Monday is my 4 week anniversary for my LTC application. I'm starting to get nervous because I really need a class A and I'm concerned they will stick me with a class A with restrictions or worse, a Class B.
A class B means no "high capacity" firearms. They term that to be any magazine-fed weapon that can hold 10+ rounds. A class B also means I cannot carry the firearm, It's a license to own I guess. I've pretty much made up my mind to get a Glock .45. As it is, I'd have to buy a used one, which could take 3-4 months to find. If I get stuck with a class B, which is wholly dependent on the mood of the Chief of Police, I can kiss that Glock good-bye.
It takes 4-6 weeks to get through the LTC process here in Mass, so I'll be nervous as heck until I actually get it. But Daddy, I want it NOW!
I already know what gun club I'd like to join when I get my LTC. It's local, has an outdoor rifle and pistol range, as well as a trap/skeet range, an archery range, and an indoor pistol range. Dues are under $200 a year. Already have the $ set aside for it, just need the license first. Would be nice to be able to practice with my bow, it's been over a year! That reminds me I need to buy some arrows with broadheads.
Since Mayberry got such a deal on a .22, I think That will be the second firearm I purchase. I haven't shot with any regularity in my life. I am a natural shot with longarms and bows, but I really have to work on my pistol skills.
Not to brag, but on fine fall day my buddy's dad took me and his son for some trap shooting. I have never been before, so I was all wired up. I was 20 at the time. Now My buddy's been shooting 12ga since he was 9, and is a decent shot. Now to make a long story short we both fired 50 rounds total between stations. He scored 38, and I scored 45... He was pissed, so I didn't get to go shooting again. Was a lot of fun though.
I expect to drop a healthy chunk of $ on ammuntion so I can practice. Argh! I hate waiting!