I applied for my carry permit a couple days after the brady background checks started. Took 23 days, I recall. I got it mostly so i could avoid the headaches of the background check. Prior to that Id usually carried a gun anyway and just not worried about the legal implications. I figured that, Crom forbid, if I ever did have to shoot someone it would be such a clear-cut case of self-defense that something like a CCW would be a non-issue. Theyre pretty cool about that sorta thing here in Montana. Additionally, if youre not in town limits, or youre engaged in an ‘outdoor activity’, you dont need a license to carry concealed.
Ive talked to quite a few cops here in Montana and the majority opinion is that if you arent otherwise breaking the law or causing trouble, no one seems too concerned if you have a concealed weapons license or not.