Wyoming Offers Options for Concealed Carry Classes to Residents
If you're one of the the thousands of Wyomingites that are wanting to obtain your concealed carry permit, then you'll need to take a course that fulfills the training requirements set forth by the Wyoming Attorney General.
Why get a Wyoming Concealed Carry Permit when Wyoming is a Constitutional carry state? There are many benefits to holding this concealed firearm permit, including skipping the background check on firearm purchases, carrying in national parks, and carry privileges in nearly 40 states.Click here for current reciprocity.
Course Topics usually include:
- The safe loading, unloading, storage, and carrying of firearms to be concealed
- Current laws defining lawful self defense, use of force by private citizens, including use of deadly force, transportation, and concealment.
- Pistol operation
- Pistol cartridges and components
- Ammunition malfunctions
- Maintenance and cleaning
- Holster selection / concealment techniques
Other FAQ information:
- Permit valid for: 5 years
- New Conceal Carry permit cost: $74
- Permit renewal fee: $50
- Minimum age: 21+ years old
- Click here to view current Wyoming's Concealed Carry permit reciprocity
There are multiple ways to obtain your Wyoming Concealed Carry Permit. One of the easiest ways is to obtain it online. But regularly scheduled Concealed Cary Permit classes are also available at venues in cities all across Wyoming for residents who want to learn in a classroom with an instructor.
American Firearms Training offers an online course for $49.99.
Wyoming Concealed offers an online course for $79
These are just a few online sites offering and there are several other online sources to obtain the training you need. The draw back is you'll have to fill out forms and registration without assistance and will need to obtain finger printing services in before you can submit your Concealed Firearm Permit application.
IN CLASS TRAINING:
Sportsman's Warehouse in Cheyenne will be offering a concealed carry course on Wednesday, Feb. 17th at LCCC for $75 if you register in advance, $85 at the door.
Equipped 2 Conceal will be holding a concealed carry course on Saturday, Feb. 20th at the La Quinta Inn in Casper for $99
Sportsman's Warehouse in Casper will be offering a concealed carry course on Wednesday, Feb. 17th at the Sportsman's Warehouse location on East 2nd street, $75 if you register in advance, $85 at the door.
These are only a few examples of upcoming classes. There will be more classes being scheduled and offered on a regular basis. If you're interested in a classroom course, you can also inquire at your favorite local gun shop for more information.
The laws surrounding who can and cannot obtain a Concealed Carry Permit are listed below, courtesy of the Wyoming Attorney General's office.
Wyoming Concealed Carry Laws
From W.S. § 6-8-104 (b):
(b) The attorney general is authorized to issue permits to carry a concealed firearm to persons qualified as provided by this subsection. The attorney general shall promulgate rules necessary to carry out this section no later than October 1, 1994. Applications for a permit to carry a concealed firearm shall be made available and distributed by the division of criminal investigation and local law enforcement agencies. The permit shall be valid throughout the state for a period of five (5) years from the date of issuance. The permittee shall carry the permit, together with valid identification at all times when the permittee is carrying a concealed firearm and shall display both the permit and proper identification upon request of any peace officer. The attorney general through the division shall issue a permit to any person who:
(i) Is a resident of the United States and has been a resident of Wyoming for not less than six (6) months prior to filing the application. The Wyoming residency requirements of this paragraph do not apply to any person who holds a valid permit authorizing him to carry a concealed firearm authorized and issued by a governmental agency or entity in another state that recognizes Wyoming permits and is a valid statewide permit;
(ii) Is at least twenty-one (21) years of age;
(iii) Does not suffer from a physical infirmity which prevents the safe handling of a firearm;
(iv) Is not ineligible to possess a firearm pursuant to 18 U.S.C. section 922(g) or W.S. 6-8-102;
(v) Has not been:
(A) Committed to a state or federal facility for the abuse of a controlled substance, within the one (1) year period prior to the date on which application for a permit under this section is submitted;
(B) Convicted of a felony violation of the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act of 1971, W.S. 35-7-1001 through 35-7-1057 or similar laws of any other state or the United States relating to controlled substances and has not been pardoned; or
(C) Convicted of a misdemeanor violation of the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act of 1971, W.S. 35-7-1001 through 35-7-1057 or similar laws of any other state or the United States relating to controlled substances within the one (1) year period prior to the date on which application for a permit under this section is submitted.
(vi) Does not chronically or habitually use alcoholic liquor and malt beverages to the extent that his normal faculties are impaired. It shall be presumed that an applicant chronically and habitually uses alcoholic beverages to the extent that his normal faculties are impaired if the applicant has been involuntarily committed, within the one (1) year period prior to the date on which application for a permit under this section is submitted, to any residential facility pursuant to the laws of this state or similar laws of any other state as a result of the use of alcohol;
(vii) Demonstrates familiarity with a firearm. A legible photocopy of a certificate of completion of any of the courses or classes or a notarized affidavit from the instructor, school, club, organization or group that conducted or taught the course or class attesting to the completion of the course or class by the applicant or a copy of any document which shows completion of the course or class or evidences participation of firearms competition, shall constitute evidence of qualification under this paragraph. Any one (1) of the following activities listed in this paragraph shall be sufficient to demonstrate familiarity with a firearm:
(A) Completion of any certified firearm safety or training course utilizing instructors certified by the National Rifle Association or the Wyoming law enforcement academy;
(B) Completion of any law enforcement firearms safety or training course or class offered for security guards, investigators, special deputies, or any division of law enforcement or security enforcement;
(C) Experience with a firearm through participation in an organized handgun shooting competition or military service;
(D) Completion of any firearms training or safety course or class conducted by a state certified or National Rifle Association certified firearms instructor;
(E) Be certified as proficient in firearms safety by any Wyoming law enforcement agency under procedures established by that agency; or
(F) Honorable retirement as a federal or state peace officer who has a minimum of ten (10) years of service.
(viii) Is not currently adjudicated to be legally incompetent; and
(ix) Has not been committed to a mental institution.