September 19, 2015

Connecticut Concealed Carry Law

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Connecticut does not honor permit/licenses from any other states. Connecticut does NOT recognized the Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License as a legal way to conealed carry in their state.

However, by getting the State of Virginia’s Non Resident Carry Permit/License, you can INCREASE the number of states you CAN carry in.


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

Yes, non-residents may apply for their Connecticut carry permit/license but they must hold a carry permit/license in another state that meets or exceeds the requirements for the Connecticut carry permit/license.


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 many states as a valid concealed carry permit, but NOT in Connecticut.  This is good for recoprocity to other states only for Connecticut residents and non-residents.


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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.

Gun Community Resources

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

Residents can apply for their Connecticut carry permit/license with their local Police department, or the First Selectman of their town. Contact your local authorities for specific application instruction.

Connecticut Carry

Connecticut Carry is a non-partisan, non-profit organization in Connecticut that works to protect gun rights in the state.

Blue Trail Range

Located in Wallingford, the Blue Trail Range holds regular trainings, offers private training, and hold regular event.

Hartford Gun Club

Established in 1884, the Hartford Gun Club bills itself as the “oldest gun club in America.”