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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA 2B
hunting with pistol question
with PA being an open carry state, what exactly does the sportsmans permit gain me other then being able to conceal the pistol under heavy clothing? reason i bring this up is i just acquired a really nice colt buntline 22 revolver and after plinking with it this weekend, i can't wait to ake it out for some squirrels. we were hitting cats i mean cans (LOL) at 30+ yards with regularity free hand, and I popped a few out to 50 with a rest (leaning against a tree)
This pistol is a joy to shoot, and I've always wanted to do the pistol hunting thing. Being that this is a 10" barrel buntline revolver with a low ride open toed holster, it's pretty hard to even attempt to conceal it. even with a 3/4 length jacket on the whole pistol is visible when holstered.
is the permit NECESSARY, or just a convenience to allow concealment in the field? I know ALL pistols (without the LTCF) mandates that the weapon be unloaded and stored away from ammunition when in the car, away from your body as well. I'll be keeping it in the trunk when not in field. I just sent in ppwk for my LTCF but don't aticipate this coming back anytime soon given the way allegheny county works...
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