So, just what is a Multi-State Concealed Carry Permit?

It's a permit recognized by multiple states.

Pretty simple concept.

But wait, aren't all permits recognized by multiple states?

The short answer is no.

There a two forms of recognition. One with reciprocity and one without.

Reciprocity is a formal agreement between the issuing state and another state. It is a formal written agreement to recognize each other's permits.

Recognition without reciprocity is just that. No formal agreement exists and either party can stop recognition at any time and without prior notice. 

So, what does this have to do with the multi-state permit?

Some states refuse to recognize permits from any other states. As a result few (If any) other states recognize their permits. This makes it difficult for their residents to legally carry in other states. 

Some other states, such as Utah, offer permits to residents of other states. These are referred to as non-resident permits.

So if you live in a state whose permits are not recognized in places you wish to travel, you my be able to find a non-resident permit that covers those areas.

Handgunlaw.us is a great summary resource for this type of information. 

If you are a Colorado resident with a Colorado permit, obtaining a Utah non-resident permit will allow you to carry in two states (Nevada and Washington) the don't recognize the Colorado permit.

So let's get this straight. Neither of these two states recognize the Colorado permit, but a person with a Colorado permit can obtain a Utah permit which is recognized by those two states. The icing on the cake... Colorado doesn't recognize non-resident permits issued by any state. 

We offer the certification needed to allow you to obtain a Utah non-resident permit. You can obtain this certification regardless of your Colorado residency status.

Our Basic Handgun Training class meets the requirements for both the Colorado Concealed Handgun permit and the Utah Non-Resident Concealed Handgun permit.

A Colorado Concealed Handgun Permit authorizes the holder to carry a concealed handgun in all areas of the state (Colorado only) except those specified by state or federal law.

It is specific to handguns only.

A Colorado permit is also recognized by the states listed here.

This site is a good (but not legally binding) summary of the state laws that pertain to firearms.

Before (and as) you travel, you need to check reciprocity to confirm that your permit is valid for each state you travel thru. Regardless of your permit status, your firearm and method of carry must be legal for each state in which you carry it during your travels.

If you are visiting Colorado please be aware that Colorado does not recognize permits issued to people who are not residents of the state which issued the permit.

As an example, if you are a California resident who has a non-resident permit issued by the state of Utah, that permit would not be valid in Colorado.

In the state of Colorado, no one may transfer possession of a firearm to another person (FFL holders excluded) without the receiving party filling out a 4473 and being subjected to a background check by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. There are some exceptions, but most people do not qualify for them.

We can gladly provide the transfer service for a flat rate of $16 cash (exact change required) or credit card, but no checks.

The process is very simple. All you need to do is follow a few simple steps.

  • Agree on a price with the buyer, but DO NOT accept payment!!!!
  • Contact us to arrange for a transfer
  • You, the buyer and the firearm arrive at the appointed time
    • The firearm(s) to be transferred must be UNLOADED and in a case or other container.
      • Firearms not arriving in this manner will NOT be transferred!!!
      • No ammunition may be in the case or other container!!!
      • No exceptions!!!
  • One of you pays the non-refundable transfer fee.
  • The buyer fills out the computerized 4473
    • Make sure you understand the residency and identification requirements
    • Active duty military with PCS orders for a Colorado duty station are welcome here
  • We submit the information to the CBI
  • If the CBI approves the transfer we will record it,  you accept payment from the buyer and the two of you can be on your way.
  • If the CBI denies the transfer
    • You have to find a different buyer (for now)
    • The buyer can appeal the denial to the CBI (they do not tell us why it is being denied)
    • If your buyer is wanted by law enforcement, the CBI will contact local law enforcement and they may come pick him (or her up)!!!!!

You found a great deal on a firearm but the seller can only ship to an FFL.

Not to worry, we can help you with that as well.

Just follow these simple steps

  • You contact us and we do the rest :)
  • When the fire arm arrives we will contact you to schedule delivery
  • You arrive at the agreed upon time and pay the transfer fee ($20 cash, $25 credit card...no checks)
  • You fill out the computerized 4473
    • Make sure you understand the residency and identification requirements
    • Active duty military with PCS orders for a Colorado duty station are welcome here
  • We submit the information to the CBI
  • If the CBI approves the transfer we will record it,  and you can be on your way.
  • If the CBI denies the transfer
    • We can discuss your options but none of them allow you to leave with the firearm!!!!!

If you are shopping for a specific firearm, give us a call and let us quote you a total (out of the door) price, complete with a lifetime warranty (at no extra charge).

If we do not have it in stock but you are willing to wait a few days for it to come in you might find our total pricing to be very competitive. We can even offer layaway purchasing!!

If you buy a defensive handgun from us, you can enroll in our NRA Basic Pistol class for only $15.00 or our Advanced Concealed Carry class for only $50.00