CCW for hunting


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gbran
April 16, 2003, 01:29 PM
I live in CA and do a lot of handgun hunting. We are allowed 3 guns on our permit. My everyday carry is a Glock 30, but I've also listed 2 revolvers on my CCW permit. One is a 22 mag revolver and the other a .454 Casull SRH. I spend a lot of time getting in and out of a jeep. In CA you can have a loaded, but unchambered long gun while tooling around your favorite hunting area, but all handguns must be unloaded while in the vehicle. It's a real pain to have to load and unload every time you get in or out of your vehicle. It's a bigger pain if you're using a single action revolver (which I'm not). With the CCW, I leave my hanguns loaded at all times. Anybody else do this?

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Preacherman
April 17, 2003, 09:11 PM
Here in Louisiana open carry is legal, so even with a CCW, I carry my hunting revolver openly (along with my rifle) and no-one turns a hair.

However, there's one disadvantage to your system. If you have to use your CCW the hard way, even in the most legally justifiable way possible, the police will confiscate the gun you used for ballistics tests and possible use as evidence, and you'll have to wait anywhere from six months to four years to get it back. In the meantime, you're left without a reasonable CCW firearm on your permit... If I were you, I'd make sure that at least two out of the three guns on my permit were good for CCW and self-defence, and accept the penalty of having to unload my hunting weapons. Just a thought...

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