States Honoring the California CCW

Familiarize yourself with places that are off limits while carrying: they vary from state to state.

Another thing to note is that CA counties limit you to the specific guns on your permit. Most states that you visit will also limit you to the same listed guns even though that state might not have such limitation for their own CCW holders.


Q: Will Alaska honor permits from other states?

A: Alaska will honor a valid permit to carry a concealed handgun from another state or subdivision of a state.

Actually, Alaska has recently passed a law that means that you may carry a concealed weapon without a permit.


Arizona recognizes all other states valid permits:

This state and any political subdivision of this state shall recognize a concealed weapon, firearm or handgun permit or license that is issued by another state or a political subdivision of another state if both:

1. The permit or license is recognized as valid in the issuing state.

2. The permit or license holder is all of the following:

(a) Not a resident of this state.

(b) Legally present in this state.

(c) Not legally prohibited from possessing a firearm in this state.

Idaho See FAQ

have a concealed weapons permit from another state, will Idaho honor my permit and allow me to carry a concealed weapon in my car or on my person?

Idaho Code 18-3302 is very specific about this issue.

It does allow for reciprocity if a citizen from another state or jurisdiction has a valid concealed weapons permit. The only requirements are that the person have the permit on their person at all times and display it upon request of an enforcement officer.

Indiana See FAQ

Does Indiana honor an out-of-state gun permit?
Indiana honors any right-to-carry permits issued by another state.

Kentucky See Reciprocity

Effective July 15, 1998, Kentucky recognizes valid carry concealed deadly weapons licenses issued by other states and, subject to the provisions of Kentucky law, a person holding a valid license

Michigan See Reciprocity

If you are a non-resident of Michigan with a valid concealed pistol permit from your home state, Michigan will recognize your permit.

Missouri See brochure

Missouri’s carrying concealed law recognizes all out-of-state permits, including those from political subdivisions — cities and counties

Montana See the non-residents section of the website

Montana recognizes concealed weapons permits from some other states……The Attorney General’s Office has determined that concealed weapons permits from the following states are recognized under Montana law:…..California……

Oklahoma See Reciprocity

Oklahoma recognizes any VALID conceal carry license trom any other state.

South Dakota See Recognition

The State of South Dakota recognizes any valid concealed pistol permit issued to a nonresident of South Dakota according to the terms of its issuance in the state of its issue

Tennessee See Reciprocity

Tennessee now recognizes a facially valid handgun permit, firearms permit, weapons permit, or a license issued by another state according to its terms, and will, therefore, authorize the holder of such out-of-state permit or license to carry a handgun only in the state of Tennessee.

Texas See Reciprocity

Effective immediately, Governor Perry has issued a proclamation that allows persons with concealed handgun licenses from CaliforniaWashington to legally carry in Texas

Also see

Utah See FAQ

accordance with U.C.A. 76-10-523, Utah will honor a permit to carry a concealed firearm issued by another state or county.


Vermont does not require you to have a CCW permit. You may carry a concealed weapon there without a permit.

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