Georgia Weapons Carry License (GWCL)
Being a law abiding Georgia gun owner carries with it great responsibilities, and being competent in your abilities with a firearm is paramount to success. Owning a firearm in and of itself does not make you or your family safe. Having the proper firearms training and the ability to make the correct decisions is all part of your GWCL training experience.
Please note that the State of Georgia does not require firearms training to be eligible for your GWCL however, we strongly recommend that you take a firearms training course if you are new to the shooting sports.
Georgia Firearms Instructors
Georgia firearms instructors may teach basic firearms training or tactical firearms training. A proper gun training course may involve personal firearms training tailored to your individual goals and needs.
The State of Georgia does not require a certification test in order for you to obtain your Georgia Weapons Carry License. To obtain your carry license go to the probate court in your county and submit the proper paper work for your criminal background check. The necessary forms are available at the court house.
Once the proper paperwork and fees have been paid you will be directed to your local law enforcement agency where you will be fingerprinted after having paid the additional fingerprinting fees. Providing you pass your background check you should receive your GWCL in approx 30 days depending upon the county in which you applied.
Georgia Gun Ranges
There are many Georgia gun ranges that have certified firearms instructors on staff and they offer a variety of firearms courses from pistol training to carbine training.
Georgia Handgun Safety Training
The State of Georgia does not require that you receive handgun safety training before they will issue your concealed carry permit, gun license, or GWCL permit. Georgia is a shall issue state.
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