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North Carolina Concealed Carry Law

North Carolina has many restrictions regarding the purchasing and carrying of hand guns.  In order to purchase a handgun a Permit to Purchase or a concealed permit for handguns is required.  North Carolina is generally speaking an open carry state but there may be limitations with some local governments.   Some counties within North Carolina even require handguns to be registered with the county sheriff.

North Carolina is a “shall issue” state which means that anyone who applies and meets the requirements shall be granted a permit for concealed carry.  If you are interested in obtaining a concealed carry permit in the state of North Carolina you will need to apply through the local county sheriff’s office.  Every applicant must have completed a firearms training course that has been approved by the state of North Carolina.  Approved classes must be a minimum of 8 hours and must include a written test on state laws regarding the use of deadly force.  Additionally, you cannot have any criminal convictions that would make you ineligible to possess and carry and handgun.

But there is an easier way to apply for a concealed weapons permit.  North Carolina has reciprocity with any state who issues concealed carry permits.

Welcome to, North Carolina’s premier Concealed Carry training website.  We offer a fast and intuitive carry class entirely over the Internet.  Our expert instructors will guide you through all the basics, and then just pass a 20-question exam, and we’ll send you a certificate of completion.  You’ll be able to apply for the Virginia Non-Resident Multi-State Permit, which is honored in North Carolina and 28 other states.  This is the easiest way to complete the training and paperwork required to obtain a concealed carry permit that will help you defend yourself and your family.


Useful Links:

State CCW Site:

State CCW Pamphlet:

State Statutes:

State Reciprocity Info:

State Attorney General:

2nd CCW Info Site:

Secretary of State: