Need advice

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Orion, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. Orion

    Orion New Member

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    Hello all. I am COMPLETELY new at this and do not yet own a firearm. I live in a neighborhood that used to be peaceful and I don't have the means to move at the moment.

    I live in NYC and I do not know anyone who has a firearm or how to get permitted/licensed/etc.

    I've been searching online and maybe I'm using the wrong words or search terms.

    Is there anyone who can assist and tell me where/how to begin the process?

    Also, I would like to learn how to properly use a firearm-is it best to find someone who has one or to learn at a range or something else?
  2. nmckenzie

    nmckenzie Well-Known Member

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    When I lived in the NYC area, the place to start would've been a facility such as the West Side Rifle & Pistol Range in Manhattan. They offered the required training classes, and could guide you through NYC's rather convoluted license process.
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  4. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Active Member

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    welcome from Wv.
    is there not a gun shop in your area that could point you in the right direction?
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  6. goofy

    goofy Well-Known Member

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    Getting a pistol lic. in NY city is almost impossible.I am in the finger lakes region of NY and it is not easy out here because of the city and the city has it's own set of rules and regulations.
    Check with a gun shop in your area or local LED to see how hard it is going to be.
    A long gun(shot gun) would be easier but is not going to be easy.
    You have to go to a dealer in the city to get one.
    If I sell a gun to a NY city resadent it has to be shipped to a in city dealer.
    Mike
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  7. gun runner

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    Why is it so difficult to obtain guns in NY?
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    Because of their power tripping billionaire mayor and his ilk.
  9. time2shoot

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    what he said.

    Welcome to the forum.
    I would go with the shotgun. Every one knows that sound "kerchunk",
    first they say it, then they do it.;)
    and good luck.
  10. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Bloomberg is a left wing lunatic nutjob that is probably the most clueless idiot to ever be allowed to hold office in that city. Oh and did I mention he is evil?
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    We are talking NY city which has different laws regarding guns then NY state.
    Out side of the city it is not that hard depending on what county you live in.
    But can still be a pain.
    Mike
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  12. time2shoot

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    Orion listen to goofy. he can point ya in the right derection.
  13. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Active Member

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    i could think of a WHOLE LOT MORE DRISCRIPTIVE ADJECTIVES to add besides the word idiot:mad:
  14. gun runner

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    Thanks for the information, now I know, he shouldnt be mayor then.
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    Just for chuckles, when you go into the gun shop, ask to hold/feel a mossberg youth model 20ga. Easy to use, light, good in close quarters, can shoot slugs, 3 oo buck shot, or smaller size shot. (One thing to consider in self defense is shooting through an adversary and hitting someone else.) A good firearms class will talk about that. I strongly urge you to take a firearms course. Also, check out the NRA, as they have mucho information.
    Safety first at all times. I suggest you also research home security. You most likely won't be taking the gun out with you, and you certainly don't want someone to steal it while you are away. A safe or well secured closet is not all that expensive.
    Anyway, thought I'd jump in and offer my little bit.
    good luck
    fred:)
  16. nmckenzie

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    Even long guns require license and registration within the boroughs of NYC. This is obtained through the NYC Firearms Control Board. Wait time when I applied for mine back in '67 was 378 days, though the process has probably been streamlined since.
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    Become criminal then you'll have a plethora of weapons at your disposal. Other than that your going to have an uphill battle if not impossible.
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    Wow! Makes me even more happy I don't live there. :D I guess they wouldn't let me shoot it from the porch or around the yard either. ;)
  19. gvw3

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    I hear they kid of frown on that there...:)
  20. mjp28

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    Well welcome to TFF and good luck in NYC getting a gun, there are some sharp guys here plus some good forums to check out various guns.

    I got my first shotgun used really cheap, a 20 ga. with 2 shot magazine, still have it. Pumps are nice too.

    And I always remind people check into PEPPERSPRAY (if allowed in NYC). mjp
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