September 19, 2015

Alabama Concealed Carry Law

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Alabama gun laws state that anyone over the age of 18 can possess a firearm without a permit as long as they are not in the proximity of a demonstration or the barrel of the shot gun or rifle is not sawed off or short. Alabama does recognized the Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License as a legal way to conealed carry in their state. 

Also, by getting the State of Virginia’s Non Resident Carry Permit/License, you can INCREASE the number of states you CAN carry in. We have some of the best instructors in the nation!


Can I Apply For An Alabama Carry Permit/License As A Non-Resident Of Alabama?



Does This Course Qualify Me To Obtain A Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License?

Yes. You will NOT be applying for your permit in the state you reside.  This is for you to obtain a Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License which is accepted in the state you reside as a valid concealed carry permit.


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How Long Is The Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License Good For?

Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License are valid for 5 years.  We suggest you apply at least 90 days before the expiration of your permit to be sure you have plenty of time to submit it to the Virginia State Police to be renewed to allow enough time for you to get your new permit before the old one expires.


How to apply for your Virginia Non-Resident Permit:
To apply for your VA non-resident Permit visit:

You can also go to and on the left side of the page click the link for “firearms/concealed handguns” and then click on “Nonresident Concealed Handgun Permits” link.This will bring you to a page that details the application process. You can begin the application process immediately by downloading their checklist of all the documents that need to be prepared to make your application.This webpage will give you everything you need to apply.


To obtain your Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License, you will need to submit an additional $100 made payable to the Virginia Police.

This class/training is only valid for one year before you apply for your permit.  If you do not apply within one year, your training will not be valid and you will have to retake training per state law.

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How Do I Apply For My Alabama Concealed Carry Permit/License?

Additionally, persons must not have a criminal record, a documented history with drugs or alcohol, or have mental-stability problems. It is, however, against the law in Alabama to carry concealed without a permit.

To apply for a concealed carry permit in Alabama a resident must apply for the permit at the Sheriff’s office of the county where they reside. The applicant must present good reason to fear injury to his or her person or property or must demonstrate some other proper reason for requiring a concealed weapon permit. The Sheriff will then conduct an investigation as to whether the applicant obtaining the permit would be a violation of state or federal laws prior to issuing the permit. This method is subjective and does not guarantee that you application will be approved. You must be 18 years old and an application fee will vary per office.

Alabama does not issue non-resident permits.

Alabama Firearm Laws

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