December 29, 2016

Who would have expected that your smartphone or tablet could be one of the best devices to keep you advised of Concealed Carry issues? Reciprocity for concealed carry varies from state to state. Laws vary by state or county. Well, there’s an app to help with that—several actually that will update you with the latest reciprocity laws state by state as well as other features. Here is a list of 10 of the best CCW apps.

1.Concealed Carry 50 States

– .99¢

  • This application empowers the CCW (concealed or open carry permit) holder who wishes to lawfully transport a firearm in any state. It gives you the direct information that you need to follow the maze of laws in each state. It provides all this information with an easy-to-use interface.
  • This application comes with a convenient map, useful in planning a trip. Choose—and save—your current permit or permits (both Resident and Non-Resident) to see which states recognize YOUR permits. Shows a map (and list) of states in which YOU, specifically, can legally carry.
  • Review Information Direct from State Government and Law Enforcement Authorities
  • This compiled list of “best” links lets you directly see the details—state statutes for each state, direct reciprocity Information, CCW application forms, state FAQs, and more.
  • Automatically pull up the laws for your current state location-based on GPS.
  • You can Customize and Save Your Preferences

2.Concealed Carry News

– Free

  • The Concealed Carry News from SWAYRAS Corporation. Topics include: state laws, reciprocity, news feeds and more.
  • The Concealed Carry Reference Guide includes:

State permitting policies

General firearms, Ammo and accessory related news

Federal and State-specific information

News and information for all 50 states

Law enforcement agency links

List of state certified instructors

  1. Concealed Carry Handguns

– Free

Get the latest analysis and specifications on more than 200 handguns from a variety of manufacturers. Also covers stories on holster positions, popular calibers, ammunition, news, laws and more.

  1. Legal Heat

– .99¢

  • Legal Heat is the ONLY app written and edited by firearm instructors and attorneys. includes the following features:
  • Concealed and Open Carry Laws for all 50 States: Includes prohibited areas (both state and federal), duty to retreat laws, constitutional provisions, special notes, etc.
  • All pages are available offline, once you open a state page it will cache to your phone.
  • Reciprocity AND Reverse Reciprocity Maps: See where your permit is valid, and what permits your state accepts.
  • Transport Laws: In depth explanations & video overviews on how to transport a firearm in your vehicle, on an airplane, what to do during a police encounter, AMTRAK, tribal land, national parks and monuments, and much more!
  • Contact Each State Directly: within each state’s page you can call or e-mail the state’s permitting authority directly.
  1. CCW Laws

– .99¢

  • Features Quick Reference guide for Open Carry, Restaurant Carry, In Vehicle, State Codes, U.S. Constitution, and other resources.
  • Also learn about obtaining new permits for non-residents and residents.

6.CCW Laws Carry Concealed Guns

– $1.49

  • CCW laws for each of the 50 states.
  • Also included is a full database of semi-automatic handguns and pistols.
  1. Posted! Carry List Anti-Gun

– .99¢

  • Find hotels, restaurants, stores where you can’t carry before booking a trip , making dinner reservations or shopping.
  • Comprehensive list of “posted anti-gun” locations collected in AZ, CO, GA IO, KS, MI, MIN, MISS, NEB, NC, OH, OK, TN, TX, VA,. We have assembled smaller lists in AL, AK, ARK, CA, CON, DE, FL, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MS, NV, NH, NM, ND, OR, PA, SC, UT, WA, WV, all provided by many great gun forums and sites with their permission.
  1. Carry Alerts

– $2.99

  • Carry Alerts is the only app that helps you carry legally by monitoring your location and alerting you when you are close to a so-called “gun free zone.”
  • Carry Alerts is configurable to match your federal, state and local laws, and also allows you to adjust the sensitivity to suit your day-to-day usage and manage battery life.
  1. Gun Concealed

– $2.99

  • Gun Concealed” contains concealed handgun laws and information for all 50 states and D.C.

Gun Concealed is a complete up-to-date application that includes:

  • Gun Laws: Detailed information regarding the primary gun laws for each state
  • Recognition: Recognition defines the states that recognize your state’s handgun permit with a colored map.
  • Class Information: Describes the cost, requirements, and training necessary to receive a license
  • Conceal Carry FAQ: Commonly asked questions and answers New Carry Laws: Recent handgun laws for each state HandgunHundgun Instructors: Names or locations of handgun instructors
  • Gun Ranges: A list of gun ranges for the state selected (and a map).


  1. CCW USA

– $1.99

App Developer’s Description

  • The only app that lets you know when you’re in an unfriendly state.
  • Set your home state in settings; turn on Notifications, and CCW-USA will alert you when you venture into a non-reciprocal state. Links to each state’s laws are included!