These days it’s easier than ever to travel long distances and cross state lines. Many of us have to do it often, either for job or family. And for those of us who carry concealed, it can be quite a headache wondering what state will allow your permit. Furthermore, not knowing could land you in trouble with the law.
That’s why we have developed this handy Concealed Carry Reciprocity Map so that you can know easily figure out what states you can visit with your permit and what states might need additional credentials.
Today we’re going to go through the simple process of finding out this information and downloading the map itself for your own personal knowledge.
STEP 1: Go to our Concealed Carry Reciprocity Map.
When you go to the link, scroll down slightly, and you should see a map like this. You will see a small drop-down by “Resident Permit” that will list the 50 states below the map. From there, you select the state you are a resident of. I am from Colorado, so I chose that.
From there, you will click “Show Map.”
STEP 2: Look at what states accept your concealed carry permit
You will then be able to see all of the states that you can visit with your resident permit in green, while the red may require additional state licensure. Luckily, if you have additional state credentials, you can scroll down a little further on the page and…
STEP 3: Add non-resident permits.
I used Florida as an additional example here. All you have to do is check the box next to the state you have a non-resident permit, and click “Show Map” again, and you will see a new map showing the additional states that the extra permit would allow you to carry concealed now.
STEP 4: Download the map.
Simple as that. All you have to do is click the “Download Image” button, and you’re good to go, with your very own concealed carry reciprocity map tailored for you.
Now, just as a bit of extra knowledge, we all know that gun laws are constantly changing, so check back every so often to make sure that your map is up to date.
If you travel, I highly recommend checking out the Legal Boundaries by State Book. The book is much more than a reciprocity map. It includes all relevant gun laws for every state, as well as information on federal interstate travel law and flying on a plane with a gun. Updated regularly, the book is available in digital download, or a physical book.
So go ahead and bookmark us at https://www.concealedcarry.com/dynamic-ccw-permit-reciprocity-map-builder/, and you’ll be able to check up on any updates easily.Get Your Permit Map Now