How much is the application fee for the concealed handgun permit issued in Colorado?
The maximum fee amount is $152.50 which is $52.50 to the state and up to $100 to the county. Some counties charge less than the maximum.
How long is the concealed handgun permit issued in Colorado valid?
What is the best way to expand my carry coverage if I am a Colorado resident with a permit issued locally in my Colorado county?
Unlike Colorado, some states will issue a concealed handgun permit to a non-resident. Some of these permits may be accepted in states when carried by a Colorado resident where the permit issued in Colorado is not accepted.
For example, the permit issued in Colorado is not accepted in the state of Washington. However, the Utah permit is valid in Washington and can be issued to non-residents of Utah.
Which "extra" concealed handgun permit is best if I am a Colorado resident with a local permit?
Adding the Utah permit will expand your Colorado carry coverage by 2 states: WA & NV whereas adding the Florida permit will expand it by only 1 state: NV.
The Florida non-resident permit costs $112 for the first 7 years and then $92 to renew for each subsequent 7 year period.
Some training providers promote the Florida permit in addition to the Utah permit but this is unnecessary because of the complete overlap in coverage for NV and because the Utah permit costs much less.
The Utah permit for non-residents costs $47 for the first 5 years and then $15 to renew for each additional 5-year period.
Now, in order to apply for the Utah permit you must first have your permit issued first in your home state and you must complete a specific Utah approved handgun course which is available from us from $49.
How can I get a permit that will allow me to carry in Nevada?
If you don't want to travel to Nevada and take an approved course there then apply in the same county for a Nevada permit ($98.25 for the first 5 years and then $63.25 for each additional 5 year period), you can apply for the Utah permit as a non-resident.
If you have a permit issued in Colorado, adding the Utah permit will expand your carry coverage by 2 states: WA & NV for an initial cost that is about the same as the cost of the NV permit alone without the required course in NV.
Okay, what then are my concealed carry course options at PROFIRE USA?
If you already have a CO permit, take our 201-UT course for $49 and then apply for the UT non-resident permit at a cost of $49 for a total of $98 to add Washington and Nevada to your carry coverage!
If you don't have a CO permit yet, take our 201-CO and 201-UT courses and then apply for all both permits (CO + UT) for carry in up to 37 states!
If you want only the permit issued in Colorado, take our 201-CO course.
For courses with a range session, students may use their own handgun and ammunition or usually rent a handgun and purchase ammunition from the range. The minimum course of fire is 25 rounds.
Colorado and Utah do not require a live-fire range session for their permits while it is required when applying for permits from certain other states. We offer both a live-fire and SIM-FIRE™ session with our 201 courses depending upon each student's experience level. Please call or use our contact form for more information.