CCW Permit Reciprocity Map Generator

We have an incredible tool to help and support gun owners in the US. We want to make it as easy as possible to figure out which states will honor your concealed carry permit and license.

We want to address a few common problems that plague concealed carriers:

  1. It can be frustrating to keep track of changes to states that honor or don't honor your state's permit.
  2. If you have multiple permits from different states, it becomes a more complicated patchwork of reciprocity to understand where you are legally able to carry concealed.
  3. If you travel often and are considering getting a permit from different states, in addition to your own, you need a tool to be able to forecast what other state permits it would make sense to obtain.


With that in mind, our new CCW Map Builder will solve these frustrations. We will endeavor to keep it fully updated so that you can know where your permit is valid at any given time. This tool is fully compatible with mobile phone browsers and the rest of our site, so you can quickly check on the go for the latest information.

If you have permits from multiple states, you have long had to memorize the complicated patchwork of states that do and don't honor what permits and if they have restrictions about only honoring resident vs non-resident permits from those states. This is the first online map generator of its kind that takes into consideration the factor that some states will honor a permit from another state only if that permit is in the hand of a resident from that state. Thus, as an example, someone from New York who obtains a Utah permit will know via this map that Florida will not honor their permit even though Florida does honor Utah resident permits.

Check it out today and build your map. The tool is brand new and we are anxious to hear your feedback!

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About Jacob Paulsen

Jacob S. Paulsen is the President of provides in-person and online firearm training for American gun owners. The Company is currently teaching in-person classes in 25+ states with a team of more than 55 instructors. Jacob is a NRA certified instructor & Range Safety Officer, USCCA certified instructor and training counselor, Utah BCI instructor, Affiliate instructor for Next Level Training, Graduate and certified instructor for The Law of Self Defense, and a Glock and Sig Sauer Certified Armorer. He resides in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with his wife and children.


  1. eagle21 on March 24, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Dr. Paulsen: Love the CCW Map Generator along with your legal disclaimer…..
    Any possibility to produce a similar map generator for Open Carry?
    Texas is about to enact Open Carry (Handguns – if Shoulder or Hip Holstered) if the individual has a Concealed Handgun License (CHL): Assuming the Texas House and Senate don’t get into another squabble like 2 years ago. I get more questions about Open Carry in other states than I do about Concealed Carry during my CHL class. Thanks in advance.
    Robert – Eagle 21 Services (FFL and Texas CHL Instructor)

    • Jacob Paulsen on March 24, 2015 at 8:24 pm

      Robert, good idea. I had never thought about it before. Open carry laws seem to vary dramatically from state to state (or at least that is my perception). I am aware of this resource however:

      I will consider how I could incorporate or improve on what is currently available!


  2. Benton on April 24, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    Great source, as other maps don’t combine more than one stat’e carry permit. This one’s unique. Big help. I noticed it’s dated 2015; Wondering if your team plans to update or re-verify it? Thank you!

    • Matthew Maruster on April 24, 2021 at 8:20 pm

      Hi Brenton, Thanks so much for the message. The data is always up to date, however, the original post is from 2015 like you noticed. We will freshen up the post and republish it in the coming weeks. And thanks for noticing that ours allows for multiple permits which is unique and pretty cool! Thanks again!!

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