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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-14-2014, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Handgun hunting questions.

My brother just had rotator cuff surgery. Archery is out and he may not be able to use a rifle this deer season. So we are working on solutions.
#1 Am I lega;ly permited to loan him my revolver to hunt with? Age and criminal history is not a factor.We both live in Pa.
#2 Can you get a Sportsmans Permit at any County Treasurer or only in the County of his residence? His County is Allegheny but can save him a trip Downtown if we can get one in Indiana.
#3 Anything else he needs to do other than to practice with his off hand and for me to build some rests at his stand locations? Will be his first time out with a handgun.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-14-2014, 06:27 PM
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Re: Handgun hunting questions.

I'm guessing he doesn't have an LCTF already?

Just curious, as that would solve most of this for you.
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Re: Handgun hunting questions.

Not 100% but he can borrow your weapon to hunt.
From PGC site:
Firearms - Handguns: A Sportsmanís Firearms Permit or a License to
Carry Firearms is required to carry a handgun, or have it in a motor vehicle.
Licenses to Carry Firearms permits are issued by county sheriffs or
the Philadelphia Chief of Police. The License to Carry Firearms permit
only entitles bowhunters or spotlighters, for instance, to carry fi rearms that
fall within this classifi cation. County treasurers issue Sportsmanís Firearms
Permits. A person holding a Sportsmanís Firearms Permit may not carry
a concealed handgun or a loaded handgun in a vehicle, and may not
carry a handgun while bowhunting or spotlighting.

Again, not 100% sure but if he practices open carry he shouldn't need a permit at all?

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-14-2014, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Handgun hunting questions.

He does not have a carry permit and being from Allegheny County they may not issue in time even if he was feeling up to making the trip downtown and could get a driver. He could open carry but questions arise if he has the need to tuck it under his coat in case rain or snow, or has the need to catch a ride to or from the house. Just safer all around with the sportsmans.
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Re: Handgun hunting questions.

My understanding is that you could only loan him a handgun if he has a LTCF.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-14-2014, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Handgun hunting questions.

Savage, did some reading and I think you are correct on the lending of a firearm. However looks like I can give or gift my revolver to him without a ffl transfer. Strange. Am I correct in my understanding of this law?
How about the question of any County Treasurer issuing a sportsman permit? Any thoughts?
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Re: Handgun hunting questions.

No, as I understand it, the transfer would have to go through a FFL. Only transfers between spouses and grandparent/parent/child are exempt from the transfer requirement. Transfers between siblings are not exempt.

As for the Co. Treasurer, I don't know. When I use to get the SP, I always got it from the treasurer of the Co. I lived in. You may want to call the treasurers offices of the two counties you mentioned in your first post and see what they say.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-15-2014, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Handgun hunting questions.

Thanks Savage. Upon further review your call has been confirmed. I will take a light weight rifle down to the range and try some shooting from my left shoulder. We are both right handed and right eye dominate. I'll see how it goes. Thanks again
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