MONTANA GUN LAWS

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Montana CCW QUICK FACTS

Carry In VehicleYES
Must Notify Officer NO
Carry In State Parks AllowedYES
No Weapons Signs Enforced NO
Open Carry Permitted YES
Carry In Liquor EstablishmentsSEE DETAILS
Constitutional Carry NO

Permit Information


Montana gun laws operate on a "Unrestricted" and “Shall Issue” policy. The laws compared to other states are very permissive. Permits are issued to residents only who must be at least 18 years old. Concealed carry without a permit is legal if you are outside a town or city and engaged in any of the following activities, logging, mining, railroad camp, fishing, hunting, hiking, farming or backpacking. Applications are processed on a local level by the county sheriff’s office.

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Montana CCW Permit

Montana is a “shall issue” state.
Residents only.
The permit is valid for 4 years.

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Have been a Montana resident for six months
  • Be a US citizen
  • Demonstrate familiarity with a firearm
  • Have a valid form of photo ID issued by the state, such as a drivers license
  • Federal Law – Prohibits the following persons

WITH CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT

Where You Can Carry

  • State parks
  • State and national forests
  • Road side rest areas
  • Vehicles
  • All areas of the state – except those listed below

Where You Cannot Carry

  • Any room where alcoholic beverages are sold, dispensed and consumed.
  • Any building that is leased by a local school district and used for instruction or student activities.
  • Portions of a building used for state or local government offices and related areas in the building that have been restricted.
  • A bank, credit union, savings and loan institution, or similar institution during the institution’s normal business hours. It is not an offense under this section to carry a concealed weapon while;
    • using an institution’s drive-up window, automatic teller machine, or unstaffed night depository; or
    • at or near a branch office of an institution in a mall, grocery store, or other place unless the person is inside the enclosure used for the institution’s financial services or is using the institution’s financial services.
  • On trains.
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

Details on Montana Gun Laws

Montana Contacts


Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office

Hours

Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed


Contact

Address 2550 3rd Ave. North

CityBillings, Montana 59107

Phone (406) 256-2929

Email ycso@co.yellowstone.mt.gov

 

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Is it legal for a 18 year old to openly carry a handgun in the state of Montana under state laws if the firearm is gifted or bought from a private seller and is legally owned by the 18 year old?

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Better to ask your local sherif. But yes it is legal in montana for an individual under 21 to possess a handgun. The ccw can also be obtained at 18. I’d encourage any individual age aside ro complete the ccw course.