Becoming a responsible citizen and firearm owner depends on clearly understanding the gun rights and state laws that apply to you. South Carolina is home to 5.2 million people and had distributed 418,828 concealed carry (CC) licenses by December 31, 2020, according to the most recent data from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). This means 7.94% of the population held licenses at the close of last year.
Understanding reciprocity – how your gun rights translate across state lines – is also essential. A concealed weapons permit (CWP) from South Carolina is honored in 35 states. South Carolina, in turn, recognizes CC licenses from 22 other states and enhanced CWPs from four more. The minimum age to CC in South Carolina is 21, regardless of the age on permits from any honored state. A South Carolina license is valid for five years.
Those interested in obtaining your South Carolina concealed carry license need an education partner they can trust. Concealed Coalition has trained over a million U.S. citizens on how to carry their weapons safely and effectively. Contact us to find online or local training to get your CC license.