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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by rick49, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. rick49

    rick49 Lewis Well-Known Member

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    Looks like Oklahoma here I come, but I see a problem moving 50 pistols and rifles along with 50,000 rds of ammo across various state lines. I have a 350 dually but will be hauling a pizza trailer (8000 lbs). Any ideas on how to get er done without being headlined on National news? ;)
    Thanks,
    Rick
     
  2. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Pack your firearms & ammo so its not readily accessible , lock up tight at night, drive sanely and be extra polite if stopped.
    I'm guessing you already thought of that however.
    Maybe do a quick firearms law check for the states you will be traveling through?
    Good luck in Oklahoma and have a safe and uneventful move.
    Andy
     
  3. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Not the best at geography but I'm pretty sure you can get there without going through CA, NJ, NY, IL, HI, or CT. Even if you did have to pass through an extremely restrictive state, I'm pretty sure there are federal laws allowing through passage as long as they are legal in your final destination.
     
  4. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Make 2 trips.

    Assuming you have large safes, find out the total weight and get a moving truck with a lift gate.
     
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  5. Slobray

    Slobray Yelm, WA Well-Known Member

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    The only place you may even remotely have a problem would be Colorado, but do like @AndyinEverson said, no problem.


    Ray
     
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  6. David Bowman

    David Bowman Beaverton OR Archer Defense Concepts

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    Listen, you don't need to know the laws of everywhere you are driving through. The stupid fire-drill you are going to go through by stopping at every rest area before crossing a border and making they are unloaded, stored, locked, hidden etc. etc. etc..... according to where you are passing through is just dumb.

    Why do it?

    If you are drawing attention in a 350 dually pulling a trailer; you might want to change your driving habits. Drive the speed limit, use your turn signal, make sure the signals on the trailer work and always come to a complete stop and don't drive like a knob.

    My guess is that no one with a gun and a badge is going to pay you the least bit of attention. They are looking for shiny cars driven by knobs who haven't the sense to buy a radar detector.
     
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  7. rick49

    rick49 Lewis Well-Known Member

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    cant put safes on the truck...and speed limits are a given. Thanks guys. My issue is a container of sorts to make it as safe and inconspicuous as possible to avoid any trouble. I have planned a route avoiding the restrictive states. I've got a cpl for Wa. The wholesale of the trailer and extras I want to take is in excess of 75k, that is my greatest concern...don't need this tied up in podunct USA.
     
  8. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Best answer yet!
    Nice one MT... LOL
    Andy
     
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  9. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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  10. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Get a container and slap a Hilery for Prez sign on it and no one will give you a second glance.
     
  11. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Ya'll can just leave them safes (with contents) and ammo here with me... problem solved! :D
     
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  12. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    Buy a large construction site tool box or two like this:
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    Put some tool decals and travel stickers on it.
    Smudge it to make it look used. Voila . . . Hidden in plain sight.

    Sheldon
     
  13. kilimanjaro

    kilimanjaro Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Seriously, just pack your guns and ammo separately, put some locks wherever you can, and carefully load 'er up. Take a buddy with you for security and drive straight through if you don't want to disable the trailer at night. Get a locking boot for the trailer wheels, cheap security.

    For 75k of value, you can stake a driving buddy to a bus ride or a flight home.
     
  14. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    if u were to ask me what id do to move all my guns and ammo across a few states i would say "load'm up in the truck and drive" for at night i'd pitch a tent or sleep in my truck. just my opinion. to be safe you could lockm up in a greenlee gang box as mentioned in a post before
     
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    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    you couldnt pay me to "get a sticker" that says that.
     
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  16. rick49

    rick49 Lewis Well-Known Member

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    With 75k not including the truck at issue. I'm trying to be careful :)
     
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  17. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    yeah i edited my post. i felt like a jack wagon for what i said. i apologize. i think you should take ever bit of caution in that you see fit.
     
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    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    Take a buddy with you and drive in shifts. Minimizes stop time. Keep one guy at the truck when stopped.
     
  19. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    NRA-ILA | Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms (https://www.nraila.org/articles/20150101/guide-to-the-interstate-transportation)

    Just avoid California, oddball rules that are asinine.
     
  20. Camelfilter

    Camelfilter Salem Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The job box is a good idea. Home Depot has a Klein brand for $249, then add $20 for the locks.

    I have one & it's pretty decent. Not sure how many long guns you could fit in it, but plenty of handguns & ammo.

    +1 on camping on your way out. That's what I did in my move here from Mass. No worries about "my stuff". I used a combo of Good Sam, KOA & National Park campgrounds. Much cheaper than a hotel/motel & decent facilities.

    Might be a bit more difficult in the summer getting a spot, but I did fine last summer. I booked in advance for some of it though. Only got caught without an easy stay once, because there was a rodeo in town (?Bend), so I just drove on to Crater Lake.

    Moving blows big time, so best wishes in an as smooth as possible one for you!