Skip to comments.Strongly considering buying a gun
Posted on 09/20/2008 8:15:55 PM PDT by LiberalsSpendYourMoney
I'm strongly considering buying a handgun to carry concealed. Live in Upstate NY, 26 years old, male, attorney. Married - no kids yet so don't have to buy a gun safe.
Getting the license unrestricted won't be a problem because I'm good friends with the judge who issues them. I will have to take a safety course before applying, however.
Don't know a huge amount about handguns or guns but probably about as much as the average American male. Went hunting with my uncle a couple times as a kid and I've fired a 1911 at the range once before.
Am open to either a semiautomatic or a revolver. Have looked at the Glock 26 and Kahr PM9 so far in local gun shops. I am looking for more suggestions and/or opinions on those two models - I don't really want to carry a full-sized handgun like the 1911 though. I want something that I can ideally tuck inside the waistband without printing and something that won't weigh me down because I'm on my feet about half of every workday. I know that New York still has its state version of the assault weapons ban in effect, so I believe all magazines manufactured after the ban that have capacities of more than 10 rounds are still illegal. I could conceivably purchase a large-cap mag that was manufactured before 1994, but federal and state gun laws are not my area of expertise, so I would have to look into the legalities of that. I'm not even really sure if I need a magazine larger than 10 rounds though if I'm going to be carrying a compact or subcompact pistol.
take a vacation in texas,
and someone will train you!
I’d rather be judged by twelve than carried by six. Pretend that the Constitution means what it says and do what you deem necessary in this regard.
Our Family usually vacations down the east coast all the way till Florida...
One of these years we will take the family to Texas, they say “corpus christi” has nice beaches???
Is it true that guns are carried in plain view???
Owning any firearm means you have the responsibility to keep it out of the wrong hands. You won’t be carrying it all the time.
I’d recommend consideration of a gun safe with the capacity for at least 24 long guns and a dozen or so handguns. Then start to work on filling it up.
I’m with you. I carry pepper spray and we have shotguns but I would like a nice litle handgun...
I heard it takes forever to get a license in NYS...
i lived in austin for one year.
every native texan i met had a gun.
i felt like no one was going to break into my apartment,
and indeed, no did.
You opened a can of worms now :)
Plan on tons of suggestions...
Such as - This is a nice new Ruger sub compact.
Quite small and nice for C&C and good quality for a 380
In TN I don't have a mag capacity ban. So I carry 13 rounds of Federal +P+ hollow points in a Sig Sauer P228 9mm.
P228 is a nice compact size and was favorite of Feds and Special Forces guys.
I love mine.
PS: Consider getting some sort of a safe anyway, kids or no kids. Guns that I don't carry are locked in a safe when I'm away from the house.
Stolen guns can be a large liability pain in the ass.
I know of attorneys that get briefcases with armor plates and little secret compartments for their pistols.
I’m a huge fan of Springfield Armory, IIRC they have a .45 ACP. You will need to take some practice and if you’re like me, you’ll need to have some Lasik surgery, but nothing works better than a .45 in life.
Please be a bit more specific as to the purpose for which you intend to purchase this firearm.
Is it for self defense?
Is it for home defense
Is it to put meat on the table?
Do you intend to carry it concealed?
What are the distances at which you reasonably expect to encounter a lethal threat?
All these questions need to be answered before any useful advice can be offered.
Here comes the Judge:
I thought the post was rather specific.
What does LCP and ACP mean?
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