Montana Gun & Ammo Laws: A 2nd Amendment Overview for Montana Gun Owners

PLEASE NOTE: The laws which impact Montana gun owners are subject to frequent change at the local, state, and federal level so it's wise to consult an attorney or your local law enforcement agency before making any final firearms-related decisions. Our official policy on shipping ammo to Montana can be found here, whereas the information below is meant as a reference point only.

Montana State Constitution

"The right of any person to keep or bear arms in defense of his own home, person, and property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall not be called in question, but nothing herein contained shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons."

"The militia forces shall consist of all able-bodied citizens of the state except those exempted by law."

Other provisions relating to the power of the people over government:

"All political power is vested in and derived from the people. All government of right originates with the people, is founded upon their will only, and is instituted solely for the good of the whole."

"The people have the exclusive right of governing themselves as a free, sovereign, and independent state. They may alter or abolish the constitution and form of government whenever they deem it necessary."

"The people shall have the right peaceably to assemble, petition for redress or peaceably protest governmental action."

Montana Gun Laws

Montana Gun Laws Overview (Source: NRA-ILA)
Montana Concealed Carry (CCW) Overview (Source:
Montana Concealed Weapons Permits (Source: Montana Department of Justice)
Frequently Asked Firearms Questions in Montana (Source: Montana Department of Justice)

Montana Hunting Rules & Regulations

Hunting in Montana (Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks)
Montana Hunting Regulations (Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks)
Montana Hunting and Trapping Licenses (Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks)
Montana Online Hunting, Fishing, & Recreational Licenses (Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks)
Montana Hunter Education Programs (Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks)

Montana Shooting Ranges

Montana State Shooting Ranges (Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks)
NSSF-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NSSF's
NRA-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source:
All Shooting Ranges (Source:

Montana Competitive Shooting Clubs & Matches

IDPA Clubs (Source:
IDPA Matches (Source:
USPSA Clubs (Source:
USPSA Matches (Source:
USA Shooting Clubs (Source:
USA Shooting Matches (Source:
4-H Shooting Sports State Contacts (Source:

Montana NRA Training Courses & Fundraising Events

Montana State Firearm & Hunting Associations

Montana Gun Shows and FFLs

Montana Gun & Knife Shows (Source:
Montana Gun Shows (Source:
Montana FFL Holders (Source:
NICS Firearm Checks by State (Source:
Montana Mental Health Records Submitted to NICS (Source:

Montana's Yearly Ranking in "Best Gun-Friendly States" by Guns & Ammo Magazine

Montana Elected Public Officials

Congressional (Source:
Gubernatorial (Source:
State Legislature (Source:
Statewide Officials (Source:
NRA's Ranking of Montana Public Officials (Source:

Montana Public Finances and Personal & Economic Freedom Rankings

Montana State Checkbook (Source: Open The Books)
Montana State Employees (Source: Open The Books)
Montana Personal & Economic Freedom Ranking (Source: CATO Institute)
Montana Civil Asset Forfeiture (aka "Policing For Profit") Ranking (Source: Institute for Justice)

Alabama State Business Tax Climate Rankings

Montana State Business Tax Climate Rank (Source: Tax Foundation)
Taxes in Montana (Source: Tax Foundation)