Colorado Gun Laws

(Updated: July 24, 2024)

Overview Of Colorado Concealed Carry Laws

Issuing Status:Shall Issue
Inform Law Enforcement:No
Honors Other States Permits:Yes
Issues Non Resident Permits:Yes
Prohibited Locations:
  • Schools
  • While on snowmobile
  • Public transportation (open carry)
*No Guns* Signs Force Of Law:No
Store In Vehicle:
Allowed In State Parks:Yes
Allowed In National Parks:Yes
Allowed In Game Management Units:
Allowed In Wildlife Management Areas:Yes
Allowed At Road Rest Areas:Yes
Allowed In Restaurants Where Alcohol Served:Yes
States Honoring Colorado PermitAlaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming
Open Carry Allowed:Yes (except Denver)
Licensing Age:


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Colorado Pistol Permit News

Legal Guns in CO: In the state of Colorado, individuals are allowed to legally own specific types of firearms, which encompass: Handguns, Pistols, Revolvers, Other firearms possessing a barrel length exceeding 12 inches (excluding those with revolving, detachable, or magazine breeches), Rifles with a full-length barrel (commonly referred to as long guns), Shotguns with a full-length barrel. Furthermore, firearms classified as antique and produced on or before 1898, along with firearms meeting the curios or relics criteria as defined by U.S. law, are also permitted for ownership.