On 17 May 2021 the South Carolina Governor has signed H3094 named “OPEN CARRY WITH TRAINING ACT”. Though this change removes the restriction of the use of open carrying a holstered firearm, the legislation body has a caveat. You may only carry an openly holstered firearm provided you have either a South Carolina CWP or a resident CWP with a state that has reciprocity.
If you have an instructor/student checklist dated “09-28-17” at the bottom of the form, you must submit your documentation on or before 14 August 2021.
If you have instructor/student checklist dated “5/25/2021” at the bottom of the form, you can either submit or before 14 August 2021and pay the $50 application fee (if required), or you will be required by SLED to take an updated class and complete the course of fire again to meet the updated training requirements .
You must have an instructor/student checklist dated “5/25/2021” and will not be required to pay an application fee.
NEW LAWS AND CHANGES TAKE EFFECT ON 15 AUGUST 2021
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