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Old 11-11-2015, 10:22 PM   #15
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There are several compartments that with certain precautions and locks can be made secure within your Airstream. Lock things up that should be locked up.

Originally Posted by PaulnGina View Post
I knew I liked you, Bold!!!

( I have my eye on a Ruger SR-762 at the moment..... )

Other than that, I think I'll leave this thread alone.....
Wife had a Ruger SR9C ... stove pipe; all the time at the range. We sold it.

She liked the way it felt, I never cared for it because of that issue. And I use premium ammo.

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Just leave them at home if you plan on coming to Canada.
Or leave it with family. You could even ship it ahead with a licensed FFL shop to another FFL shop if you are going to Alaska via Canada.

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Old 11-11-2015, 10:40 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by BoldAdventure View Post
Wife had a Ruger SR9C ... stove pipe; all the time at the range. We sold it.

She liked the way it felt, I never cared for it because of that issue. And I use premium ammo.
That's too bad..... I have had 5 or 6 Ruger pistols over the years, all worked flawlessly. My favorite was a GP100 .357 with a 4" barrel. P345 is nice, too.

Ever seen a PTR-91 PDW??? I like it a LOT!!!!

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Old 11-11-2015, 10:53 PM   #17
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Train like you will fight, fight like you were trained. I would rather be judged by 12 than carried out by 6. Get the license thing figured out, but know how/ when, and not to pull it, if so, be ready come what may. Have an insurance policy for civil case after a good shoot.
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Old 11-11-2015, 11:07 PM   #18
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Old 11-11-2015, 11:09 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by J. Morgan View Post
See the "Life and Death of a Thread" thread for insight on this type of thread...

Brevi tempore!
or see the parallel thread, "Guns - take them or not?", and its typical outcome.
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Old 11-11-2015, 11:27 PM   #20
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The thread doesn't need to be closed or locked. If we all agree and think about, the OP's question has been successfully answered.

The only thing that would lead to a thread meltdown, would be someone who feels obligated to let everyone who is in agreement here, know they disagree strongly. We don't need it.

Kind of like this:

A Vegan, A Crossfitter and an Atheist walk into a bar.

I only know this because they told everyone within 2 seconds of entering.
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Don't leave home without it! No not your Capitol One Card. I'm a healthy senior citizen living in Florida, I have a CCP & would never go on the road without my self defense tools. I know my limitations & fighting some thug is not on my dance card, my Glocks ( yes I have more than one ) give me & my wife great security when traveling. I use the gun Travelers Guide mentioned earlier to be aware of various state laws because " I dident know " is not a defense when dealing with authorities. I'm to young to die & to old to get the sh.t beat out of me, I would rather be judged by 12 than be carried by 6.
amen to that. If I'm in bed and someone forces entry, they'll meet buck aimed at the knees
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Old 11-12-2015, 12:43 AM   #22
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This basically cannot be answered (although many have tried) in a forum thread, there are many if, ands or buts involved along with interpretations of state by state laws. There are many articles about this on the "net". I would suggest reading as many of them as you can, weighing out what is said and make your mind up. BTW, have you looked into a multi state carry permit? Such Utah's? That is still not an end all be all. I won't even get into the ramifications of using deadly force. Again, educate yourself. For that I would start with something by someone like Massad Ayoob and perhaps taking a course similar to what he offers. Now I will sit back with some popcorn and watch as this thread starts to head downhill ;-)
I do believe the state of Utah enacted legislation requiring a residence here to obtain a CCW a little while back, but don't quote me on that. I have a Utah one, and me personally, I wouldn't go anywhere in my airstream without one or two. The key here is doing your due diligence and finding out the real facts on what you are carrying, in regards to how your carrying it, and where your headed.
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Old 11-12-2015, 03:02 AM   #23
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Old 11-12-2015, 05:23 AM   #24
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Yes, remember just because you don't get caught, doesn't mean you aren't breaking the law. Carry if you want, it's your right. Be careful, in a few years there are going to be many more people who wished they had.
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Old 11-12-2015, 05:55 AM   #25
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Interesting thread. I read a story of a camper, a single mom with two or three kids who went to Alaska and a bear came up on them while stopped. She pulled her gun out when the bear came toward them not to kill but to protect (small gun would not have done that anyway). The shot in the air helped.

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Old 11-12-2015, 06:00 AM   #26
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I certainly hope this thread does not get closed, it is of interest to me.

I do no care much for guns, I would not own one for the pleasure of it. However, because I do long trips with small kids, I would like to carry one.

This year we tripped to Yellowstone from MA, it was just me and my older son on the long drive. I flew the rest of the family most of the way. We stayed in Walmarts and Cracker barrels doing over 1000 mile days. I did not want to expose the little ones to that.

I looked into owning the gun, my head just spun with confusion, how to you actually own and carry a hand gun legally across all of the states? My opinion was they purposely make it so hard so discourage you.

Well here's the deal, I have a family to protect, I am not the crazy one. I am not bringing bear spray to a gun fight. It is my right to carry a gun, next time I will carry one and try and be as leagal as possible.

However, I am sure I will cross State lines illegally, it is impossible not to. I am alone? What can you do? PMs welcome.
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Old 11-12-2015, 06:09 AM   #27
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Doug always carried at least one handgun when we traveled, but for into Canada.

Never had to pull it out, nor even came close, but he wouldn't have been without it.

Me....I feel no need.

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Old 11-12-2015, 06:55 AM   #28
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I've taken a long gun thru Canada to Alaska and back. All you have to do is fill out the paperwork (get the form on line), and pay a $25 fee, I believe it was. And the key phrase to use is "transporting" the fire arm. You can also take long guns into Canada for sporting events, and hunting trips. Again, the $25 seems to be the important thing to them.

However, I don't think there is any way to take a hand gun into Canada legally, and it's certainly not worth the penalty if you get caught trying to hide it.

Almost all other states a firearm is legal in your "abode" which is what your RV is when you are traveling. The problems arise when carrying it on your person.

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