Concealed Carry Permit Reciprocity Maps

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USA Carry is an amazing Gun Rights Organization that is passionate about your rights.  They are a great resource for tools and information!  The following map can also be found on their website.  It is created and up kept by their organization so you can check on states that reciprocate licenses and permits.

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Some states have concealed carry reciprocity with other states states.

Example of Concealed Carry Reciprocity Between Two States: State A accepts State B’s concealed carry permit holders to carry in State A and State B accepts State A’s concealed carry permit holders to carry in State B.

There are also some cases where State A will accept State C’s concealed carry permit holders but State C WILL NOT accept State A’s concealed carry permit holders. This is NOT reciprocity.

The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Maps above will show you:

Map 1 – States That Honor My Permit(s):
The first screen on this map shows whether a state is Shall Issue, May Issue, or Right Denied.

Shall Issue: States that are Shall Issue will issue any private citizen a concealed weapons permit as long as they meet all requirements.

May Issue: States that are May Issue have the authority to take judgment on whether or not they want to issue a concealed weapons permit to a private citizen even after they have met all requirements.

Right Denied: States that are Right Denied DO NOT allows private citizens to carry handguns and do not issue concealed weapon permits.

To view which states accept your concealed weapons permit, just click on the state your permit is issued in. If you have multiple permits, start with your Resident Permit (The permit issued in the state you live in).

You may be asked if your concealed weapons permit is a Resident or Non-Resident permit. Some states issue permits to Residents of their state as well as Non-Residents. On the other hand, some state’s ONLY issue to Residents of their state. And to take it one step further, some states only allow permits issued to Residents of the states they have reciprocity with. This is what the yellow state color means on the map.

If you need to reset the map and start over just click on the Clear Map button.

Map 2 – Permits Honored by State
This map is a quick way to find out what state concealed carry permits a particular state allows. Just click on a state and any states that are blue are allowed within the selected state, red are not allowed, and yellow means only residents of that state that have permits are allowed.

PLEASE READ: If you are using Pop-Up Blocking software, you must add as a Trusted Site for the Export JPG and/or Export PDF feature to work. This process takes a screenshot of wherever you are within the map and will take up to 1 to 5 minutes so please be patient.

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Pam December 20, 2011 at 11:46 am

CW Permit info


Dutch June 18, 2012 at 11:18 pm

There are supposed to be 25 states that have reciprocity with WI is your update behind or what?


Andy June 19, 2012 at 1:21 pm

The information on the map is provided by USA Carry. It should be up-to-date or at least updated regularly. If you have a different list, please share it here and I’ll alert them if they have an error. Thanks ~ Andy


Demian December 17, 2012 at 9:53 pm

What is the difference between Wisconsin and Michigan in the ccl training? Michigan has alot more states that will honor their residents permits, than here in Wisconsin.


Andy December 18, 2012 at 11:31 am

I’m not familiar with Michigan’s rules, but main issue states have with Wisconsin’s training is that it isn’t as long as theirs. Most states want you to meet or exceed their training to gain reciprocity. It sounds like you may be a Wisconsin resident, if so, you’ll need to get a Wisconisn license regardless. Wisconsin doesn’t recognize out of state licenses for residents.


H bigott February 19, 2013 at 6:45 am

why does Wisconsin honor states that do not honor ours?


Andy February 19, 2013 at 2:45 pm

If a state meets Wisconsin’s requirements for inclusion because they have higher standards, ie. training hours, then we will accept their permits while they may not accept ours because we require less than them. In Wisconsin we only have a 4 hour requirement and other states have 8 hours.


John March 19, 2013 at 12:48 pm

I don’t think that my State(Wisconsin)should honor Resident CCW Permit’s from States that don’t honor ours.


Jake June 3, 2013 at 3:53 pm

I live in Wisconsin with my CCP, I have 2 questions, 1.With Illinois going CCP (FINALLY) what does this mean for reciprocity for me to carry thru Illinois? And Im gonna be going to Mississippi and I was just wondering, if I read the map right I can carry all the way into and in Mississippi with just a Wisconsin CCP?


Andy June 3, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Illinois will be getting Concealed Carry, but it sounds like out of state residents will have to apply for a license and it will cost about $150 to process. They are making it really inconvenient too. I haven’t heard about reciprocity yet, but I heard they were talking about 15 hour classes…so there won’t be too many states that will qualify. Everything is preliminary right now; things could change before it is enacted. I wouldn’t bet on having a license for your trip. They have information online that tells you how to transport a firearm legally through Illinois to anther state. Major inconvenience and not too safe.


Jake June 3, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Wow that sucks, but am I right in saying that except for Ilinois I can carry my gun all the way into Mississippi?


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