Road Trip: Car/CCW gun?

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  1. StoneDog

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    Hi Everyone,

    Looks like the family will be taking a two week road trip this summer. We'll be leaving Atlanta heading to Pensacola, FL the on to San Antonio, Lubbick, Grand Canyon then on to LA, then up San Francisco, Yosemite and hopefully out through Wyoming, the midwest then back down to Atlanta. Looong trip... :)

    Anyway, I want to take a pistol with me and carry concealed depending on the reciprocity with the various states.

    Being sensitive to the fact that I will need to unload and lock the firearm when I cross into certain states, and I should probably stay away from >10 rnd mags, I'm leaning towards a nice, simple SP-101 (very easy to unload and lock up) or possibly something a little more interesting like an M&P 45C.

    What would you guys take with you and why?
     
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    the iceman Proud Veteran CLM

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    Take a police officer. Guns are dangerous, mmmkay!

    (I'd probably just take a 23).
     

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    23 holds too many rounds ..

    your gonna get problems in california definately
     
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    1911 if you have one.
     
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    This is what I would take.
     
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    concealed is concealed.

    Don't do anything to get pulled over and have your car searched.
     
  7. StoneDog

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    1911: Don't have one, would like one though. Too much $$$ for a reliable model.
     
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    Not a good idea to CCW where your permit doesn't have repricity (spelled wrong), especially thousands of miles away from home, and with the wife and kids in tow.

    G26/27?
     
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    Look into a S&W 642 (.38 spl) Small, light and good for concealed carry.
     
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    Actually I thought it was a federal law that trumped any state law, that if you were only passing through State B and not stopping, and could legally have the gun in State A and C, you didn't have to change anything. Now if you stop to go eat or something, I think that may be where they could get you. Am I wrong on this? Also, that may not even apply to you if you WERE planning on doing some sightseeing in the hypothetical State B, wherever that may be.
     
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    There is a difference between reliable and reliable and fancy.
     
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    We will definitely be sightseeing, so I'm not sure this law will help.
     
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    No need to lock it in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, or Texas. Louisiana now reciprocates with Georgia's permit. I know if you are stopped for a traffic violation in Texas you must inform the LEO you have a firearm in your vehicle. I would like to know about the other states above.
     
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    Not to get off topic, but I'd like to see a reliable (with JHP) 1911 under $600 or so. Not saying they don't exist, just would like a pointer to find one.
     
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    I was told not to even think about having a firearm in NY or Massachusetts with out a permit if you were from another state and just traveling through it.
     
  17. the iceman

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    Yeah, I forgot about that.

    A 23 with 10 round mags.
     
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    This
    with this.
     
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    A friend has a rock island tactical that has digested everything we have fed it so far without any problems. about 500 jhp's of various brands .
     
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    Firearm Owners Protection Act (1986) roughly states:

    "Safe passage" provision
    One of the law's provisions was that persons traveling from one place to another for a shooting sports event or any other lawful activity cannot be arrested for a firearms offense in a state that has strict gun control laws if the traveler is just passing through (short stops for food and gas) and the firearms and ammunition are not immediately accessible, unloaded and, in the case of a vehicle without a compartment separate from the driver’s compartment, in a locked container.

    An example of this would be that someone driving from Virginia to a competition in Vermont with a locked hard case containing an unloaded handgun and a box of ammunition in the trunk could not be prosecuted in New Jersey or New York City for illegal possession of a handgun provided that they did not stop in New Jersey or New York for an extended period of time.

    Source

    Find a gun you want to carry and a locking handgun case for the states where you can't. You'll be just fine.