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#1 merrick777

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Posted April 28 2020 - 12:39 PM

Hi all,

 

At the moment I don't have pistol permit but it's in process. I'll be looking to purchase a pistol as soon as issued. I'm a veteran, and can purchase from military exchanges and their pricing looks decent. I live in Nassau county. An Exchange purchase would look like this: Buy from website and have shipped to local store (FFL), pick-up in person from there.... but closest is in Brooklyn- so what obstacles am I looking at here when Nassau resident buys a firearm on a federal military base, in New York City- and brings it home?

 

Thanks!

 



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#2 only7rounds

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Posted April 28 2020 - 03:49 PM

That makes no sense.

If it is shipped to a local FFL, what does that have to do with Brooklyn?

Last I looked, a Nassau permit holder CAN buy a gun in the City and transport it out of there in a locked box.

But why?

Are you saying that the exchange at Ft. Hamilton is an FFL and sells handguns?

They would also have to be a licensed NYS and NYC handgun dealer for that to work, but they COULD *probably* sell guns to active duty personnel without being licensed by the State or City because it is Federal property.



#3 merrick777

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Posted April 28 2020 - 05:01 PM

Yes, from what I can see- the exchange at Ft Hamilton is an FFL and my online order would be shipped to them. I’m not Active Duty, but can shop there as a veteran.

I realize the NYC laws are different than Long Island. My question is: Can I buy online, have it shipped to Ft Hamilton, and legally pick it up there and bring it home?

Thx (sorry if my question was confusing)

#4 merrick777

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Posted April 28 2020 - 05:08 PM

Hmmm, actually I just called Ft Hamilton and they’re not an FFL. Not sure if any other semi-local exchanges are.

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Posted April 28 2020 - 05:23 PM

I don't recall ever seeing a firearm for sale at a PX ( ? )    Outside of the bases in the "impact area" pawn shops, sure. 

but this Website indicates a lot do, just not in NY or NJ (such a surprise !)  https://www.shopmyex...firearms-safety



#6 only7rounds

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Posted April 28 2020 - 05:41 PM

Hmmm, actually I just called Ft Hamilton and they’re not an FFL. Not sure if any other semi-local exchanges are.

IF they do it that way, you would have it shipped to a local dealer.

But do you really think you save that much money over simply buying it local?



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Posted April 28 2020 - 05:46 PM

I guess it depends on the store and particular item, but probably no more than $100 before the transfer fee.  Might not be worth the hassle as long as you can find stock for the item locally.



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Posted April 28 2020 - 06:09 PM

I’ll be a first-time gun owner, so I really have no clue what I’m talking about 😂, but my thinking wasn’t solely about saving a few bucks... from LI store’s websites it seems like no one has anything in stock.

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Posted April 28 2020 - 06:47 PM

I’ll be a first-time gun owner, so I really have no clue what I’m talking about , but my thinking wasn’t solely about saving a few bucks... from LI store’s websites it seems like no one has anything in stock.

They all have handguns, the shotguns flew out of the stores. Handguns are not generally an impulse purchase (NOT speaking for myself of course).



#10 merrick777

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Posted April 28 2020 - 07:10 PM

They all have handguns,

I’m surprised to hear that... seems like everywhere I checked showed ‘out of stock’ for most pistols on their websites. Is it better to just show up at stores? Here’s an example where the first 48 guns shown are all showing Out Of Stock: https://www.huntersp...d_id=306&page=1

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Posted April 28 2020 - 08:07 PM

Dont go by their websites. Call or stop in
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#12 packetloss

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Posted April 29 2020 - 01:25 PM

Anyone know if Kwak's in Bellmore is open?  When I called I got their answering machine which just rattled off their hours.



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Posted April 29 2020 - 06:55 PM

Many of the local shops can/will order what you want. Give them a call to figure out in store logistics.

 

No matter where you make the purchase, you will need to:

1)pass a background check and pay for the handgun , you will receive a purchase receipt with the nics pass number (if you pass)

2) this will need to go to the Nassau County Police Department's handgun license bureau (i'm assuming you're in Merrick). Once you pay the fee, they'll add the serial number to your permit, and will give you a letter for the FFL.

3)With this letterand updated permit, you can go to the FFL and pickup your new handgun

 

Your time is probably worth more than two trips to Brooklyn and definitely worth more than two trips to Fort Drum (especially with tolls).

 

In comparison, Michael Britt Firearms is two blocks away from the Nassau County license bureau, Hunters Essentials and SPGuns are ~10-15 minutes away.


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#14 merrick777

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Posted April 30 2020 - 10:29 AM

@Dakhath, Great post, great info... thanks! Yeah, based on the process, I'm now thinking it's best to visit Britt and get honed in on the piece that I'll end up buying as soon as I get my permit. Then buy from him, quick trip over to Nassau County, then back to him to pick up. Sounds like this is all doable within one afternoon.



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Posted May 05 2020 - 09:46 PM

Some shops will add a charge if it is a handgun they can get from their distribution network. Call first and ask.




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