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The Detroit Area's FIRST Choice for Michigan Concealed Carry Training (CCW/CPL)

19 May '18

Non-Resident Michigan Concealed Carry

Posted by Doreen Hankins

If you are a Michigan resident, with a Michigan drivers license, you must possess a Michigan CPL in order to carry concealed in the great state of Michigan.

MCL 750.231a makes it legal for a non-resident of Michigan, with a valid CPL issued by his or her state of residence, to carry a concealed pistol in Michigan as long as the pistol is carried in conformance with any and all restrictions and laws in Michigan. Michigan will honor reciprocity of said out of state license if the person is in Michigan less than 180 days and does not intend to establish residency here.

THE DAY you establish residency - get a Michigan Driver's License - your CPL issued in a state that is not Michigan is no longer valid.

In order for you to carry concealed in Michigan, you must take and pass a certified Michigan CPL Class and apply for a Michigan CPL License at your local county clerks office.  Military service does not waive the requirement for taking and passing a complete 8-Hour Michigan Concealed Carry CCW/CPL Course.

Michigan has a 6 month residency requirement for new CPL applicants - however - if you have a valid CPL license from another state that requirement is waived. Please understand that it may take up to 45 days to receive a CPL license in Michigan. You may not carry concealed during that time.

IF YOU TOOK AN ONLINE COURSE for obtaining a CPL license - namely the widely advertised Virginia CPL License - BE WARNED that as a Michigan resident, the CPL license issued to you by the state of Virginia will not be honored for carrying concealed in Michigan.

Please understand that the company providing this course will issue you a license - it will look very real - it will have your name and Michigan address listed on it. IT IS NOT VALID FOR CARRYING CONCEALED IN MICHIGAN. It may fly in other states that have reciprocity with Virginia, but it is not legal in Michigan for Michigan residents to legally carry concealed.

If you are a Michigan resident - you must have a Michigan CPL License issued to you by the state of Michigan in order to carry concealed.

Don't believe us? Call the Michigan State Police CPL division at 517-284-3700.

Looking to take a class?  Visit us at www.DetroitArms.com or call us at 586-598-5300.

08 Apr '18

Michigan CPL Renewal Class

Posted by Doreen Hankins

Michigan Concealed Pistol License Renewal Classes

Detroit Arms offers RENEWAL CLASS for $50 per person, which is a 3 hour training seminar which covers the review of the required training, if you should choose to take a class rather than self study.

YOU MUST HAVE A CURRENT MICHIGAN CPL - OR ONE THAT HAS BEEN EXPIRED FOR NO LONGER THAN 12 MONTHS IN ORDER TO TAKE OUR RENEWAL COURSE!  

 
Taking an actual class is not mandatory, but is always recommended.  Ignorance of the law is not a valid defense.  GET TRAINING!

We provide our Renewal students a packet containing renewal instructions and a copy of the application you need to fill out and turn into the clerks office.  This class DOES NOT include range time.

We host these classes every week, they are the first three hours of our regular classes.  

- Saturday Renewal class runs from 10:00 am until approx. 1:00 pm.
- Sunday classes are from Noon until approx. 3:00 pm.  
- Evening classes are at 6:00 pm the first evening of the two night class and run until approx. 9:00 pm.

REGISTER TO ATTEND HERE

Exception: The training requirements are waived for an individual who is a retired police officer or retired law enforcement officer.

An individual licensed to carry a concealed pistol may carry a concealed pistol under the authority of his or her CPL until the CPL expires or the individual's authority to carry a concealed pistol is otherwise suspended or revoked, whichever comes first. 

You can register for any of our upcoming classes by clicking here, or call us at 586-598-5300.  

12 Jan '18

Online Concealed Carry CCW / CPL Classes for Michigan Residents

Getting your Concealed Pistol CCW/CPL License by taking an online course seems like a convenient way to accomplish the state of Michigan's requirements for obtaining your license.

BUYER BEWARE!

At Detroit Arms we receive calls on a regular basis from people who have seen an advertisement online and read intriguing statements such as:

"At XYZ Concealed Online we believe every eligible law abiding citizen of the United States should exercise their right to carry. At the core of responsible firearm ownership is commitment to safety. This is why we are proud to offer the 1st step in securing your permit, of educational safety training.

The State of Virginia allows for the issuance of concealed carry permits for both resident and non-resident applicants. This unique state endorsed program requires online (or optional in person) safety training. 

Because of reciprocity laws between states the Virginia concealed carry permit is currently recognized in 28 states. This mean that even if you are not a Virginia resident, if you fulfill the requirements to own and carry (concealed) a firearm according to Virginia state law, you can legally carry (concealed) your firearm in any of the other 28 states recognizing the Virginia permit."

While this sounds intriguing and a great way to get your concealed carry license, IT IS NOT VALID IN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN!  

The "training" you receive via these online classes does not qualify under the State of Michigan requirements for training to apply for and receive a Michigan Concealed Carry license.

In order for a Michigan Resident to concealed carry in the state of Michigan, you must have a State of Michigan issued Michigan Concealed Carry License.  The only way for a Michigan resident to receive said license is to take an accredited class, pass and apply for the license.

The best part about these "online classes" is the fact that they lure you in with an easy way to get your license, they have you take their "12 Question Multiple Choice Certification Quiz" and then they collect your money.

Then you receive access to this information:

Michigan is red - meaning, not honored.  You will likely only get this information AFTER you've completed their "course" and paid them.  

It's not their fault you didn't do YOUR homework.  They keep your money - you get nothing but an education in what not to do when trying to obtain a Michigan Concealed Pistol License in the state of Michigan.  

Your training is not valid in Michigan, your training will not be honored in Michigan.  Sorry.

Take your class from an accredited trainer like Detroit Arms and you won't have to worry about wasted energy, time and money.  

Register online at www.DetroitArms.com or call us at 586-598-5300

 

 

02 Jan '18

How to RENEW A Michigan CCW / CPL Permit

Posted by Doreen Hankins

Michigan Concealed Carry Permit CCW / CPL Permit
RENEWAL Process

An application to renew a Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL) may be submitted to your local county clerks office not more than six months before, nor one year after, the expiration of the current CPL.  

Michigan CCW / CPL Permits that have been expired for 12 months or longer require attendance of the standard 8 Hour Michigan Concealed Carry Permit Class in order re-apply.

CPL holders will be notified that their license is approaching expiration by their county clerk between three to six months prior to the expiration of their current license. A CPL may be renewed at the appropriate county clerk’s office with a $115 payment to the county clerk.

Upon payment of renewal fees to your county clerk, the applicant will be issued a receipt. If an individual applies for a renewal license prior to the expiration of his or her license, the expiration date of the current license is extended until the renewal license or notice of statutory disqualification is issued.

A person carrying a concealed pistol after the expiration of his or her license pursuant to such an extension shall keep the receipt issued by the county clerk and his or her expired license in his or her possession at all times he or she is carrying the pistol.

The receipt, when carried with the expired license, shall serve as a valid CPL until the new license or notice of statutory disqualification is received. If an individual applies for a renewal license after the expiration of his or her license, the individual is not permitted to carry a pistol concealed until such time as the renewal license is issued.

Possession of this receipt and expired CPL does not exempt the holder from the requirement to obtain a license to purchase a pistol or exempt a firearms dealer from running a background check prior to the sale of a pistol.

An application is considered a renewal if the applicant has previously received a CPL in compliance with the training requirements set forth in Michigan law effective July 1, 2001, and the previous license has not been expired more than one year.

An applicant applying for a renewal is not required to have fingerprints taken again if the applicant's fingerprints have been submitted to and are maintained by the MSP. Fingerprints have been maintained by the MSP since January 1, 2006.

The applicant shall sign the statement on the application certifying that he or she has completed at least three hours of review of the required training and has had at least one hour of firing range time in the six months immediately preceding the renewal application.

Michigan Concealed Pistol License Renewal Classes

Detroit Arms offers RENEWAL CLASS for $50 per person, which is a 3 hour training seminar which covers the review of the required training, if you should choose to take a class rather than self study.  

Taking an actual class is not mandatory, but is always recommended.  Ignorance of the law is not a valid defense.  GET TRAINING!

We provide our Renewal students a packet containing renewal instructions and a copy of the application you need to fill out and turn into the clerks office.

We host these classes every week, they are the first three hours of our regular classes.  

- Saturday Renewal class runs from 10:00 am until approx. 1:00 pm.
- Sunday classes are from Noon until approx. 3:00 pm.  
- Evening classes are at 6:00 pm the first evening of the two night class and run until approx. 9:00 pm.

REGISTER TO ATTEND HERE

Exception: The training requirements are waived for an individual who is a retired police officer or retired law enforcement officer.

An individual licensed to carry a concealed pistol may carry a concealed pistol under the authority of his or her CPL until the CPL expires or the individual's authority to carry a concealed pistol is otherwise suspended or revoked, whichever comes first. 

You can register for any of our upcoming classes by clicking here, or call us at 586-598-5300.