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Flatman6 01-10-2013 04:41 AM

NICS hold?
 
So, I recently went to buy a gun and had a hold put on it when they ran my nics check. Has anyone had this problem before, and if so do you know why there would be a hold? I have bought several firearms and haven't had this happen before.

jcd390 01-10-2013 04:44 AM

Just out of curiosity, what were you buying? It would be interesting to know if people that are buying high capacity handguns or rifles are being put on hold.

Axxe55 01-10-2013 04:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Flatman6 (Post 1087497)
So, I recently went to buy a gun and had a hold put on it when they ran my nics check. Has anyone had this problem before, and if so do you know why there would be a hold? I have bought several firearms and haven't had this happen before.

quite possibly because of the increased gun sales, they are severely backed up and it's causing a delay. i know that when i usually bought a firearm it took about 10-15 minutes. i am now hearing several hours to a couple of days for the background check. personally i wouldn't worry too much, if you have never had problems before.

Mosin 01-10-2013 04:50 AM

Once in 1998, I think I had to wait like a day or two if I remember correctly.

primer1 01-10-2013 01:50 PM

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Originally Posted by jcd390
Just out of curiosity, what were you buying? It would be interesting to know if people that are buying high capacity handguns or rifles are being put on hold.

When the nics check is run, they ask if it is handgun, rifle, or shotgun. "High capacity", whatever that means, has nothing to do with it.

rfield 01-10-2013 02:14 PM

Had it happen to me the day after Thanksgiving, had a seven day hold. Picked it up the next weekend. Other than the inconvience of having to make two trips, no big deal.

jcd390 01-10-2013 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by primer1 (Post 1087782)
When the nics check is run, they ask if it is handgun, rifle, or shotgun. "High capacity", whatever that means, has nothing to do with it.

Good to know, thanks!

Mosin 01-10-2013 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by jcd390
Just out of curiosity, what were you buying? It would be interesting to know if people that are buying high capacity handguns or rifles are being put on hold.

Lol... A suppressor.

jcd390 01-10-2013 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Mosin (Post 1087832)
Lol... A suppressor.

For his AK...

chloeshooter 01-10-2013 02:55 PM

I have an FBI security clearance from years back, hence there is an FBI "file" on me. Whenever I purchase a gun, the clerk on the phone sees this and must ask their supervisor to check it out. Evenings, weekends, supervisors are never available and I always get a "delay" until following business day. Every time. I try to avoid weekend purchases for this reason.


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