CPL FAQs

Q?I am interested in obtaining a Michigan concealed pistol license, but don’t know where to go for training. Can MCRGO help me get started with this process?
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Yes. MCRGO maintains a list of MCRGO certified instructors that is available HERE. MCRGO also offers a CPL training calendar. To locate classes in your area click HERE.

Q?What are the requirements to receive a concealed pistol permit?
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Basic requirements are: You must be 21 years of age or older; Citizen of the United States or a Resident Alien; Resident of Michigan for at least 6 months; Successful completion of Pistol Safety Training Course. The complete list of requirements can be found HERE.

Q?How do I get a CPL application kit?
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You need to visit your local police agency or County clerk and obtain a free Concealed pistol application kit. Additional processing information can be found HERE.

Q?For the purposes of this law, what is a “Mental Illness” that can disqualify an applicant?
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“Mental Illness” means a substantial disorder of thought or mood that significantly impairs judgment, behavior, capacity to recognize reality, or ability to cope with the ordinary demands of life, and includes, but is not limited to, clinical depression. Also read AG Opinion 7189 of Mar’06

Q?Are there any places where I may not carry a concealed pistol?
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Anyone licensed to carry a concealed pistol from Michigan or another state shall not carry a concealed pistol in any of the pistol free zones. For a complete list, please see: Pistol Free Areas.

Q?Can I have a drink and carry?
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An individual licensed to carry a concealed pistol shall not possess a concealed pistol on their person or motor vehicle while they have any bodily alcohol content (.02 bodily alcohol content [BAC] or above) or a controlled substance. Additional details and penalties may be found HERE.

Q?Can I carry more than one gun?
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Yes. The permit does not list specific guns nor does it limit the number of guns that can be carried.

Q?Note:
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