- Oct 19, 2020
- North of Boston
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Hi Shevchenko, welcome to NES! Thanks for the intro post. We all love reading these, well, at least I do Congrats on finally getting that LTC! Get the P226 to a range yet? Can't go wrong with a Sig as your first beauty. Mine was a P238. Look forward to seeing your posts around the forum.
Hey Everyone, newish member here, but first time poster with some questions. I used to live in VT and though I didn’t own a firearm, I had many friends that did and became familiar with the safe and fun use of firearms for shooting sports. When I moved down to MA, I eventually applied for and received an LTC, back around 2015. Unfortunately, when I attempted to purchase a Remington 870 at Dicks (in NH) I was denied by the NCIS system. After much digging and delay, I was able to figure out that the denial was the result of an individual with a similar identity being declared mentally incompetent in Colorado in 2013 (a year I spent in MA, so impossible for it to have been me). I let some time pass and figured I’d try again in March. Dicks wouldn’t even run my check due to the previous denial blocking me in their system. I went to Kittery, picked out a Mossberg 500, and then was denied again.
With my first LTC renewal coming in (back in June), I figured it was time to take care of the issue, and after a lot of research, submitted a motion to a Colorado county court, which was granted by the judge. The judge said the record would be removed from the NCIS system. Shortly thereafter I submitted my renewal application along with the court’s decision and it was granted. I then got my appeal granted by FBI/NCIS.
Unfortunately, it was very frustrating to find out that all of the “entry level” type shotguns were sold out by then, including the Mossy 500 and it seems they all still are.
So long story short, after 5+ years, still looking to make that first purchase! Any advice on where to look for something like and 870/500? Just looking for a general purpose shotgun, ideally something that I can get a few barrels for as I want something that’s good for defending my home/family, as well as occasional clay shooting and possibly hunting. Thanks!
Wow! Just found you all and from my general browsing so far I am feeling so darn at home already, thank you my fellow 2a loving Americans from the not so great state of CA . Freedom lovers from around the world not to be left out as well.