CCW – Concealed Carry 50 State Guide Reference App Review (iOS, $1.99)


Languages: English

Seller: Ryan Workman

-Added new US-wide sections: Court Cases, Airplane Transport, Train Transport
-Added Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
-Added new "Settings" options
-Include ability to change app backgrounds to multiple options
-Include ability to change app backgrounds to your own pictures
-Improved GPS Location / Current State functionality
-Updated State Maps UI (inc. adding "Federal" link)
-Added U.S. Constitution link
-Added ability to display URL of links, reciprocity and CCW app (click and hold on link)
-Updated main app icon and other icons
-Updated homepage UI
-Fixed app store links
-Fixed Calendar reminder functionality
-Fixed State Contact formatting
-Latest changes in laws and reciprocity included
-Ability to see latest law and reciprocity changes without downloading new release (added in previous version)

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
5 Ratings
All Versions:
336 Ratings


This application is about empowering the CCW (concealed or open carry permit) holder (or anyone who wishes to lawfully transport a firearm in any state.) It gives you the direct information that you need to follow the maze of arcane, complicated, and dissimilar laws in each state and in each situation. It provides all this information with an easy-to-use User Interface.

UNIQUE: 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 can legally carry. See, at a glance, states in which to plan your next vacation, or plan your interstate-travel to avoid locations where you cannot carry. Type in & save details and notes for each permit.

This application puts all the power in your hands. You can easily access and review the relevant firearm laws and prohibitions for every state. This app shows you the actual laws, so you do not have to rely on someone else's interpretation. Find the prohibited locations, transportation rules, permit process, and more for every state! Also provides direct links to the laws themselves, so you can research any open questions. It includes the pertinent federal laws. For specific locations (such as restaurants serving alcohol), see the quick allowed status, as well as click for details and laws. Also includes "duty to notify" laws for each state(when available) for contact with a police officer, such as a traffic stop. The key information does not require internet connection; it's located right on your phone!

The app now includes updated to the law without having to download a new version. Every time the app is updated with new or modified laws, it will prompt you to download the latest (usually takes only a few seconds). These changes stay with the app, and are available offline once downloaded! All information within the app (except "nearby location search") is stored locally on your computer, and can be used whether or not you have internet access.

Review information direct from the state governments and law enforcement authorities: State Statutes for each state, Direct Reciprocity Information, CCW Application forms, State FAQs, and more. This compiled list of "best" links lets you directly see the details.

Interactive state maps show any scenario: All the states recognizing a specific permit, all the permits that a specific state allows, state map of type of permit available, map of states recognizing your permits. Click on any state to see the details for that state!

Find and contact (one touch dialing, mapping to office, email, and URL) local authorities in each state.

Find local points of interest, anywhere in the country! (training, ranges, gun shops, repair)

Automatically pull up the laws for your current state location based on GPS.

Ability to customize and save your preferences (custom or standard background pictures, map display preference, etc...). Save your list of permits, for easy recognition. Allows you to store your permit number, expiration and notes as well.

Has iPad-specific views and display on this universal iPhone / iPad app.

As featured in the Safety Solutions Academy podcast ( or on iTunes)

This application is ad-free. No annoying advertisements or messages.

Disclaimer: If unsure about legality of carrying or transporting in specific location or situation, contact local law enforcement or legal counsel. Laws change frequently and are subject to interpretation. This application implies no warranty and does not constitute legal advice. By using this app, you agree to hold the app authors and owners harmless and without liability. Official versions of all laws are held by each state. You are responsible for abiding by all applicable laws. Please see full Disclaimer on Developer Website (below).

Customer Reviews

  • Very helpful

    by Blackmore B

    A great little source of important & interesting information. Very helpful & handy.

  • The best little app in and outside of Texas

    by Frank Miranda

    Great app for conceal carry holders. Well worth the price paid. Everything you could possibly want to know before hitting the road with your hardware. Great job!

  • Great App!!!

    by Daryn1

    Just a great app to have on your phone. Always up-to-date!

  • Mayor

    by Breedlove 21

    Great App! Very Helpful. A must for any CCW license holders

  • Great app!!

    by GerSON!

    Easy to use - informational - necessary for anyone who is an enthusiast!!!

  • Daily User

    by thePiratePimp

    This app is awesome! I use it all the time and I enjoy how easy it is to use. It can answer most of my questions when no one else has a clue.

  • Excellent support

    by hartrh

    Had disparity between CCW and PA attorney general web page. Emailed CCW from within app and had clarification within two hours.

  • Excellent App

    by AC. 9mm

    This app is very well done, they do a great job keeping the site up to date. Well laid out, simple to use while very accurate. I like the ability to list my permits with license numbers and expiration dates on one of the pages, very thoughtfully.

  • Awesome app

    by Philbert81

    I use this app all the time when traveling to my neighboring states to make sure I don't unknowingly brake any state laws.

  • Best .99 I ever spent

    by BenjaminColorado

    Great app!! Easy to use, great information that stays up to date. Like the title says, best .99$ I ever spent!! Couldn't make it any better!!

  • Great service to the public

    by Bob&mindy

    This is a wonderful app that gives law abiding citizens information otherwise hard to gather, even with use of the Internet. May we never lose our freedom to protect our lives and the lives of our loved ones by what ever means is needed.

  • Good app.

    by Soothsayer7400

    I like this app. I feel it's up to date if I question something I question a LEO buddy and this app hasn't failed me yet. It's updated 2 times since I have downloaded it this year just wish they would inter grade their other app of business that ban guns but all in all it serves it's purpose.

  • Awesome

    by n8ary

    This is a really nice quick-reference for a person on the road. I am surprised there are not more reviews.

  • Excellent app

    by The endurer

    Easy to use, updated often, would recommend to anyone with ccw license.

  • Excellent !!

    by Krug j.

    Professionally done. Out of all I've seen I like the features of this one the most. Great customer support and regularly updated. (Monthly at least.) Beautiful update. Thanks... The best, just keeps getting better...

  • Great App!!

    by TaniaLC

    As an NRA and Utah CFP Instructor, I refer all of my students to this app for reference purposes. Great for a quick look and great for in-depth links. Highly recommended.

  • Great App!

    by Noble1 '87

    This is by far the best CCW app I have come across yet! Tons of information and it is updated all the time. If you have a CCW and are concerned about traveling, this is the app for you.

  • MUST HAVE!!!

    by Duc848rider

    If you are a CCW permit holder you need to get this app. Easy to use and navigate. Frequently updated.

  • Great App

    by Ezlife!

    Excellent app for those with multiple state CCW. Great to have a quick reference when on the road. Updated frequently and state info accurate. I've had app for awhile now and would highly recommend.

  • Great App and Resource

    by purplElephant

    Wonderful for travel and checking coverage for multiple conceal permits. Highly recommended!

  • Buggie

    by mospeed200

    Crashed on me several times. My permit listing of States does not scroll so if you live in a State named after Florida, you're out of luck.

  • Awesome!!!!

    by Addam42

    Get this app, get it now!! Best app and frequent updates.

  • Great App!

    by investigatorrichyrich

    As a CWP instructor I found this app to be very helpful and needed!! Great Job!!

  • Practical!

    by BtrDeadThanRed

    Love this app. A great tool for the traveler. Brings in applicable laws to fit questions I have. Helps me stay compliant.

  • CCW-Concealed Carry 50 State Review

    by Piginaswamp

    I especially like the inclusion of the actual state statues rather than someone else's summary or interpretation of the law. It allows me to read what the law is not what someone tells me it is.

  • Great App!

    by Pastor Tebow

    I love this CCW app. It is such a wonderful resource for those who carry on a regular basis. They keep information current. I was thrilled to see that they updated a recent change in the reciprocity map including GA for WV.

  • Best $.99 app of you CC!

    by Clay4

    I find it hard to believe this app is only $.99! They are constantly updating it with new info as soon as it comes out. If you CC in any state, you'd be crazy to not but this app. It allows you to put in your resident and any non-resident states. It tells you if you have to declare if stopped and more....everything you would want to know all at your finger tips. Do yourself a favor and buy it, you won't regreat it.

  • Reliable

    by borinkano

    Great app! Always staying on top of things. Constant updates for the latest info for all 50 states. A must for CWP carriers.

  • Home Inspection

    by DaveB1225

    Love this App. If you travel, it gives to a quick way to know the rules of where you are and where you are going.

  • Great app

    by Free bush

    Love this app. It is the best one of its kind out there.

  • Great app

    by mcchockey9

    App works great & as a gun owner is very handy. I travel & will be able to know exactly what states accept my permit.

  • Great for GSSF and travel.

    by GguyD

    I am a NRA instructor and a GSSF competitor (GLOCK). Not only do I use this for my personal travels to GSSF shoots, I also keep my former students updated via email just as a perk service to them. I think that this is a great app and have only spot checked it for accuracy and it has been right on. I truly believe that this app is a great service to those of us who want to be legal at all times. A big thanks to all involved in it's creation and updating!

  • Must have when traveling

    by Jplunkee

    I've taken the time to compare the laws posted on this app and they are very consistent with the current laws. Good job

  • Great app, know where and how I can carry.

    by missydog2

    Makes me more comfortable knowing the laws when traveling. Great job!

  • Like better than legal heat

    by P238

    Easier to use, better graphics, no constant "updating from server" messages. Also like the larger fonts used.

  • CCW

    by Suntzu1906

    This app is extremely helpful. It really awesome.

  • Love this app!

    by 994839

    This is a most have app for any gun owner. Very accurate information and stays updated constantly according to changing state laws. Really Comes In handy when I travel outside of my home state.

  • CCW laws

    by Clayton C.

    Very useful information

  • Gun owner

    by Weride1947

    Hands down the best site for RVrs. Lists states,conditions and restrictions ,and updates regularly.

  • Great! No problems

    by Doughnizzler

    Constantly updates the laws and is very easy to use , shows your permits for the US and whether you can or can't carry depending on the licenses you have. Great !

  • Great CCW App

    by Swisherkj

    This is the best CCW app I have used. Updated several times this year already. Updates were accurate for my home state of Texas. Used for tripe to 5 other states this summer. I trust the information on this app.

  • Great app

    by Budman123

    Updated often with useful info. Easy to navigate and find answers to questions.

  • Love it!

    by Steve 88

    I have a CCW license in my own state, but that only gave me 27 states. I easily looked up the states that offer non-resident permits and found the one state that helps me carry in the states that I visit often. No license combination gives you the right to carry in all 50 states. Until then, we have to deal with piecemeal legislation all across the USA. Welcome aboard Illinois! You are number 50 to recognize the US Constitution! This app is updated frequently and if you submit a question, they respond very quickly!

  • I like the app

    by BluesMan56

    I like anything that works to make our carry habit more enjoyable nice job

  • Needs to be updated

    by Bynuimonvt114

    This app is great for ccw permit holders.

  • States not up-to-date

    by Kwyzz

    Don't waste your money - Not up to date.

  • CCW

    by Toobusy3

    Good app

  • Awesome

    by Gggddfhugftg

    Get this app

  • Wouldn't leave home without it!

    by cws432

    Easy to navigate and constantly updated. With gun laws changing daily and every state having different laws this app is a must have.

  • Great app!


    Easy to use easy to understand. This one of the best reasons to own an iPhone. Thanks for doing it and for only $0.99. It's a real deal

  • Best CCW info app

    by Solidus09

    This app is updated by the developers often. It is critical to invested citizens who conceal carry that they have up to date knowledge of laws and statutes governing the practice. This app is updated as often as the law changes in all states, including reciprocity of CCW permits. App interface is ugly, but easily navigated.

  • Best CCW App...I've tried others

    by Louis S^

    I have tried three other similar apps and they don't even come close to this in amount of info you get. Best thing about this app is the prompt updates, with all the rapidly changing state laws, esp Illinois, this app stays on top of law changes (I am still waiting for the other apps to update where CCW updated a week ago!) Love all the features, highly recommended!

  • Great app!

    by Sgpartsman

    Great app, works very well

  • Very poor app

    by Tallyho fla

    As a ccw holder I have been using this app now for several weeks. I line to check other areas or establishments to be on the safe side if the are ok to carry in. I have yet to gat the app to either find me or locations near me. I guess I will try another app for ccw guidance. .

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