Purchasing a firearm in Montana

Steps to Register a Firearm in Montana

Requirements to hold a firearm license

More information on Federal Firearm Licensees (FFL), as well as what each license type can do, can be found on our FFL home page.
We also have a very helpful FFL search tool if you want to search by postal code, state, business name, or even license number.

Does Montana Require a Background Check to purchase a Firearm?

No, Montana does not have a state law that requires a background check prior to the sale of a firearm, but federal law requires all federally licensed firearm dealers to perform a background check before any sale of a firearm.

Owning a firearm in Montana

Does Montana have a Gun Free Zone law?

No, Montana does not have a defines list of gun free zones.

Does Montana Require a Safety Course to own a Firearm?

You are not required to take a safety course in order to own a firearm in Montana.

Common Firearm Offenses in Montana

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