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Hey guys and gals,
I just wanted to introduce myself and in the process maybe find some fellow NYC shooters to commiserate with (during times like: your dealer won't ship your gun to New York City because they are too afraid of Bloomberg) or to celebrate with (when the same dealer understands your plight and bends over backwards to come up with solutions and do all they can for you to get your dream gun). The NYC experience is a unique one if nothing else and I look forward to sharing it with you all.

I'm a Canadian living and working, as a full-time photographer, in NYC. So expect an embarrassing amount of high res, up close and personal shots of the Sigs I purchase. The first of which will be a p220 Elite Stainless both with original rosewood and the white aluminum grips I picked up. Can't wait to shoot it (in both senses of the word).

Any tips for making shooting life here in the city easier, safer, less expensive, or more fun would be appriciated.

Thanks for having me.
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Welcome, boy you have got a tough row to hoe. Canadian, tough gun laws there. NYC, you really live for the challenge. Good luck and please, be careful of the laws, they're more dangerous than the guns.
 

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Howdie and welcome to Sig Talk.

"Any tips for making shooting life here in the city easier, safer, less expensive, or more fun would be appriciated."

Get rid of that traitorous SOB you have for a Mayor for a start!
 

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Welcome from Texas!
 

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Welcome and good luck, you will need it.

You are deep in enemy territory. Nanny Bloomberg and his socialist anti-American supporters are just waiting for guys like you to slip up even a tiny bit so they can make an example out of you and discourage anyone from even trying to exercise their Constitutional rights.

I'm curious, since you are Canadian can you describe if the gun laws are stricter there in NYC or in Canada? Talking about buying, owning, carrying, shooting, both pistols and rifles.
 

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Welcome and good luck, you will need it.

You are deep in enemy territory. Nanny Bloomberg and his socialist anti-American supporters are just waiting for guys like you to slip up even a tiny bit so they can make an example out of you and discourage anyone from even trying to exercise their Constitutional rights.

I'm curious, since you are Canadian can you describe if the gun laws are stricter there in NYC or in Canada? Talking about buying, owning, carrying, shooting, both pistols and rifles.
Like the US, laws vary from province to province, county to county but perhaps not to the extent they do here. Rifles are quite easy to get and there is little fuss over them. You just need to get an FAC (firearms acquisition certificate). It's been decades since I got mine but if I remember correctly it only required $10 or $15 bucks and a safety course. Handguns on the other hand are considered "prohibited weapons" and pretty damn difficult to obtain. When I last checked, I was living in a town where the Firearms Marshal required you to not only have your FAC but you also needed to belong to a pistol club for a whole year before you were allowed to even apply for a sidearm license. Figure that one out. I suppose the biggest difference between the US and Canada, as far as guns go, is that here it is a right and there it is a privilege. We are not allowed to own firearms for the purpose of self-defense and we are not allowed to protect our property with lethal force (life yes but property no).

So the answer is, as far as handguns go, it's easier to get them here in New York City than most parts of Canada. However, rifles are much much easier to obtain in Canada than here in NYC. That being said, when I moved to "the land of the free" I had no idea how restrictive my freedom would actually be. It's a complicated and tumultuous country you guys got here but like some of you Americans like to say, "love it or leave it", right?
 

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New York is a complicated and tumultuous city you guys got here but like some of you Americans like to say, "love it or leave it, right?
Fixed it for ya
 

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Welcome from Arkansas. From what little time I spent in Canada it seems like a real nice place to visit. If you don't take your gun that is.
Thanks PackinPrincess.
I love my home country but ya, you can't expect to be packin there. I mean almost everyone outside of the major cities has a couple 12 gauges, .308s, 30-30 or in the very least a .22 lr or two stashed away someplace. I grew up shooting shotguns and larger caliber rifles but it's a real treat for me to be able to go to a range with a .45 acp, focus down range, clear my mind and let any worries or stresses melt away. I suppose that's why I don't mind going through NYC's licensing process so much.
 

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Welcome from another member of NewYohkistan! There are a great deal of firearms owners in Long Island, as well as upstate!
 

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Welcome from Pa
 

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Welcome from VA. It will be interesting and enlightening to hear how your experience in NYC goes.
And congratulations on your Sig Sauer 220- I've had my first Sig for a little while, and traded up from Springfield for a new 1911 Ultra. Sig Sauer makes good stuff.
 
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