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Moving to Florida/Gun Relocation Questions

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by dk-corriveau, Oct 12, 2006.

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  1. dk-corriveau

    dk-corriveau Member

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    OK,

    So after a fair amount of negotiation, my wife has accepted a new position within her company that will require us to relocate from Williamsburg, VA to Orlando, FL in January. As we start planning for the home sale/relocation I have a couple of gun relocation questions.

    - I assume that the movers will not move firearms and even if they do I am planning on moving them myself (I don’t have that many). If you have any tips on packaging them for the move/traveling with firearms that would be great. I will probably have them in my SUV with me. I’m not sure what I will do with my ammo. Maybe I will shoot it all before I move. :)

    - For those of you who live in the Orlando area, are there any weird local laws that I should be aware of before moving? We have yet to start looking for new housing so any insight into local gun laws (i.e. areas we should avoid) would be great.

    I am sure that I will come up with some more questions between now and then, but this is a start.

    Thanks!
     
  2. 0007

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    Bag 'em up, put them in the trunk of your car and drive them on down.
     
  3. Dave P

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    any weird local laws ??

    ... don't shoot the mouse.

    Good outdoor club on the east side of town. Central FL Club?
     
  4. GHF

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    Weird Laws - NO

    Get your Florida CCW NOW.

    http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/weapons/apply.html

    Should have it by January. Good all the way down I-95 except South Carolina, and there all you have to do is put your carry weapon in the console or glove compartment.

    There are no weird laws - especially when carrying in resturants. Just stay out of the bar area and keep concealed.
     
  5. ceetee

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    The first lesson on life in Orlando should be "How To Get Around Without Driving On I-4".
     
  6. knuckles

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    No doubt! One word 'E-pass'! Link here.

    I highly recommend it. It's the only way to get around. Avoid I4 like you would a diseased hooker.

    Here is a good gun club to join.

    http://www.chuluotasportsmensclub.com/

    I am a member. Someone mentioned the Central Florida Rifle and Pistol Club which I also looked into. I opted not because they seemed overly restrictive and their new membership fee was like $275!!!! :what: On the other hand, they seem to hold a lot of events there. However, I have included their link so you can decide for yourself...

    EDIT: Oh, and, welcome (almost) to town...
     
  7. AirForceShooter

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    Pack 'em up and drive. January is the best month to come here. I came in Jan of 1980 for a couple weeks. I noticed I was not wearing a coat. Still here, although noone stands for "Dixie" anymore and your high school spanish comes in handy Joe
     
  9. cbsbyte

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    To avoid any legal hassels if pulled over, make sure to keep your unloaded guns, locked in the trunk, preferably in a locked hard case, and seperate from the ammo. Other than that I don't believe you should have any other things to worry about except the long drive.
     
  10. Detachment Charlie

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    Good advice on I-4.
    Under wierd, there's probably something the good realty people and mortgage people sort of forgot to mention -- Wind (Hurricane) Insurance. Your regular homeowners' policy doesn't cover this stuff, so you need a separate policy. I just paid mine this month for the year: $4,500.:what: Oh, and there's a deductable that's equal to 2% of the value of your home.:barf:
    Welcome to Paradise.
     
  11. ceetee

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    Oh, yeah... they soak you for hurricane insurance. Ours is in our mortgage, so our mortgage went up $500 a month...

    Good advice on the E-Pass. Sun Pass works on all the toll roads, and on the Turnpike too.
     
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    How many do you have to move?

    7? 67?

    I would put my expensive pretty girls in hard cases, the beaters would get wrapped in a blanket and packed in tightly- so as not to rattle around during the drive.

    Make sure that you have all of the serial numbers written down and in your wallet. On your person.

    It would really suck if you came out of a rest stop to see your car going down the road with an unfamiliar driver.

    "Weeel officer, you can now consider the thieves 'heavily armed' ."
     
  14. knuckles

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    Yeah, so does E-pass. As far as I am concerned they are one in the same (even thought they are seperate business entities...)
     
  15. MarkDido

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    Definately a good "Self-Serve" club.

    No need to have a Range Safety Officer (RSO) present like some other local clubs require.

    Open the cattle gate, shoot, open the gate, leave.

    I've spent an entire weekday morning there and nary another soul showed up to shoot.

    About 1/2 the price you'll pay at other clubs. Convienent to the east side of Orange County.
     
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    I would suggest renting a house for a year. The bottom is falling out of the FL housing market and I believe prices may very well lower by next year. As others have said, house insurance is expensive and be sure you factor that into your purchasing decision.
     
  17. dk-corriveau

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    Thank you for all the replies and great ideas.

    I will certainly be joining one of the local clubs once I arrive. As I can't stand shooting at indoor ranges, the ourdoor clubs are real attractive to me.

    We will probably be renting for the first year, both to get a sense of what the market is going to do and so we can get a better understanding of the area. I've only been to Orlando once and didn't get of Disney property.

    Thank you!
    dk
     
  18. Falconeer

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    Depending on where you end up:
    Lakeland Rifle and Pistol Club is who I belong to (forgive their crappy web site :p). Lakeland is between Tampa & Orlando on the I-4 corridor. Very nice area with some technology jobs (I work as a system analyst/programmer for Publix Super Markets; we're based in Lakeland).

    +1 on the book Florida Firearms: Law, Use and Ownership; a very easy read on what you need to know about Florida's firearms laws.
     
  19. dk-corriveau

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    Thanks for the tip on Florida Firearms: Law, Use and Ownership. I just ordered myself a copy. I have a similar book for Virginia and if this one is half as good I will certainly be a help with the move!
     
  20. Zen21Tao

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    Something not gun related that you may want to look into if you plan to buy a house in Florida are FEMAs new regulations on "flood zone" areas. Many Floridians not previously in flood zones have found that their property reclassified by FEMA as being flood prone and are getting mail notices saying thet need to add flood insurance or higher surveyers to survey their property to appeal the decision. You might want to check this out when you start looking for a home.
     
  21. Veprman

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    I live in Orlando and can give you some advice. Stay as far away from Pine Hills as possible. Shoot straight in Apopka has good custmer service but their prices are high. Also there owner is from lebanon, but he might be gay so I don't think he is a muslem. So if you don't want to support a overcharging Arab there are other places to go. There is a free gun range is Ocala natl forest. I havent gone there yet so I cant comment from personal experiance. Thats preety much all I can think of right now.
     
  22. jeff-10

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    As other ppl have said there are no wierd gun laws in Florida. By state law I do not believe cities can pass there own gun laws The Orlando area is a pretty central area. Tampa, Ocala and Daytona are all within about an hour drive. The Tampa, Orlando and Ocala areas have some nice gun shops. Stay out of the Ocala National Forest gun range. There are no range officers and the place is one big safety hazard. On the real estate thing I wouldn't even think about buying a house in the Orlando area in the next year or two. It frequently makes national news about how overvalued the houses are.
     
  23. The Burnside Ninja

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    Well, I feel for you, bro. I moved to Orlando because of a beautiful green-eyed girl. Big Cities- yuck! Anyway, Orlando's downtown is a little nasty in some parts (smells like pee). However, I work for the Criminal Division here and I've yet to have an altercation with any local residents. I've been pulled over with my 9mm in the glove compartment. It had its magazine in, but nothing in the chamber. Granted, the officer was more polite to me for the "vet tag" on the licence plate- but he also gave me info after I inquired about the car-carry laws in Florida. he said that the laws are a little "open" about carrying. As long as there are three steps, you should be safe. My three steps were:

    1) Open glove compartment
    2) Chamber a round
    3) FIRE!

    But, I'd lock the compartment if I were you... adds one more step.
     
  24. Hkmp5sd

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    All that is required to meet Florida's "not readily accessible" wording is have the gun in a holster w/ strap or zippered case and in glove box. It is not requried to have glove box locked or chamber empty. This makes the gun a little faster to get into action. If you get stopped by the police, make sure you tell them about it before you open the glove box and reach for your registration. The cops will greatly appreciate it. :)

    As for gun laws, counties and cities are not allowed to pass any gun laws (with the exception of an optional waiting period). All laws are at the state level. All CCWs are issued at the state level. They are worded fairly straight forward.
     
  25. tegemu

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    Welcome to Florida, The Gunshine State. I would never trust my firearms to a moving company, I would carry them myself. If you haven't done so, check out www.floridashootersnetwork.com . You will get all the Fla info, of any kind, that you need there.
     
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