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Bringing a gun to a gun show?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Sparky642, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. Sparky642

    Sparky642 oregon New Member

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    I want to bring my new pistol to a gun show to test fit holsters. Here is my question, I don't have my permit yet (waiting on the county) so how can I legal bring my gun? Do I leave it in the factory case and just carry it around.(it would still be concelled) Do I open carry? (would prefer not to) I would love to just toss it in a backpack so I don't have to hold it the entire time, but that is against the law without my permit.

    Ideas thoughts?
     
  2. PaulZ

    PaulZ Oregon City Active Member

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    Take it in the case, when you arrive they will inspect it at the door and put a tie through the action so it cannot be loaded. You are good to go
     
  3. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately the way they will secure it may interfere with holster fitting.
     
  4. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    I did just that at the last Albany gun show. They put a thin tiewrap through the barrel and out the slide. Very thin and didn't interfere with holster fit at all. I had mine in a gun rug, but if you're going to bring the original box, make sure they label the gun and the box as something you brought with you so you're not asked for a receipt on the way out.

    As long as you're not hiding the gun under your coat or shirt, it's not concealed.

    For what it's worth, there weren't too many vendors there with holters so don't expect a huge selection. I got lucky the day I was there and found the holster and mag holders I was looking for.
     
  5. Sparky642

    Sparky642 oregon New Member

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    Thanks to everyone for the responses. It was just as you stated the guys at the door did the best they could to make the tiewrap as slim as possible. I was still able to test fit in in all of the holsters I found and was able to find just what I was looking for.
     
  6. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Ha ha,how did you get it home?

    If the gun is not loaded then it isn't considered concealed carry.
    I would guess you wouldn't want to carry it on your hip,so there wasn't any conflict but in the case or a back pack is perfect.
     
  7. Sparky642

    Sparky642 oregon New Member

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    I don't think it matters if the firearm is loaded or not, it would still be an issue with concealed carry without a license. I just returned my pistol to its case and placed it in the trunk for the drive to and from the show. At least until Washington County sends me my permit.. ;)