What are the benefits of this ? according to what I read there are more states which honor the Florida permit (see map) for this reason many obtain a Florida permit in addition to their own state permit.
Another reason is FL permits are good for 7 years the initial cost is $117 but renewals are $65 which works out to be $9.28 per year. All permit applications can be handled through the mail. You do have to have an approved handgun course but veterans can just provide a copy of DD-214 or copy of service record page showing weapons qualification and that will suffice. Florida is a "shall issue" state which means as long as you are not a felon you cannot be turned down, state resident or not.
|States which honor Florida Concealed Weapons Permits.|
Good for traveling on vacation as well not to mention the wow factor when you show it to friends who don't believe you.
Anyway for more information visit the Florida Concealed Weapons Program web site.