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Moving to Connecticut

Discussion in 'New England Colonial Club' started by rhikdavis, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. rhikdavis

    rhikdavis U.S. Veteran

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    Wallingford to be specific....Should I get rid of my guns now?

    How hard is it to get a CC permit and what hoops should I prepare to jump through?

    Thnx.
     

  2. gh0sthead

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    Not hard at all. Your getting a Pistol Permit not a CCW Permit as Connecticut laws do honor open carry, although it can be a bit dicey at times. And being in Wallingford your not far at all from Hoffman's http://hoffgun.com/ GREAT selection.
     
  3. rhikdavis

    rhikdavis U.S. Veteran

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    What's the difference?
     
  4. rozz421

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    I got my permit in Wallingford and it was smooth as can be.
     
  5. rhikdavis

    rhikdavis U.S. Veteran

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    Will I be able to carry concealed with just a pistol permit?
     
  6. Tvov

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    Yes. You will be getting a "State Permit to Carry Pistols and Revolvers". Concealed carry is HIGHLY recommended, if you are going to carry.

    It has been, well, decades since I got mine (you need to renew it every 5 years, which involves just stopping by a state police barracks/office), so someone who has gotten one recently may chime in. It involves a pistol safety class, paperwork, and waiting. Gun stores, clubs, and ranges will usually arrange classes and walk you through the process. And, of course, there are fees involved. As long as you don't have any legal issues in your past, you will get one.

    No need to "get rid of my guns now". I don't think there are any issues with bringing in "sporting arms", hunting rifles and such. "Black rifles", AR types and such, may need to be registered... I don't know about that, I don't own any of those, and pretty much everyone I know who owned one from before that law was passed has never "registered" it.

    I guess because I live here and am used to the way things are, I don't see why some people think Connecticut is so hard when it comes to guns. I think you will find we have gun stores in practically every town and city it seems, and some, especially Hoffman's, are pretty impressive. Up the street from Hoffman's is BMG gun store, where you can buy Class 3 (fully automatic) guns and they will help you get a class 3 license. Public gun ranges are scattered around the state (both indoor and outdoor) and there are many private gun / sporting clubs, from bare bones to exclusive (I've heard about the exclusive ones, I've only been in the bare bones ones, lol!).

    And no, I don't work for the Connecticut public relations department! I just grew up here and like the state.

    See you on the gun range! Or out in the woods hunting!
     
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  7. Sheepdog689

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    Something you do need to consider - Connecticut is an assault weapon ban state.
    It looks like you've got an HK91 type rifle in you avatar. If it is an actual HK91 or is a clone with a flash suppressor it would be considered an assault weapon. I've got a PTR91 and had a compensator put on it when I bought it to make it legal in CT.

    Info here: http://www.ct.gov/despp/cwp/view.asp?a=4213&Q=494616&desppNav_GID=2080

    http://www.ct.gov/despp/lib/despp/slfu/firearms/assault_weapons.pdf

    Sec. 53-202a. Assault weapons: Definition.
    (a) As used in this section and sections 53-202b to 53-202k, inclusive, “assault weapon” means:
    (1) Any selective-fire firearm capable of fully automatic, semiautomatic or burst fire at the option of the user or any of the other following specified semiautomatic firearms:
    Algimec Agmi
    Goncz High-Tech Carbine and High-Tech Long Pistol
    Armalite AR-180
    Heckler & Koch HK-91, HK-93, HK-94 and SP-89
    Australian Automatic Arms SAP Pistol
    Holmes MP-83
    Auto-Ordnance Thompson type
    MAC-10, MAC-11 and MAC-11 Carbine type
    Avtomat Kalashnikov AK-47 type
    Intratec TEC-9 and Scorpion
    Barrett Light-Fifty model 82A1
    Iver Johnson Enforcer model 3000
    Beretta AR-70
    Ruger Mini-14/5F folding stock model only
    Bushmaster Auto Rifle and Auto Pistol
    Scarab Skorpion
    Calico models M-900, M-950 and 100-P
    SIG 57 AMT and 500 series
    Chartered Industries of Singapore SR-88
    Spectre Auto Carbine and Auto Pistol
    Colt AR-15 and Sporter
    Springfield Armory BM59, SAR-48 and G-3
    Daewoo K-1, K-2, Max-1 and Max-2
    Sterline MK-6 and MK-7
    Ecom MK-IV, MP-9 and MP-45
    Steyr AUG
    Fabrique Nationale FN/FAL, FN/LAR, or FN/FNC
    Street Sweeper and Striker 12 revolving cylinder shotguns
    FAMAS MAS 223
    USAS-12
    Feather AT-9 and Mini-AT
    UZI Carbine, Mini-Carbine and Pistol
    Federal XC-900 and XC-450
    Weaver Arms Nighthawk
    Franchi SPAS-12 and Law-12
    Wilkinson “Linda” Pistol
    Galil AR and ARM
    (2) A part or combination of parts designed or intended to convert a firearm into an assault weapon, as defined in subdivision (1) of this subsection or any combination of parts from which an assault weapon, as defined in subdivision (1) of this subsection, may be rapidly assembled if those parts are in possession or under the control of the same person;
    (3) Any semiautomatic firearm not listed in subdivision (1) of this subsection that meets the following criteria:
    (A) A semiautomatic rifle that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine and has at lease two of the following:
    (i) A folding or telescoping stock;
    (ii) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon;
    (iii) A bayonet mount;
    (iv) A flash suppressor or threaded barrel designed to accommodate a flash suppressor; and
    (v) A grenade launcher; or
    (B) A semiautomatic pistol that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine and has at least two of the following:
    (i) An ammunition magazine that attaches to the pistol outside of the pistol grip;
    (ii) A threaded barrel capable of accepting a barrel extender, flash suppressor, forward handgrip or silencer;
    (iii) A shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel and that permits the shooter to hold the firearm with the non-trigger hand without being burned;
    (iv) A manufactured weight of fifty ounces or more when the pistol is unloaded; and
    (v) A semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm; or
    (C) A semiautomatic shotgun that has at least two of the following:
    (i) A folding or telescoping stock;
    (ii) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon;
    (iii) A fixed magazine capacity in excess of five rounds; and
    (iv) An ability to accept a detachable magazine; or
    (4) A part or combination of parts designed or intended to convert a firearm into an assault weapon, as defined in subdivision (3) of this subsection, or any combination of parts from which an assault weapon, as defined in subdivision (3) of this subsection, may be rapidly assembled if those parts are in the possession or under the control of the same person.
    (b) As used in this section and sections 53-202b to 53-202k, inclusive, the term “assault weapon” does not include any firearm modified to render it permanently inoperable
     
  8. Hdoc

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    You can renew by mail now. Easier than waiting three hours at the local State Police Barracks.
     
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  9. checkyoursix

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    Welcome, it's a nice town and you will find that CT is a far better choice than - say - MA or NJ for gun owners. By the way I am an instructor so if you want a fellow GT to give you the course I'll be happy to. Send me a PM if you are interested.
     
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  10. Cwlongshot

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    Rhikdavis,
    Thank you for your service!

    Wallingford is a nice town, I work there and live a couple towns away.

    Info so far is accurate, join a club once you get settled. Bell City is in Southington about 12 miles away. Bristol Fish and Game is another with hunting lands and more to offer at higher costs. its about 18 miles away. There is a club in town but membership is tough as there is a waiting list and pretty much if your not family of a member... you aint getting in. ;) You CAN get a associates membership for range use only....

    PM me anytime with questions, I also lived here my entire life...

    CW
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2012
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  11. rhikdavis

    rhikdavis U.S. Veteran

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    I have arrived.. Ok, six weeks ago. :supergrin:

    I see right now I need an electric blanket!
     
  12. Tvov

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    Just wait until the end of January...

    Welcome!
     
  13. eb07

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    I'm sorry.

    At least it's the home of the Blue Trail Range. You won't have to go far to shoot
     
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  14. rhikdavis

    rhikdavis U.S. Veteran

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    We already moved again....to Rhode Island...:(