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This just in from the Oregon Firearms Federation!

Grant County Announces Pro-Gun Policy Towards Non Residents.

While most of the recipients of our alerts are Oregon residents, we are pleased to be able to report that at least one Oregon County has announced a formal policy of encouraging non-residents to apply for concealed handgun licenses.

Grant County Sheriff Glen Palmer has just sent us his new CHL application and asked that we make it available on our website.

You can download it here. (Adobe Acrobat required.)

Of course, Oregon law still limits non-resident applications to residents of adjoining states, but this is clearly a positive development.

For years, one of the most commonly asked questions we have received at Oregon Firearms is "what sheriff is most likely to issue a license to a non-resident?" We can now report that at least one county has a formal policy of issuing.

Sheriff Glenn Palmer told us in a recent e-mail "I am kind of excited about doing this as it is high time that we do something favorable instead of taking something away from gun owners."

We encourage non-resident applicants to visit beautiful Grant County if they are seeking non-resident concealed handgun licenses. Of course, pro-gun residents should consider spending their vacation dollars in a county with such positive policies.

Contact info or the Grant County is available here.

CCW from Grant Co. Sheriff

He is the real deal...
Got mine in under 30days...
This fine gentleman is actually traveling to different locations to make it easier...

Go get one and support him and his operation.

He is truly a supporter of our rights...

He came all the way to the WAC gun show at the Puyallup Fair Grounds, he was efficient and prepared...

GET AN OREGON PERMIT....Support Sheriff Glenn Palmer.

Joe Gerace
Hi - new guy here. I posted this at another forum and thought I would add the information here too:

Today I received this info in a newsletter from Center Target Sports in Post Falls ID, which is between Spokane and Coeur d'Alene. If you have been interested in obtaining an OR CCW but were reluctant to take the training in Oregon, this might work for you. BTW they are an excellent training facility - their 8 hour, 1 day Utah CCW class is WELL worth taking if you travel the western states. IMPORTANT: Oregon law still limits non-resident applications to residents of adjoining states!


We found out that Oregon only requires training by an NRA certified instructor (which Ed is). You can take your Idaho CCW certificate you received from us to Oregon to apply for a permit. You have to go to Oregon in cannot be done by mail. We suggest you go to the Grant County Sheriff, Glen Palmer in Canyon City, OR. He will issue a permit with "proof" of training by an NRA instructor. His phone number is 541-575-1131, the cost is $50 to the S.O and $15 to the state. They do the pictures and prints there and you get your permit in about 2 weeks. You must call in advance to let them know you are coming. Also, the Grant County Sheriff's Office has an application that should be filled out before coming to the office. It is found at
The application comes up and can be printed. Remember this application is only for Grant County. (Thank you Larry for this info).

Our solution is to provide the training to our students in one class for one price. We have also decided not to change the price for this additional training. That's correct, you will pay the same course fee and your certificate will also be good for Oregon.

Montana RESIDENTS ONLY, this process will also work for you to get a Montana permit. Unfortunately Montana will not issue a non-resident permit. But for Montana residents who need to prove training, you can use our certificate.

If you have completed the Idaho class, the certificate you already possess satisfies the Oregon requirement.

If you have completed the Utah 8hr class and desire an Oregon CCW all you need to do is email [email protected] and she will send you a certificate after verifying your previous successful completion of this class.

Hope this helps those of you who desire an Oregon permit...At least it will save you paying an additional necessary training fee. Be Safe...

Ed & Peggy Santos
PS: Please take awareness seriously. If you are a CCW holder...CARRY YOUR GUN!


From Wikipedia: CanyonCity is a city in Grant County, Oregon, United States. It is the county seat of GrantCounty, and is about a mile south of John Day on U.S. Highway 395. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 669.

Here is the main page for Center Target Sports:
Center Target Sports, Post Falls, Idaho

I hope this helps those of you who travel armed.

EDIT: For those of you who don't know, Oregon, being a little strange, does not honor ANY other state's CCW, so the the only legal way to carry there (concealed, loaded and accessible) is to have their permit. Open carry IS legal in many places in Oregon, but most likely not where you want to go....

Also, the UT CCW is honored by these states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming, District of Columbia

John Davies
Spokane WA

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