So I'm an Illinois resident (let's not go there), so no resident carry permit. Was easy to get a Utah permit there, giving me a bunch of states including (then) my other home in NM. Added non-res NH since I go there often. Then NM dropped UT; since I had the paperwork for FL from my course, I got that for NM. There was a question about whether NM would drop FL, so added VA as a backup. For a time, NM dropped them both, got AZ. Then NM reinstated most (not UT). At present I keep UT for WI & MN, FL and AZ for NM (and AZ for NV, FL for FL), and NH for NH. I'll let VA expire unless something changes. But for now 5 total. 36 states.