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Maine Concealed Handgun Permit

How to get a concealed carry permit in Maine 

Concealed carry permit reciprocity and permit renewal applications, Maine new or renewed handgun permit application process provided below. 2024 Maine Gun Laws, our Multi-State Maine Concealed Handgun Permit training scheduled daily, provides Maine concealed carry permit application recourses, including reciprocity, permitless carry, and honored permit statutes. Maine CWP Training exceeds these requirements daily by appointment-

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Experienced Shooter Private Development Session is ideal, Maine concealed carry permit renewal training. Includes Optional, Maine Firearms Law! The Maine handgun permit application process can be completed easily, and the appropriate links are below for Non-Resident and Resident permit applications.

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Maine Muti-State Concealed Handgun Permit Applicants Must:

Demonstrate to the issuing authority a knowledge of handgun safety. The applicant may fully satisfy this requirement by submitting to the issuing authority, through documentation by this subparagraph, proof that the applicant has, within 5 years before the date of application, completed a course that included handgun safety offered by or under the supervision of a federal, state, county or municipal law enforcement agency or a firearms instructor certified by a private firearms association recognized as knowledgeable in matters of handgun safety by the issuing authority or by the state in which the course was taken. A course completion certificate, other documents, or a photocopy is sufficient if it recites or otherwise demonstrates that the course meets this subparagraph’s requirements.  

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Maine Concealed Handgun Permit Application Links:

List of Towns Maine State Police Issue Concealed Handgun Permits – If your municipality is not listed, your municipality is the issuing authority. *Search Municipality: Maine Concealed Handgun Permit in___________________? < Your Municipality

Maine Firearms Law

Maine Concealed Handguns Booklet(PDF)

In-State Concealed Handguns Permit Application (PDF)

Non-Resident Concealed Handguns Permit Application (PDF)

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Carry in 32 States With Your Maine Resident Concealed Handgun Permit

Alabama, ­­­Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming Effective April 1, 2024

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Most importantly, knowing the civilian Justified use of Non-Deadly and Deadly Force in defense of people, premises, property, and law enforcement is essential for all firearm owners. Our Maine Firearms Law presentation with our esteemed colleague, Attorney John Chapman, is included with our NRA Certified Personal Protection Inside the Home MDW Guns in Waterford. Premier authority on Maine gun laws, Justified Use of Force, and how do I get a concealed weapons permit? 

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Maine Fairearms Law. Civilian Justified Use of Non-Deadly and Daadly Force

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Summary – Private Citizen Use of Non-Deadly & Deadly Force


          NRA Certified Firearms and the Law students can locate the Maine Criminal Code online and use the Maine CWP Training™ website to find statutory provisions about using force.

          Students will understand the concepts of “necessity,” “reasonable belief,” “Imminent,” “deadly force,” recklessness, and negligence. They will also understand where and how “dwelling place” rules apply to using force. Finally, students will know how to acquire reasonable belief from the “five senses” and reliable information.

          Students will understand the FIVE situations where deadly force may be used to protect persons, TWO situations where deadly force may be used to protect premises, and TWO situations where private persons may use deadly force in law enforcement situations.  They will understand the reasons cutting against citizens’ arrest with a firearm. They will understand how firearms may be used to protect persons and property from dogs and wild animals.

          Students will understand the limits on using force, including provocation, retreat, claim of right to property, and warning.  Students will be able to apply the concept of “reckless harm to innocent 3rd persons” in “active shooter” situations and less imminent situations.

          Students will learn the alternatives to using deadly force, e.g., threats, legal avenues, non-deadly force, and retreat.

          Students will understand how and when the threatened use of deadly force may be justified as “non-deadly force” and learn the typical situations in which the Code justifies civilian use of non-deadly force in our NRA-certified firearms Law.


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