Hello from NJ! - The state where it's almost illegal to own a water pistol!
I don't own any firearms as of yet but plan on purchasing some in the future. That also depends on how soon we decide were going to move to TX. My grandfather used to own his own gun store so I'm not a total boob when it comes to firearms but I still have a lot to learn. Thanks!
Lots of good info here, but you're absolutely right about NJ. I dropped off my FID app going on 6 weeks ago and was told "we can't find it, but that's probably a good thing, because it's in process. But, you still have many, many more weeks to wait for an answer."
When I said I thought by law it only takes 30 days, the clerk just reiterated the statement again. It's not her fault so I didn't bother pursuing it.
I have half a mind to put a lawyer on it, but I don't want to spend anymore money than necessary. NJ already takes most of what I make.
The other thing that happened is that Ray's Sport Shop (the only local public range within an hour's drive) has been bought by a car dealership and will be closing its doors. So, I'll basically get the gun just in time to have it sit in my closet! GRRRRRRR.........
Yeah, I was thinking of applying for my FID now even tghough I dont plan on purchasing for a while because I hear it takes so long. the only thing holding me back, as mentioned, is that we were seriously considering a move to Tx.
That stinks about Ray's closing. Where are you located in NJ? I think the range at Ft Dix is relativley inexpensive for a membership ($60 if I remember correctly). Dont know how far that is from you.
Welcome aboard from Texas, RiveraRa. We have a waiting period here, it's the amount of time for your credit card to clear and to fill out the paperwork.
Come on down, we always make room for gun owners. I lived in Philly in the summer of 84 and worked all over N.J. from Wildwood to Wayne and all points in between. I wasn't to fond of Jersey, but Philly was a great place to party.
Enjoy your stay here in the forum. Plenty of good, knowledgeable, friendly people here. Just ask'em.
Welcome aboard from the sandbar. I'm originally from Exit 105, (Long Branch), then had a music studio in Belmar (Exit 98) for 20 years. I moved to Fl in 2002. I wish I'd moved 20 years ago.
I have my own horror story about trying to get my Purchase Permit, and F.I.D. They won, I waited untill I got here to start shooting.
But, my FID and handgun permits came in today, roughly 6 weeks after submitting the app. Now, I'm not sure if busting their chops earlier this week or not helped or if it's just slow in NJ right now. But, how bout that??? The told me a minimum of 14 weeks!
Now, I actually have to start visiting shops and investing in this sport. Next challenge is to find a place to shoot on a regular basis!
Thanks RiveraRa! I'm doing the same thing right now. I took off today thinking I would head out to check some guns out and possibly rent some to see what I liked, but there's not any places I can find that rent.
Right now, the odds on favorite is the HK45 or 9mm.