Acquire permit for hand gun in Missouri

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    Acquire permit for hand gun in Missouri

    I went and put a deposit down on a XD .40 and now I need a little help with the paperwork. I live in St. Louis county and would apreciate any help anyone can give me on getting my acquire permit so I can actualy pick up my gun.

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    Don't know what it's like in Mo., but have you called your local police department? In Minn. it's called a permit to purchase a handgun, and it is gotten through your PD. If this isn't the proper location I'm sure they can tell you where, or the shop that is selling you the gun should know..

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    Thanks for the quick reply. I am pretty sure I can do it at my local county police sub station, but I was looking more for what kind of info I need to bring and tips to make it go smooth.

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    You need to go to your county sheriffs office with all the guns info serial #, make, model, ect. and in their own sweet time they will have a permit that you can pick up from them to go and get your gun. This is to check if the gun is stolen but in St Louis County I think you may get some anti crap. As St Louis and K C seem to have some local LEO's wanting to rewrite the CCW laws and your rights to have and buy.

    Local Sheriff is the place to start

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    When I purchase from my local gun dealer he faxes all the info to the county sheriff and I pick up the paper work and pistol 3 days later. My advise is to just call the local county sheriff office and I am sure they will tell you all you need to know. Also for more info about Missouri you might want to check out missouricarry . com great info and good people there.
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    I live in St. Louis County (south county) and that is not how it worked for me. To my best knowledge (and the way I did it) you go to the police headquarters in Clayton and reqest a gun permit. You will do some paper work and then hand this to the clerk. You will then pay 10 dollars for each permit and you are allowed 3 at one time. Then you have to go through your waiting period so they can check up on you. If I remember right, I think it is 7 or 10 days. You then take your permits to your dealer and make the purchases that you want. You do not have to have a gun picked out before your permits. After purchasing your gun there is another 7 day wait untill you can recieve it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Hennessy
    I live in St. Louis County (south county) and that is not how it worked for me. To my best knowledge (and the way I did it) you go to the police headquarters in Clayton and reqest a gun permit. You will do some paper work and then hand this to the clerk. You will then pay 10 dollars for each permit and you are allowed 3 at one time. Then you have to go through your waiting period so they can check up on you. If I remember right, I think it is 7 or 10 days. You then take your permits to your dealer and make the purchases that you want. You do not have to have a gun picked out before your permits. After purchasing your gun there is another 7 day wait untill you can recieve it.

    This is mostly correct except there is no additional 7 day wait after you receive your PTA. Once you have yor PTA you take it to the dealer give it to him pick out your handgun, the dealer fills it out and sends completed PTA back to county police. The dealer will run a NICS, if all goes well you take your new handgun home with you right then and there.

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    Is there still all these hoops to jump through if you have a CCW?
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    The Official Govt. Info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENSANE1970
    Is there still all these hoops to jump through if you have a CCW?
    Yep, but no waiting period! you still need a PTA (permit to aquire) though. It's BS.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti Carry
    Yep, but no waiting period! you still need a PTA (permit to aquire) though. It's BS.


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    That sucks, here in SC with my CCW, I walk in pick out a gun. No waiting, just the usual paperwork, then out the door. I guess here they feel, if you go the extra mile to get the permit, they cut you some slack. IMO it should be that way everywhere. We're considered responsible enough to carry a weapon, we should be considered by our state, to be responsible enough to buy one. As you said Ti, nothing but BS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoggLegg
    This is mostly correct except there is no additional 7 day wait after you receive your PTA. Once you have yor PTA you take it to the dealer give it to him pick out your handgun, the dealer fills it out and sends completed PTA back to county police. The dealer will run a NICS, if all goes well you take your new handgun home with you right then and there.


    You are correct. Its been awhile for me.

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    Permit to Acquire?? Is that like asking "mother-may-I" to the state to purchase a firearm?? I've heard of this in MA, but MO?...not so sure I like that.

    Can they willfully deny you a PTA? or is this a money-making scheme?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIGguy229
    Permit to Acquire?? Is that like asking "mother-may-I" to the state to purchase a firearm?? I've heard of this in MA, but MO?...not so sure I like that.

    Can they willfully deny you a PTA? or is this a money-making scheme?

    As far as I know, no they can not if your record is clean.

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