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01-15-2013 03:48 PM
Gofish TJ They are taking ammo off the shelves. Ok, so you can buy a gun, but can't buy ammo for it. Crazy!! Prices are gonna skyrocket for ammo.
01-12-2013 10:28 PM
DevilDogDoc
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Originally Posted by Baja1ab View Post
Sig Sauer has a few polymer framed pistols in 22, 9, 40 & 45 configs - Sig quality without the $1k + price. Considered Sig's "best kept secret" by many gurus.

I'm considering this one in a .40
SP2022

I'm also considering this slick little 9 by Ruger. Would be a great carry piece if you have a CCW (which I do not...yet).
Ruger® LC9™ Centerfire Pistol Models
Good luck getting a CCW in San Bernadino county, unless you know someone that is. I have the Ruger SR22 pistol and what treat that one is. Little tack driver and I can shoot all day for $25. When you can get ammo that is....
01-12-2013 09:18 PM
EasyE2 I'm thinking an ammo can with a padlock.. Nothing fancy but would do the trick..
01-12-2013 05:21 PM
Fred1 Bond James Bond
01-12-2013 05:10 PM
Gunner Tuffy box
01-12-2013 05:09 PM
Baja1ab Sig Sauer has a few polymer framed pistols in 22, 9, 40 & 45 configs - Sig quality without the $1k + price. Considered Sig's "best kept secret" by many gurus.

I'm considering this one in a .40
SP2022

I'm also considering this slick little 9 by Ruger. Would be a great carry piece if you have a CCW (which I do not...yet).
Ruger® LC9™ Centerfire Pistol Models
01-12-2013 04:58 PM
JVLemur
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Originally Posted by DevilDogDoc
I thought the great city of San Francisco forbade possession of hand guns in city limits JV lemur?
I'm not sure about sf laws, I'm not in San Francisco itself, I'm about 45 mins from. Haven't been able to do much with the holidays, and school starting again, just don't have the cash for it at the moment unfortunate.
01-12-2013 04:55 PM
RadarRob2012
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Originally Posted by Gunner
What is the rule for carrying in a jeep? It's not like you can lock it in the trunk with the ammo some where else. I am guessing somewhere visible and ammo put in a bag in the back. On the trail locked and loaded?
Get one of the under seat lock boxes.
01-12-2013 04:54 PM
Gunner What is the rule for carrying in a jeep? It's not like you can lock it in the trunk with the ammo some where else. I am guessing somewhere visible and ammo put in a bag in the back. On the trail locked and loaded?
01-12-2013 04:44 PM
Jerry Bransford That 2-week wait is aggravating, especially since changing it to also include long guns too. I can almost go along with a 2-week wait for handguns but come on, for a shotgun, rifle, or even a .22? I haven't bought a new gun in a couple years but I am getting the itch for something new... maybe a .40 Glock or similar.
01-12-2013 02:44 PM
DevilDogDoc You gotta love the land of fruit and nuts huh? When I was in Oregon, I walked into the gun store, said "I'll take that one" hand over my ID, one phone call to the state patrol and I get walked out to my Jeep new gun in hand. I hated Oregon but I miss that. I had to wait two weeks to get the 10/22 I got for Christmas!!
01-12-2013 01:57 PM
Gunner
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Originally Posted by DevilDogDoc View Post
I thought the great city of San Francisco forbade possession of hand guns in city limits JV lemur?
I think your right. Although I believe you can Conceal Carry Pot, Crack, and Cocaine there. Those don't kill people.
01-12-2013 12:51 PM
DevilDogDoc I thought the great city of San Francisco forbade possession of hand guns in city limits JV lemur?
12-01-2012 11:18 PM
DiscoBayJoe You shouldn't need to take a class. When you buy a pistol they are required to take you through a basic "handgun safety test". It's a no-brainer that just shows you know how to load, unload, and clear the firearm. If you've never touched a pistol before, you'll see everything you need to know to basically operate the pistol. Before you can buy you also have to pass the HSC test which is a simple Q&A kinda like what you have to do for getting a drivers license. If you can't pass the HSC on the first pass, you really shouldn't be driving, voting, or even ordering pizza. It's that easy. Once you have a pistol you should easily be able to find someone to meet you at a range and help you get started with the first couple of magazines.

If you arn't sure what type of pistol you want, you can rent; however, most gunshops require two people at a time for rentals (suicide prevention).
11-27-2012 12:36 AM
Raiderfan001 Just FYI but any military stationed in cali don't have to take the course/test.
11-27-2012 12:19 AM
Gunner
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Originally Posted by avid View Post
All answers are located here:

CA Attorney General Firearm FAQ

avid
Thanks. Quick read and I got my answers. No need for any legal mumbo jumbo with a long gun.
11-26-2012 11:57 PM
avid All answers are located here:

CA Attorney General Firearm FAQ

avid
11-26-2012 11:36 PM
backwards
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Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
Do you need the class to buy a rifle or shotgun? I mean the class teaches you a ton for gun safety which you really need if you have no experience. I think it is a good idea. I haven't bought a new gun is so long i don't know the laws anymore. I've got guns and buy ammo but I am looking at an AR7 for my Jeep Camp rifle.
I don't think so for a long gun but I've had a CCW for so long I'm not sure.
11-26-2012 10:03 PM
Gunner Do you need the class to buy a rifle or shotgun? I mean the class teaches you a ton for gun safety which you really need if you have no experience. I think it is a good idea. I haven't bought a new gun is so long i don't know the laws anymore. I've got guns and buy ammo but I am looking at an AR7 for my Jeep Camp rifle.
11-26-2012 07:40 PM
backwards I would guess the ammo is on you. Sadly, the initial class is going to cost (thanks CA.) but I don't think you have to pay again for anything unless you get a CCW. Which you can't get where you are
11-26-2012 07:30 PM
backwards
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Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
If you getting it for target shooting at both indoor and outdoor ranges you could look into the more target oriented guns. Mine while it shoots a 300 savage round kicks less than my 44 mag. It is a single shot but I find that I do slow fire most of the time as ammo even when you reload gets expensive.
Sweet piece Gunner but the ammo is probably not in a college boys budget. Also, some of the indoor ranges cannot accomodate rifle rounds
11-26-2012 03:35 PM
JVLemur Ok so I checked with my "local" gun range, they're holding the next First Step Pistol Course on jan 5th, the dec. 1st one is full. The fee is $140 for a 7 hour course which covers everything, which they did not define fully other than rental semi, and revolver, I assume ammo and all the safety gear is provided, now I'm contemplating this one, but $140 might break my budget for now. Ill keep looking around.
11-26-2012 03:34 PM
Gunner They are picky about ammo. You need to find which one cycles best in your barrel kit. The new ones have extra features to broaden the ammo that will provide enough force to properly cycle the recoil spring back to fully eject the empty and strip the new one. I am researching and looking for the right one for my 1911 right now.
11-26-2012 10:21 AM
highwayman
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Originally Posted by Dew View Post
my buddy has a 1911 with this conversion. Good thing about the 22 is, ammo is so much cheaper!

But for some reason, that 1911 would jam all the time.
This...
11-26-2012 08:13 AM
Dew
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Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
1911's have drop in 22 conversion barrels. 5 minutes work to switch from 45 to 22. Looks and shoots the same.
my buddy has a 1911 with this conversion. Good thing about the 22 is, ammo is so much cheaper!

But for some reason, that 1911 would jam all the time.
11-26-2012 03:15 AM
H2_recoveryteam Picking a firearm is like buying a pair of shoes. Although everyone may have a preference, good experience, or just plain like some, no one can really pick your shoes or gun for you. You have to go to the store and see what appeals to you and try them on, walk in them... the same goes for guns. Hit the range/ gun store and handle/ fire as many different types/ calibers/ and makes as possible. While there soak up all the info you can and then go home and do more research on what you liked. Also I encourage you to ignore all the gimmicks and tuff guy moral and just start small and go up from there. The last thing you want to do is harm your self or others by jumping up to a big cal. With no experience. Just like a pair of shoes you want your gun to be comfy and last. The best firearm for anyone is the weapon they can not only shoot,but shoot well. Take you time and do your research. Sorry for the essay,but hope this helps.
11-26-2012 02:37 AM
Rommelx3
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Originally Posted by JVLemur View Post
So I have finally been able to convince my parents to allow me to buy a gun, of course after I go through all the legal procedures to attain it.
I live in California so I know the regulations here are more strict. Can any experienced owners help me out with what ill need to go through the process, what to expect from it, and any helpful input or links.
A bit of background, I've always been thrilled by guns, and have wanted one for a while. I'm 21 a college student, still live with the parents for financial reasons, I hold school and a full time job.the reason I want a handgun is for hobby purposes(shooting range, target practice, and looks) I'm not a huge fan of hunting. Any recommendation on which handgun to get would be nice, I've been looking at a S&W model 586 as I love the look of a a classic revolver, but have also looked through a selection of 1911s. If any more info is needed I will be able to provide it as requested.
Thanks,
Jaye

Congrats on your decision to purchase a firearm.
be sure to make a well informed decision in regards to
the type of firearm you intend on purchasing. Consider
all your options. There are some very excellent reviews on
youtube for all kinds of handguns. If you were local I'd offer
to let you test some of mine out!
11-25-2012 11:10 PM
Gunner 1911's have drop in 22 conversion barrels. 5 minutes work to switch from 45 to 22. Looks and shoots the same.
11-25-2012 09:50 PM
ChuckMRN I think everyone should own a .22 rimfire as their first firearm. Ammo is cheep, easy to learn to shoot, and can be passed down to multiple generations of first time shooters. Rugar, Standard auto for semi auto pistol or single six for "cowboy" style. Rifle, 10-22. Your love for the sport will only grow after your first rimfire.
11-25-2012 09:42 PM
JVLemur
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Originally Posted by highwayman
Revolvers, really can't go wrong with a S&W. If you're looking at semi auto, I'd steer you more towards a Springfield XP or Glock. Definately test fire many different rentals, but a consideration not mentioned is caliber. Id suggest based on your list sticking with a smaller caliber like a 9mm cal S/A or 38 revolver (non +P ammo for practice) for cost. Since you're new, you'll need to practice a lot. A 45 cal 1911 will cost you a fortune. Safety course and practice, you'll be fine. Figure in Ca., negative on the C.C. permit, you'll have better chances of winning the lotto, haha.

Good luck.
The classic look of the revolver is my first choice, something American west oh yea!
Yea, lots of practice will be necessary.
Haha yea I figured a C.C. Would be really hard here.
Thanks.
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