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Texas Now Honoring Illinois Concealed Carry Permit

If you have an Illinois permit and love visiting Texas I have some great news for you. Effective April 29th Governor Greg Abbott has announced Texas will begin honoring the concealed carry permit from Illinois. I've included below a copy of the proclamation.

Texas honors Illinois Permit Reciprocity

At we are committed to keeping you up to date with all Concealed carry permit reciprocity changes. You can access a current map for your own state's permit or your own combination of state permits here: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Maps

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19 Responses to Texas Now Honoring Illinois Concealed Carry Permit

  1. bowbender8 May 2, 2016 at 5:58 pm #

    Thank you Texas.

  2. Phil Rogers May 2, 2016 at 9:39 pm #

    But does Illinois accept Texas permits?

    • Jacob Paulsen May 2, 2016 at 10:02 pm #

      No they do not.

  3. fishmeynot61 May 2, 2016 at 9:51 pm #

    Good to go

  4. Scott Manon May 3, 2016 at 4:49 am #

    Every state should recognize another states carry permit.

  5. Jason May 6, 2016 at 3:54 pm #

    Can you opne carry with an Illinois Concealed Carry Permit or only concealed carry

    • Mark Miller December 14, 2016 at 5:06 pm #

      That was my question

      • Mark Miller December 14, 2016 at 5:08 pm #

        Well can you open carry in Texas with a concealed permit in Illinois concealed license I mean

        • Jacob Paulsen December 14, 2016 at 5:19 pm #

          Mark the answer is yes. Texas grants all privileges to anyone with an honored permit as they do to those with the local resident permit.

          • Mark Miller December 14, 2016 at 5:37 pm #

            Thank you I like that answer I’m going to visit my daughter I feel better now,T thank you,And thank you Texas

  6. Jack Stewart May 6, 2016 at 5:40 pm #

    If they (states) do no recognize Texas concealed handgun permit, we should not recognize theirs. But, it’s all about the almighty tourist dollar. Politicians!

    • Jesse masterson June 14, 2017 at 7:27 pm #

      I understand your feelings but we the citizens are not responsible for our lawmakers, I vote with no change in ok because of liberal Chicago and there bureavrats, we do not exapand our gun rights by taking away from other states. We must look at long term goals and that is universal ccw in all states!!!

    • Bob November 2, 2017 at 4:04 pm #

      How do you figure Texas,hindering Illinois permit makes Texas a penny. They don’t charge you to carry in their state they just honor your right to defend yourself and family. Now if the state of Illinois would only do the same.

  7. Ken January 25, 2017 at 3:04 pm #


    I’m going to be traveling to Texas from Illinois
    And I want to make sure I’m understanding you correctly.
    Its ok for me to open carry In Texas ?

    Thanks ken

    • Jacob Paulsen January 25, 2017 at 6:47 pm #

      Ken, yes it is. The open carry law applies to any honored concealed carry permit. So you can carry in the same way and in the same places as someone with a Texas License to Carry. But please note there are restrictions but those restrictions are not unique to you… the are the same for anyone with an honored permit including locals with the local license.

    • Bob November 2, 2017 at 4:07 pm #

      Why would you want to. You can but why take the best thing you have on your side and that is thhe element of suprise.

  8. Arvel Beecher September 12, 2019 at 5:29 pm #

    When you move to Texas and you have a concealed carry from another state what do you have to do to get Texas concealed carry permit?

    • Jacob Paulsen September 12, 2019 at 8:42 pm #

      Take a class from a TX certified instructor and then apply for the permit. Your previous permit from a different state has not bearing on getting a TX permit.

  9. John edens January 14, 2020 at 6:19 pm #

    I appreciate the great state of Texas for extending their privilege to Illinois ccw . The politicians of our state do not represent our views toward other states.

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