you do NOT need a carry permit (not ccw.... there is no "conceal" in MN handgun law) to purchase.... although if you have one it would work. you can obtain a purchase permit for free from your local sheriff. you'll have it in a week. E A S Y
I was told by the wilkin county sherriff that you need a ccp to purchase anything classified as a pistol I guess MN LEO's dont know their own laws.