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.
Portions of a government owned buildings such as offices and any related part of that office such as a park/open ground
A room where alcohol is being sold, dispersed, and consumed under licenced for the sale of alcohol to be consumed on premises
A treatment facility operated by the Department of Public Health and Human Services
A correctional/detention facility operated by the Department of Corrections or a treatment facility that is being operated by the Department of Health and Human Services
In a detention facility
A secured law enforcement building/facility owned and/or operated by the city or county (i.e police station)
A public security screening checkpoint regulated by the transportation security administration in a publicly owned commercial airport
In a building owned and operated by the United States
On a military reservation owned and/or operated/managed by the United States
A private property where the owner or someone with authority (including the tenant or the lessee has expressly prohibited the use and possession of firearms
A courtroom or an area of the courthouse in use by the court personnel
In a school building as determined by the school board
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
[45-8-303: Possession or use of machine gun in connection with a crime] (https://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/title_0450/chapter_0080/part_0030/section_0030/0450-0080-0030-0030.html)
[45-8-304: Possession Or Use Of Machine Gun For Offensive Purpose] (https://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/title_0450/chapter_0080/part_0030/section_0040/0450-0080-0030-0040.html)
[45-8-305: Presumption Of Offensive Or Aggressive Purpose] (https://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/title_0450/chapter_0080/part_0030/section_0050/0450-0080-0030-0050.html)
[45-8-313: Unlawful Possession Of Firearm By Convicted Person] (https://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/title_0450/chapter_0080/part_0030/section_0130/0450-0080-0030-0130.html)
[45-8-318: Possession Of Deadly Weapon By Prisoner Or Youth In Facility] (https://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/title_0450/chapter_0080/part_0030/section_0180/0450-0080-0030-0180.html)
[45-8-327: Carrying Concealed Weapon While Under Influence] (https://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/title_0450/chapter_0080/part_0030/section_0270/0450-0080-0030-0270.html)
[45-8-328: Carrying Concealed Weapon In Prohibited Place -* Penalty] (https://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/title_0450/chapter_0080/part_0030/section_0280/0450-0080-0030-0280.html)
[45-8-334: Possession Of Destructive Device] (https://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/title_0450/chapter_0080/part_0030/section_0340/0450-0080-0030-0340.html)
[45-8-336: Possession Of Silencer] (https://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/title_0450/chapter_0080/part_0030/section_0360/0450-0080-0030-0360.html)