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  • a44mag4dave

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    Hello all,
    I have been overseas some time now and I have permission (from wifey) to purchase a couple of pistols when I come home for a short visit in a few days.... Heres my question, Does Texas still have a wait period for purchasing handguns and how long is it?

    Now here's my add on question... Where can I get one of those Sig P6s in the Killeen/Waco/Austin area? A FTF would be great. Didnt see any on TexasGunTrader.

    Thanks, Dave
     

    txinvestigator

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    No wait period in Texas. If you have a CHL, you will fill out the 4473 and out you go.

    If not, the dealer calls the FBI who tells them to either proceed, delay or denied. A proceed means you take the gun. A delay can be caused for many reasons, and they have three days to give an answer.
     

    SIG_Fiend

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    Yep, that's the great thing about Texas is there is no wait period on handguns, rifles, shotguns, etc.

    As far as P6's go, at $279 this is about the best price out there:

    http://www.centerfiresystems.com/sigsauer9mmp6225partsig-225.aspx

    Red's Indoor Range, south location, in Austin has one for $336 I believe. Here's a link to their site:

    http://www.redsguns.com/

    Here are a couple in New Braunfels, listed on Gunbroker:

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=101571232
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=101573877
     

    a44mag4dave

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    Thanks

    I would like to thank you both for the Info....Looks like I may be getting one in a few days then. Might even get me a 1911 while I am at it. Hopefully between getting to know my wife again and closing on the new house I can get some range time in...

    Again thanks,,

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    SIG_Fiend

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    Also, if you obtain a CHL, you are legally allowed to bypass the NICS check and can simply purchase a handgun without the check. However, just be aware that even with a CHL, some places will still require the NICS check as sort of a CYA measure if you get my meaning. ;) Either way, the NICS check only takes ~2 minutes anyways so no biggie. At least it's not a 10 day wait or anything! ;)
     

    a44mag4dave

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    Thanks!

    My CHL will be my next trip home... I think closing on the house is enough paperwork for one trip. Maybe by the time I get my CHL in the mail, I will be ready to come home for good and be able to it:D.

    Happy Shooting,,

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