Is there a specific type of weapon I must use?

The weapon shall be the product of a recognized manufacturer free from mechanical and other flaws, within tolerances determined by manufacturer’s specifications, and in good working order. Weapons approved shall be either revolver or semi-automatic with an ammunition capacity of no less than five rounds.

Licenses will not be issued for weapons having a bullet with a specification of less than .25 calibers, nor greater than .45 calibers. Licenses will not be issued for derringer or other “hide-away” type weapons.

For more information, contact the Concealed Carry Weapons office.

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1. What are the minimum Course of Fire Standards that the Sheriff’s Office has adopted under AB2103?
2. What are the regulations pertaining to the weapons licensed for our Carry Concealed Weapons license holders?
3. What are the criteria for consideration of issuance?
4. How old do I have to be before I can apply for a Carry Concealed Weapons license?
5. What restrictions are placed on all Placer County Sheriff's Office license holders?
6. Is there a specific type of weapon I must use?
7. How many weapons may I carry?
8. Does my weapon need to be registered to me?
9. How do I register my weapon with California Department of Justice?
10. Can I have my spouse’s weapon on my license?
11. I just moved into Placer County and have a valid Carry Concealed Weapons license from another California county. What must I do?
12. What do I need to do if I move from California?
13. What do I need to do if I have changed my address and still live in Placer County?
14. What do I need to do if I have moved out of Placer County, but remain in California?
15. What is the fee schedule for a carry concealed weapons license?
16. I live in Placer County's Tahoe Basin area. Do I have to travel to the Sheriff's main office in Auburn?
17. What is considered an acceptable proof of residency?
18. How long is my training certificate valid for?
19. What if I am unable to upload the required documents??
20. How often do I need to re-qualify or attend training?