Buying handguns out of state


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Peter Gun
October 16, 2003, 10:33 PM
I'm traveling coast to coast from VT to CA at the end of the month. I love to stop at gun-friendly states to check out their gun shops. In the past I have not had any extra money for toys, but this time I might. Are there any states along I-80 or I-70 that allow handgun purchases by someone w/ out of state license? Any states anywhere that do? Packing.org doesnt seem to have this info.

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jar
October 16, 2003, 10:35 PM
No.

Texas Bob
October 16, 2003, 10:48 PM
Unless you hold an FFl you cannot buy a handgun in another state without going through an FFl holder in your own state. You can, as an example, find yourself in Indiana at a gun store and find a great buy. Say, Hi I'm from Vermont and I would like to purchase "THAT" pistol. I will get my local dealer to send you a copy of his FFL to you so you can send it to me, how much will the pistol be with shipping charges? No, you cannot travel with a signed copy of anothers' FFl, it needs to be received by US mail from the sending party to the shipping party. Shipping and insurance charges usually run $35-45, then your own FFl will usually charge a fee to do the paperwork to transfer the pistol to you. So you see, you really need to do the math to see if it's worth it. If I saw a P7M8 in NIB condition for $500, YES. A 1955 S&W triple lock in excellent condition, hell yes. Hope this helps, yes deals are out there, and its always fun to window shop.

AUTIGER04
October 16, 2003, 11:01 PM
Alabama & Georgia are gun friendly states. But they will not allow purchase of a handgun from out of state residents. Long gun only.:mad:

Peter Gun
October 16, 2003, 11:02 PM
Bummer. I was afraid of that. You'd think w/ the whole concept of receprocity and the NICS crap we'd be able to do this. Guess I'll just have to be on the lookout for that sweet browning rifle deal. Thanks for the replies.

BluesBear
October 17, 2003, 12:57 AM
If you can get a local FFL to give you some signed copies of his license AND a letter of authority (on the dealers letterhead) saying you are acting as his agent you might find a dealer in another state willing to sell to you. Be advised that you would need to carry a "bound book" with you to log the purchases and your home dealer would have to do a standard transfer of them, to you, once you got back home.

It if was me AND if I could get the needed FFL copies I would carry a phone card so the dealer you are purchasing from could call the dealer "back home" and verify.

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