All guidelines for purchasing a pistol firearm are under Minnesota State Statute 624.713. There are certain person that are not eligble to purchase firearms and criteria can be found under 624.713.
Filing a Permit Application
If you live within the Orono Police Department jurisdiction which includes Minnetonka Beach, Mound, Orono and Spring Park, the form can be picked up at the Orono Police Department, or you can access the form online (PDF).
A valid picture ID will have to be seen before the form can be processed.
Handgun / Pistol Defined:
For the purposes of this section, a "pistol" includes a weapon designed to be fired by the use of a single hand and with an overall length less than 26 inches, or having a barrel or barrels of a length less than 18 inches in the case of a shotgun or having a barrel of a length less than 16 inches in the case of a rifle:
from which may be fired or ejected one or more solid projectiles by means of a cartridge or shell or by the action of an explosive or the igniting of flammable or explosive substances; or
for which the propelling force is a spring, elastic band, carbon dioxide, air or other gas, or vapor
Pistol does not include a device firing or ejecting a shot measuring .18 of an inch, or less, in diameter and commonly known as a "BB gun," a scuba gun, a stud gun or nail gun used in the construction industry, or children's pop guns or toys.