Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Georgia gun laws?

You see a brief overview on the georgia.gov website.

Who may take the class?

Anyone may take the class including those who reside in other states and foreign nationals. However, you must meet certain state requirements to qualify for a license. The requirements are that you must be at least 21 (18-20 with certain military training also eligible), a US citizen or permanent resident, and pass several background checks.

How do I get my Georgia weapons carry license?

After completing the required training, you may start your application online. You must still appear in person at your county probate court to complete the application process.

Can I fail the class?

The only way to fail the class is to intentionally violate one of the gun safety rules. Safety is the primary concept taught in the class and must be followed at all times.

What if I don’t have a pistol?

Gun rental is available for $10, ammo included.

Is there an extra range fee?

Yes, the range fee is $10 for 30 minutes.

Can I take the class if I’ve never fired a gun?

Absolutely. The class covers shooting fundamentals and the operation of a handgun. You will leave the class knowing the basics of shooting.

In which states is my license valid?

See the map on the Classes page. Click on any state in this reciprocity map to see the states where that licenseis honored.

How long is my license valid?

Georgia carry licenses are valid for 5 years.

How do I renew my license?

You may apply for renewal up to 90 days prior to expiration, or up to 30 days past expiration. The renewal fee is $30.

When I get my license, should I carry a handgun?

Carrying a loaded gun is not meant to bring some excitement into your life. When you carry a concealed handgun, you take on an extra burden and a significant responsibility to yourself, your family and your community. You carry the means to protect life and deal out death. You will be held to a higher standard of conduct.

If you cannot accept this responsibility, adapt your lifestyle, and make a significant commitment to training, you should not carry a handgun. You will be a risk to yourself and those around you.