Concealed Carry FAQ's Rockford, MI

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We offer firearms training courses for both novices and experts. Listed below are the questions we get most frequently from customers and students.

If you are interested in learning more about firearms safety, we recommend you enroll in one of our courses taught by our CPL renewal instructors.

How do I apply for a Concealed Carry Pistol License (CPL)?

If you have felonies or disqualifying convictions, you won’t be eligible for a Concealed Carry Pistol License. Follow these steps to get a CPL:

  • Complete concealed carry training course
  • Fill out application packet, including 2 passport photos
  • Submit application packet to county’s clerk with processing fee of $105
  • Take receipt to Sherriff Department or local law enforcement agency to get fingerprinted and have background checked
  • Wait 45 days from receipt of report for gun board to issue or deny CPL.

How long until I have to renew my CPL?

Your Concealed Carry Pistol License will only last for 7 years. However, we recommend you renew your CPL more regularly to keep up-to-date on recent changes to Michigan gun law and to brush up on concealed firearm safety.

What do I do if pulled over by police with a legally concealed handgun?

For the safety of both you and the police officer, it’s important, to be honest. When pulled over, put your hands on 10 and 2 on the steering wheel. You may also want to roll down your window and turn on your dome light so the police officer can see clearly into your vehicle.

When the officer gets to your window, you’ll want to be respectful and alert them that you have a concealed carry license for that state and have one on your person. Ask them how they would like to handle the situation. Also, tell the officer where your firearm is located and they will let you know what they want you to do.

When the officer asks for your driver’s license, move slowly and hand them your concealed carry license at the same time to streamline the process. Remember that all police officers just want to get home to their families (just like you), which is why honesty about concealed weapons is always the best policy.

Can I still renew my CPL if it expired?

As long as your CPL hasn’t been expired for more than six months, you’ll be able to renew it. If it’s been more than six months since it expired, you’ll need to apply for a new license.

The NRA firearms training instructors at Protection Tactics are dedicated to helping gun owners learn proper gun safety for their weapons. To learn more about our concealed carry training classes, please feel free to give us a call at (616) 884-5070.