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Getting a Firearms Permit in Connecticut

Useful and helpful resources for Connecticut residents looking for information on getting a firearms permit.

If you are a Connecticut resident who is considering obtaining a firearms permit, it is essential to have access to reliable and up-to-date information regarding the application process, requirements, and resources available in your state. Here are some valuable sources to assist you in your journey:


      • Connecticut State Police Special Licensing and Firearms Unit: The Connecticut State Police Special Licensing and Firearms Unit (SLFU) is responsible for the issuance of firearms permits. Their website provides comprehensive information on the application process, required documents, and frequently asked questions. You can visit their website at Connecticut State Police Special Licensing and Firearms Unit.

      • Connecticut Citizens Defense League: Connecticut Citizens Defense League (CCDL) is an organization that advocates for the rights of firearms owners in the state. Their website offers a wealth of information on firearms laws, training resources, and updates related to the Second Amendment. You can explore their website at CCDL.

      • Connecticut Gun Laws: Familiarize yourself with Connecticut’s firearms laws, regulations, and statutes. Understanding the legal requirements surrounding gun ownership, possession, and carrying is crucial to ensure compliance and responsible firearms handling. The Connecticut General Assembly’s website provides access to the state’s statutes, including those related to firearms.

      • Local Law Enforcement Agencies: It is recommended to reach out to your local law enforcement agency for specific information and guidance on obtaining firearms permit in your municipality. They can provide you with valuable insights into local regulations and procedures. If you’re seeking town-specific requirements, please consult our collection of town informational webpages.

      • Connecticut Firearms Training: In order to obtain a firearms permit, Connecticut residents must undergo proper training. Various organizations and private instructors in Connecticut offer approved firearms training courses. It is essential to choose a reputable and certified instructor to ensure you receive proper guidance. You can search for approved instructors.

    Remember, obtaining a firearms permit is a serious matter, and it’s crucial to ensure that you adhere to all legal requirements and safety protocols. Always prioritize safety, responsible gun ownership, and ongoing education to maintain the highest standards of firearms handling and storage.

    Private Firearms now Require an FFL

    Effective 9/11/2023, SLFU will no longer process private firearm transfers between individuals without a FFL. We can faciliate the transfer between individuals and consider it a single transfer event, so the fee is still $25. Information on the SLFU statement can be found here.

    If you need to complete a private firearms transfer we can help. Additional information is available on our FFL transfer page.

    Silencers and NFA items in CT

    Purchasing and possessing a silencer in Connecticut is legal. If you’re interested in exploring this purchase further, detailed assistance on how we can support you through this process is available. We’re equipped to provide guidance and aid in navigating the steps required for obtaining a silencer in accordance with Connecticut regulations.

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