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Question: Who Has Multiple Concealed Carry Permits? How Many States Are You Covered In?


If you’re like me, you enjoy coverage. You also enjoy not breaking the law. Therefor, I like to be covered to legally carry my firearm in all the states that I visit (or plan to visit). But under a permitting system, you’d have to have quite a few valid permits to carry in every single state in the country.

I wonder which one of us has the best coverage.

It’s certainly not me. I have in my possession a New York permit and a Florida non-resident permit. Combined, I’m currently covered in 33 states.

Currently, the most popular permit to obtain online is the Virginia Non-Resident concealed carry permit.

What about you? How many states are you covered in? What’s the best combination of state permits to give the most coverage? Chime in below.

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady…

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  • Massolo

    My retarded state of Oregon has no reciprocity with any state, which is a disservice to its citizens.

    • Andrew in Raleigh

      You could in NC, we offer reciprocity to any state except New Hampshire.

      • Jons511

        Why no NH? NH has basically no gun laws and is shall issue.

        • Andrew in Raleigh

          I looked at it wrong… It’s VT, but that’s probably because they don’t issue permits…

          • James England

            I was about to say… NH resident, here, and North Carolina is my home away from home! Sorry, Vermont.

          • Andrew in Raleigh

            You’re welcome anytime in NC! Although you probably wouldn’t like it right now… mid 90s with 50-80% humidity…

  • Brad

    Oklahoma is recognized in 38 states. Adding the Virginia non-resident only gains me Wisconsin. I have no desire to go to Wisconsin. :-)

    If I did, I’d be better off getting an Illinois permit. Then I get Wisconsin and Illinois. But since I have no desire to go to either place… :-) Same for New York. Same for Conneticut. And Maryland.

    Every other state either does not issue to non-residents, or only adds that particular state.

    So…unless I want to carry around a wallet full of permits (or move to another state)…I’m about as good as I’m going to get. At least until National Reciprocity takes hold.

    • Joe

      Utah + Florida gives you most coverage

      • Brad

        No. Utah (non-resident) and Florida (non-resident) combined only give me 33 states. Oklahoma gives me 39 (looks like it was recently updated).

  • Curtis St John

    I have an Ohio resident license as well as non-resident PA and FL. I don’t go to states that I can’t use one of those to carry.

  • Mruss

    Non-resident NV, UT, AZ gets me 34 states.
    LA County in CA is essentially “right denied”; I need to get out of here!

    • Tony Carvalho

      im in the same boat im good in nevada and utah but not in san joaquin co piss on california if i could find a comparable job in nevada id be out!

  • Andrew

    North Carolina is recognized in 38 states.

  • Robert

    I have a Washington resident, Oregon non-resident, and a Utah non-resident. With these 3, I get 33 states.

  • Steve Boutwell

    Resident Wisconsin and non-resident Florida…. Makes me legal in 35 states. Two of Wisconsin’s neighbors don’t play well with others. I have to drive through Illinois or Minnesota to get to places that allow me to carry. We need national reciprocity!

  • michael

    H.R. 218 for military police and law enforcement. I can carry all 50 states including Chicago,New York, and California

    • handgunner

      do not expect to be legal in N.J.

    • Tony Carvalho

      thats great if yer LEO

    • Seabee2469

      Yeah rub it in will ya!

    • DavidyArica Freire

      Yup, got one of those too! It was worth it because I’m currently in CA visiting fam and pocket carry daily.

    • David Winters

      So how did yo get a CWP for being a Military Police without having the Photo ID stating you are/were an MP?

  • I have an Illinois Concealed Carry which gives me Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska,
    Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont and Wisconsin.

    Illinois won’t honor anyone else’s permits, but all those states honor ours. Strange.

  • Jimmyjam

    I have resident nevada non resident Utah and non resident Florida 38 states

  • Lee Hetrick

    PA. + UT non-res = 35

  • fortunes4

    CA and non-Res AZ gives me 33 states.

  • BlueSCCY

    I have a florida resident and washington resident. Covers me for 35 states total :)

  • Joel

    Is there any reason to get CC permits from states already covered by my CC permit? I have a NC CC permit that covers 38 states, but I spend half the year in WV, PA, VA, and OH which all have reciprocity with NC, so I’m covered. Should I bother getting a non-resident permit for WV, PA, VA, or OH since I spend so much time in those states?

  • DIR911911 .

    what good is a pretty chart with nothing to indicate what the colors represent?

  • Magic John

    My Montana permit is good in any of the states I care to visit.