Greetings from Tampa,Fl.

Greetings from Tampa,Fl.

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    Greetings from Tampa,Fl.

    Hello to all, and I'm new to the forums. I'm in the process of waiting for my FL. CCW (Takes forever) to be completed, and mailed back to me.. I would like advice if it's a good thing to buy your first pistol from a gun show? I'm kinda torn, or if I should go to a local dealer.. If this is in the wrong forum, I'm sorry..


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    Welcome from Alabama.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rex03 View Post
    BTW.. I would like advice if it's a good thing to buy your first pistol from a gun show? I'm kinda torn, or if I should go to a local dealer..
    Welcome from Middle Tennessee!

    Why not buy from a local dealer at the gun show? Here in Tennessee, the local FFL dealers often offer "gun-show specials"--I bet they might in Florida, too. Good luck with whatever you decide, and stay safe!
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    Thanks for the input..

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    Welcome from Colorado!

    Yes, it's OK to buy from a licensed FFL at a gun show. You could do the same with a private seller, but you have to be careful either way. Inspect the gun very carefully. Most dealers will at least stand behind the sale if something doesn't work, albeit for a very short time.
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    Welcome to the forum.

    This is definitely the right forum. There is nothing wrong with buying from a gunshow. You can probably find a good deal there. If you don't know much about firearms, take a knowledgeable friend if you can.
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    I would personally get a carry gun from a dealer just in case it had something wrong with it. If there is a dealer at the show, go for it!
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    Welcome from Louisiana !!!!

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    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome, and input.. I've just heard a lot of iffy stuff about gun shows (Opinions mostly). I'm looking for my conceal carry to be a Glock 27, and I'm also considering the Glock 26.

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    Hi and welcome from Fort Worth TX!
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    Welcome from Michigan!

    Since you are pretty sure which firearm you want to purchase, I'd go with your best deal. Might be a gun show, but most of mine now come from the internet. I deal directly with the sellers (FFL's only). The firearm is then shipped to a local FFL (per Federal Law) who will simply charge me a set fee to process the transaction (a transfer fee). Still no sales tax, and I get some pretty good deals.

    OTOH, there is always something to supporting your local gun shop too. If you've got a good one, and they take good care of you, that can certainly be worth a premium (probably not huge) you might pay over my method.

    You've got lots of options.
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