Wyoming Gun Laws

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


Wyoming is a shall-issue state with concealed carry permits or Concealed Firearms Permit (CFP) applications are processed on a local level by the county sheriff’s office and issued by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation. Anyone resident of Wyoming at least 21 years old can apply for a concealed carry license or Concealed Firearms Permit (CFP) in Wyoming.

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

No, there is no waiting period to buy a gun in Wyoming.

Is A Permit Required To Purchase A Handgun In Wyoming?

No, no permit is required to purchased a firearm in Wyoming.

Do You Need To Register Handguns in Wyoming?

No, handguns, rifles and shotguns do not have to be registered in Wyoming.

Who Is Eligible To Obtain a Concealed Carry Permit or Concealed Firearms Permit (CFP) in Wyoming?

Any Wyoming state resident who is at least 18 years of age can apply for a Concealed Carry Permit or Concealed Firearms Permit (CFP).

Is Firearms Training A Requirement in Wyoming For a Concealed Carry Permit or Concealed Firearms Permit (CFP)?

Yes, in Wyoming a firearms training course must be completed to obtain a Concealed Carry Permit or Concealed Firearms Permit (CFP).

What Are The Requirements To Obtain a Concealed Carry Permit or Concealed Firearms Permit (CFP) in Wyoming?

Guidelines to obtain a Wyoming Concealed Carry Permit or Concealed Firearms Permit (CFP):

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Must be a legal resident of Wyoming
  • Complete a firearms safety course
  • Must meet federal law requirements

What Are The Steps To Obtain A Concealed Carry Permit or Concealed Firearms Permit (CFP) in Wyoming?

In Wyoming you need to apply for a Concealed Handgun Permit or Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) by downloading an application from the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation website at: wyomingdci.wyo.gov. You will be fingerprinted when you submit the conceal carry application. You will be notified in 90 days if your application has been approved.

Step 1: Complete a firearms safety course

Step 2: Download and fill out the application, and print 4 copies

Step 3: Go to your local sheriff’s office with the application, firearm training certificate, photo ID, and money order for fee

Step 4: Within 5 days of submitting the application, take a copy of the application to a Wyoming DOT Driver Services office to have your picture taken for the permit.

How Much Does A Wyoming Concealed Carry Permit Cost?

The fee for a Wyoming Concealed Handgun Permit is $64, however, there may be a fingerprinting fee depending on the sheriff’s office.

Does Wyoming Recognize Concealed Carry Pistol Permits From Other States?

Yes, Wyoming honors concealed carry permits from other states that recognize Wyoming concealed carry permits.

Is Wyoming a Constitutional Carry State?

Yes, Wyoming is a constitutional carry state.

Is Wyoming an Open Carry State?

Yes, open carry is legal in Wyoming without a permit for anyone at least 21 years old who can legally possess a firearm.

Is Wyoming a Castle Doctrine State?

Yes, Wyoming is a Castle Doctrine state with a Stand Your Ground law. There is no duty to retreat before defending yourself.

Are Assault Rifles Legal in Wyoming?

Yes, assault rifles are legal in Wyoming.

Are High Capacity Magazines Allowed in Wyoming?

Yes, in Wyoming, higher capacity magazines are legal.

Does Wyoming Have Gun Storage Laws?

No, Wyoming does not have a gun storage law.

Is Wyoming a Red Flag State?

No, Wyoming does not have a Red Flag law.

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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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