Oklahoma Gun Laws

If you’re looking to obtain a legal firearm in Oklahoma, here are some facts about Oklahoma gun laws.


Oklahoma is a shall-issue, permitless carry state. Open carry and concealed carry are legal in Oklahoma without a license for any person 21 years of age or older who can legally possess a firearm. A concealed carry license is not needed but Oklahoma does issue Self-Defense Act Licenses (SDAL) to residents for concealed carry. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation issues concealed carry permits or Self-Defense Act Licenses (SDAL).

Is There a Waiting Period to Buy a Gun in Oklahoma?

No. Oklahoma does not have a waiting period to buy a firearm.

Do Handguns need to be registered in Oklahoma?

No. In Oklahoma firearms do not have to be registered.

Is A Permit Required To Purchase A Firearm In Oklahoma?

No, in Oklahoma a permit is not required to purchase firearms.

Who Is Eligible To Obtain a Concealed Carry Permit or Self-Defense Act Licenses (SDAL) in Oklahoma?

Any Oklahoma resident who is at least 21 years of age can apply for a concealed carry permits or Self-Defense Act Licenses (SDAL).

Is Firearms Training A Requirement in Oklahoma For a Concealed Carry Permit or Self-Defense Act Licenses (SDAL)?

Yes, Oklahoma requires a firearms training course for a concealed carry permit.

What Are The Requirements in Oklahoma To Obtain a Concealed Carry Permit or Self-Defense Act Licenses (SDAL)?

Guidelines to obtain a Oklahoma concealed gun permit include:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Be a citizen of the US
  • Reside in Oklahoma
  • Be knowledgeable of the Oklahoma Self Defense Act
  • Meet federal law requirements

What are the steps to obtain a gun permit in Oklahoma?

To obtain an Oklahoma Concealed Carry Permit or Self-Defense Act Licenses (SDAL) you need to download and complete an application from the Oklahoma State Bureau Of Investigation website: osbi.ok.gov. A permit is issued within 14 days for Sheriff’s office; 60 days for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, if approved.

Step 1: Read the Oklahoma Self Defense Act

Step 2: Complete a firearms safety class

Step 3: Download and compete the application

Step 4: Submit the completed application to your local law enforcement office along with two passport-style photographs, driver’s license or state ID, firearms training certificate, and fee.

How much does an Oklahoma Concealed Carry Permit or Self-Defense Act Licenses (SDAL) cost?

An Oklahoma Concealed Carry Permit or Self-Defense Act Licenses (SDAL) costs $100 for a 5-year license or $200 for a 10-year license.

Does Oklahoma Recognize Pistol Permits From Other States?

Yes, Oklahoma honors permits issued by all other states.

Is Oklahoma a Constitutional Carry State?

Yes, Oklahoma is a Constitutional Carry state. Anyone 21 years or older can legally carry any firearm openly or concealed, even without a license.

Is Oklahoma an Open Carry State?

Yes, Open Carry is legal in Oklahoma without a permit.

Is Oklahoma a Stand Your Ground State or Castle Doctrine State?

Yes, Oklahoma is a stand your ground state or Castle Doctrine state. In Oklahoma there is no duty to retreat.

Are AR-Style and Other Semi-Auto Rifles Legal in Oklahoma?

Yes, magazine-fed semi-auto rifles are legal to buy and possess in Oklahoma.

Are Standard-Capacity Magazines Allowed in Oklahoma?

Yes, there are no magazine-capacity restrictions in Oklahoma.

Does Oklahoma Have Gun Storage Laws?

No, Oklahoma has no gun storage law that requires unattended firearms to be stored in a certain way.

Is Oklahoma a Red Flag State?

No, Oklahoma is not a Red Flag law state.

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Robert Sadowski
Having been trained by many top-shelf handgun, shotgun, AR carbine, and long-range shooting instructors, Robert Sadowski brings a user's perspective to Gun Tests. He has authored and edited 15 books on firearm values, firearm disassembly and assembly, and gun guides. His Book Of Glock (Skyhorse Publishing) debuted as an Amazon #1 New Release and is a must-read for the Glock enthusiast. His latest book, 9MM - Guide to America's Most Popular Caliber (Gun Digest Books), is an indispensable resource on the 9mm and understanding the cartridge's performance for concealed carry, home defense, or competition. Over the past two decades, Sadowski has written for many magazines and websites, including tacticallife.com, range365.com, shootingillustrated.com, personaldefenseworld.com and more. His print work has appeared in Combat Handguns, Ballistic, Real World Survivor, Guns Digest, Guns of the Old West, SHOT Business, and more. He is currently the Treasurer/Secretary of the Glock Collectors Association. After receiving an MA from New York University, he worked for a number of magazine publishers and advertising agencies. Sadowski is a lifelong hunter, competitive shooter, and native of Connecticut. He now lives in North Carolina to take full advantage of our 2nd Amendment privilege.


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