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Overview for Colorado

Colorado allows citizens to keep unloaded long guns in their vehicle. Handgun kept in a vehicle are not considered concealed and so no permit is needed to legally keep one in a private vehicle.

As of July 1, 2013 all private sales are required to have universal background checks. Dealers must keep detailed records on the exchange or sale of handguns. Included in these records is the buyer’s personal information (height, age, address, etc.) and the guns information (make, caliber, serial number, etc.) These records can be inspected by the police at any time.


Permit to PurchaseDetails
Open CarryDetails
Concealed CarryDetails
State Preemption of Local RestrictionsDetails
Firearm RegistrationDetails
Owner LicenseDetails
Law Long-guns Handguns
Permit to PurchaseNoNo
Open CarryYesYes
Concealed CarryYesYes
State Preemption of Local RestrictionsYesYes
Firearm RegistrationNoNo
Owner LicenseNoNo

The Concealed Carry Permit

(often encompasses the open carry permit)

Offical Concealed Carry page for Colorado.


Colorado honors the permits of

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Colorado's permits are honored by

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