Oklahoma Handgun License FAQ

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Oklahoma Handgun License FAQDo I need a license to buy a handgun in Oklahoma?

How do I obtain an Oklahoma Handgun License?

Who is eligible to obtain an Oklahoma Handgun License?

Can I carry a handgun in Oklahoma if I have a valid license from another state?

Can I carry in other states  if I have a valid Oklahoma Handgun License?

How much does it cost to obtain an Oklahoma Handgun License?

What equipment do I need to bring to the class?

Do I need a license to buy a handgun in Oklahoma?

No. Oklahoma law does not require a license to purchase a handgun. However, you need a license to carry a handgun concealed or openly in Oklahoma.

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How do I obtain an Oklahoma Handgun License?

  • Successfully complete the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act firearms safety and training course.
  • Take your properly completed application, original course completion certificate, 2 passport photos, and the applicable fees (see below) to your county sheriff’s office.
  • The sheriff’s office will take your fingerprints, review your application, conduct a local records check, and forward your application to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI).
  • OSBI will conduct a statewide records check and forward your fingerprints to the FBI for nationwide records check.
  • If everything comes back clean, you’ll receive your handgun license in the mail within 60 days.

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Who is eligible to obtain an Oklahoma Handgun License?

Law abiding Oklahoma residents* who are U.S. Citizens and at least 21 years old are eligible to obtain an Oklahoma Handgun License.

* According to Oklahoma statute the term “resident” applies to “any person who either possesses a valid Oklahoma driver license or state photo identification card, and physically resides in this state or has permanent military orders within this state and possesses a valid driver license from another state where such person claims residency.”

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Can I carry a handgun in Oklahoma if I have a valid license from another state?

Yes. Oklahoma recognizes all other states valid carry permits. If you are from a state that allows carry without a permit, Oklahoma reciprocates under the laws of that state.

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Can I carry in other states  if I have a valid Oklahoma Handgun License?

Yes. Several states recognize Oklahoma’s Handgun License. For a complete list check out our reciprocity page.

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How much does it cost to obtain an Oklahoma Handgun License?

  • OSBI charges new applicants $100.00 for a 5-year license and $200.00 for a 10-year license. Renewals cost $85.00 for a 5-year license and $170.00 for a 10-year license.
  • Your sheriff will charge $25.00 to fingerprint you.*
  • Your passport photos will cost about $10.00-$15.00.
  • The cost of the class at Arbuckle Firearms Training is $50.00.

*You don’t have to be fingerprinted or submit your application through the sheriff when you renew your license, as long as it hasn’t been expired for more than 3 years.

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What equipment do I need to bring to the class?

  • Handgun (.45 caliber or smaller)
  • 50 rounds of commercial ammunition (No reloads!)
  • Hearing and eye protection
  • Baseball style cap

We will provide you with an OSBI application packet during class. The packet consists of the Handgun License Application and OSBI Law Book.

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