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I took a drive up to Middletown, CT today with my family to the CT State Police Headquarters to renew my CCW permit in person. At first I wasn't sure what to expect or how I would be treated based on the Google reviews I read earlier in the week, but all in all I was in and out within 10 minutes tops.

Upon pulling into the parking lot you'll see that the parking spaces were individually marked "visitor parking"

Then upon entering the building you'll see signs stating "no weapons allowed beyond this point" which was to be expected. Upon entering I was greeted by a courteous and friendly trooper who checked me in and directed me to their firearms licensing division.

Once I got on line 2 people were ahead of me, one gentleman was completing his application and allowed me to skip him in line. The lady ahead of me was renewing her permit and was done in 4-5 minutes tops. Once it was my turn I presented my renewal notice, the $70 cash payment, and my old CCW permit. The lady at the counter was nice, took my photo, got my electronic signature and I was out within 4-5 minutes at that point once my new card was printed.

All in all it was a good experience and it felt wierd to taste "freedom" - after we were done we drove an extra 20 minutes to Cabelas
 

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What is the initial procedure for Connecticut? Class? Live fire? Or is it like the PA non resident?
 

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Hello everyone,

I took a drive up to Middletown, CT today with my family to the CT State Police Headquarters to renew my CCW permit in person. At first I wasn't sure what to expect or how I would be treated based on the Google reviews I read earlier in the week, but all in all I was in and out within 10 minutes tops.

Upon pulling into the parking lot you'll see that the parking spaces were individually marked "visitor parking"

Then upon entering the building you'll see signs stating "no weapons allowed beyond this point" which was to be expected. Upon entering I was greeted by a courteous and friendly trooper who checked me in and directed me to their firearms licensing division.

Once I got on line 2 people were ahead of me, one gentleman was completing his application and allowed me to skip him in line. The lady ahead of me was renewing her permit and was done in 4-5 minutes tops. Once it was my turn I presented my renewal notice, the $70 cash payment, and my old CCW permit. The lady at the counter was nice, took my photo, got my electronic signature and I was out within 4-5 minutes at that point once my new card was printed.

All in all it was a good experience and it felt wierd to taste "freedom" - after we were done we drove an extra 20 minutes to Cabelas
Did you need the renewal notice notorized in person or you just handed the old license with the cash.
 

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Did you need the renewal notice notorized in person or you just handed the old license with the cash.
No - if you renew in person the form doesn't need to be notarized since they can physically see you in person and verify you that way based on the photo on your CCW permit. I just handed the cash, along with the old CCW permit along with the renewal notice which I signed in front of her. She then kept my old permit and gave me a new one
 

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What is the initial procedure for Connecticut? Class? Live fire? Or is it like the PA non resident?
Years ago I called the CT state police for an application which they mail you along with the requirements. I had to submit proof of knowledge of handgun safety which at the time was my NRA basic pistol certificate, which included live fire training. I'm not sure how it is now but CT will issue a non-resident full carry without you needing to have a full carry in your home state (which is why I decided to apply - in addition I visit friends, go camping and work in CT on occasion)....which is weird because most counties in PA wont issue a non-resident full carry unless you have a full carry from your home state. I know of one NYC resident here who got full carry in PA but used his hunting auth card / credentials to get it. I may have to research this further.

The other weird thing is that we can all agree that CT is more anti-gun than PA, but to me has a more relaxed way of issuing non-resident CCWs
 

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In all honesty I could have mailed in the renewal but decided to do it in person since I wanted to experience the process...plus the CT State Police office was on the way to Cabelas anyway lol, so it made the trip worthwhile the time and gas
 

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I'm looking to get the CT non resident permit too. I would need to do the class so any info would be appreciated
Check here and choose PISTOL: "NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting - Blended" and find a near by nra instructor offering blended.. I did mine at "gunforhire" for

https://www.nrainstructors.org/search.aspx

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https://nra.yourlearningportal.com/

https://nra.yourlearningportal.com/Courses/NRA-Basics-Of-Pistol-Shooting

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To register for this course you must have completed the Self Learning Module available at https://nra.yourlearningportal.com/. Upon successful completion of this module and you print your certificate, your Personal Identification Number(PIN) is activated at that point. You must use that PIN and the email address used when registering for the Self learning Module to sign up for this course.
 

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So I just received my Application. Do anyone know if a Nys 47 hours course certificate. Would be good instead on the Basic NRA course. Thank you
Thats a good question. If i was CT as the "STATE" "We the State choose 47 hours over NRA blended. Give them a call tomorrow using the number on their application..
 

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Check here and choose PISTOL: "NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting - Blended" and find a near by nra instructor offering blended.. I did mine at "gunforhire" for

https://www.nrainstructors.org/search.aspx

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https://nra.yourlearningportal.com/

https://nra.yourlearningportal.com/Courses/NRA-Basics-Of-Pistol-Shooting

Self Learning Module Completed

To register for this course you must have completed the Self Learning Module available at https://nra.yourlearningportal.com/. Upon successful completion of this module and you print your certificate, your Personal Identification Number(PIN) is activated at that point. You must use that PIN and the email address used when registering for the Self learning Module to sign up for this course.
I went to the website and did a search for instructor led courses. I live in western Nassa (Roslyn Has). The search came up with NO RESUKLTS for a radius of 500 miles!
 

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So I just received my Application. Do anyone know if a Nys 47 hours course certificate. Would be good instead on the Basic NRA course. Thank you
when I got my ct non res a few years back they sent me back my completed application with a letter stating I needed a ct approved instructor for my training course so I googled and found this guy Lou eden from con-fire LLC, drove to ct and did the class at his house, I was the only one there lol, was a nice guy, anyway I did the course and resent all the paper work in and got permit a few months later. Also the permit is for concealed AND open carry which I did not know at the time
 
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