The State of Arizona respects the right for people to bear arms. At 18 years of age, anyone who legally possesses a firearm may open carry and at 21 you can conceal carry. Although you can carry a concealed weapon without a permit in AZ, there are many reasons to get an Arizona CCW (Concealed Carry Weapon). These include reciprocity in 37 other states, the ability to conceal carry in more locations, and additional legal protection if you ever need to you use your weapon for self-defense.
If you want to earn your Arizona CCW permit, these are the steps to take:
Meet the Arizona CCW Requirements:
Before you can become a CCW permit holder, you must meet certain requirementsunder Arizona law. These include:
- Residency. You must be a legal resident of Arizona or a citizen of the US.
- Age. You must be either over 21 years of age or over 19 with proof of military service.
- Criminal Record. You may not have any indictments or convictions for felony offenses.
- Mental Health. You must not have any mental health conditions that caused you to be either deemed mentally incompetent by the state or committed to a mental health institution.
Take a CCW Class
If you meet the preliminary requirements, your next step to earning an Arizona CCW is to take a firearm safety class, pursuant to ARS (Arizona Revised Statutes) 13-3112.
At The Hub, we offer training that fulfills the Arizona CCW requirements. These four-hour classes cover laws and firearm safety. In order to take our class, you must be able to load and unload your firearm and have basic shooting skills. However, if you are a complete beginner, we offer 101 classes that will teach you the basics of operating a gun.
Final Steps and Arizona CCW Renewal
Once you complete your CCW class at The Hub, we will help you send your fingerprints, background check, and CCW application to the State of Arizona. After this, the state will issue your CCW permit. Your Arizona CCW is good for five years before you will need to renew it. However, if you want to get the most out of your gun ownership and have peace of mind that you can protect yourself and your family, we recommend continued firearm practice. At The Hub, you can make use of our MILO Range in order to keep up your tactical gun skills.
Earn Your Arizona CCW With The Hub
The Hub is your one-stop shop for all of your gun-related needs. You can take beginner firearm classes or earn your CCW. You can also hone your skills on our MILO Range. If you need a new gun or need an affordable gun to start your collection, The Hub’s gun store has you covered. Contact us today to schedule a class or come visit us and browse our huge selection of high-quality firearms.