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The Best App for CCW Reciprocity Maps

Early in 2016, we announced our Concealed Carry Gun Tools App for iTunes and Google Play.

After thousands and thousands of downloads, it's clear what part of the app is the most popular… its the permit map builder.

The Gun Tools App is for mobile devices.

This app is the only app available for mobile phones.

A nice feature of the map builder is that you can input your resident and any non-resident permits. Then generate a single reciprocity map that reflects all your permits. Only have one permit? No problem, it does that with ease as well.

Here is how it works:

First: Download the Free App:


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Second: Open the Menu and Select The Three Lines in the Upper Right Corner

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Next: In the first Drop Down Menu Select “My Permits” (if you have one)

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Next: Select any resident and non-resident state permits you have

Make sure you differentiate between resident and non-resident permits. Also, add the expiration date of your permit so we can remind you to renew it.

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Next: Make sure to save your information.

Once you save your information, tap the “Back” button

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Next: Select “Maps” from the bottom

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Finally: Select “Use My CCW Info”

You can now choose a reciprocity map, map of gun businesses in your area, or learn about the specific gun laws of the state you're heading to.

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The map builder is also available on our website here, but we encourage users to download the app to get an updated map anytime they are on the road or traveling.

Here is a video demo of the concealed carry map builder in action:


If you like legal content related to concealed carry, consider checking our Legal Boundaries By State book. It is available in paperback and digital copy. By purchasing either, you get lifetime updates to the e-version. It is a fantastic resource for anyone traveling across the country with a firearm.

As you can see, concealed carry reciprocity doesn't have to be confusing anymore.

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16 Responses to The Best App for CCW Reciprocity Maps

  1. Jim March 4, 2016 at 10:07 am #

    “CCW – Concealed Carry 50 State” has done this for a while now. Been using it for years. What does your app do different? How often do you update the reciprocity list database? Does your app need to be connected to the internet to work?

    • Jacob Paulsen March 4, 2016 at 10:12 am #

      Jim, thanks for asking. Our app is free. That is probably the biggest difference. The reciprocity is updated in live time. We are a leader in tracking reciprocity updates. It does need the internet. We realize that has it’s drawbacks but it helps the app stay light in memory and ensures you have live data as changes happen.

      The other key difference is that our app is not just a reciprocity map app. It also has a gun business directory, training tracker, firearm library, forums, and much more. All 100% free and no advertising.

  2. Bob Desplaines March 14, 2016 at 12:17 pm #

    Do I need to register with the app? It is not recognizing my username and password from the CCA web site.

    • Jacob Paulsen March 14, 2016 at 12:20 pm #

      Bob, yes you need a user account and it is the same as your user account here on if you have one. If not its free to setup.

  3. James A Hall March 14, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

    I notice that there isn’t much information for ccw, using revolvers. I have an 1858 Remington in 45 long colt, and I haven’t found a holster that I like, also for left hand.

    Jim Hall
    [email protected]

    • Jacob Paulsen March 14, 2016 at 3:00 pm #

      It is true that we don’t do enough content and discussion around revolvers. We will try to improve. -Thank you!

  4. Jimbo March 14, 2016 at 2:08 pm #

    What is the app called – I cant find it in the app store?

    • Jacob Paulsen March 14, 2016 at 2:59 pm #

      The direct link to iTunes is:
      The current name in iTunes is “USA Gun Training, Courses, Forums, Maps and Resources” and look for our blue shield looking logo.

  5. Eric Racine March 14, 2016 at 7:34 pm #

    I have 2 other sources that advise that South Carolina does honor out-of-state C.C. permits.

    What causes the conflicting appraisal?

  6. Rob April 25, 2016 at 9:45 am #

    Please explain just why you app requires the following:
    1. Identity: Uses one or more of: accounts n the device, profile data.
    2. Location, this one I understand, need to know for proximity to ranges etc.
    3. Photos/media/files: Uses on or more of the following: files on the device,such as images,videow,or audio: the devices external storgage.
    4. Microphone: Uses the devices microphone… Why?
    5. Device ID and call info: Allows the app to determine the phone number and device IDs, whether a call is active, and the remote number connected by a call. THIS ONE I REALLY DO NOT UNDERSTAND.

    Please explain just why this app need access to all this information.

    • Jacob Paulsen April 25, 2016 at 9:58 am #

      Rob thanks for asking.

      Identity: this is part of a security protocol. Allows us to associate the user’s user account on our side with their device ID. If the user account is logged into by a different device id that logs a red flag in our security system.

      Location: As you said it involves the biz directory

      Photos/Media: In the firearm tracker you can upload images of to a training log or firearm log in the firearm library. This requires access to your media

      Microphone: You can “talk text” into any of the text input fields of the app

      Device ID & Call Info: We have added a new section to the latest version of the app that allows the user to log up to 5 contacts in the new “My Contacts” part of the app. Options include Gun club, gun instructor, my attorney, etc. From there, the user can call any of those numbers. This permission is required to allow us to let the user initiate a call from the app.

  7. ROBERT CHARLES SR August 28, 2016 at 8:20 am #

    when are you going to put this app in the windows store ? some of us do not have an APPLE OR ANDROID.

    • Jacob Paulsen August 28, 2016 at 9:40 am #

      Robert, we are about 5 weeks out from publishing the app in the Windows store. Thanks for asking!

  8. Steve joned April 22, 2021 at 1:58 pm #

    Good info while traveling

  9. Steve Jones April 22, 2021 at 1:59 pm #

    Good for traveling

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