September 19, 2015

Georgia Concealed Carry Law

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Georgia does issue carry permit/licenses to residents of Georgia through the Probate Courts. Georgia does not issue non-resident carry permit/licenses. Geogia does NOT accept out of state permits. Georgia does NOT recognized the Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License as a legal way to conealed carry in their state. However, you could use this course to show a handsafety course to help you get your permit in Georgia.

Also, 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 Georgia Carry Permit/License As A Non-Resident Of Georgia?

Georgia does not issue permits to non-residents.


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 Georgia.  This is good for recoprocity to other states only for Georgia residents and non-residents.


Can I Open Carry In Georgia?

Yes with a valid permit/license


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 Georgia Concealed Carry Permit/License?

Residents of Georgia can apply for their Georgia carry permit/license at their county’s Probate Court. Contact your county’s Probate Court for specific application instructions.

Georgia Carry Organization

Georgia Carry “believes that citizens of Georgia and the United States have the right to own and carry the firearm of their choice for any reason other than to commit a crime” and works tirelessly to protect those rights.

Georgia Gun Owners

Georgia Gun Owners believes in “100% firearms liberty for individuals in the state of Georgia.

Gwinnett Practical Shooting League

The Gwinnett Practical Shooting League meets weekly at a range in Atlanta.