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  1. Going to the range?

    I just got my permit. and will be purchasing my first handgun shortly. I have never been to a range before. I am wondering what is the correct and legal way to transport your gun and ammunition to the range. May sound like a silly question. But i want to make sure i do it the right way.

    Thanks,
    Rob

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    It depends on the state you live in.

  4. I am in New York

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmcnamara View Post
    I am in New York
    In NY you may carry loaded and concealed to and from.
    GOD, GUNS and GUITARS

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    Rob

    Congratulations on your permit. :) Going to the range and practicing with the weapon you will be carrying is a very good thing. If you do not have the proper holster to carry to the range then use the box the weapon came into transport to the range. If you dont have the box the weapon came in find another box that it will fit in. You can carry it to the range unloaded if that makes you feel safer. I highly recommend getting a good IWB holster for concealed carry or a different type if it is going to be Open carry. Hope this helps.

  7. Thanks for the info. I want to make sure that if going to the range it had to be in seperate locked containers or something like that. Can the ammo be brought in just a regular container as well?

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    Years ago I went to Wal-Mart and bought an aluminum case used for carrying camera equipment in. I now use that for ammo, ear protection, spare ammo, cleaning kit and handguns. Works perfectly for that. I know this probably goes without saying BUT whatever you do do NOT walk into the range holding the weapon in your hand. That would make for a very bad day. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmcnamara View Post
    Thanks for the info. I want to make sure that if going to the range it had to be in seperate locked containers or something like that. Can the ammo be brought in just a regular container as well?
    Most public ranges have an "instructor" you can hire for a 1/2 hour session. He or she will not only give you some good pointers on using your weapon, but will also inform you about all the rules and expected etiquette at that particular range.

    Alternatively, before bringing your weapon to the range stop at the range and ask for the rules, then a quick tour.

    If they don't have any written rules, go to another range.

  10. Is it a CCP or just the regular?

    If it's CCP carry it in your CC holster . If it's a regular, you have to carry it, on the seat, unloaded with the ammo locked away in the locked glove box or trunk, away from the weapon.

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    Some ranges make you use thier ammo or pay extra before using yours...transportation rules are usually different if you dont have a ccw and out of state license holders must carry unloaded in the trunk

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