Non-Resident Montana Permit

The laws governing the legal use, storage and carrying of firearms are constantly changing. Below are the applicable laws in the State of Montana as of 4/20/2013. The below information is designed to be a guide and not the final word. If you have specific questions, please refer to the State of Montana legislation at Another great resource is the Montana Department of Justice.

The State of Montana does NOT issue a non-resident permit.

NOTE: The below sentence comes from the concealed weapon page of the Montana Department of Justice website.

Montana recognizes concealed weapons permits from some other states. Non-residents must meet the following criteria to carry a concealed weapon in Montana:

The state that issued their permit must require a criminal records background check before issuing a permit.
The permit must be in the holder’s possession.
The permit holder must have photo identification.

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