South Carolina Honors 4 New State’s Concealed Carry Permits

South Carolina recognizes 4 new states’ concealed carry permits. The changes took effect on September 12th, 2021.

Change to SC Concealed Carry Reciprocity:

Folks from:

  • Delaware
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Maryland

with valid concealed carry permits can hang out in South Carolina and legally carry their handgun.

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South Carolina’s State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) website has more concealed carry permit information.

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  1. DAVID ALAN BIENTZ on October 15, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    South Carolina and Florida should honor Ohio’s CCWs!

    • Brenda Guerrero on March 26, 2023 at 1:03 pm

      PA concealed carry permit should also be honored

  2. Paul Beaty on October 25, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    Not sure why SC would honor IL when IL does not honor SC.

  3. Dave Elliott on January 4, 2022 at 4:07 pm

    Why doesn’t SC honor Alabama concealed permits? All surrounding states do. Alabama recognizes SC permits.
    Is SC THAT self indulgent?

    • The Clear T.O. on August 23, 2022 at 3:51 pm

      Yes, but I think it has to do with we are not required to take and gun safety classes to obtain a ccw

    • Harry on February 11, 2023 at 1:36 am

      It’s because the crimson Tide always kicks their butt up and down the field every time they play in football 🤣🤣🤣

    • Gary Turman on August 19, 2023 at 10:13 pm

      Can’t figure that one either.

  4. Ross Pearson on April 11, 2022 at 4:03 am

    What is the reason SC dont recognize an Ala. Concealed permit ? My son lives in SC and when we visit I have to leave my pistol at home. Just dont understand why. I really enjoy my visits to your state. God bless and maybe one day yall will allow it to take place.

  5. Isaac white on August 20, 2022 at 3:31 am

    I applied for a concealed weapon permit little over a month ago and haven’t heard anything from them

  6. Richard on December 20, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    Confused does Maryland honor a S. Carolina CCP ? Different web sites say yes and no

    • Chris on April 17, 2023 at 11:46 pm

      SC Law is very clear. SC honors resident CWP’s from states that honor SC permits. Maryland is not one of them.

  7. William Hoy on February 15, 2023 at 10:26 pm

    I have had a CC permit in Pa for 30 years. It is a deterrent to me when I want to pick a place to vacation, to go anywhere that will not allow me to CC. There have to be more that do the same. Most recently we have been reluctant to stay anywhere in SC. I wonder how much business is lost because of SC laws?? Although PA does not require firearms education to get a CC I have and many others have taken a variety of firearms classes, probably much more so than those who are in states where they have required edu. such as SC. There are a number of other states who do not honor PA CC where I would not stay or even go to. It is bad enough to have to travel thru them and be concerned of accidentally violating one of there insane laws. Thanks to all those states who do honor PA CC.

    • Frank on February 22, 2023 at 12:52 am

      Sc should honor pa. Ccp. The 2nd amendment of our constitution should be all that’s necessary to carry in all 50 states. It’s all about permit money and liberals making life difficult for good, decent law abiding Americans to protect themselves from the evil and violent criminals that seem to be everywhere these days.

      • Robert Newcomb on May 28, 2023 at 12:51 am

        It’s all a money making scheme! If your home state honored a carry permit from another state,there’s money lost! I live in Pa.with a Pa.carry permit,just got my MD. Carry permit, it cost me 500 bucks,total!

  8. Dean Jones on March 26, 2023 at 8:44 pm

    William Hoy, why does PA not honor a MD permit? Nuf said! It’s ALL BS!

  9. Debra Doeing on August 12, 2023 at 12:42 pm

    I have a ccw from Ohio and moved to South Carolina I did the written test, shooting test and the 8 hour I have to redo everything since I moved and now live in South Carolina?

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