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    New gun owner interested in open carry

    I am interested in owning a firearm, preferably a handgun (and a home defense shotgun potentially) in Anderson Indiana (madison county). I was just curious how one even goes about this? I have not owned a firearm before and have read up on rules here and there but can't seem to find a definite yes or no on open carry in Indiana.

    Where can I go to get my permit in Anderson? Where do you suggest I purchase my firearm? Do you have a handgun suggestion for opencarry in Indiana?

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    Welcome to OCDO.

    This is always a good place to start learning a new subject - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Indiana

    Remember, though, believe nothing that you read or hear without verifying it yourself unless it fits your pre-existing worldview.
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    Youtube is great for video reviews and comparisons of different firearms. Pricewise it's pretty hard to beat www.budsgunshop.com. They will ship to an FFL holder near you. www.Armslist.com is cool for used stuff.


    For more general info I have a bunch compiled at:

    www.tinyurl.com/OpenCarry-WI concentrate on the videos etc towards the bottom

    www.tinyurl.com/New-To-Guns




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    Re: New gun owner interested in open carry

    Welcome to OCDO, fellow Hoosier!

    Indiana isn't like many states out west that allow open carry without any kind of permit or proof of training. Here, whether you want to carry openly or concealed, you must have a license to carry a handgun, which costs $45 for four years and $125 for a lifetime license.

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    Thanks for the quick replies! Money is short right now and I don't honestly intend to use the gun more than a few times at a range just to know how to use it (I've shot at a range a few years ago with an ex who's father owned a range, but have not shot at all since) so I'm looking on the cheaper and more cost effective side of hand guns. More than anything I just want to carry to educate people about guns and help gun enthusiasts not lose their passion and their rights. I have a friend who open carries in Indy, but I don't get to see him often anymore and have not gotten a chance to talk to him about it.

    What is a good place to look for cost effective, affordable and/or potentially used guns? 800 dollars is a bit steep for me right now, and keeping it under 300 is preferred.

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    As I stated already "Pricewise it's pretty hard to beat www.budsgunshop.com. They will ship to an FFL holder near you. www.Armslist.com is cool for used stuff." New Glocks can be had for $499-699. Armslist is the classifieds for guns. Gunbroker.com is another gun auction site that has to ship to an FFL near you.

    This link has lots of gun selection info: Don't be upset if people don't reply to another newcomer, for the thousandth time on the same questions.
    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/fo...ting-a-Handgun You gotta put in some research time. Most forums have a Topics/Forums button. Look for that to find categories, then start reading. If your spoonfed everything you won't learn the basics and how to find and select.

    We can't really tell you what you would like. So start looking up gun models and watch review vids on Youtube. Begin to narrow down what your looking for. Figure out what your looking for in a frame size. Do you want a compact, sub-compact, full size or some strange one of a kind. Then start to look for a source for new vs used.

    I have lots of holster and ammo options brands and sources listed at WWW.tinyurl.com/New-To-Guns

    I have heard good things about the Taurus Millenium G2.
    Click Here for New to WI Open Carry Legal References and Informational Videos--- FAQ's http://Tinyurl.com/OpenCarry-WI

    The Armed Badger A WI site dedicated to Concealed Carry in WI

    "To disarm the people... was the best and most effectual way to enslave them." -- George Mason, Speech of June 14, 1788

    http://Tinyurl.com/New-To-Guns to DL useful Info

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    Quote Originally Posted by DietSalem View Post
    800 dollars is a bit steep for me right now, and keeping it under 300 is preferred.
    My XOL carried a fluffed and buffed Kel-Tec P-32 belly-gun that I recall that I got for about $200.
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    Welcome! Glad to hear you've made the decision to become a more informed and responsibly armed citizen.

    While there's no better site for national and some state level open carry resources than OCDO, you might also check out ingunowners.com for more localized and general info and recommendations.

    You can begin the application for the Indiana License To Carry Handgun online here: http://www.aries.in.gov/Firearms/Permit.aspx

    ...but, it is not required to purchase firearms.

    Best place to start familiarizing yourself with Indiana Code is here: http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/cod.../ar47/ch2.html

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    I don't know of any good shops around Anderson, but if you can make the trip down to fishers, try Indy Gun Safety.

    http://www.indygunsafety.com/

    They can get you started with a gun and basic instruction, as well as more advanced instruction as you learn.

    Another good trainer is Guy Relford. He also happens to be an attorney well versed in firearms law and litigation.
    His company is Tactical Firearms Training. Find him on Facebook or http://www.shop.tactical-firearms.com/main.sc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    My XOL carried a fluffed and buffed Kel-Tec P-32 belly-gun that I recall that I got for about $200.
    I will look into the gun. At first glance on the internet, it says it's really popular for concealed carry. It's small size makes it a very viable option. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Quote Originally Posted by ATM View Post
    Welcome! Glad to hear you've made the decision to become a more informed and responsibly armed citizen.

    While there's no better site for national and some state level open carry resources than OCDO, you might also check out ingunowners.com for more localized and general info and recommendations.

    You can begin the application for the Indiana License To Carry Handgun online here: http://www.aries.in.gov/Firearms/Permit.aspx

    ...but, it is not required to purchase firearms.

    Best place to start familiarizing yourself with Indiana Code is here: http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/cod.../ar47/ch2.html
    I bookmarked each page! Thanks a lot. I plan to have my gun bought and be familiar with it in the next few months, so I still have some time to read up and get informed.

    Quote Originally Posted by cce1302 View Post
    I don't know of any good shops around Anderson, but if you can make the trip down to fishers, try Indy Gun Safety.

    http://www.indygunsafety.com/

    They can get you started with a gun and basic instruction, as well as more advanced instruction as you learn.

    Another good trainer is Guy Relford. He also happens to be an attorney well versed in firearms law and litigation.
    His company is Tactical Firearms Training. Find him on Facebook or http://www.shop.tactical-firearms.com/main.sc
    Bookmarked both sites, thank you! I'll make sure to talk to Guy, but I don't really use facebook so his website will be where I go =)


    You've all been very helpful to me. =)

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