Possible trip to Canada this summer

Possible trip to Canada this summer

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    Possible trip to Canada this summer

    I'll be spending some time in VA this summer at my friends daughters. I just found out that she wants to take a side trip to Canada which is a problem for me as my carry gun is prohibited under the ridiculous Canadian law. I might have the option of leaving it at her daughters, but I hesitate to ask that for a number of reasons.
    My question is does anyone have any idea where I might be able to store a handgun in the Winchester VA area. Any thoughts would be appreciated, I really don't want to just leave it at home for the entire trip.


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    Quote Originally Posted by flphotog View Post
    I'll be spending some time in VA this summer at my friends daughters. I just found out that she wants to take a side trip to Canada which is a problem for me as my carry gun is prohibited under the ridiculous Canadian law. I might have the option of leaving it at her daughters, but I hesitate to ask that for a number of reasons.
    My question is does anyone have any idea where I might be able to store a handgun in the Winchester VA area. Any thoughts would be appreciated, I really don't want to just leave it at home for the entire trip.
    Were it me, I'd a small bedside style safe with me, unload it, put it in that, and leave it at my daughters, or leave it home. Renting a safety deposite box for a few days doesn't make sense, if you can even get one. You might be able to pay to have it stored at a gun store near her daughters, but I'd have that all arranged before leaving home with it.

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    You might check this place. I don't know if they do storage or not, or you might be able to leave it there for a cleaning.
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    Find a local gun shop there where you can leave it for a good 'cleaning'...
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    I'd check a local range. Sometimes they have lockers for rent for guys that want or can't store their weapons on company property/parking lots.

    Or you can leave it with a gunsmith to clean and just pick it up when you come back. Small fee for cleaning and safe storage.

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    i left my gun in PA when i did my motorcycle ride to Canada and picked it up on the way home
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    Safe deposit box works well. Just don't take it with you, or your stay in Canada may be longer than you planned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by high pockets View Post
    Safe deposit box works well. Just don't take it with you, or your stay in Canada may be longer than you planned.
    Safe deposit agreements I've seen (and signed) often have a clause prohibiting putting a gun or cash in there.
    I don't know if that is simply a civil agreement or if it is backed by state law; and that probably
    varies from state to state and city to to city.

    I don't see why you can't just leave the gun where you were staying in VA. A safe would be nice,
    but you could also disassemble it, hide the slide one place, the barrel elsewhere, the receiver
    elsewhere and take the recoil spring and guide rod with you. At least if some thief finds it
    they will have a pile of useless junk and won't be able to immediately go out and kill someone.

    If burgled by teens, the dumb kids would probably spend hours trying to figure out how to
    assemble it and eventually give up. Maybe they'd even be dumb enough to take the slide
    to a gun shop and ask to buy the other parts. "Hey man, I got dis gun my grandpa owned and
    I can't find all dah stuff."

    Only caveat, remember where you put the pieces. I've gone into a panic trying to find some
    after coming home from a long trip. Is the receiver in back of the toilet paper? Ooops, where did I put that?
    Son's desk? Oh my G-d. Where's that dang thing. The barrel? Wife,
    which of your shoes have something that feels like cold steel in them? How'd you get your feet in there.

    Wife, "What's this spring under the soap dish"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    Safe deposit agreements I've seen (and signed) often have a clause prohibiting putting a gun or cash in there.
    I don't know if that is simply a civil agreement or if it is backed by state law; and that probably
    varies from state to state and city to to city.

    I don't see why you can't just leave the gun where you were staying in VA. A safe would be nice,
    but you could also disassemble it, hide the slide one place, the barrel elsewhere, the receiver
    elsewhere and take the recoil spring and guide rod with you. At least if some thief finds it
    they will have a pile of useless junk and won't be able to immediately go out and kill someone.

    If burgled by teens, the dumb kids would probably spend hours trying to figure out how to
    assemble it and eventually give up. Maybe they'd even be dumb enough to take the slide
    to a gun shop and ask to buy the other parts. "Hey man, I got dis gun my grandpa owned and
    I can't find all dah stuff."

    Only caveat, remember where you put the pieces. I've gone into a panic trying to find some
    after coming home from a long trip. Is the receiver in back of the toilet paper? Ooops, where did I put that?
    Son's desk? Oh my G-d. Where's that dang thing. The barrel? Wife,
    which of your shoes have something that feels like cold steel in them? How'd you get your feet in there.

    Wife, "What's this spring under the soap dish"?
    Why not just take the firing pin and recoil spring and leave the rest assembled?
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    I "assume" you are driving from FL to VA. Are you taking your car to Canada, or riding with someone else? If your car is staying in VA for the duration, I would recommend a good gun safe in your car, which isn't a bad thing to have anyway. One that bolts to the car. Check out Carry Vault, as an example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by livewire View Post
    Why not just take the firing pin and recoil spring and leave the rest assembled?
    On mine its hard to get the firing pin in and out. Its much faster to just pull the slide off,
    remove the spring and guide rod, stash the part around the house and put the spring and guide
    rod in a one of the car cubbyholes.

    As I already said, the trick is finding it all when you get home after 8 weeks of being
    away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    On mine its hard to get the firing pin in and out. Its much faster to just pull the slide off,
    remove the spring and guide rod, stash the part around the house and put the spring and guide
    rod in a one of the car cubbyholes.

    As I already said, the trick is finding it all when you get home after 8 weeks of being
    away.
    I was just thinking that if you remove one part (maybe not the pin, mine are striker fired, so that's an easy part to remove) and leave it otherwise assembled, nobody that stole it would know that they needed to look for more parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by livewire View Post
    I was just thinking that if you remove one part (maybe not the pin, mine are striker fired, so that's an easy part to remove) and leave it otherwise assembled, nobody that stole it would know that they needed to look for more parts.
    I could certainly do that on the one that is hammer fired; take the pin and firing pin spring and leave the rest
    assembled. That would give a thief a fun time wondering why it won't go boom.

    I don't know how to disassemble striker fired weapon I have, and that one it is just very
    quick and easy to pull the guide rod and spring assembly. It comes apart in about 5 seconds.

    At that point, its all apart. Barrel, slide, receiver are laying on the table. Reassembly is easy and
    well practiced from post range cleaning. It all goes back together very quickly.

    If only I can remember ... which closet, which box, which room. :-

    The one that I do hate to disassemble/reassemble is my Walther P22. Getting the recoil spring back in is a dog of a chore, even with the little plastic tool. Its a real design flaw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    I could certainly do that on the one that is hammer fired; take the pin and firing pin spring and leave the rest
    assembled. That would give a thief a fun time wondering why it won't go boom.

    I don't know how to disassemble striker fired weapon I have, and that one it is just very
    quick and easy to pull the guide rod and spring assembly. It comes apart in about 5 seconds.

    At that point, its all apart. Barrel, slide, receiver are laying on the table. Reassembly is easy and
    well practiced from post range cleaning. It all goes back together very quickly.

    If only I can remember ... which closet, which box, which room. :-

    The one that I do hate to disassemble/reassemble is my Walther P22. Getting the recoil spring back in is a dog of a chore, even with the little plastic tool. Its a real design flaw.
    I was thinking about the look on the guy's face the first time he tries to shoot at a homie or "pig" and all he gets is a *click*...
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