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Okay, so you got your New York State handgun license but you are interested in getting a license to carry a handgun in other states.
Below are some links to assist.

Remember, when you obtain the licenses from these states it gives you more that just that particular state. Many states have "reciprocity" agreements with other states, so in fact you will be able to carry in many more states than just the one you hold a license in. For example, just getting the easily obtainable Pennsylvania license gives you: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming.

Just the four licenses below will allow you to carry concealed in over 30+ states.

PENNSYLVANIA - Can be obtained by mail
The necessary application form can be obtained from the web site of the Centre County Sheriff by pointing your browser to the following link: http://www.co.centre.pa.us/sheriff/license_application.asp

Mail everything to:
Centre County Sheriff's Office
213 East High Street
Bellefonte, PA 16823
The cost is $26, is valid for 5 years, and the time to process is amazingly fast.

CONNECTICUT - Can be obtained by mail
Out of state residents may apply for a non resident Connecticut State Pistol Permit. Non residents apply directly to the Connecticut State Police. Call 860-685-8494 to have an application mailed out.

FLORIDA - Can be obtained by mail
The necessary forms can be requested from the web site of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing. Point your web browser to the following web page:
http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/forms/formsrequest790.html

There are 4 items you will need to order from the web page:
The application itself - "Concealed Weapon or Firearm Application"
Fingerprint cards - "Fingerprint Card - Firearm Licenses"
The instructions - "How to be licensed to Carry a Concealed Weapon or Firearm"
And finally - "Questions and Answers Pertaining to the Use of Deadly Force" (This explains Florida Law)
The materials will be mailed to you at no cost, and will arrive in about a week. Follow the instructions and complete the forms.
*Must have taken NRA First Steps or greater Certificate (include copy)

NEW HAMPSHIRE - Can be obtained by mail
Download the "Application for Non-Resident Pistol / Revolver License" available at the following web page:
http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/nhsp/forms.html

Mail everything to:
NH State Police
Permits and Licensing Unit
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305

MAINE:
http://www.maine.gov/dps/msp/licenses/d ... ackage.pdf
http://www.maine.gov/dps/msp/licenses/weapons_permits.html

Maine State Police CWP website for permit booklet: http://www.maine.gov/dps/msp/licenses/w ... rmits.html
Maine has a training requirement, NRA Basic Pistol is sufficient.
Wait time is approximately 5 weeks.

If you are concerned about where your license is honored this link is very valuable. It has a feature on the left side of the page to create a license map. If you hold out of state non resident licenses as many of us do, this will help you determine what states honor your license(s).

Please do not rely on this data to be completely accurate. Common sense dictates that you should VERIFY this information before venturing out of state.

http://handgunlaw.us/

(Thanks ViperJon for this)
 

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Okay, so you got your New York State handgun license but you are interested in getting a license to carry a handgun in other states.
Below are some links to assist.

Remember, when you obtain the licenses from these states it gives you more that just that particular state. Many states have "reciprocity" agreements with other states, so in fact you will be able to carry in many more states than just the one you hold a license in. For example, just getting the easily obtainable Pennsylvania license gives you: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming.

Just the four licenses below will allow you to carry concealed in over 30+ states.

PENNSYLVANIA - Can be obtained by mail
The necessary application form can be obtained from the web site of the Centre County Sheriff by pointing your browser to the following link: http://www.co.centre.pa.us/sheriff/license_application.asp

Mail everything to:
Centre County Sheriff's Office
213 East High Street
Bellefonte, PA 16823
The cost is $26, is valid for 5 years, and the time to process is amazingly fast.

CONNECTICUT - Can be obtained by mail
Out of state residents may apply for a non resident Connecticut State Pistol Permit. Non residents apply directly to the Connecticut State Police. Call 860-685-8494 to have an application mailed out.

FLORIDA - Can be obtained by mail
The necessary forms can be requested from the web site of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing. Point your web browser to the following web page:
http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/forms/formsrequest790.html

There are 4 items you will need to order from the web page:
The application itself - "Concealed Weapon or Firearm Application"
Fingerprint cards - "Fingerprint Card - Firearm Licenses"
The instructions - "How to be licensed to Carry a Concealed Weapon or Firearm"
And finally - "Questions and Answers Pertaining to the Use of Deadly Force" (This explains Florida Law)
The materials will be mailed to you at no cost, and will arrive in about a week. Follow the instructions and complete the forms.
*Must have taken NRA First Steps or greater Certificate (include copy)

NEW HAMPSHIRE - Can be obtained by mail
Download the "Application for Non-Resident Pistol / Revolver License" available at the following web page:
http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/nhsp/forms.html

Mail everything to:
NH State Police
Permits and Licensing Unit
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305

MAINE:
http://www.maine.gov/dps/msp/licenses/d ... ackage.pdf
http://www.maine.gov/dps/msp/licenses/weapons_permits.html

Maine State Police CWP website for permit booklet: http://www.maine.gov/dps/msp/licenses/w ... rmits.html
Maine has a training requirement, NRA Basic Pistol is sufficient.
Wait time is approximately 5 weeks.

If you are concerned about where your license is honored this link is very valuable. It has a feature on the left side of the page to create a license map. If you hold out of state non resident licenses as many of us do, this will help you determine what states honor your license(s).

Please do not rely on this data to be completely accurate. Common sense dictates that you should VERIFY this information before venturing out of state.

http://handgunlaw.us/

(Thanks ViperJon for this)
 

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I just clicked the link to the Pennsylvania website and found this :(

"License to Carry Firearms Applications Via Mail to be Discontinued on March 31, 2011

As the result of requirements of Act 66, 2005, applicants must have their photo and signature captured electronically into our system. At this time there is no manner to complete these requirements without the personal appearance of the applicant.

Therefore we will not be able to process any mailed applications received after March 31, 2011."

 

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I just clicked the link to the Pennsylvania website and found this :(

"License to Carry Firearms Applications Via Mail to be Discontinued on March 31, 2011

As the result of requirements of Act 66, 2005, applicants must have their photo and signature captured electronically into our system. At this time there is no manner to complete these requirements without the personal appearance of the applicant.

Therefore we will not be able to process any mailed applications received after March 31, 2011."

 

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^^Yeah noticed that too. Not only that but the forms and info are not even online anymore so you can't get the paperwork to bring in with you. Guess I will get the Florida one.
 

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Florida is THE license for the non-resident to get. If you have a home in Florida, use that for the address on your FL license, as you will pick up three more states. Utah, formerly the #1 licenses, has a silly "utah" training requirement. The only benefit to get it is if you want to carry in Minnesota.

The following combination with allow a NY resident to "top out" with reciprocity:

NY, FL, RI (which also gets NV), and UT, which gets Minnesota, a state that ordinarily makes you go there.

If you want the remaining states, which are ME, NH, MA, and CT, you can apply to them directly as they honor no others.

If you have a FL home, you can pick up NH, SC, and CO without applying to NH directly. If you're not, you're not going to get SC and CO.

NJ and MD technically issue to non-residents, but not really in practice. Organ is shall issue to non-residents, but you have to own property in an adjacent state. CA and HI only issue to residents.

In IL, the right to carry is denied completely.
 
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