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Florida Concealed Weapon License (CWL) Checklist
REASONS TO KEEP AN ACTIVE FLORIDA CWL, EVEN WITH CONSTITUTIONAL CONCEALED CARRY
1) Reciprocity when traveling to other states (see "RECIPROCITY" below).
2) No waiting period when purchasing a firearm from a dealer.
3) Serves as a "civilian credential" when enrolling in firearms related courses or organizations requiring proof of good character/background check.
4) Allows you to carry while driving on school property during drop off and pick up of your children without violating Federal gun free zone law.
OBTAIN PROOF OF TRAINING
Schedule private training.
APPLY Visit one of the State's "one stop shop" Regional Office in person to take fingerprints & photo, submit application, remit funds, and submit proof of training.
Know which 37 states honor a Florida CWL by visiting the State's concealed weapons reciprocity page.
Know where you are prohibited from carrying in Florida, even with a CWL by visiting prohibited places.
LAWFUL SELF DEFENSE
Educate yourself on what you legally can and cannot do. We recommend 3 "must reads:"
Deadly Force by Massad Ayoob
The Law of Self Defense by Andrew Branca
Violence of Mind by Varg Freeborn
JOIN CCW SAFE FOR POST INCIDENT SUPPORT
Follow this link to learn more. (* EDC Pistol Training receives no remuneration for this recommendation.)
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