To me it t seems kinda gay how the system works. States requiring an 8 hr cwp class will not reciprocate with states that do not require it and vice versa.
Personally if I was in a situation where I needed to draw my weapon, I would rather have (if possible) the person that actually took a class standing near me as opposed to someone who barely ever shot a handgun and just walked into the pd, filled some paperwork and had it in a few weeks.
This is no lie. Some of the people I know that carry in indiana ( i am only mentioning this state because thats where most of my friends live) actually use ball ammo .45 as a "defense round". That's home defense and personal protection.