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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Reno911, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Hi all,

    FNG in need of some Oregon help. I posted up a few questions in my introduction thread, however I venture to guess not everyone visits that part of the forum.

    So, I'll repeat a bit here.

    My wife and I are born and raised Nevadans. We moved here for work. My wife got a position with Washington County. Myself, I played my cards wrong and ended up here without work. My prior employer has their home office in Milwaukie. They were closing my office back in Reno, I put a lot of faith in the company to keep me on board when we moved here. Needless to say they let me down.

    Anyways. The wife and I are avid shooters. With BLM land only 5 minutes away from our house in Sparks NV (Reno sub) we shot often. We look forward to keeping up on our hobby. So far from what I have read here there isn't much "free" area to shoot in up here other than some gravel pits off the 26?

    One of my biggest questions is CCW. I have my Nevada permit, as does the wife. Anyone know if my certificate from my last Nevada renewal will qualify to get my permit here? Or do I need to take another class? I would prefer not having to redo everything.

    Does CCW's in Oregon bypass having to perform a background check for firearm purchases?

    Any notable restrictions I need to know about in regards to Oregon and conceal carry?

    Last question, any good sources for all things firearms and ammo in the Hillsboro area? So far I felt most at home at the Fred Meyers. Sorry, I was spoiled in Reno. I had Scheels, Cabelas, Sportmans, 2 ammo manufacturers, not to mention tons of small shops everywhere. I'm feeling this area, though no where as bad as California, is not like Nevada!

    Thanks in advance,

    The FNG Reno911
     
  2. OcelotZ3

    OcelotZ3 Corvallis Active Member

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    1) You need to take the Oregon class.
    2) You don't get anything else from the permit: Still BG checks on pirchases.
     
  3. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    One thing that is better.. you don't have to qualify with a specific gun and have it listed as the only one you can carry

    WA does not even require a class and we do fine
     
  4. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    NV finally did away with that. When I did my last renewal it was right before the change. Even then I only had to qualify with a semi auto and a revolver to qualify for all pistols.

    I'll have to look into it. I read somewhere that taking one NRA class within a certain amount of time would still qualify for the needed training to apply up here. I'll most likely just call the sheriffs office this week to verify. I would really prefer not having to take another class after just doing so recently.

    Bummer on bypassing the background. That was one nice perk of the NV CCW. I see background aren't too expensive in OR anyways.

    Would it make sense to get a WA CCW too? Can I? What is involved in getting one being a OR resident?
     
  5. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    WA bypasses the background with a CCW and we readily issue non resident CCW to many states. This should help

    http://www.handgunlaw.us/LicMaps/ccwmap.php

    There's some sort of feud going on between OR and WA in the CCW reciprocity thing, unfortunately
     
  6. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Awesome. I'll put getting a WA license on my list of things to do.
     
  7. Darknight

    Darknight Salem Active Member

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    (f) Demonstrates competence with a handgun by any one of the following:

    (A) Completion of any hunter education or hunter safety course approved by the State Department of Fish and Wildlife or a similar agency of another state if handgun safety was a component of the course;

    (B) Completion of any National Rifle Association firearms safety or training course if handgun safety was a component of the course;

    (C) Completion of any firearms safety or training course or class available to the general public offered by law enforcement, community college, or private or public institution or organization or firearms training school utilizing instructors certified by the National Rifle Association or a law enforcement agency if handgun safety was a component of the course;

    (D) Completion of any law enforcement firearms safety or training course or class offered for security guards, investigators, reserve law enforcement officers or any other law enforcement officers if handgun safety was a component of the course;

    (E) Presents evidence of equivalent experience with a handgun through participation in organized shooting competition or military service;

    (F) Is licensed or has been licensed to carry a firearm in this state, unless the license has been revoked; or

    (G) Completion of any firearms training or safety course or class conducted by a firearms instructor certified by a law enforcement agency or the National Rifle Association if handgun safety was a component of the course;
     
  8. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Most people here get the Oregon permit and the Utah permit, between them, they cover most states. Oregon only recognises their own so that's a must. Easy enough to get the Utah one, most all the classes here offer that service, apply by mail etc.

    Just pop into the jail, you will apply there directly for the Oregon CCL, so they should be able to give you the other info too.
     
  9. Darknight

    Darknight Salem Active Member

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    Depending on how long the wait time currently is for Washington County, you might consider making your appointment for fingerprints etc... It can take a few months to get in for your appointment and then they will take all of the 45 days allowed by law to issue your permit.
     
  10. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Sounds about right. Nevada waits were worse for those getting them after Newtown. Sheriffs started holding them to the full 90 day mark that they were allowed.

    I'll call Monday about the class and then if possible make an appointment.
     
  11. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Random off topic question. Thread bombing my own thread!

    What's the legality in killing squirrels? There aren't too many pigeons up here like in Reno. Squirrels on the other hand are everywhere!
     
  12. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    The greys with the skinny tails are eastern greys and are non native vermin, dunno the law where you are but in my hood one neighbor traps and shoots them with CB caps

    They have decimated the cute little Western Reds
     
  13. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Western Gray Squirrels are a game animal and there is a season and bag limits.

    Beldings Ground Squirrels found over east are a predatory animal (varmit) and you can shoot all you want.

    Go to ODFW.com and read both the big game and the furbearing regulations those should bring you right up to speed. Band Tailed Pigeons are protected as a game bird and require a permit

    All birds except starling, house sparrow, Eurasian collared-doves, and rock pigeon are protected by federal and/or state laws.

    Again the hunting regs will cover all this.
     
  14. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Thanks. I haven't yet ventured too close to the Oregon hunting site yet. I know I'll get up to speed on it soon enough. I'm an avid hunter and I hope I'll find good things on that site. I know that hunting is not so easy here as it was in NV so I will take my time venturing into that category.
     
  15. clambo

    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    " God your drunk tests are hard! " Steve Martin
    Its like you got to have a masters in ornithology or orthinology or one of them bird things ( study of birds )
    just to have any fun at all. That plus 20/05 vision. Partly why I gave up waterfowl hunting. Still shoot pheasants but at least its a simple ID process.
     
  16. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    So if a business posts a sign it holds legal grounds up in Oregon?
     
  17. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I don't believe it's legally binding, but it counts as trespassing if they so decide to ask you to leave. I.e it can be enforced, if they don't want you there, ask you to leave, and you don't, the police can come and escort you off property.

    Still, biggest problem there would be open carry, not concealed.
     
  18. OcelotZ3

    OcelotZ3 Corvallis Active Member

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    After re-looking at my permit application, I see that they only require a safety class. So any NRA class should do, even if from another state, as long as you have documentation of having taken it.

    It was highly recommended by my club to take an Oregon CHL class. I already had NRA training so didn't need to, but I found the CHL class to be worth my time. It covered a lot of legal points regarding the law and was interesting (good instructor). I later took the Utah class and the laws in the two states ARE slightly different. They also covered a few things for newbies such as holsters, where/how to carry, etc.
     
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    bnsaibum Corvallis, OR Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Find a good CHL instructor and take the Oregon class. It's not hard, and you'll gain knowledge of Oregon's laws which is the biggest benefit. If you're going to carry in Oregon you should probably know the laws :)

    Also, you have to be an Oregon resident for 6 months before applying for your CHL.
     
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