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MARYLANDERS read this!!!!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by JeepDriver, May 6, 2004.

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  1. JeepDriver

    JeepDriver Member

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    Just got word that a new locking system (non internal) has been approved for Maryland. It's called Visi-Lock (sp?)

    It has to be installed in the gun when it is delivered to the customer, but it isn't a perment addition to the gun. I don't have all the info as it was just approved yesterday (Wensday) Once I have more info I will post it!

    But as it looks right now all new guns will be avaliable for sale in Maryland!!!!

    I got this info from my part time job at Continental Arms, They have already orrdered plenty of the new locks we should have more info w/in a week.
     
  2. slh02

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    One word...

    AWESOME!!!
     
  3. Harry Tuttle

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    www.visuallock.com
    product_4.gif

    VisuaLock for Hand Guns and Revolvers

    The new easy, fast, and safe gun lock.

    Details
    The Hand Gun VisuaLock combines complete security and the simplicity of an in-barrel lock. The security rod fastens to the security cartridge with a slim, convenient key and ensures the firearms remain inoperable to unauthorized use. The same key works on multiple VisuaLock devices. The VisuaLock is a California Approved Gunlock.

    Price
    $39.95
     
  4. Norton

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    WooHoo! I see SIGs....:D
     
  5. Mr. James

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    Was this the work of Thomas V. "Mike" "Oh-wait-a-minute-Beretta's-in-my-District" Miller, Jr.?
     
  6. Riffraff

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    The work of Mr. Purtilo?


    Either way God less another victory this year in MD!!!!
     
  7. Kharn

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    XD-40 time for me! Woot!
    Now the question is, will I be able to bring the Visualock back to the gunstore should I decide I need another gun in the same caliber & barrel length? Er, I guess the better question would be, will gunstores trade used Visualocks towards store credit on a purchase of a new handgun with a (coincidently similiarly sized) Visualock installed? ;) ;)

    Kharn
     
  8. buy guns

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    so you guys couldnt buy new guns before this?
     
  9. Kharn

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    Any handgun sold in MD that was made after Jan 1, 2003 had to have an integral safety lock.

    Now the only problem is the ballistic fingerprinting, but its not too hard to find a pistol with spent casings.

    Does anyone know if this lock thing will work on revolvers?

    Kharn
     
  10. Norton

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    DOH...I forgot about the spent casing thing. IIRC, this was also another thing that kept a lot of firearms off of the shelf in MD......the manufacturers felt that they didn't sell enough product in MD to justify the trouble of putting a spent shell in the case......

    Maybe not having BOTH requirements will convince them that it is worth the time to have a shell casing for us MD folks.....
     
  11. Gunfyter

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    I think that Riffraff hit the nail on the head. With Jim Purtillo filing the lawsuit they probably didn't want to look bad in the press anymore than they already did, so they approved the lock. At least now if I want a Wilson CQB, I can get one.
     
  12. Mr. Mysterious

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    Freedom is gonna cost you at least $39.95. Definitely not cheap...
     
  13. Harry Tuttle

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    This winter there was an opening on the handgun board
    filling that opening permitted the committee to approve safety devices

    the lack of a casing is still gonna inhibit sales
    as there is no method for the shop to have casings logged for guns that do not include a sample
     
  14. Kharn

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    Too bad they couldnt approve the shop owner shooting a round into a clearing bucket or other bullet trap and sending the casing in.

    Kharn
     
  15. JeepDriver

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    We will be selling them for $16.99

    That ain't no joke! As soon as we get the details sorted out I'll have a P226ST in 9mm! :D I may even order myself another 226ST in 357 Sig :evil:



    XD-9 Tatical for me right after the P226ST('s) :D
     
  16. Norton

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    I had my hands on some of the SIG .45s up at the NRA meeting and boy were they nice......may have to reconsider that Springfield 1911 I was eyeballing
     
  17. Kharn

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    JeepDriver:
    Where's this gunshop you work at? (I'm moving to either Bel Air/Abingdon or White Marsh on June 1)

    Kharn
     
  18. Norton

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    You better stick with the 9mm....after all of that ammo I saw you go through the last time we had at Continental, it would get real expensive to maintain that habit with the .357;)
     
  19. JeepDriver

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    I work part time at Continental Arms in Cockeysville. It's about 12 miles from White Marsh if you end up around there (I'm in the White Marsh area) It's a bit further from Bel Air though.

    Yea, I'd have to reload or buy in bulk to be able to shoot it as much as I'd like to. :D Buying it by the box would bankrupt me quickly
     
  20. JeepDriver

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    You're more then welcome to shoot my P220, If I can make the next shoot I'll be sure to have it with me.
     
  21. P95Carry

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    Glad to hear this morcel of good news guys.:)
     
  22. Bobster

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    Maryland always demanded that the dealer sell you a new gun lock with every firearm you walked out of the store with. Even if you brought a new one yourself. I have a bag full of them. On sale today for $7.95. (just what I paid for them. grrrrrr

    Glad to hear about the new lock. That shell casing is such a joke and waste of money.


    BOB
     
  23. Norton

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    JeepDriver,

    Once school's out, I may just have to make a trek up to Continental and check out that P220 of yours.....
     
  24. Ironbarr

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    Questions:

    Do I assume that the security cartridge fits the chamber just as a normal round would?
    Hate to see burrs, gouges, etc.

    Do I assume that the security rod is of such metal that it won't damage the barrel, et al?
    Folks is folks - they aren't all super careful.

    Do I assume that the "convenient key" isn't so "convenient" that almost anyone could clone it to disable the "ensures the firearms remain inoperable to unauthorized use" claim?
    Folks can be very "artistically inclined".

    BTW... if that security cartridge had an appropriate primer area, at least you could dry fire (except for the weight and balance difference).

    -IB
     
  25. Kharn

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    Ironbarr:
    On their homepage is a slightly larger picture, it looks like most of the rod is rubber or plastic coated, and the chamber insert does appear to be brass-colored.

    Taurus's system is approved, and their website ("...and the same special Security Key works for both the revolver and pistol Systems..." Source) appears to indicate that the keys are the same between pistols and revolvers, so non-unique keys shouldnt be a problem.

    Kharn
     
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