Wait Period Question
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    Aug 2008

    Lightbulb Wait Period Question

    Ill finally be turning 21 in july, and will finally be able to purchase my first, long awaited handgun!

    basically my two options are either get a permit to buy a handgun from nc, or get my ccw (ill be taking the class shortly) and then buy the gun..

    does anyone know the waiting periods for each? I might be moving out of the state in a year or so after i graduate for a job, do ccw's transfer at all b/w states, or would i have to start the entire process over again?


    not 100% sure this is in the right place, if not feel free to move it mods!

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    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    If you go the standard permit route, you apply for your permit, wait a week, and go back to pick it up. If you go the CCW route, you will need to wait for a class to open up, take the class, submit all your paperwork, and then wait a minimum of 90 days for the permit to come in. My advice is to get get both; the regular permit for $5 so you can get your gun and practice with it while you wait for your CCW class and permit to arrive.

    In regards to moving, CCW permits are not transferable as I know; you can't turn in your NC permit for a TX one, as an example. You are probably going to have to start the whole process over again. If you know where you're going, you may want to find out if you can get some sort of non-resident permit and if you can convert it to a resident permit once you establish residency there.

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