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A Gun Shop In Wales! You might want to check out the prices of Rifles & Ammo over there

Here is the Website address for all of the Listings!http://www.westwalesmodels.co.uk/epages/es114103.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es114103_es121994722150/Categories/%22West%20Wales%20Shooting%20Supplies%22/Guns/Firearms/Centrefire_Weapons
here are soem of the Rifles for sale. By the way the UK Pound is worth about $1.28 today.
So just multiple the price by that. Grumpy

Henry .47-70 Underlever Rifle

NewHenry .47-70 Underlever Rifle

£895.00 *

In stock
can be shipped within 1 days

 

 
Henry Big Boy Steel .357Cal Underlever Rifle (Standard or Carbine)

NewHenry Big Boy Steel .357Cal Underlever Rifle (Standard or Carbine)

£1,262.00 *

In stock
can be shipped within 1 days

 

 
Henry Big Boy Steel .44Cal Underlever Rifle (Standard or Carbine)

NewHenry Big Boy Steel .44Cal Underlever Rifle (Standard or Carbine)

£1,262.00 *

In stock
can be shipped within 1 days

 

 
Henry Big Boy Steel .45 Colt Underlever Rifle (Standard or Carbine)

NewHenry Big Boy Steel .45 Colt Underlever Rifle (Standard or Carbine)

£1,262.00 *

In stock
can be shipped within 1 days

 

 
Howa 1500 .223 Sporter Stainless with Hogue stock 1 in 9 twist

NewHowa 1500 .223 Sporter Stainless with Hogue stock 1 in 9 twist

£550.00 *

In stock
can be shipped within 1 days

 

 
Howa 1500 24" .308 Varmint Heavy Barrel 1 in 10 twist with Bell & Carson Medalist stock

NewHowa 1500 24″ .308 Varmint Heavy Barrel 1 in 10 twist with Bell & Carson Medalist stock

£950.00 *

In stock
can be shipped within 1 days

 

 
*All Price incl VAT but are plus delivery.

Rößler Waffen (Roessler Waffen)

West Wales Shooting Suppliers are the only approved UK dealer for Rowa /  Rößler Waffen (also know as:- Roessler Waffen rifles).
Background.
Rößler AUSTRIA, are a small, independent company based in Kufstein. Since its founding in 1996, the company’s goal has been the production of high-quality hunting rifles “Made in Austria”.

Hunters are enthusiastic about our TITAN series of products because of their extremely high precision and ease in shooting. Its simple and quick operation, the solid workmanship and the elegant look of the weapon perfect the product. Customers can fulfill almost any wish, because the end user can choose from among different models and individually assemble the weapons.
In addition to the goal of producing high-quality hunting rifles, we have made it our mission to unite traditional handwork with new technologies. The promotion of young talent in the highly promising module occupations of metal technology and the employment of traditional gunsmiths is actively driving this forward.

Ordering.
If you are interested in any particular rifle, please go to  Roessler’s site and use the rifle configuration to choose the particular rifle you’re interested in, then contact Mike at West Wales Shooting Supplies and we will be able to give you a total price and a delivery date for the rifle.
Rößler Waffen rifles are available in just about every centrefire rifle calibre that’s made, so please feel free to design your own rifle using the Configurator below.
http://www.titan6.com/en/konfigurator/3
 
West Wales Shooting Suppliers are the only approved UK Dealer and Distributor for Röwa /  Rößler Waffen (also know as:- Roessler Waffen Rifles).
 

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Tombstone (1993) | Gunfight at the O.K. Corral


I still say after 25 years (Wow, has it been that long ago!) That this film is one of the all time best Westerns that I have ever seen. Bar none. Grumpy

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Guns Laws State by State for 2018 But I would check the official List if I were you!

GUN LAWS BY STATE

The Complete Guide – 2018


This guide has everything you need to know about U.S. gun laws by state.
So if you need some information about a state’s gun laws you’re in the right place.
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State List


U.nited states flag with gavel and gun
STATES WITH

22

DEADLY FORCE LAWS


STATES THAT

7

BAN OPEN CARRY


STATES WITH NICS

18

CHECK-PRIVATE SALES


STATES WITH

8

FIREARM REGISTRY

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Overview of State Gun Laws

Gun laws in the US vary considerably between states. The majority of legislation relating to guns is enacted at the state level and these laws are independent of Federal firearms laws. This has resulted in a broad variation of gun laws in all the US states with each state taking a different approach on issues such as permits, carry laws, sales, and self-defense laws.
In some states the firearms laws can be much less restrictive than federal laws. However, individuals are not exempt from federal laws just because the state laws are less restrictive. In most cases it is left to the discretion of local law enforcement as to whether they will enforce federal laws. The Supreme court has ruled in Printz v United States that local law enforcement are not obligated to enforce federal firearms laws.
There are forty states that have a provision that protects the right to own and bear firearms, similar to the Second Amendment to the US Constitution. Some of the states that do not have this protection are California, Minnesota, Maryland, Iowa, New Jersey and New York.
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Firearm Carry Laws

There are two ways firearms are carried in the United States, concealed carry and open carry. The names are self descriptive with an open carried firearm being visible to everyone and a concealed carry firearm being hidden from view. No federal law has ever covered the issuance of permits to carry firearms in the United States.
It has been left to all the 50 individual states in the US to determine how they will issue permits or if a permit is even required to openly or conceal carry firearms. All states will allow in theory the carry of firearms. However, there are some states that make the application process so difficult that in practice a regular citizen is banned from having a handgun. These states are usually the ones that have a “May Issue” policy such as Hawaii, California, New York and a few more.

Concealed carry laws are mostly grouped into three categories or issue policies. Up until recently there was four categories but the fourth category “No Issue” has all but been banned from the US by court rulings that it was unconstitutional. The three other categories are;

  • Unrestricted – Does not require a permit to carry a firearm and is often referred to as Constitutional Carry.
  • Shall Issue – Requires a permit to carry a firearm. Applicant only has to meet the requirements set by law such as minimum age, training, background checks etc.
  • May Issue – Again a carry permit is required but laws can be restrictive and in some states impossible to comply with. Often an applicant will be asked to demonstrate a justifiable need for a permit to be issued. It is left to the discretion of law enforcement as to whether a permit to carry will be issued and a few states such as Hawaii will refuse to issue a permit to anyone.

The May Issue states are slowly disappearing with court rulings against their gun policies. Recently (June 2017) the District of Columbia was forced to switch from a May Issue to Shall Issue policy by the federal courts, and that was a final ruling. So the remaining May Issue states days are numbered.

The laws vary greatly for each state with states that do not have an open carry law or require a permit to an outright ban on open carry. In the states that have no open carry law you will often find that the local authorities have ordinances in place to regulate the open carrying of firearms.
There are often exceptions in some states that ban open carry such as Florida which allows open carry while hunting, hiking or fishing. New York and Illinois also have similar exceptions. Then there are other states like Texas that will ban handguns from being openly carried but not long guns.

Firearm Sales & Purchases

Permits to purchase a firearm are required in some states. These permits can just cover handguns or be extended to long guns and ammunition in the more restrictive states. Illinois requires a buyer to have a FOID card to purchase any firearm or ammunition although lately they have allowed concealed carry permits to be used for purchases. But the buyer must still have been issued a FOID card. Other states will also often allow a concealed carry license to be used as a purchase permit. Background checks are required by federal law on all persons purchasing a firearm from a licensed dealer. To facilitate these checks the FBI maintains a database where all requests are processed through called the NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check System).

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The background checks do not extend to private sales of firearms. To close this loophole there are currently 18 states that have enacted legislation to extend the background check law to cover private sales. These laws usually require firearm sales to be processed through a licensed dealer or the local police. A number of states only apply these laws to handguns while others cover both handguns and long guns. A more in depth look at private gun sales with a list of requirements per state can be found on our statistics page.
The states that currently require a background check on private gun sales are;
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Maryland, New Jersey, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington

Firearm Registration

Most states in the U.S. do not require registration of guns and there is no Federal program to register guns. In fact under Federal law a national gun registry is illegal and eight states also have bans on any gun registry. There are at least four states and one district that have setup a registry for guns, the states are;
California, Hawaii, Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia.
Other states as listed below do not have an official gun registry but collect data on sales.

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States With Official Gun Registries

  • California – The registry is maintained by the California Department of Justice and keeps information on buyers and sellers plus any firearms imported into the state. Information maintained is serial numbers, fingerprints, names, and addresses. The information is collected on handguns and long guns however if a gun was owned before 1991 there is no requirement to register it.
  • District of Columbia – All handguns and long guns are required to be registered with the Metropolitan Police.
  • Hawaii – All firearms must be registered within a 5 day period from when they are brought into the state or purchased with the county police chief.
  • Maryland – Only applies to handguns and automatic weapons which are required to be registered with the state police.
  • New York – Only applies to handguns which must be registered. There is a fee of $3 for registration and it is an offense to possess an unregistered handgun.

States That Collect Data on Gun Sales

  • Michigan – All sales of handguns must be registered with local law enforcement.
  • New Jersey –  A copy of all purchase permits are sent to the New Jersey state police who maintain a record of all handgun transfers.
  • Washington -Licensed dealers are required to report all sales of handguns to the Department of Licensing and local law enforcement.

Stand Your Ground Laws

Stand Your Ground, commonly known as “Castle Doctrine” laws that permit a person to defend themselves with deadly force and with no duty to retreat have been enacted in 27 states. These laws vary from state to state in the conditions that it may be used such as the degree of retreat, places covered and if there is any non lethal force required before using deadly force. Most of these laws will have some of the following conditions;

  • An attempt to forcibly and unlawfully enter an occupied vehicle, business or residence.
  • The intruder cannot have been provoked by the occupants of the home.
  • There must be a reasonable belief by the occupants of the home the the intruder will cause death or serious bodily harm to them. There are a few states that allow stand your ground laws to be used for less serious felonies such as burglaries or arson.
  • The intruder is required by most of these laws to be acting unlawfully.
  • These laws cannot be used against law enforcement officers who are legally carrying out there duties. Such as when they are forcibly entering a premises to arrest a person.

To use the law occupants must be legally in the building or vehicle. If they are a fugitive or helping another fugitive then they cannot defend themselves with deadly force.

Some states require that a person must first retreat if attacked and only use deadly force in there is no option of retreat or retreat would put the person in danger.If a Castle Doctrine law is in place a threatened person is not required to retreat from a place of work or their own house and in some states this extends to any place a person is legally entitled to be.

State Gun Laws in The USA

 Gun Law Rating – 5 stars is the friendliest.

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Permit required Yes No Policy is Shall Issue
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes Firearm must be in holster
Background checks on private gun sales required No No

Main article: Alabama gun laws
Alabama laws rating –    

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Permit required No No Policy is Unrestricted
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes No permit required
Background checks on private gun sales required No No

Main article: Gun laws in Alaska
Alaska laws rating –     

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Permit required No No
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes
Background checks on private gun sales required No No
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Arizona gun laws
Arizona laws rating –     

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Permit required No No Policy is Unrestricted “when on a journey” (outside your county of residence)
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes No license required
Background checks on private gun sales required No No
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Arkansas gun laws
Arkansas laws rating –   

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Permit required Yes Yes Policy is May Issue.
Purchase permit required Yes Yes
Registration of firearm Yes Yes
Open carry allowed Yes* Yes* *Long guns and handguns can be openly carried in some rural counties.
Background checks on private gun sales required Yes Yes Sale must be through licensed dealer
Magazine size restriction Yes Yes Magazine limited to 10 rounds. But Federal Court blocked ban in June 2017 so still unresolved.

Main article: California gun laws
California laws rating – 

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Permit required Yes No Policy is Shall Issue.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes* Yes* *No permit required. Cannot open carry in posted areas such as Denver
Background checks on private gun sales required Yes Yes Sale must be through licensed dealer and Colorado Bureau of Investigation must approve tansfer.
Magazine size restriction Yes Yes Magazine limited to 15 rounds.

Main article: Colorado gun laws
Colorado laws rating –   

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Permit required Yes Yes Policy is Shall Issue due to Court rulings.
Purchase permit required Yes Yes There is a 14 day waiting period to purchase long guns.
Registration of firearm Yes Yes Sales and serial numbers are recorded. Does not apply to out of state sales.
Open carry allowed Yes Partial Requires permit for handgun. There is no law regarding long guns and open carry.
Background checks on private gun sales required Yes Yes Sale must be through licensed dealer.
Magazine size restriction Yes Yes Magazine limited to 10 rounds.

Main article: Connecticut gun laws
Connecticut laws rating –   

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Permit required Yes No Policy is May Issue. But operates like Shall Issue
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes No permit required
Background checks on private gun sales required Yes Yes Sale must be through licensed dealer.
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Delaware gun laws
Delaware laws rating –  

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Permit required Yes N/A Policy is Shall Issue.
Purchase permit required Yes Yes
Registration of firearm Yes Yes Must be registered with Metropolitan Police.
Open carry allowed No No
Background checks on private gun sales required Yes Yes Sale must be through licensed dealer.
Magazine size restriction Yes Yes Magazine limited to 10 rounds.

Main article: District of Columbia gun laws
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Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Permit required Yes No Policy is Shall Issue.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No Florida law bans any registration of firearms
Open carry allowed No No There are some exceptions such as when hunting or fishing.
Background checks on private gun sales required No No
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Florida gun laws
Florida laws rating –    

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Permit required Yes No Policy is Shall Issue.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes License required.
Background checks on private gun sales required No No
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Georgia gun laws
Georgia laws rating –    

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Permit required Yes No Policy is May Issue but operates as No Issue state
Purchase permit required Yes Yes
Registration of firearm Yes Yes
Open carry allowed Yes Yes Open carry of long guns allowed and no law against handguns but permits are never issued for handguns
Background checks on private gun sales required Yes Yes Permit required to purchase handgun. Will require background check to obtain permit.
Magazine size restriction Yes No Can not hold more than 10 rounds in handgun.

Main article: Hawaii gun laws
Hawaii laws rating – 

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Permit required No* No *Non-residents require a permit to carry concealed within cities. Policy is Unrestricted.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes No permit required.
Background checks on private gun sales required No No
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Idaho gun laws
Idaho laws rating –     

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry Permit required Yes No Policy is Shall Issue.
Purchase permit required Yes Yes Purchases need a FOID card.
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed No No
Background checks on private gun sales required Yes Yes Seller is required to verify purchasers FOID card.
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Illinois gun laws
Illinois laws rating –  

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required Yes No Policy is Shall Issue.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes Permit is required.
Background checks on private gun sales required No No
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Indiana gun laws
Indiana laws rating –    

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required Yes No Policy is Shall Issue.
Purchase permit required Yes No Carry permit can be used to purchase
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes Permit is required.
Background checks on private gun sales required Yes No Will need a permit to purchase or carry.
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Iowa gun laws
Iowa laws rating –   

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required No No Policy is Unrestricted.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes No permit required.
Background checks on private gun sales required No No
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Kansas gun laws
Kansas laws rating –     

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required Yes No Policy is Shall Issue.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes No permit required.
Background checks on private gun sales required No No
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Kentucky gun laws
Kentucky laws rating –    

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required Yes No Policy is Shall Issue.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes No permit required but can be restricted by some local authorities.
Background checks on private gun sales required No No
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Louisiana gun laws
Louisiana laws rating –   

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required No No Policy is Unrestricted.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes
Background checks on private gun sales required No No
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Maine gun laws
Maine laws rating –     

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required Yes No Policy is May Issue. Permits are difficult to obtain.
Purchase permit required Yes No Requires a handgun qualification license.
Registration of firearm Yes No Handguns and automatic weapons require registration with police.
Open carry allowed Yes Yes Requires carry permit for handgun but not long guns.
Background checks on private gun sales required Yes No Sales must go through a licensed dealer or police.
Magazine size restriction Yes Yes Limited to 10 rounds. Possession of higher capacity magazine is legal if purchased out of state.

Main article: Maryland gun laws
Maryland laws rating – 

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required Yes No Policy is May Issue.
Purchase permit required Yes Yes Carry permit or FID (firearm identification) required.
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes No Permit required for handguns. Open carry of long guns is illegal except when hunting.
Background checks on private gun sales required Yes Yes Seller is required to verify the purchasers FID card.
Magazine size restriction Yes Yes Must not exceed 10 rounds.

Main article: Massachusetts gun laws
Massachusetts laws rating –  

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required Yes No Policy is Shall Issue.
Purchase permit required No* No *If purchaser does not have a carry license and sale is not through a licensed dealer then they will need a permit.
Registration of firearm Yes No Must be registered with law enforcement.
Open carry allowed Yes Yes Permit required to open carry in vehicle.
Background checks on private gun sales required Yes No You must have a carry permit or handgun purchase license which both require a background check.
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Michigan gun laws
Michigan laws rating –   

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required Yes Yes Policy is Shall Issue.
Purchase permit required Yes No Residents of Minnesota can use a carry permit to purchase.
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes Permit required to openly carry handgun or long gun.
Background checks on private gun sales required No No
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Minnesota gun laws
Minnesota laws rating –  

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required No No Policy is Unrestricted. No license required if firearm is carried in a purse, handbag, satchel, holsters and sheaths.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes
Background checks on private gun sales required No No
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Mississippi gun laws
Mississippi laws rating –     

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required No No Policy is Unrestricted. No permit is required however you can still obtain one. A permit will exempt the holder from laws passed by local authorities.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes
Background checks on private gun sales required No No
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Missouri gun laws
Missouri laws rating –     

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required No* No *You will need a permit if you want to carry a concealed firearm in a city or town. Policy is Unrestricted and Shall Issue.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes No permit required.
Background checks on private gun sales required No No
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Montana gun laws
Montana laws rating –    

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required Yes No Policy is Shall Issue.
Purchase permit required Yes No Carry permit or handgun certificate required.
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes Firearm must be visible in a vehicle. Can be restricted by local authorities.
Background checks on private gun sales required Yes No Need a carry permit to purchase which requires a background check.
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Nebraska gun laws
Nebraska laws rating –   

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required Yes No Policy is Shall Issue.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes If in a vehicle cannot be concealed on your person without a permit.
Background checks on private gun sales required Yes* Yes* *Voluntary, up to seller if they want to do a background check
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Nevada gun laws
Nevada laws rating –   

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required No No Policy is Unrestricted.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes No permit required. Long guns in vehicles cannot be loaded.
Background checks on private gun sales required No No
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: New Hampshire gun laws
New Hampshire laws rating –     

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required Yes Yes Policy is May Issue. Permits rarely issued to ordinary citizens.
Purchase permit required Yes Yes Handgun ammunition, rifles and shotguns require a purchaser ID card.
Registration of firearm Yes No Registration of firearms is voluntary.
Open carry allowed No Yes Carry permit is required for handguns.
Background checks on private gun sales required Yes No Purchasers of handguns require a permit to purchase. Purchasers of long guns need a firearms purchaser ID card.
Magazine size restriction Yes Yes Limit of 10 rounds for a semi-automatic rifle or handgun and 6 rounds for a semi-automatic shotgun.

Main article: New Jersey gun laws
New Jersey laws rating – 

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required Yes* No *You only need a permit to conceal carry, open carry is legal with no permit. Policy is Shall Issue but operates as a limited Unrestricted state.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes No permit required.
Background checks on private gun sales required No No
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: New Mexico gun laws
New Mexico laws rating –    

Main article: New York gun laws
New York laws rating – 

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required Yes No Policy is Shall Issue.
Purchase permit required Yes No Carry permit or Pistol Purchase permit required.
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes
Background checks on private gun sales required Yes No Will need a carry permit or purchase permit to buy a handgun which require a background check to acquire.
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: North Carolina gun laws
North Carolina rating –    

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required Yes No Policy is Shall Issue.
Purchase permit required Yes No Carry permit or Pistol Purchase permit required.
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes
Background checks on private gun sales required Yes No Will need a carry permit or purchase permit to buy a handgun which require a background check to acquire.
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: North dakota gun laws
North dakota rating –    

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required Yes No Policy is Shall Issue.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes No permit required but some restrictions in vehicles and liquor establishments.
Background checks on private gun sales required No No
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Ohio gun laws
Ohio rating –    

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required Yes No Policy is Shall Issue.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes No Requires a carry permit for handguns.
Background checks on private gun sales required No No
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Oklahoma gun laws
Oklahoma rating –    

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required Yes Yes Policy is Shall Issue.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes
Background checks on private gun sales required Yes Yes Sales must be through a licensed dealer.
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Oregon gun laws
Oregon rating –   

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required Yes Yes Policy is Shall Issue.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes All places except Philadelphia or in a vehicle.
Background checks on private gun sales required Yes No All sales must be made through a licensed dealer or county sheriffs office.
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Pennsylvania gun laws
Pennsylvania rating –    

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required Yes No Policy is Shall Issue and May Issue.
Purchase permit required Yes No Must pass a safety exam and then will be issued a “Blue Card” to purchase.
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes For handguns only if you have a permit issued by the Attorney General. No permit is required for long guns.
Background checks on private gun sales required Yes Yes
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Rhode Island gun laws
Rhode Island Laws rating –   

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required Yes No Policy is Shall Issue.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed No Yes
Background checks on private gun sales required No No
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: South Carolina gun laws
South Carolina laws rating –   

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required Yes No Policy is Shall Issue.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes Firearm must be clearly visible in vehicle.
Background checks on private gun sales required No No
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: South Dakota gun laws
South Dakota laws rating –    

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required Yes No Policy is Shall Issue.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes Requires a permit for handguns. Long guns must be unloaded if openly carried.
Background checks on private gun sales required No No
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Tennessee gun laws
Tennessee laws rating –    

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required Yes No Policy is Shall Issue.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes
Background checks on private gun sales required No No
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Texas gun laws
Texas laws rating –    

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required Yes Yes Policy is Shall Issue. A loaded handgun can be carried in a vehicle without a permit but a permit is required outside the vehicle.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes No permit required if gun is two actions from being fired. A permit is required if there is ammunition in the chamber.
Background checks on private gun sales required No No
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Utah gun laws
Utah laws rating –    

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required No No Vermont has never issued or required gun permits.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes
Background checks on private gun sales required Yes Yes Sales must be done through licensed dealer, unless sale is to family member.
Magazine size restriction Yes Yes Longuns no more that 10 rounds, handguns no more than 15 rounds

Main article: Vermont gun laws
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Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required Yes No Policy is Shall Issue.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes
Background checks on private gun sales required No No
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Virginia gun laws
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Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required Yes No Policy is Shall Issue.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm Yes No Firearms dealers must report all handgun sales to the police.
Open carry allowed Yes Yes No permit required unless it is a loaded handgun in a vehicle. Long guns must be unloaded to openly carry in a vehicle.
Background checks on private gun sales required Yes Yes Sales must go through a licensed dealer.
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Washington gun laws
Washington laws rating –   

Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required No No Policy is Unrestricted.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes
Background checks on private gun sales required No No
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: West Virginia gun laws
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Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required Yes No Policy is Shall Issue.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes No permit required to openly carry a handgun or long gun.
Background checks on private gun sales required No No
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Wisconsin gun laws
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Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required No No Residents do not need a permit to open or conceal carry. Non-residents will require a permit to conceal carry. Policy is Unrestricted.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes No permit is required for residents or non-residents.
Background checks on private gun sales required No No
Magazine size restriction No No

Main article: Wyoming gun laws
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Operation Magic Carpet – Well I thought it was interesting

From the Feral Irishman: “The Magic Carpet Ride”
Returning the troops home after WWII was a daunting task
The Magic Carpet that flew everyone home.
The U.S. military experienced an unimaginable increase during World War II.
In 1939, there were 334,000 servicemen, not counting the Coast Guard.
In 1945, there were over 12 million, including the Coast Guard.
At the end of the war, over 8 million of these men and women were scattered overseas in Europe, the Pacific and Asia. Shipping them out wasn’t a particular problem but getting them home was a massive logistical headache.
The problem didn’t come as a surprise, as Army Chief of Staff General George C. Marshall had already established committees to address the issue in 1943.
 
Soldiers returning home on the USS General Harry Taylor in August 1945
When Germany fell in May 1945, the U.S. Navy was still busy fighting in the
Pacific and couldn’t assist.
The job of transporting 3 million men home fell to the Army and the Merchant Marine.
300 Victory and Liberty cargo ships were converted to troop transports for the task.
During the war, 148,000 troops crossed the Atlantic west to east each month;
the rush home ramped this up to 435,000 a month over 14 months.
 
Hammocks crammed into available spaces aboard the USS Intrepid
In October 1945, with the war in Asia also over, the Navy started chipping in,
converting all available vessels to transport duty.
On smaller ships like destroyers, capable of carrying perhaps 300 men,
soldiers were told to hang their hammocks in whatever nook and cranny they could find.
Carriers were particularly useful, as their large open hangar decks could house 3,000
or more troops in relative comfort, with bunks, sometimes in stacks of five welded
or bolted in place.
 
Bunks aboard the Army transport SS Pennant
The Navy wasn’t picky, though: cruisers, battleships, hospital ships,
even LSTs (Landing Ship, Tank) were packed full of men yearning for home.
Two British ocean liners under American control, the RMS Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth,
had already served as troop transports before and continued to do so during the operation,
each capable of carrying up to 15,000 people at a time, though their normal,
peacetime capacity was less than 2,200.
Twenty-nine ships were dedicated to transporting war brides:
women married to American soldiers during the war.
 
Troops performing a lifeboat drill onboard the Queen Mary in December 1944,
before Operation Magic Carpet
The Japanese surrender in August 1945 came none too soon,
but it put an extra burden on Operation Magic Carpet.
The war in Asia had been expected to go well into 1946 and the Navy and
the War Shipping Administration were hard-pressed to bring home all
the soldiers who now had to get home earlier than anticipated.
The transports carrying them also had to collect numerous POWs
from recently liberated Japanese camps, many of whom suffered
from malnutrition and illness
 
U.S. soldiers recently liberated from Japanese POW camps
The time to get home depended a lot on the circumstances. USS Lake Champlain,
a brand new Essex-class carrier that arrived too late for the war,
could cross the Atlantic and take 3,300 troops home a little under 4 days and 8 hours.
Meanwhile, troops going home from Australia or India would sometimes spend
months on slower vessels.
 
                Hangar of the USS Wasp during the operation
There was enormous pressure on the operation to bring home as many men
as possible by Christmas 1945
Therefore, a sub-operation, Operation Santa Claus, was dedicated to the purpose.
Due to storms at sea and an overabundance of soldiers eligible for return home,
however, Santa Claus could only return a fraction in time and still not quite home
but at least to American soil.
The nation’s transportation network was overloaded:
trains heading west from the East Coast were on average 6 hours behind schedule
and trains heading east from the West Coast were twice that late.
 
The crowded flight deck of the USS Saratoga.
The USS Saratoga transported home a total of 29,204 servicemen during Operation Magic Carpet,
more than any other ship.
Many freshly discharged men found themselves stuck in separation centers
but faced an outpouring of love and friendliness from the locals.
Many townsfolk took in freshly arrived troops and invited them to Christmas dinner
in their homes.
Still others gave their train tickets to soldiers and still others organized quick parties
at local train stations for men on layover.
A Los Angeles taxi driver took six soldiers all the way to Chicago;
another took another carload of men to Manhattan, the Bronx, Pittsburgh,
Long Island, Buffalo and New Hampshire.
Neither of the drivers accepted a fare beyond the cost of gas.
 
Overjoyed troops returning home on the battleship USS Texas
All in all, though, the Christmas deadline proved untenable. 
The last 29 troop transports, carrying some 200,000 men from the
China-India-Burma theater, arrived to America in April 1946,
bringing Operation Magic Carpet to an end,
though an additional 127,000 soldiers still took until September
to return home and finally lay down the burden of war.

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A 3-inch 6-Shot Magnum: The Ultimate Compact Wheelgun the Kimber K6s

Kimber has built a brand name that for many gun buyers in America is simply synonymous with top quality firearms.
From its long guns to the many variations of 1911s, on down to the subcompact self-defense pistols — choosing a Kimber means taking a look at what is on the top shelf and telling the clerk, “I’d like to try that one, please.”
Until about a year ago, that all stopped if your desired handgun was a revolver, but with the introduction of the K6s line the folks at Kimber put the long-toothed wheel gun makers on notice that ‘good enough’ would no longer be good enough.
And now, the K6s is available with a 3-inch barrel; this is Kimber’s newest variant.

No one expected Kimber to make an ‘ordinary’ revolver. Then again, few expected Kimber to make a revolver at all.

Chambered in .357 Magnum, the K6s (the ‘s’ is for stainless steel) holds six rounds, where most revolvers its size accept only five.
It also accepts .38 Special and .38 Special +P (both being significantly tamer than .357 Mag.) which are much more desirable for practice, and I submit – even for carry.
The K6s is akin to the S&W J-frame in size and ergonomics, and full power .357s leave an imprint on both your hand and memory.

Taking a Walk Around the Kimber K6s


 
 
 
 
 
 
At first glance, you see a very attractive revolver that immediately looks different from the rest of the pack. The top strap and flat-bottomed trigger guard draw a sleek rectangle to the mind’s eye.
This is further enhanced by the flattened sides of the cylinder, followed by the raked back sleek angle of the internal hammer cover.
And finally, in the case of our evaluation copy, a set of beautiful wood stocks – left smooth and round, cry out “pick me up and hold me!”
Such has been the distinction of the Kimber K6s since it was first introduced as a snub-nosed 1-1/2-inch pocket revolver, but doubling the barrel length to 3 inches only adds to the distinctive shape and styling, while signaling that this is no mere pocket gun or backup option — this is a contender for your IWB or pancake holster primary concealed carry protection.
And because the Kimber K6s holds the full complement of six rounds, it contains the same count as many very popular micro 9mm semiautos.

With the cartridges fitting flush to the cylinder edge, the fit of cylinder to breach is extremely close.

Not long ago, few imagined the name Kimber on a wheel gun.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The 3-inch K6s came to me with a beautiful brushed stainless steel finish and a completely dehorned body, from the aggressively rounded radius cuts at every edge to the snag-free rear sight that is drifted into a dovetail flush with the top strap of the gun.
I said to a friend, “it’s the DeLorean of revolvers” – which I intend in a complementary way.

Shooting the K6s

After admiring the pleasing looks of the K6s, it feels slightly smaller in the hand when you first lift it. I attribute this partly to the optical illusion created by the design of the frame, and partly to the small, rounded, and very smooth walnut stocks.
Those stocks feel superb in the hand, filling the palm enough to feel you have a secure hold, and yet small enough to allow the fingers of the strong hand to wrap into nearly a normal fist. The smooth texture of the walnut helps make it feel comfortable in any position.
It’s an interesting little gun that looks like a compact size but feels like a sub-compact. The measurements of the frame, particularly the trigger reach are very akin to the S&W J-frame, for reference.
But the K6s feels so much more substantial in the hand than the typical ‘snubbie’. This was a bit encouraging to me because although I don’t consider myself at all to be recoil averse, I will confess that shooting full power .357 Magnum loads from most small revolvers are about as enjoyable as reaching out to stop the bat of an NBL player in mid-swing.
The web of the strong hand sits high on the stocks just below the angled hammer cover, giving the shooter a high grip and canting the wrist slightly forward.
This provides a better power line with the body by reducing pivot points in the wrist and helps manage the significant recoil of a .357 Mag or .38 Special +P. Trigger reach is short enough that even the most diminutive shooter should get plenty of finger on the trigger to overcome the published 9 ½ to 10 ½ pounds of trigger pull
(my Lyman scale measured it at just a tad over 11 lbs.).

The K6s’ chambers are recessed in the cylinder to the depth of the case head. At first glance, it appears to be cut for a moon clip (it’s not).

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Although the 3-inch barrel provides ample room to extend the ejection rod, Kimber left it the same length as the snub nose version.

I’m no contender when it comes to running wheel guns with any sort of speed.
Even though I cut my teeth on a Model 10 back in the day, the teeth were not nearly as long as they are now, and my trigger finger was much more accustomed to working the long double action pull of a revolver.
These days, I tend to lock them if I go too fast (and sometimes even when I don’t) because my spoiled semi-auto finger wants to ride the action.
The problem this can cause, for those unfamiliar, is that the delicate timing of the revolver can be upset by not allowing the trigger to go fully forward after each shot. Those of us who have trained in the muscle memory to “ride the reset” on a semi-auto can struggle with this.
I said all that to say that some revolvers are more forgiving than others when it comes to the action. The K6s is not. I found it easier to lock the action than not, despite knowing exactly what was wrong and what I needed to do to avoid it.
So powerful is habit! On the flip side (and possibly related, but I’m not a gunsmith so it’s just a guess) is that the K6s has perhaps the best staging trigger I’ve ever felt in a standard production revolver.
“Staging”, or “prepping” (among other nicknames) is a technique that the shooter of a double-action revolver uses to quickly draw the trigger back to just near its breaking point, and stop it there – then slowly squeeze off the shot with what is essentially a single-action trigger.
This is most common among competitive shooters when a longer shot is necessary and the delicacy of a light break is preferable.
A good double-action revolver will have a tactile index point at just that point in the trigger stroke, a sort of a ‘pause’ spot. The K6s stages wonderfully, and it quickly becomes muscle memory for the trigger finger.
The touchy locking of the mechanism with uncouth operators such as me might be the byproduct of this internal working. However, in the hands of a friend who is a serious wheelgunner, it performed flawlessly in all ways.

This means that even .38 Special cases are longer than the ejector. You’ll need gravity to help.

The Kimber K6s 3-inch handles recoil better than I expected it to, even full power .357 mag loads – though I much preferred shooting .38’s. I suspect the small size belies its heft and strength.
At over 25 ounces (Kimber reports 25.1 officially, but my scale said 26 ½) it is certainly no air weight clone. The previously mentioned grip angle is also helpful, putting your bones and muscles in a good alignment to handle the energy.
With .38 Special, even the +P variety, it is downright fun to shoot. The sight picture with the standard 3-dot configuration is exceptional and allows for both quick acquisition and respectable precision.
The front sight is held by a small roll pin that can be drifted out, and the rear sight sits in a nicely cut dovetail. Replacing both would not be a difficult job, which sets the K6s apart from most revolvers.

You’ll find few right angles on the K6s. Every edge is nicely rounded and smooth.

The K6s is a nice little shooter, ringing a small steel target from 10-15 yards with ease, and punching nice fist-sized groups in paper with off-hand shooting at those same distances.
My 25-yard tests from a simple rest saw the groups spread out a bit, but still quite acceptable. Somewhat surprising was that the best groups of the day were made with Remington .357 Magnum rounds and not the more manageable .38 Specials.

Remington UMC .357 Magnum yielded the best group.

JUST MY OPINION
Every gun collection, no matter how small, should include at least one good revolver.
There is something about handling (pronounced fondling) a beautiful firearm that still uses essentially pre-Civil War era technology.
And there is something additionally special when the gun is somewhat innovative and takes the engineering and design of this old technology to its limits. When the Kimber K6s was first introduced, I have to confess my first thought was that it would be a “me too” revolver to appeal to a niche market.
Far from it. I am impressed with the level of engineering that has been applied to the creation of the K6 family, and also with the design and ergonomics.
Add in that it is simply a beautiful gun, and the MSRP has been announced at only $899, and the Kimber K6s 3” gets my enthusiastic recommendation. Accessories available from Kimber include speed loaders and holsters.
It would have been nice if a speed loader had been in the box for testing, but none was provided. I’m sure aftermarket options will also be available.
If your collection is missing a revolver, or you are looking for one that has a nice balance for concealed carry and home defense, the K6s in 3-inch is a great value.
For more information about the Kimber K6s, click here.
For more information about Remington ammunition, click here.
To purchase a Kimber K6s on GunsAmerica, click here.

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