GUN being able to legally carry a hand gun

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  1. Biomechanoid

    Biomechanoid New Member

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    Unfortunately I'm finding myself spending more time in the ghetto areas around my university than I'd like. Since several incidents happening to me (theft, nab and grab) have prompted me to try to get some kind of defense. my only experience with guns was skeet shooting back in boyscouts, so I'm completely ignorant as to laws and other aspects of owning a gun. I want to get some kind of a pistol that I could either keep in my glove box or on my person, but do not know where to go from here. I have no idea what kinds of pistols there are available, nor what certifications/licenses I'd need to legally own and carry one in the state of florida. could someone help me get started in the right direction? I am 22, if that clears up any age issues
     
  2. Ichabod Crane

    Ichabod Crane Active Member

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    www.packing.org is a good place to start. You mentioned University as well, I'd check your University's rules, many prohibit concealed weapons on campus (much love to the liberals on that one...).
     
  3. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    From NRA:

    Permit to Purchase
    Rifles- No Handguns- No

    Registration of Firearms
    Rifles- No Handguns- No

    Licensing of Owners
    Rifles- No Handguns- No

    Permit to Carry
    Rifles- No Handguns- Yes

     
  4. footratfunkface

    footratfunkface New Member

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    one thing to consider: some states allow you to carry onto the college campus you attend. others don't. GA allows you to carry with a permit on campuses, but not if you actually go to school there.
     
  5. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Michigan doesn't allow you to carry onto campus :sad2:
     
  6. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Glocks explode
    HKs have a crappy trigger
    SIGs have an 8 minle reset on the trigger
    Rugers are shit
    Kahr is suposed to have an amazing DA trigger, but i've never shot one
    1911s have and awsome reset, but I personally would not carry one
    Walther > * (best trigger, comfy, easy to conceal, fast as fuck when shooting)

    IBFlames
     
  7. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    Glocks do not explode, unless the owner is careless and/or does not follow the owners manual's instrtuctions about using reloads.
     
  8. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I've had a Glock 21 since 1994, and I've put several thousand rounds through it. It has never exploded.

    And with that post, I think you killed any credibility you had.
     
  9. Biomechanoid

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    thanks :)

    I'm going to look into signing up for that NRA safety course, and see what local gun ranges/shops rent out weapons for range use so that I can get a feel for what's around.
     
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    Glocks only explode when you store them in the oven :rofl:
     
  11. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I was talking to Platinum Thunder, not you. Where he said every gun sucks except Walther.
     
  12. ez4me2c3d

    ez4me2c3d Guest

    yeah i dont think anyway really takes his post serious.
    he says the same stuff over and over abou thow walther greater than all guns (or in his words wlather > *)
     
  13. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    no they actually do what they are supposed to when in the oven :o
     
  14. Trouser Trout

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    I held a few walthers this weekend. To be honest, I wasn't terribly impressed. Shot a P22 also....I think it's designed for women..... :fawk:
     
  15. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Walther P22 is a piece of shit. I would never buy one
     
  16. itchiban

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    no mention of SA's XD :bigthumb:
     
  17. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Those are just SLIGHTLY better than a glock :fawk:
     
  18. itchiban

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    :rofl:


    no seriously, I like the p99. It does feel nice in the hand. I would be all over a p22 sized gun in .380 or something. That would kick ass. p380 :hs:
     
  19. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Walthers are pretty nice. A friend of mine used to have a PPK, and that was a good gun. But I wouldn't say they're the best ever.
     
  20. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    I'm not a huge fan of a ppk either. That DA pull is :ugh: :ugh: :ugh: :ugh:
     
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    Ignore everything Platinum Douchebag says, and you'll be fine :hs:
     
  22. nordaim

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    Depends on what serial number you have. They had production issues mid-run, so the last year or so has been horrible for them. I will see if I can dig up what serial number to buy before.

    Also, from what I have shot amond my friends and myself (all chambered in .40 S&W):

    Ruger P94: Large, heavy, industrial sized handgun. Excellent place to start as it is inexpensive (can be had for $300 used) and has little felt recoil, mostly muzzle flip.

    Glock: (Cannot remember the models, Compact and Sub-Compact): Great guns. Accuracy is above par. SAO, no decocker.

    Walther P99: Fixes the things that I wish glock would have done: Good ambidextrous magazine release, awesome grips, decocker, SA/DA pistol.

    Sig P229: Um... Damn. So worth the money. Though I prefer a striker fired weapon, could not beat it's accuracy.
     
  23. twist_of_fate

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