/r/DCGuns

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A pro-2A subreddit dedicated to discussion of all things firearms-related in District of Columbia.


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Quantico VS Isaac Walton VS peacemaker/cove

3 Comments
2024/06/18
01:55 UTC

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Non-Resident Appointment Issues

Not really issues more of just confusion. The woman at the counter said the statement of eligibility isn’t needed to register a firearm as a non-resident? I’m so confused!

Edit: also didn’t take a copy of my home state permit. She gave that back also. WTF IS GOING ON!

16 Comments
2024/06/17
20:52 UTC

1

Slide milling? 👀

Yo what up guys?! I’m am trying to get my slide send out and milled from a dc address but I’m worried about running into some issues getting it back. Will I run into issues? Or Should I just use my buddies address?

9 Comments
2024/06/17
19:25 UTC

1

AR pistols legal?

Ngl I want an 11.5 virtus pretty badly

I know a maglock would work with a MCX but the posts I’ve read on here say pistols are legal and then some say they aren’t.

7 Comments
2024/06/17
17:22 UTC

6

No attachments? 👀

What’s up guys?! I heard a firearms instructor from armed and trained say that it is illegal to have attachments on handguns such as lasers, or optics… I just wanted to ask if that was true because I don’t see that anywhere 😂

18 Comments
2024/06/17
04:16 UTC

4

New DC resident looking to purchase a handgun

Hi all, new DC resident here. Im looking to hopefully purchase a handgun for home defense. I’ve been to a range near in maryland to test some firearms. I’ve browsed some of the previous threads here but looking to see if there is anything anyone can recommend I do, or advice on this process. Especially where to purchase.

Thanks in advance!

11 Comments
2024/06/17
00:19 UTC

6

Cancelled Appointment?!

Has anyone else received a notification in your inbox that your appointment has been cancelled? They didn’t even provide any info besides the appointment number. No reason or anything else… I waited months and then they just flat out said nope.

2 Comments
2024/06/14
13:49 UTC

3

Concealed Carry Permit - how long did yours take?

I'm approaching 60 days and still radio silence. At what point do you start calling and being a pain in the ass? :)

ETA: Thanks for all the replies! 👍

11 Comments
2024/06/10
21:43 UTC

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Nova armory 😡 (va)

I bought a used gun from nova armory and they told me that it was a .40 cal turns out it was a 9mm. I had to buy multiple magazines for the firearm because it came with 3 12 round magazines and due to dc’s weird law that we can only carry 10 I was forced to surrender the mags…. Now I have at least 100 rounds of ammo and 3 magazines FOR THE WRONG GUN !

How does something like that happen?

17 Comments
2024/06/08
16:47 UTC

19

DC range club

Who would be interested in joining a DC range club where we go to the range every other month? No obligation.

We set aside a day to go and rent a van. Split evenly it would be quite cheap. Say last Sat of the month or something like that.

These commute costs are insane.

If I get enough interest I can put together a WhatsApp group or email list. Maybe a range would even give us a discount if we frequented enough?

Thoughts?

15 Comments
2024/06/07
20:05 UTC

9

Prohibitive cost of range practice as a DC resident

It’s $77 for one-way Uber to NRA range from NW DC. That’s about $140 per trip to the range.

The fact DC does not have a range is downright pathetic. This is absurd and someone needs to do something about it.

DC mandates I go to the range as a CCW holder. Then provide a range in the city, or else cover my travel costs.

I CANT CARRY ON THE METRO REMEMBER

The unconstitutional treatment of firearm owners in this town is beyond belief.

Please Heller, sue, sue, sue!

31 Comments
2024/06/07
19:15 UTC

4

Moving to DC

Hi all,

First off, I have read through the old posts in the sub and have tried my best to understand MPDs registration guidelines.

I have a few questions, I hope someone can help me with.

I am moving into DC from PA where I own a firearm. The MPD website states that I have to declare my intent to bring a firearm - how do I do that? Do I just email them? Which email do I send it to?

Then I see that I have to fill out PD-219 and the addendum about the Used Firearm. I understand this fine.

But then where do I go to make an appointment with them to submit my application?

This is kind of confusing.

Thanks in advance.

14 Comments
2024/06/05
23:50 UTC

3

Do I need to/how do I register multiple caliber barrels for a single action?

I'll be registering a bolt action, single shot rifle, but plan to have two or three calibers of barrel that I can screw onto the action for different applications. Can I list multiple calibers on the registration form or does it not matter and do I just list the caliber of barrel the rifle has when I initially register it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated - thanks.

9 Comments
2024/06/02
23:09 UTC

3

DC CCW resident, wants to go to md shooting range

1 Comment
2024/06/01
14:57 UTC

5

ISO ride to a range

Anyone here interested in giving me a ride to the range next time they go? Happy to compensate with a box or 2 of ammo. I don’t have a car but would like to get more range time.

15 Comments
2024/05/31
01:45 UTC

4

Register (additional) handgun for CCW

How can one that already holds a DC CCW register a “new” handgun for carry?

I’ve registered a couple handguns when I applied for the DC CCW but would like to add an additional one to my rotation.

Any and all advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

8 Comments
2024/05/29
11:59 UTC

3

Gun as a gift

What’s the process of receiving a handgun as a gift? What are the steps to get it registered properly

3 Comments
2024/05/28
20:02 UTC

18

FPC looking for DC plaintiffs to sue over "assault weapons" ban

Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) Legal Action Team is urgently looking for qualified FPC members and supporters in your area who wish to sue the government and help us defeat the Washington D.C. "Assault Weapons" ban. 

But we can't do it without you. And we only have ONE day left to find three more potential plaintiffs to be able to move forward to the next step of this crucial action. 

For this lawsuit, we are looking for the following:

Individuals:

  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Age: 21+
  • Issue(s): Would purchase a firearm defined and banned as an "assault weapon" under D.C. law, but can't due to the ban
  • Background: Legally eligible to possess and acquire firearms; no criminal or serious mental health history. 

Sign up at https://forms.firearmspolicy.org/landing/2024-1000-dc-awb-challenge

2 Comments
2024/05/27
15:08 UTC

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I was super excited to pick up my two firearms today only to be blindsided by the DCSA.

After setting my pickup appointment I was told that I had to take another background check (2nd one) even though I just had one done last month. The first time it was delayed and I had to wait days before. this time I was told this one was delayed as well and that if I wasn’t contacted in a weeks time then I’d have to call to make an appointment.

11 Comments
2024/05/24
19:18 UTC

3

Question about CCW appointment

I currently have an appointment scheduled for September. Anyone have anything sooner that they don’t need to use anymore 😁

Also, if I’m not a DC resident with a DC license, can I register for home defense in a place I’m renting? Or if I own a home in DC, again not a DC resident.

If I can, would setting up a home defense appointment allow me to do the CCW at the same time?

Just trying to see how to get through this process quicker.

Thanks!

12 Comments
2024/05/24
13:25 UTC

5

Moving and changing address on CCW permit

I live outside of DC and I moved within VA since I got my permit last year, calling the DC MPD with no response. Changed the registration on my handgun but do I have to change my address for the CCW permit? My permit doesn’t have my address on it and neither does my Maryland permit…

4 Comments
2024/05/22
18:22 UTC

5

Are you still waiting? (April 2024 gunshow)

Did you buy a firearm from the Chantilly/Dullas gun show in April? The show was about 30 days ago. After your appointment with MPD are you still waiting for approval or have they approved your registration?

I have been waiting for almost a full 30 days.

6 Comments
2024/05/21
03:42 UTC

2

Where do you buy your guns from?

Do you buy from G&D, NoVA? I’ve tried a few websites and no luck Palmetto State Armory for instance, guns.com doesn’t do business with DC

16 Comments
2024/05/20
18:45 UTC

0

Gun transfer

I live in DC & the gun I want, company doesn’t ship here. Does it matter that I put my friends address down as the shipping address?

4 Comments
2024/05/19
17:31 UTC

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