Warning!

As of 4/4/2013, SB 1160 is now in effect across Connecticut. This 138 page gun ban drastically alters the laws regarding firearms in Connecticut. No answer in this FAQ should be considered updated until this message is removed. We will be reviewing the new laws and the impacts they will have on Connecticut law and updating this FAq and our site as necessary.


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Obtain, fill out and submit a current version of the Connecticut State Pistol Permit Application - DPS Form 799-c. Make sure you fill out with no omissions all of mandated and/or required information or facts.

Provide the local issuing authority with Proof of Positive Identification - with or without fingerprints as explained in Connecticut General Statutes Section 29-29 (b).

Payment of the minimum established fees for the State and National Criminal History Record checks as established in Connecticut General Statutes Section 29-30.

Payment of the established fees for the 60 Day Temporary and 5 year Permits as established in Connecticut General Statutes Section 29-30.

All applicants must submit evidence of successful completion of an approved training course, as set forth in Connecticut General Statutes Section 29-28 (b).

Applicants can have NO State or Federal disqualifiers as listed in Connecticut General Statutes Section 29-28 (b).

Applicants who served in the military must submit a copy of their Military Form DD-214.

The issuing authority must "find that such applicant intends to make no use of any pistol or revolver which such applicant may be permitted to carry under such permit other than a lawful use and that such person is a suitable person to receive such permit" as established in Connecticut General Statutes Section 29-28 (b).

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