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Montana Concealed Handgun Permit Requirements
Non-resident Permit Requirements
Montana issues concealed carry permits to residents only. Nonresidents are not eligible to apply for a concealed carry permit in the state of Montana.
Resident Permit Requirements
- You must have been a Montana resident for at least six months
- You must be a U.S. citizen
- You must be at least 18 years old
- You must complete a concealed carry or firearms safety course
Montana Concealed Weapons Permits are issued by the Montana Department of Justice. For a formal concealed permit application, contact your local sheriff’s office.
What to Expect From Concealed Carry Ed
Live‐Action, High‐Definition Videos
Our course videos feature a combination of professional educators (who double as professional actors), entertaining storylines, and up‐to‐date scenarios that give you one of the most effective ways to learn safe handgun-shooting practices.
Comprehensive Concealed Carry Education Content
This official training program is developed to meet the standards for online concealed carry education in Montana.
The course includes easy-to-understand handgun safety instructions and self-defense information. Whether you're an experienced shooter or a first-time handgun owner, this concealed carry course will prepare you to carry a handgun safely and responsibly.
Handgun Information in Montana
Handgun regulations and laws are established by federal, state, and local governments. For information about these regulations and laws, visit the following websites.
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives website
- Montana Department of Justice website
- Your Local Government website
Learn Your Way on Any Device
Concealed Carry Ed offers online courses that are fully mobile-friendly from start to finish. This safety course is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.
You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or a little at a time over several days. Log in and out at any time, and we'll keep track of your progress. Most students finish the course in a few hours.
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