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I’m going to be hiking parts of the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina. I’m also going to be carrying my Glock 27 conceded, I have a Resident South Carolina Carry Permit. I know my permit is legal in North Carolina but I’m not sure if I’m allowed to carry on the Appalachian Trail but I certainly would feel better knowing I have my little 40 with me.
 

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Research the law in each state where you will be hiking. Make sure you are in compliance. Then cc and enjoy the "walk." Sincerely. Brucev.
 

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I would not get on the trail without it, and a couple magazines. Ya never know!!!
+1 for researching the state laws-----I would not be on a hike without it, if I had to make plan my location around it and avoid some states. I would never get more than a few yards from my vehicle in the great outdoors without protection.
 

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My South Carolina CCP is good in North Carolina so I should be good.
Which is stange because Georgia and South Carolina is a no go but Georgia and North Carolina has agreements. Just dont come to Georgia on the trail and I second the extra mags part.

I always thought it was because Georgia doesn't have to have a pistol course to get a permit but I can carry in North Carolina.
 

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Which is stange because Georgia and South Carolina is a no go but Georgia and North Carolina has agreements. Just dont come to Georgia on the trail and I second the extra mags part.

I always thought it was because Georgia doesn't have to have a pistol course to get a permit but I can carry in North Carolina.
I also have a Non Resident New Hampshire CCP so I’m covered in Georgia
 

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I carry daily, and highly recommend it, but I have also hiked over half the AT. Never had a situation where I even remotely needed a firearm. Not saying you wont, but I can guarantee that once you get into the Nantahalas, you will wish you didnt have that extra few pounds in your pack. Have fun!
 

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Which is stange because Georgia and South Carolina is a no go but Georgia and North Carolina has agreements. Just dont come to Georgia on the trail and I second the extra mags part.

I always thought it was because Georgia doesn't have to have a pistol course to get a permit but I can carry in North Carolina.
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Correct - your SC permit doesn't work in GA because GA does not require a class of any sort. But that can be a problem - as I have children/grandkids in GA, I spend quite a bit of time there. The number of those with permits who don't know GA law is amazing.
 

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I went hiking on the A.T a couple of years ago, in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee. There were signs along the trail, especially close to visitor parking, warning that firearms were prohibited. I carried my G31 anyway. Hey I wasn't there to go shooting, I'm just a little more comfortable carrying something when in the woods for a few days. Have a good hike!!!
 

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I would carry at least one. Two in my opinion is not neccessary. There are bears and gad guys in that area. So I would carry. With at least one extra magazine.
 

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I have a resident South Carolina and non resident New Hampshire permit so legal or not I’ll have my Glock 27 with an extra 9 round magazine. I’ve been legally carrying every day for over two years. I’m not going to go hiking with my wife in the North Carolina Mountains along the A.T for a few days and not have a firearm.
Would you?
 

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From everything I've read about walking the A.T. "for real," every ounce is going to count and make a difference, so that's one consideration.

But if it's only day trips or camping, then of course. And why would the A.T. be any different from any other place filled with trees? As I've written many times before, the solitude of the woods has a way of bring out the bad in BGs.
 

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Correct - your SC permit doesn't work in GA because GA does not require a class of any sort. But that can be a problem - as I have children/grandkids in GA, I spend quite a bit of time there. The number of those with permits who don't know GA law is amazing.
I have a GA permit and pretty much know the law. I was refering to the fact that GA and NC have agreements (you also have to take a course there in NC) and the fact that SC and GA do not (you have to take a course in SC) but not in GA.
 
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