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Carry Legally in up to 38 States with One All-Inclusive Course at NRA Carry Guard Expo

Carry Legally in up to 38 States with One All-Inclusive Course at NRA Carry Guard Expo

If you’re coming to the 2018 NRA Carry Guard Expo in Richmond, Va., to learn more about the concealed carry lifestyle and to gain the training you need to be a confident and capable armed citizen, you won’t want to skip the all-inclusive Multi-State Concealed Carry Permit Course offered daily during the show.



All-inclusive means exactly that. This course will encompass the entire process from beginning to end for obtaining the Utah Carry Permit, as well as the Virginia Non-Resident or Resident permit for anyone that doesn’t already have theirs. This includes everything from completion of the applications for both states to required course instruction, fingerprints and photos.
Everything from completion of  applications for both states to required course instruction, fingerprints and photos.
Many courses don’t incorporate the fingerprinting and passport photo processes, but this comprehensive course ensures students leave fully prepared to submit their complete applications. No need to hassle with trying to take care of these items afterward! They will be accomplished during the course, and it’s all included in the $65 price.

Along with the paperwork, instruction in firearm familiarization and nomenclature of the firearm, Utah Law, the reciprocal agreements of Utah and Virginia, as well as interstate travel and pertinent travel laws will be covered by presenter Charlie Padula of Gun For Hire Academy.

An NRA Training Counselor and Benefactor Member who has been shooting and reloading since 1970, Charlie served with the Belleville Police Department and Detective Bureau for 30 years and has extensive experience as a firearms instructor, training officer and evidence supervisor. He was attached to the Essex County Rapid Deployment Team and served as SWAT Team Administrative Officer as well as the Team Armorer. You’ll be learning from the best: shooting is not just his passion, it's his lifestyle.



While this course does not include the State Application Fee for Utah or Virginia, students will leave the course with all paperwork completed to mail in the application and payment for each state. Once received, Utah and Virginia Permits are valid for five years before a renewal is needed.

Reserve your space today for one of the three course sessions: Friday, 1:30pm - 5:30pm; Saturday, 9:00am - 1:00pm; and Sunday, 9:00am - 1:00pm in Room E25A of the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Don’t leave this year’s NRA Carry Guard Expo without arming yourself with the complete application credentials and necessary instruction for acquiring your concealed carry permit. And be sure to take advantage of the more than 120 other seminars and workshops aimed at bringing you the training and knowledge you need to carry safely, responsibly and confidently.


The Non-Resident Utah and Resident Virginia Permit provides for legal carry in 38 States: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

The Non-Resident Utah and Non-Resident Virginia Permit provides for legal carry in 32 states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Eligibility: Students must be 21 or over and bring a valid driver’s license or state ID. If born outside of the U.S., you must also bring a copy of your passport or naturalization paperwork. If you live in a state which has a reciprocity agreement with Utah or that issues a resident carry permit, you must have the resident carry permit prior to sending in your application to the state of Utah.

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