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    Bought my sons VP9 this morning

    Told both our kids I would buy them a firearm if they got their Conceal Carry License. Daughter ended up with a Ruger SP101. This morning we went to Gander and looked at the VP9 and the PPQ, along with the XD and Sig 320 after breakfast at IHOP.

    He wanted the VP9, or so he thought. I had him close his eyes and put the PPQ and VP9 in his hands randomly. I'm not sure I could have told the difference blind, but he kept picking the HK. They are both pretty handsome firearms. I'm not really a polymer striker fired guy, but it's not for me. On sale for $649.00 which was about 5 bucks more than the best I saw on gunbroker with shipping, and less than with CC fees. So, 250 rounds of practice ammo, 20 rounds HD ammo, a BlackHawk retention holster and a safe and $928.xx later he's got a good start I think. 48 hour wait in Wisconsin. I'm looking forward to shooting it! We both felt like the XD and the Sig was like holding a brick, and I have 4 Sigs! I've heard nothing but good about the 320. It's all business, I think he was looking for something different than Dad tho. I carry a 226 SAO.
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    Hopefully the 48 wait is going away soon.
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    I know some guys that train quite rigorously, and several have taken to the VP9.

    I have a PPQ, but will probably pick up a VP9 at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firearms Iinstuctor View Post
    Hopefully the 48 wait is going away soon.
    Would have been nice to take it home! Last gun I bought they made me wait two full days not counting the purchase day. Not a huge deal since I headed out to California for a week anyway, but just the idea irks me. Gander time stamps the receipt so 48 hours after purchase you can pick up. I doubt he'll waste too much time.

    Wasn't the original 48 hour wait a "cooling off" period? If you already own other guns that seems kind of pointless, but then we are talking politics.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wstar425 View Post
    Would have been nice to take it home! Last gun I bought they made me wait two full days not counting the purchase day. Not a huge deal since I headed out to California for a week anyway, but just the idea irks me. Gander time stamps the receipt so 48 hours after purchase you can pick up. I doubt he'll waste too much time.

    Wasn't the original 48 hour wait a "cooling off" period? If you already own other guns that seems kind of pointless, but then we are talking politics.......
    IIRC the cooling off period was a inception sometime in the 70's before instant background checks. Most states have done away with it, it accomplished nothing other than aggravation for both the FFL's and the buyers.
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    Bought my sons VP9 this morning

    I want to see some pics.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingWolf View Post
    IIRC the cooling off period was a inception sometime in the 70's before instant background checks. Most states have done away with it, it accomplished nothing other than aggravation for both the FFL's and the buyers.
    The whole purpose of a cooling off period is make it harder to buy firearms driving people away from the purchase.

    The suppose called cooling off period was just a excuse used by the anti's to push the anti gun agenda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wstar425 View Post
    Told both our kids I would buy them a firearm if they got their Conceal Carry License. Daughter ended up with a Ruger SP101. This morning we went to Gander and looked at the VP9 and the PPQ, along with the XD and Sig 320 after breakfast at IHOP.

    He wanted the VP9, or so he thought. I had him close his eyes and put the PPQ and VP9 in his hands randomly. I'm not sure I could have told the difference blind, but he kept picking the HK. They are both pretty handsome firearms. I'm not really a polymer striker fired guy, but it's not for me. On sale for $649.00 which was about 5 bucks more than the best I saw on gunbroker with shipping, and less than with CC fees. So, 250 rounds of practice ammo, 20 rounds HD ammo, a BlackHawk retention holster and a safe and $928.xx later he's got a good start I think. 48 hour wait in Wisconsin. I'm looking forward to shooting it! We both felt like the XD and the Sig was like holding a brick, and I have 4 Sigs! I've heard nothing but good about the 320. It's all business, I think he was looking for something different than Dad tho. I carry a 226 SAO.
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    My Tall Son came to live in B'ham near us. I took him right out to get his CPL and he got a nice little pistol from Mom&Dad to carry shortly after that. My Not as Tall Son got his CPL for his 21st birthday, again from Mom&Dad. He chooses not to carry, but felt that having his CPL made a statement to his dotgov.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firearms Iinstuctor View Post
    Hopefully the 48 wait is going away soon.
    Why do you say that? Has there been a bill introduced in Madison, or is that just wishful thinking?

    Don't get me wrong, i hope you're right - just haven't heard of any legislative action on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Have Gun - Will Carry View Post
    Why do you say that? Has there been a bill introduced in Madison, or is that just wishful thinking?

    Don't get me wrong, i hope you're right - just haven't heard of any legislative action on that.

    Passed the senate in the house the governor said he well sign it.


    April 22, 2015 5:30 am • By Jessie Opoien | The Capital Times



    The Wisconsin Senate voted on Tuesday to repeal the state's 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases.

    The bill now moves to the Assembly. Gov. Scott Walker has indicated he will sign it into law.


    Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/local/g...#ixzz3YR2e188j
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    It would make sense to me that if you have your CCL that you should be able to walk out of a dealer with a firearm of most any kind, once it's paid for. They did a background check on you to issue that, right. It's for 5 years so I see how things could have changed, maybe. The last couple of purchases I made I got the clearance while I was still standing in the store. I could see doing the background check to confirm nothing has changed since the license was issued, but once they get the ok, hand your your purchase!

    Son had never purchased one before. I was going to do it in my name, then gift it to him, but he lives on the other side of purchase site from me, and closer, so it was easier to just have him do the paperwork. At least we have no maximum number of purchases in a time period foolishness. I was really temped to get the PPQ at the same time, they were that close in my opinion, short of firing them.

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    Gun control doesn't make sense it is all about restricting the ownership of firearms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firearms Iinstuctor View Post
    Passed the senate in the house the governor said he well sign it.


    April 22, 2015 5:30 am • By Jessie Opoien | The Capital Times

    The Wisconsin Senate voted on Tuesday to repeal the state's 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases.

    The bill now moves to the Assembly. Gov. Scott Walker has indicated he will sign it into law.
    Great! Guess I haven't been paying attention to developments within the state lately...

    Quote Originally Posted by Firearms Iinstuctor View Post
    Gun control doesn't make sense it is all about restricting the ownership of firearms.
    That's for sure!


    ETA: Sorry for wandering so far off topic, Wstar - I hope the VP9 works out for him!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    I'm up for adoption.....
    How are you at mucking out the horse stalls? Maybe that would be more like indentured servitude........

    It's nice to be able to help out our kids. Wife has a good job! Haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Have Gun - Will Carry View Post
    Great! Guess I haven't been paying attention to developments within the state lately...



    That's for sure!


    ETA: Sorry for wandering so far off topic, Wstar - I hope the VP9 works out for him!
    No problem, I'm the off topic king on a motorcycle forum that I frequent. Guess I can't complain too much.

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