|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|
|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|
|01-12-2013 05:09 PM|
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
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|
|01-12-2013 04:55 PM|
|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|
|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|
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|
|11-26-2012 11:57 PM|
All answers are located here:
CA Attorney General Firearm FAQ
|11-26-2012 11:36 PM|
|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|
|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|
|11-26-2012 08:13 AM|
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|
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|
Yea, lots of practice will be necessary.
Haha yea I figured a C.C. Would be really hard here.
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