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my name is mike, im 23 years old from bellingham washington. im just coming on the forums because im interested in purchasing a pistol, to go shoot at the range or take out camping with me. but i dont know what to do in order to get one, i was just wondering if i could find one person to kinda help talk me through it. and let me know the steps i have to do in order to buy a gun..thanks in advance
 

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Welcome to the forum as far as what you'll have to do to buy a gun you need to check with your state look online or go and talk to someone at a gun shop or pawn shop as the rules differ from state to state :D :D

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Ask a gun dealer what to do. That is a very good source if info.
 

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Welcome- and as the other folks said, go find a friendly dealer, and talk with them a bit. Happily, the laws in Washington state are relatively reasonable (as compared to other states that require you have Firearms Owner ID card, etc etc.) Please DO understand that there is a difference between OWNING a handgun, and CARRYING a handgun- especially concealed. You MAY purchase face-to-face from another resident of Washington without going thru a dealer if you can legally own a gun (21, no felony convictions, no domestic violence conviction, not illegal alien, not dishonorably discharged from military, not adjudged mentally incompetent, not a drug addict, not secret agent from Planet of the Weird (ok- threw the last one in to see if you were listening) not fugitive from justice, etc) HOWEVER- you buy a gun from Bobby who advertised one in the Trading Post. Does not work- jams, accurate as throwing a rock, find part was patched with duct tape- NOW what do you do? Gun shop owner- you have someone to go back to. And to suggest holster, ammo, cleaning gear, etc. Anyway, here is a link to some of the gun laws in Washington state. Have fun- http://www.gunlaws.com/links/linkswa.htm
 

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Welcome to the forum, You got good advice and will get all the information you need. Good luck with your gun buying.
 

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Good advice from the group Mike. I would also suggest taking an NRA Pistol safety class. I have taken it in order to join my club. Also, I took a defense in the home course sponsored by the NRA. I am looking forward to get certified to teach the courses too. My father-law was an avid sportsman and he shared his passion through teaching. You also may want to find a club to visit if they have an open to the public day. You can learn alot from people that are members. I have metsome real nice people that would do anything to help me out. I am blessed with their willingness to share with me. I have been also blessed with their time to teach me to shoot better I bought a Dillon loading press from a member the Square Deal B worth over 800 bucks for only 350. I can reload and have reloded 9mm 40 SW and 1000s of 45 ACP that I shoot on practice nights.
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Welcome to the FTF community. :cool:
 

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Lmao!

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Any noticed the date of the first post.... just saying... :p
 

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Welcome to the fourm.
 

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Welcome tapout. Also, before you buy, go to gun shops who rent handguns and try some. get the feel and pick the one you are most comfortable with.
 
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