GUN Class 3 crew, how do you keep your stamps with your guns?

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  1. spankaveli

    spankaveli OT Supporter

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    I don't want to fuck with carrying around a folder, carrying them in a bag etc etc because they're guaranteed to get lost that way with me.

    It's my understanding that it's legal to keep a copy of the stamp with the gun. Is that accurate?

    If so, does anyone make a product such as an attachment for a buttstock or some such animal that you can keep a folded copy of the stamp inside of? Maybe something with a velcro flap? I also thought about taking one of those insurance card envelopes (the ones with the clear plastic on one side), putting the folded stamp in there then using a shit ton of clear tape and just taping it to the buttstock but that seems...well, eh.

    so? what do you guys do?

    whatever it is, it needs to be cheap because i need two of 'em. :o
     
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    I've seen people mention shrinking the whole forum then laminating it and carrying that around.
     
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    Shrink as in reduce on a copier? That's not a bad idea I suppose. I'd still need some way to semi-permanently attach it to the gun or buttstock. Obviously not permanently but I don't want to have to deal with toting it with me and/or removing it from the gun each time I want to shoot it.
     
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    Yeah scan it and make it smaller, or copy and reduce.

    If you can get it down to press pass size you could just paracord it to whatever firearm you want to go screw around with.
     
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    I keep all the originals in a safe and copies with each item. Basically if I take them shooting, I put the copy in the case. :dunno:
     
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    Exactly. I'm far too forgetful and clumsy to keep up with that. That's why I'm trying to find a decent way to attach them to the guns that don't interfere with using them.
     
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    I'd go with the shrink/laminate/paracord route then. I'd check with the BATF though and make sure that you can do that. I know copying is ok, but not sure about shrinking it. :dunno:


    EDIT: would be pretty cool if you were allowed to. Get it down to a credit card size and laminate. Though most of the text would be indistinguishable.
     
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    Why not just keep the originals at home, and keep copies in each case (assuming copies are ok) - you're pretty much never going to take the weapon outside the home without the case, right?
     
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    What makes you think that? :o
     
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    Ask Hoss.


    Err I mean Paul Revere
     
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    Good idea.
     
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    wtf. if you cant keep track of a docuement that will keep you out of jail perhaps you should not get into nfa weapons.
     
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    My originals are kept in my safe deposit box and I have copies in my cases for each item and an extra set of copies in my car.
     
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    too late. :o
     
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    I keep a COPY of it folded up inside my cheesy rubber pad.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I actually liek that Idea. i thoguht about keeping a copy of hte one for my 870 inside of the buttstock. all it'd take is a phillips to take the plate off the back.

    as far as teh saiga, im going w/ a folder on it so ill have to work with it when i get it back.
     
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    I just make a copy and stick it in an envelope placed in my glovebox.
     
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    My first though was shrink it, laminate it, put a hole in the corner and use a key ring to clip it to a sling stud.
     
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    I made high quality color photo copies of the entire form, folded them up, and put them in each one of my gun's MOE grips or my primary's TD stubby VFG grip.

    I only have 1 can to worry about.
     
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    the only F4 I've seen somebody keep with their gun was shrunk to the size of an ID card and laminated.
     
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    FYI (and a hint)

    Office Depot charges ~$1.65 for a full sheet of lamination (same size as a letter paper).

    You can fit eight 1/3 scale pages into one.

    I'll keep a copy of each in my wallet and probably store the others in each vehicle and put the full size copies in a pelican i plan on purchasing.

    [​IMG]

    (no, i don't have 6 stamps. it's just 3 copies of each of the two)
     
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    does the ATF allow minimized copies? has anyone checked on this?
     
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    From what I understand, you do not have to keep the stamp with the firearm. People carry copies to prove legitimacy to LE, etc.
     
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    You do not have to have the original with you. Actually, by law I do not believe you even need to keep a copy with you, however that can help if you have some over zealous LEO that thinks you do need to have proof with you.

    Copies in the grip or VFG are both good ideas for SBRs.

    For me, I never shoot anywhere without my range bag, it always comes with me cause it has my hearing and eye protection, etc. So I just keep a copy of each in that bag and therefore its always with me.
     

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