Utah-CFPYesterday on 3/30/2013 I attend a class to obtain a Non-Resident Concealed Firearm Permit for Utah. The class was put on at a local gunshop called Buckshot Sporting Goods. The class was taught by Paul Slavin of utahconcealedcarryacademy.com. You can also find them on facebook at facebook.com/SafeShooting. I cannot say enough about this group of people who put this on. Paul Slavin is a very skilled and knowledgeable instructor. I will explain to you alittle about this class and the content.

The class was setup in a small conf room at a local motel. There were scheduled to be 17 people to attend the class. When you arrived the rep from Buckshot checked you in and collected the balance owed for the class. Then you were asked to step over to a area to get your picture taken. After that you were seated and everyone had a manila envelope for each person at your table. Then contained all the paperwork needed for the class including a quiz, Utah Applications, and a finger print form. There was also an outline of the class so you could take notes and some gun diagrams for the class to be used as reference material.

When Paul started the class he explained about all the paperwork you had received in your packet and what material you were responsable for filling out. There are things you could do (like not using black ink) that could get the applications delayed or not processed at all. Then he talked about what Blue Guns were and how he would be using them in training. If you want to see a what a blue gun is go here – blueguns.com I never realized that the training guns were so exact to almost every model of gun. Weird thing is for some reason my Taurus PT 709 is one I cannot find that bluegun makes at this time. The blue guns make it possible to train with maxim safety in the class or at home. As Paul pointed out drawing your weapon from your holstered position is one of the most dangerous things you can do during personal training. Having a good safe way to practice is the best way to go , so no one gets hurt, not a bad idea if you got your own bluegun or other training gun.

When the content/curriculum was delivered to the class it was following the Utah Mandatory Minimum Training Curriculum that can be found on the Utah.gov public safety Website.

BASIC HANDGUN SAFETY TRAINING

HANDGUN PARTS AND OPERATION (Revolver and Semi-automatic)

AMMUNITION

FUNDAMENTALS OF SHOOTING A HANDGUN “DEMONSTRATE

SAFE HANDLING

UTAH CRIMINAL AND TRAFFIC CODE

Again for a complete list of all the content goto Mandatory Minimum Training link.

The class lasted about 4 1/2 hours with time for breaks. When you leave the class all you had to do it make a copy of your Indiana Gun Permit and your Drivers License. Then you get a certified check for $51 and mail it the address already on the Manila envelope. Pretty simple. I forgot to mention the cost for the class per person was $80 plus the $51 application and processing fee. Paul said Utah has had a turn around of about 2 months.

Again this was a great experience, and I am glad my wife and I did this. Makes me want to see about taking more of Pauls Training.

Resources

See what states honor the Utah Permit. USAcarry.com – pretty impressive.

2013 United States Traveler’s Guide to the Firearm Laws of the 50 States (Gun Laws for all Fifty States, 17th Edition) [Paperback] You can find this on amazon.com Follow this link

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If you have any questions I will try to answer then the best I can.

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