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Old 12-06-2020, 12:06 AM
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60-year old prospective first gun owner.

I've had a Beeman P1 for years and enjoyed plinking with my boys when they were growing up. But now I'm wanting to upgrade.

I applied for my first gun license and hand gun permits last December. Picked it up a few days ago. Yes, it took almost a year. Yay, NJ!

During that time I did some training and am looking forward to more. Been to a couple of ranges and tried quite a few types of firearms. I seem to be drawn to revolvers.

I've been lurking here for a while and doing some homework. The S&W 19 Carry Comp has my attention. I have an FFL near me, but now that I finally have my license, it seems you can't seem to buy a gun anywhere!

Suggestions?
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Old 12-06-2020, 01:35 AM
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Welcome from Western Massachusetts. Congrats on your new license. There is a section of this forum that has guns for sale, you might want to check that first.
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Welcome! Gun famine in effect now is pretty bad, keep looking local and check the classifieds is about all you can do.
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Old 12-06-2020, 06:47 AM
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Welcome to the forum from North Carolina. You'll find a bunch of knowledgeable folks here. Good luck with your search for your revolver.
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Old 12-06-2020, 07:59 AM
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Welcome from across the Hudson in Manhattan. Where in New Jersey are you? A lot of Northern New Jersey guys buy handguns at Daves's in Sloatsburg, New York. They are a Smith Distributor and usually have decent inventory and prices. They have a New Jersey counterpart for the transfers.

I belong to Cherry Ridge Gun Club in New Jersey and can actually bring handguns into the state from New York, though many rules apply.

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Old 12-06-2020, 01:03 PM
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Hello from NW PA, what exit?
Ha, no exit. I'm in western Hunterdon County. Not far from PA and maybe the best kept secret in the country! Still under NJ rule though...ugh.

My business is in Bucks. Likely moving there after the city exodus subsides.

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Welcome from across the Hudson in Manhattan. Where in New Jersey are you? A lot of Northern New Jersey guys buy handguns at Daves's in Sloatsburg, New York. They are a Smith Distributor and usually have decent inventory and prices. They have a New Jersey counterpart for the transfers.

I belong to Cherry Ridge Gun Club in New Jersey and can actually bring handguns into the state from New York, though many rules apply.
Thanks, Bob. I'm closer to PA than NY, but beggars can't be choosers at this point. I need to find a club/range in my are that works for me to. There is on in Flemington, but I haven;'t been in yet.


I saw a new Model 19 Carry Comp on Gun Broker, but it's selling for full list price. Understandable given the circumstances, but I'm not desperate.

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Old 12-06-2020, 01:17 PM
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Old 12-06-2020, 02:51 PM
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Old 12-06-2020, 03:55 PM
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Old 12-06-2020, 04:21 PM
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When I lived in Mt. Olive, NJ in Warren county i belonged to Shongum gun club outside Hacketstown. Has indoor and outdoor ranges.

My sympathy on your one year wait for a pistol permit. Blame your local police chief, for it moving so slowly. I could get a pistol permit in about a week in Mt. Olive.

There's life west of the Delaware River!

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Old 12-06-2020, 04:53 PM
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Welcome aboard from the Lehigh Valley of PA! If your local FFL will accept transfers, you can shop outside of NJ and have it shipped in for the paperwork.

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Old 12-07-2020, 03:38 PM
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Welcome from central NJ. I also started this later in life and have learned so much from this site which contains some incredibly knowledgeable people. I would especially recommend you heed Pizza Bob's advice since I know of it personally. Let's just say he is 'rather passionate' about S&W revolvers and helping others.
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Welcome from a guy who grew up on the Jersey Shore. I relocated out in the Midwest years ago and have only been back for reunions and funerals.
I still miss the smells and views from the boardwalk and walks in the sand but I don't miss much more of the state.
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Old 12-09-2020, 06:12 PM
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Big thanks everyone. Just bought my first gun, S&W M15-4:
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Excellent choice for a 1st handgun. It is one of the classic S&W revolvers, reliable, rugged, accurate. I'd stay with 158 gr SWC or RNL and stay away from the hot 125 gr HP's.

I have a sister and family in Ramsey, as I understand your taxes are actually a little bit more than ours in IL. You have my sympathies.
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Congratulations, that's a great first gun!
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That's a beaut! Mind sharing where you got such a fine specimen?
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The S&W 19 Carry Comp has my attention. I have an FFL near me, but now that I finally have my license, it seems you can't seem to buy a gun anywhere!

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I work at Shooters Sporting Center down in Little Egg Harbor. I know that is at least a 90 minute drive for you, but I think we have that gun on our shelf. Feel free to call the shop tomorrow. Ask for Dave G.
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Old 12-15-2020, 05:55 PM
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Welcome to the S&W Forum; from a fellow NJ resident. As mentioned, check out this forum for firearms and of course, these days, you have to search (far and wide; internet) to try and pick up your choice. My recent permits took 3 months so I understand. Anyway, there is a wealth of information within the forum, so take a day or two and explore!
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Old 12-15-2020, 06:24 PM
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Old 12-15-2020, 07:23 PM
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NJ as well here, I did the same thing as you with a P1, Mine in .20 cal. I got in the late 80's . I bring it to work all the time, I work at many remote locations out in the woods and have ranges set up at each place i can get away with it.
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