your permit.

 

Q: Where do I go to get my fingerprints taken?

A: The details of this are covered in our Concealed Permit Class.  We will teach you step-by-step how to proceed after you have taken our class to obtain your concealed firearm permit quickly and easily.  

 

Q: How much does it cost?

A: Check out our "Available Classes" page for the rates of our various classes.

 

Q: How long is a Florida concealed firearm permit valid for?

A: Seven (7) years.

 

Q: What does it let me do?

A: A permit allows a person to carry a concealed weapon (see below for the state of Florida's definition).
790.001(3)(a) “Concealed weapon” means any dirk, metallic knuckles, slungshot, billie, tear gas gun, chemical device, or other deadly weapon carried on or about a person in such a manner as to conceal it from the ordinary sight of another person.

 

Q:  Does my Florida Concealed Permit allow me to carry my firearm in other states?
A:  Yes, but only certain states.  Visit http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/news/concealed_carry.html for the most current list of states where you are allowed to carry with your Florida permit.

 

Q: Do I still need to do a background check to buy a gun if I have a Concealed Firearm Permit?

A: Everyone gets a background check. No exceptions. That’s the law.

 

Q: Does the three day waiting period to buy a gun still apply to me if I have a concealed permit?

A: No.

 

Q: Do I have to wait three days if I trade in a gun?

A: No.

 

Q: Can I carry a gun anywhere I want?

A: No. Florida State Statute 790.06
(12)(a) A license issued under this section does not authorize any person to openly carry a handgun or carry a concealed weapon or firearm into:

1. Any place of nuisance as defined in s. 823.05;

2. Any police, sheriff, or highway patrol station;

3. Any detention facility, prison, or jail;

4. Any courthouse;

5. Any courtroom, except that nothing in this section would preclude a judge from carrying a concealed weapon or determining who will carry a concealed weapon in his or her courtroom;

6. Any polling place;

7. Any meeting of the governing body of a county, public school district, municipality, or special district;

8. Any meeting of the Legislature or a committee thereof;

9. Any school, college, or professional athletic event not related to firearms;

10. Any elementary or secondary school facility or administration building;

11. Any career center;

12. Any portion of an establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, which portion of the establishment is primarily devoted to such purpose;

13. Any college or university facility unless the licensee is a registered student, employee, or faculty member of such college or university and the weapon is a stun gun or nonlethal electric weapon or device designed solely for defensive purposes and the weapon does not fire a dart or projectile;

14. The inside of the passenger terminal and sterile area of any airport, provided that no person shall be prohibited from carrying any legal firearm into the terminal, which firearm is encased for shipment for purposes of checking such firearm as baggage to be lawfully transported on any aircraft; or

15. Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by federal law.

(b) A person licensed under this section shall not be prohibited from carrying or storing a firearm in a vehicle for lawful purposes.

(c) This section does not modify the terms or conditions of s. 790.251(7).

(d) Any person who knowingly and willfully violates any provision of this subsection commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

 

 

 

(disclaimer: laws are subject to change. This information is confirmed valid at the time of posting. If you have documentation where the information below is in error, please call or email us so we can update this page with the most recent, current information. Thank you.)