Transporting Firearm to Gunsmith?

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  1. duvexy

    duvexy New Member

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    Hello everyone I am new to the forum and I am just curious. I have been reading up on the law in the state of Texas in regards to trying to get my pmk .380 auto to the repair shop and I do not know how I can get my gun to the shop as I do not have a license yet. Any suggestions?
    I don't know how to fix it myself. I am not a gunsmith. Well, the issue is that when I shoot it the cartridge comes out after it is shot. It also needs a general cleaning as well. But, accroding to the law I can't travel with it unless I have a license. At, least that is my understanding.
    Can anyone help me on how to get my gun repaired?
    Thanks
    duvexy
     


  2. Joat

    Joat Active Member

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    Unload it. Put it in a brown paper bag, put the bag with the gun in it inside a red igloo cooler, put the cooler with the gun in the bag into the trunk of your car, then drive it to the gunsmith. DO NOT speed or break any traffic laws while doing so. Carry the gun, cooler and all, into the gun shop and give it to the gunsmith. He'll take it from there.

    Joat

    Seriously, just unload it, put it in a gun rug, and drive to the gunsmith. You need to read the state laws a little closer as you have missed some important points of our state's laws.
     
  3. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

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    :lolz:


    Yep. Just drive it to the gunsmith.
     
  4. TSU45

    TSU45 Active Member

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    I hate when my automatic ejects the spent cartridge.
     
  5. duvexy

    duvexy New Member

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    Thank you so much for the information. You don't know how much I appreciate it. I will make arrangements to get this done. Thank you
     
  6. nalioth

    nalioth Active Member

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    Yes, please read the laws.

    You do not need a license at all to carry any firearm in any way you desire if you are going to a firearms related destination ( i.e. gun shop, match, range, hunting, etc ). This law has been on the books for decades.

    We're not New York City (thanks be for that).
     
  7. JKTex

    JKTex Well-Known

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    There are several very long threads on this subject.

    I can't for the life of me figure out why, but there are. :lolz:

    If one owns a gun, you ought to know, at least, the fundamental laws in regards to ownership in the state you live in.
     
  8. JKTex

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    Please tell me you aren't talking about the spent cartridge?

    Also, if you're not familiar enough with your gun to generally clean it, you ought to get a book or even check Youtube as I'm sure there are many video's on field stripping it. You should know the gun well enough to be able to provide basic maintenance.

    And if you as talking about the spent shell being ejected after being fired, you really need to know how the gun operates before touching it again. :happy0001:
     
  9. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

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    Well................that is not quite what the law reads;

    I don't know if "going to the gunsmith" would be interpreted as a "sporting activity".

    However, it is a moot point, as Texas Law now does not proscribe the carry of handguns in a vehicle as long as the person does not carry it in plain view, is not a member of a street gang, and is not engaged in criminal ativity (other than traffic violations) at the time.

     
  10. DoubleActionCHL

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    I suspect he's referring to the magazine.
     

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