Alaska Concealed Handguns

Alaska's laws do not prohibit anyone 21 or older who may legally possess a firearm from carrying it concealed or open. A firearms permit is not required. There are general restrictions on where a firearm may be carried. See the outline in the “In Alaska” information tab below.

Several states have provisions that allow 18-21 year olds to have concealed carry permits. Those permits do not override Alaska laws, and a person under 21 is NOT allowed to carry a concealed handgun in Alaska.

The Alaska Concealed Handgun Permit (ACHP) is only available to Alaska residents who choose to obtain a concealed carry permit.

The Department of Public Safety works with other states to establish reciprocal agreements to recognize and honor the ACHP in those other states. The states that recognize the ACHP are listed in the “Reciprocity” tab below. When in another state, the laws of that state must be respected. See the “Outside of Alaska” information tab below.

The ACHP is approved by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as an alternative to the point-of-sale NICS background check. Applicants and ACHP holders may request their permit be labeled "NICS Exempt" by completing the NICS supplement.

Concealed Handguns Information

Concealed Handguns Forms

All forms have been revised as of 08/25/2010 and may be completed online or printed out and completed by hand. Forms completed online must still be printed out for an original signature and submitted in hardcopy. Forms cannot be submitted electronically at this time.