Arizona Concealed Carry Permit


Arizona Concealed Carry Permit

Arizona Concealed Carry Permit Information

Arizona Concealed Carry PermitI live in Arizona and have held an Arizona Concealed Carry Permit for over 17 years.  The actual requirements, classroom and shooting, have changed over the years.  Especially since Arizona is a Constitutional Carry state.


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Here you go:


Arizona is a shall-issue, permit-less carry state with concealed weapons permits issued at the state level by the Department of Public Safety.

There is no permit, background check or firearms registration required when buying a handgun from a private individual. A purchaser must be at least 18 years old to buy a gun from a private individual. The minimum age to purchase a handgun from a federally licensed dealer is 21.

Open carry is legal in Arizona for any person who is at least 18 years old and who can legally possess a firearm. Some areas are off-limits, including schools and liquor stores that have posted “no weapons” signs.

Applicants must:

– be a resident of this state or a United States citizen;

– be twenty-one years of age or older or is at least nineteen years of age and provides evidence of current military service or proof of honorable discharge or general discharge   under honorable conditions from the United States Armed Forces, United States Armed Forces Reserve or a State National Guard.

– not be under indictment for a felony offense;

– not be convicted of a felony offense, unless the conviction has been expunged, set aside, vacated or pardoned, or the individuals right to possess firearms has be restored AND the individual must not be a prohibited possessor under state or federal law.

– not suffer from mental illness and been adjudicated mentally incompetent or committed to a mental institution;

– not be unlawfully present in the United States;

– complete a firearms safety training program.

Persons who were born outside of the United States or one of its territories must send a copy of proof of citizenship or alien status. Any of the following documents are acceptable:

– Certificate of Naturalization
– Resident Alien Card
– Record of Birth Abroad to US citizens
– Record of Birth Abroad to Armed Forces Personnel
– US Passport

Applications with errors or containing incomplete information will be returned for correction.

Allow 75 days for the Department to process your application. If you have not received your permit or notification from the department regarding your application after 75 days please contact the Concealed Weapons Permit Unit.

Once you have received your permit, inspect it for errors. If you find an error, return the permit along with a completed copy of the CWPU “Error on Permit Form” available under printable forms on this website.

The cost for an Arizona Concealed Carry Permit can be found HERE

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