Hunter’s Safety Course Completion Meets “Familiarity with a Firearm” Condition for Montana Concealed Weapon Permit
By angelamontana


Did you know that you can get your permit to carry a concealed weapon, in the state of Montana, by showing proof that you completed a Hunter’s Safety course even if it was 40 years ago?

Well, you can, and I know some people who have gotten theirs with proof of completing their Montana Hunter’s Safety class back in the early 70’s!  If you don’t have any record of your course completion, you can request a duplicate copy of your certificate online by clicking HERE.

Proof of completion of a Montana Hunter’s Safety course isn’t the only way to be eligible to apply for your permit to carry a concealed weapon in the state of Montana.

See the excerpt below copied from Montana Statute 45-8-321 below for more conditions that must be met for individuals to apply for their permit to carry a concealed weapon:

(3) An applicant for a permit under this section must, as a condition to issuance of the permit, be required by the sheriff to demonstrate familiarity with a firearm by:

    (a) completion of a hunter education or safety course approved or conducted by the department of fish, wildlife, and parks or a similar agency of another state;

     (b) completion of a firearms safety or training course approved or conducted by the department of fish, wildlife, and parks, a similar agency of another state, a national firearms association, a law enforcement agency, an institution of higher education, or an organization that uses instructors certified by a national firearms association;

     (c) completion of a law enforcement firearms safety or training course offered to or required of public or private law enforcement personnel and conducted or approved by a law enforcement agency;

     (d) possession of a license from another state to carry a firearm, concealed or otherwise, that is granted by that state upon completion of a course described in subsections (3)(a) through (3)(c); or

     (e) evidence that the applicant, during military service, was found to be qualified to operate firearms, including handguns.

Contact your local Sheriff’s department for more information on getting your permit to carry a concealed weapon in Montana.






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