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Old 07-06-2011, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Conroe
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can you carry a loaded gun in your car w/o the CHL?

Yep. Just as rb4browns said. It must be out of sight andf concealed once in your car. You can't have it on your person when your car. Like in your pocket or waistband.

If you get stopped,be sure it is the first thing you tell the cop and where it is.

Last year, I didn't know jack about guns or gun laws. Hahahaha. I mean I didn't know how to pull the slide back,load/unload,lol With that in mind...I'm exxtra careful,as I feel I'm still learning and no expert. But I did a ton of research,watched alot of youtube videos ( some were helpful,others...not so much ) and asked people questions.

I took my CHL class in February,but had surgery right afterwards, so I dfidn't get to send off my prints. In March or May, I think it became mandatory to have to do digital prints with DPS.

So I'm going to just take the class again.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:19 PM
 
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Academy is a good economical place to buy a handgun. Their prices are reasonable. Their selection is decent.

Things you should consider getting with the gun are:

1. Handgun Cleaning Kit $10-$15
2. 2 Extra Mags $30-$50
3. Soft Case $5-$10
4. Ammo $20-$40
5. Field Box $10
6. Box Lock $5 (not real security but just to inconvenience someone from getting in)
7. GunVault $120 (needed if you have kids or anybody else to keep it away from)

Academy carries all these things. You can get all eventually, or get them now. Or any combination.

Also, take some shooting and safety lessons from one of the local ranges. It will save you and give you a LOT more confidence in handling your weapon.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Where nothing ever grows. No rain or rivers flow, Texas
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8. a laser round
9. laser/LED flashlight combo
10. speed loader
11. high visibility targets (you can use these are window stickers after putting holes on them)
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Old 07-16-2011, 05:33 PM
 
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Default Houston handgun prices comparison, as of July 16, 2011

Houston Glock prices comparison, as of July 16, 2011*

I have called around all pawn shops in Houston area plus all major gun stores and here is the prices.

Notice that Collectors Firearms‎ has highest prices in town. They may have a good customer service or variety, but see how much they charge.

In comparison, Tomball Pawn & Jewelry has lowest prices, but they are often crowded and service is OK. Think of Walmart.

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Quote for: New Glock 17, 19, 26 (9mm), Generation 4.

Pawn Shops:

Tomball Pawn & Jewelry
14011 FM 2920 Road, Tomball, TX 77375, (281) 351-2662
Glock 17, 19, 26 - $529 (lowest price)

Northwest Pawn
10465 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77038-1501, (281) 847-3777
Glock 17 and 26 - $569.00

All Pawn
25907 Interstate 45, Spring, TX 77380, (281) 363-2110
Glock 17 and 19 - $559.00

None have used gen4, some have used gen3. PM me if you need details.

Stores:

Collectors Firearms‎
3301 Fondren, Suite O, Houston, TX 77063, (713) 781-1960
Glock 17, 19, 26 - $615.95 (HIGHEST PRICE)

Fountain Firearms Inc‎
9478 Highway 6 S, Houston, TX 77083-6307, (281) 561-8447
Glock 17 and 19 - $595.00
Glock 26 - $565

Houston Armory‎
13335 Murphy Road, Stafford, TX 77477, (832) 675-4854
Glock 19 - $599

Black Gold Guns & Ammo‎
875 Wakefield Drive, Houston, TX 77018, (713) 694-4867
Glock 19 - $599

Jim Pruett's Guns & Ammo‎
10490 Huffmeister Road, Houston, TX 77065-3111, (832) 237-4867
Glock 19 - $599

Spectre Firearms‎
10801 Spring Cypress Rd # 14, Houston, TX 77070-1722, (281) 257-2245
Glock 19 - $550

* The prices are only for Glock gen 4. I recognize that other gun prices may vary.
** Prices are before tax
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Old 07-16-2011, 05:38 PM
 
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This is guys all you need to know about Houston gun prices.

//www.city-data.com/forum/houst...l#post20045439

And forget about Collectors Firearms‎. They are the most expensive in town.
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:37 PM
 
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This is guys all you need to know about Houston gun prices.

//www.city-data.com/forum/houst...l#post20045439

And forget about Collectors Firearms‎. They are the most expensive in town.
Yep, that's a fact in general. But it's fun to wonder around there and see what they've got.
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Pearland
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The Gen3's used to go for 460-470 new at gun shows. I havent been to one in awhile, and Im sure the gen4's are more expensive anyways, but has anyone checked the usual suspects(bachmans, etc) at GRB lately?


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Also, please dont be influenced by Tomball being a "pawn shop". They are a major gun dealer, and are selling the exact same first rate new guns as anyone else.
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:15 AM
 
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It is quite a drive, but Tomball Pawn is one of the best gun shops in the Houston area and it tends to be $50-$150 less than most stores for the same models. They sell on volume and are willing to take less margin per gun.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:03 PM
 
Location: H-town, TX.
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Yep. Just as rb4browns said. It must be out of sight andf concealed once in your car. You can't have it on your person when your car. Like in your pocket or waistband.

If you get stopped,be sure it is the first thing you tell the cop and where it is.

Last year, I didn't know jack about guns or gun laws. Hahahaha. I mean I didn't know how to pull the slide back,load/unload,lol With that in mind...I'm exxtra careful,as I feel I'm still learning and no expert. But I did a ton of research,watched alot of youtube videos ( some were helpful,others...not so much ) and asked people questions.

I took my CHL class in February,but had surgery right afterwards, so I dfidn't get to send off my prints. In March or May, I think it became mandatory to have to do digital prints with DPS.

So I'm going to just take the class again.

That's why I went the revolver route. Mom's 9mm semi is a nice enough piece of metal, but it seems like too much work if it really comes to the point that I have to whip my Taurus 80 out at someone. Heck, this was initially my sister's piece, but she thought it was too much for her. It sure feels right to me, though. Profit.

P.S. Don't put the gun in your glovebox. A cop won't be happy when you're reaching for your papers and...or so I hear.

P.S.S. You can look up the Castle doctrine and Motorist Protection Act ot get the low down...
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Old 07-22-2011, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Cypress, TX
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IMO, it all depends on the gun. I can promise you my .380 pocket gun hurts worse than my full size .45. 9mm/.40 tends to be loaded to higher pressures and gives a sharp snap to the hand, while .45 being a relatively low pressure round, tends to push your hand. It may give a louder boom, rather than sound like a crack of a whip, but its easier for me to handle.
What do you think is the better pocket pistol, the Ruger LCP .380 or S&W Bodyguard 380? I like that the S&W has the laser sight built-in, but it seems to have harder edges that might make it a bit more uncomfortable.
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