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Re: Handgun recommendation requested

Postby Photon Guy » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:12 pm

rickdun wrote:Yes you're correct on the PICS check, I'm used to saying NCIC check, went threw one every year for 25 years as a federal law enforcement officer.

Many people don't know this, but if you are currently a law enforcement officer or a retired law enforcement officer, you do not need a permit to carry. President Bush signed into law after 9/11 a bill called the law enforcement officers security act (leosa). My retirement ID is stamped LEOSA, allowing anybody with that stamp on their ID to carry in any state in the U.S., no permit needed.

$2.00 for a back ground check, heck I paid $5.00 several months ago, I guess I got ripped off.

Hey Photon, did you check out http://www.pennswoods.net on the guns?


So as a federal law enforcement officer were you by any chance a federal marshall? From what I know it was Clinton that signed the bill that current and retired LEOs could carry in all 50 states. When I bought a handgun last Wednesday I had to pay $2 for the background check. Maybe they lowered it within the last few months. $5 isn't bad considered I had to pay $10 for the background check when I bought a rifle this past Saturday in Nashville TN. And in NJ its $15 for the background check after you get the FID card and a handgun permit if you want to buy a handgun and to get the FID card and permit you have to pay around $40 or $50 and then wait around for months usually.

And I did check the website. They've got some good stuff. I see there's going to be this big gun show this weekend, unfortunately I will not be able to be there.
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Re: Handgun recommendation requested

Postby rickdun » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:23 am

President Bush-2 signed the original bill in 2004, since then there have been a couple of admendments to the bill. I worked for the department of justice, 10 years as U.S. Marshall and 15 years in the Federal Bureau of Prisons and they all claimed to be innocent.
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Re: Handgun recommendation requested

Postby BK in KC » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:33 pm

Just curious AuntBee, have you decided on which handgun yet?
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Re: Handgun recommendation requested

Postby AuntBee » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:15 am

BK in KC wrote:Just curious AuntBee, have you decided on which handgun yet?


I bought a Ruger SR22. Since some time will pass until I have the permit, the guy at the gun shop told me I could come in any time to spend some quality time with it. :D
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Re: Handgun recommendation requested

Postby terrapin » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:29 pm

AuntBee wrote:
BK in KC wrote:Just curious AuntBee, have you decided on which handgun yet?


I bought a Ruger SR22. Since some time will pass until I have the permit, the guy at the gun shop told me I could come in any time to spend some quality time with it. :D

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You made a good choice, Bee.
That's a fine gun. It's very reliable when used with quality ammo.
Don't buy the cheap stuff.
Grats on a wise selection.
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Re: Handgun recommendation requested

Postby Photon Guy » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:48 pm

AuntBee wrote:I bought a Ruger SR22. Since some time will pass until I have the permit, the guy at the gun shop told me I could come in any time to spend some quality time with it. :D


Oh yes, Ruger is definitely one of the best brands out there. From my experience if you buy a Ruger you will get what you pay for and more. Now, about getting that permit...
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