What gun can be probably moved from one area of the US to another area.
Main Question: I'm asking you. What gun should I buy.
I'm looking for a specific handgun that meets a narrow criteria. This is because some US states prohibit the ownership of certain guns in their state, counties, or cities. So, here it is. Under what conditions (permit, training, talking to lawyers, etc), can I own only one gun (or more than one gun if necessary for training and for defense) and legally/potentially live in any US state?
As you can probably guess, my job forces me to move around a lot, so any gun I buy should have the potential to be moved to any US state. Can I live in more than one arbitrary state with only one gun? Why is your choice of gun right for me.
Yes, beyond being an exciting thing to do, I want to be realistic and try and protect myself with my first handgun. The gun can be an automatic or revolver. I'm hoping that it will be the only gun I ever own, and I never have to shoot anyone.
Reason to buy gun: Recently, a close family friend was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. I found out six days later. I was stunned and dazed for a few days after that. I'm still a little emotional about it. This death amounts to a final warning to me. I.E.: I either have to learn how to protect myself or potentially face the same consequence.
During this time of grief, I kept seeing myself unsuccessfully trying to attack the killer with a spray can. Can you imagine that disaster.
My background is that I, personally, have always been concerned about my own self defense. For example, when I moved myself across the country (US) a year ago, I purchased my first mace can. At the time, I did not buy a taser because it's not legal in some areas of the US. My mace can that came from 'Sports Authority' only allows me to have 5 or 10 sprays before it empties out!
Over the last year, I have had a safe room in my home, etc. I have always bought a lot of self defense stuff but never have become active in survival. I spent over a decade about $1,000.00 on my hobby. This stuff is all collecting dust.
That said, I want to seriously protect myself with a good reliable gun which is practical, easy to maintain, and is affordable to "keep". I have never owned or used a gun before. But, I want to protect myself the best way possible.
I am serious.
Once I have a gun, I will take the "Basic Pistol" NRA course. I obtained this little tid-bit of information via a suggestion from glock.pro.
I'm hoping that you can help me solve my dilemma (with or without a gun). I'm lost, so I need enough information to be able to seriously get protected with a gun.
Again, I want to own a gun in several unknown US states. I have lived all over the US, so if I am to own a gun I have to consider living in any US state. My profession forces me to live all over the place. I want to become an expert at protecting myself with my gun.
If one gun cannot possibly meet this strict criteria then what gun can be legally moved to the most US states. How many states can this gun be moved to and what are they.
Basically, what gun can I buy to allow me to do this. I have never shot or owned a gun before. So, if you highly recommend that I own more than one gun please explain the reasons to me. (E.G.:One gun should be used to learn, and the second can be my main gun.)
If you suggest that I own a different gun in almost every state please elaborate on this to me. What is the best way to do this.
Also, how do I physically move the gun from state to state. I called the "Allied Moving" company, and they told me that they cannot transport the gun. Someone else told me that was probably because of insurance. Will I have to always sell my gun before I move. Can I put the gun and 200 rounds of ammunition in a checked bag at the airlines and get away with just telling them it's there. Or, should I call them first. What does the US law say I have to do to move my gun to a different state?
Here is what the Internet site glock.pro told me. I should consult the local authories at my future destination about their gun laws/information. And, they told me to review state and city information from the sites www-nraila.org and handgunlaw.us. They also told me to become an NRA member and to get a carry permit because most incidents just don't occur in the home. One person there gave me the tip that if a gun is approved for California, Illinois, and Massachusetts then it is probably legal anywhere in the US.
glock.pro did not give me specific gun to buy recommendations. Here at handgunforum I want to at least reduce my large available pool of guns to a smaller manageble size.
I was previously considering of purchasing a Glock 20 SF (with 15 round magazines) as a first gun. I am no longer considering this gun because I probably woun't be able to handle the recoil.
I don't feel I can use a 22 caliber gun because it doesn't have a realistic self defense recoil.
There is a limit to my buget to do all this. I.E.: It's just not unlimited. I, ultimately, just want to protect myself. And, do what I have to do to be able to adequately shoot it year after year.
If I decide to purchase a gun I will buy it and the other required things from a shop near where I live. I'll buy a vertical holster for much later, cleaning kit, ammo, et.
Is a 9mm gun the best handgun for me. If so what specific gun meets my strict requirements. I want a gun which is easy to use, maintainable, and reliable. I guess the fewer the parts the better for me.
Finally, what ammunition should I buy, and how much should I keep in my home. Should I buy ammo for the training range and different ammo for the gun while it's at home. Why is that.
Re: What gun can be probably moved from one area of the US to another area.
I'm not positive on this but I think if you dry fire too often the firing pin will "over travel" and possibly break. But that's just my guess. But to dry fire safley use some snap caps.