Want to buy a handgun out of state - help

Want to buy a handgun out of state - help

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    Want to buy a handgun out of state - help

    I was in Reno, NV last weekend and saw a Glock handgun I wanted to buy at a gunstore. This is my first hangun purchase (I'm familiar with handguns, just never owned one).

    When the store owner saw my NY drivers license he refused the sale. Said I had to be a NV resident to buy a handgun from his store.

    Is there anyway I can obtain a handgun out of state and have it sent to a shop/dealer in NY? I would think the shop in NY could hold it for me until I went thru the bg check or something.

    But this guy in Reno, NV was flat out "NO".


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    I think he balked at the sale because you're in NY. In most states it would be really simple... A lot of dealers won't ship to NY... check out gunbroker.com and you'll see what I mean...
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    Yes you can. Unless NY has some funky laws... You should be able to buy if from the seller and have it sent to an FFL/dealer in your area. The FFL in your area will transfer ownership of the gun to you. Usually at a small fee.

    Edit: NY has a ban on pistol magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds. So if you were looking at a G22 or G19 etc.. with 15 round magazines you might have a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dam294 View Post
    SNIP Unless NY has some funky laws... SNIP
    Umm Well I think that would be putting it Mildly

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    First get a permit in NY. It is more than a background check by the way.

    In the months that you are waiting for your permit you should be able to have a handgun shipped to a local FFL, or buy one there, to be held until your permit is approved.

    Depending on the county you may have to show that you have purchased or made a deposit on a handgun (kept at a dealer) before you even apply. If in the NYC area a permit is not an easy thing to get.

    Depending on the county you may have to wait up to 6 months or even more for a permit.

    Good luck.

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    Do you have a NYS license to own a handgun? Premise or Carry Concealed...... If you do, it's possible....if you don't, forget the whole thing....
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    I've seen several places, even on ammo, that although it was legal to sell it and send it to someone in NY, absolutely refuse to send anything to NY or Calif. Period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleks View Post
    I've seen several places, even on ammo, that although it was legal to sell it and send it to someone in NY, absolutely refuse to send anything to NY or Calif. Period.
    I think some of this is principle alone. Don't like the rules there so don't deal there.
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    You need a permit in NY, minimum time 6 months to have a gun shipped to a dealer. Without a permit in NY you can not touch/rent a handgun never the less purchase. It is not like some states where you can own for target and home defense without a permit.

    Unless of course you are a movie/TV personality.
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    Don't they sell Glocks in NY?

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    Hopefully I will have better luck if I happen to find something that I like when I am out in Vegas at the end of next month. I wonder if it will be easier for me since I am a LEO and whenever I buy a pistol I can walk out of the store with it that day.
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    A lot of people aren't shipping to NY simply because Bloomberg is running around stirring up trouble in other States, totally out of his jurisdiction or scope of governance.

    Normally it should be no problem for you to do your required State paperwork or whatever you have to do in your State, and have the one FFL in NV ship the firearm to a FFL of your choice in NY. Most dealers on the receiving end where you pick up the gun will charge you a transfer fee for doing the transaction for you in the first place but again, no big deal and no set fee so shop around for the best deal.

    But again, to reiterate what others have said... A lot of dealers from other States have a bad taste in their mouth for NY and simply refuse to ship there.

    BTW... a Glock, is a Glock, is a Glock... No reason why you shouldn't be able to get the same model Glock locally in NY. Even if Glock's are more expensive in your area, you'd have to consider what it will cost for shipping from Nevada and the transfer fee from the dealer you pick it up from. May end up being same price as buying locally in the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIABLO9489 View Post
    Hopefully I will have better luck if I happen to find something that I like when I am out in Vegas at the end of next month. I wonder if it will be easier for me since I am a LEO and whenever I buy a pistol I can walk out of the store with it that day.
    LEO makes no difference on purchasing a handgun out of state. It has to be shipped to a FFL in your home state. You will need to take a copy of the dealer's FFL with you when you shop. Even then he may not be willing to ship it to NY because of the laws. You won't know the answer to that until you try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johntaylorny View Post
    I was in Reno, NV last weekend and saw a Glock handgun I wanted to buy at a gunstore...

    When the store owner saw my NY drivers license he refused the sale.
    Glocks aren't exactly rare nor unique. Glocks are like McDonalds hamburgers... they're all exactly the same, and can be found anywhere. Just find a gunshop in NY.

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