pistol purchasing question

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by stoneam2006, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. stoneam2006

    stoneam2006 New Member

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    I am a new permit holder in new York and wondered how you check the trigger pull in a store before purchase to see how it feels I didn't want to make a fool of myself. But want a pistol I like in every way thanks for help.
     
  2. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Ask permission ---
     

  3. Brennan16

    Brennan16 New Member

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    Exactly that. Ask the LGS owner/operator if you can dry fire it.
     
  4. stoneam2006

    stoneam2006 New Member

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    Thank you I figured that was the answer but I just wanted confirmation thanks.
     
  5. thefarmboy21

    thefarmboy21 New Member

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    Yea, I would imagine at the most a gun store owner would probably throw a snap cap in it.
     
  6. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Are there ranges close by that rent guns? Try out the models that you are interested in. Trigger pull is only part of the equation, different models of the same caliber can shoot and feel very differently, grip size can also alter the feel and control as well as felt recoil.
     
  7. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Unfortunately, it is illeagal to even touch a pistol that is not on your permit here in NY. Some LGS will allow you to handle the goods before puchasing the pistol, most I have been to will, a few will not. None of the ranges in my area rent handguns. The best advice I can give is to find a friend with what you are interested in buying, and go with them to a range. Most ranges will let it slide when it comes to one member letting another try out a pistol on the range. The best advice I can give is to do what I am doing. Get out of NY while you still can. Move to a freeer state.
     
  8. Rarity

    Rarity New Member

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    They will not let you touch the handgun unless you show a New York permit. Maybe some will, but most will not.
     
  9. Brennan16

    Brennan16 New Member

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    I left NY 2 1/2 years ago after 35 years of being "enslaved". I now live where we don't need helmets, seatbelts or pistol permits!
     
  10. stoneam2006

    stoneam2006 New Member

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    Pa?*? Lol I get it trust me I live 10 min from pa it's crazy the difference moving 10 miles south would make. Anyways thanks for all the advice I just bought the ruger Sr9 .

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  11. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    He HAS a NY CCL :confused:
     
  12. Brennan16

    Brennan16 New Member

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    Where about do you live? I used to live in Horseheads.
     
  13. stoneam2006

    stoneam2006 New Member

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    I have a conceal carry permit in ny and I live in olean ny just north of Bradford pa.
     
  14. Brennan16

    Brennan16 New Member

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    Yup. I'm familiar with that area a little. Didn't get too much further West then Corning or Painted Post but I know where you're at.