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  1. I am going to move forward with a new Maverick. With regards to safety, would a hard or soft case w/ lock be sufficient? Under the bed or closet? All are accessible to the kids... But, I'd keep trigger lock as well.
  2. Thank for the help. My head said any 12/20G would do for my purpose but I have/had a hard time swallowing the markups.
  3. I am looking for a 12G or 20G shotgun strictly for home defense but there are slim pickings in Bergen County, NJ and neighboring NY counties. Since it will be hardly used, I don't have a must-have list but trying to stay under $400 or so. Most of the online stores are quite a distance so I called around the local places and found a few below. Any recommendations? Thanks! Pardus PA -$390 ria mariva 103 18.5" 12G $299 legacy catadel 20" $429 ria vrpa 40 18.5" 12G $400 Dickenson Arms 12G 18.5" $899 Stevens 320 20G $350 Stevens 320 12G $? Maverick 88 FDE $309 Maverick 88 w/ 8 shot $380 Charles Daly 601 $0
  4. It seems like shotguns are hard to acquire given the current times...
  5. And fast forward like 6 years later and we moved to Mahwah, NJ and added another child -- 2 girls now. We kept pushing the gun decision down the road over and over and went with a security system including internal and external cameras. I definitely sleep better but the craziness from the Corona-virus made us rethink home protection. The concern was a gun in the house and 2 young children but we agreed to get a shotgun that hopefully will never be used except for the rare range visit. The sole purpose will be home protection. I have my FPIC and looking to make a purchase. A family friend (ex-NYPD) said to check out Reloaderz in Wayne, NJ for either 590 or 870 with some buckshot. Aside from Reloaderz, is there any other place in North Jersey to consider? It seems like online purchases don't save much monies due to FFL cost. Lastly, safety is key here. Would a simple trigger lock and store this thing up high in the closet suffice?
  6. Sounds good. I am going for my HID in the next week or so.
  7. Great info in this thread. Thanks all. Time to get the FID.
  8. I can see how some people are confused about the laws especially those that live on the border of multiple states like I do. The FOPA seem a bit sketchy to be honest given everything I am reading. It's just too risky to get pinched over a misinterpretation of the law. I think I won't even venture into CCW except to go to the range and even then, I will stay out of NY to avoid trouble. With that said, I'll probably get a shotgun and a handgun for the house. I also have a loud Dachshund so folks will have fair warning.
  9. Did you contract yourself or did I just read it wrong? I assume there are transport laws in every state that need to be followed. Please don't tell me it is by county. I was hoping to just put them in the trunk unloaded.
  10. Thank you. Wayne is REALLY nice. The Jyoti Indian restaurant is quite tasty. No, NJ Firearms ID card yet. I assume this is necessary for both wife and myself? I also assume this is necessary for both long arms *AND* hand gun? Ugh, a permit for EACH purchase? Is the only reason to obtain multiple permits at once time to save time?
  11. Thanks for the info. I am just starting to read that thread but it's foreign to me so far. Define 'carry'? Does this mean on my person or anywhere in my automobile even if it is in the trunk unloaded? I guess I need to read up on shot gun as I assumed it would just 'spray'. With that said, my wife is brilliant so she can learn to use any weapon. I just assumed the shot gun would be the easiest. I thought I was in a foreign country when i went to Oakland DMV. Very friendly folks unlike the miserable bastards in NY. NY DMV makes me went to jump off a bridge.
  12. I had to google CCW. Yes, I just read that a second ago in the following thread: http://njgunforums.com/forum/index.php/topic/29389-read-before-posting-nj-gun-law-faq/ This makes sense as my cousins both have carry permits in upstate NY and mentioned how it 'sucks' down here. Honestly, I don't have a problem with this. I just need to read up on how to transport within NY and NJ. It sounds like a shotgun (assume this is is the best choice for a home protection long gun) is the easiest to obtain.
  13. I am new to the forum and guns in general so please be gentle. I am 35 and my wife is 31 and we are looking for home protection. We live in Oakland, NJ which is approximately 10 minutes from NY and both work in NY. My primary goal is home protection and my initial thoughts was to get a shotgun to ensure my wife can't miss. However, I am also interested in a hand gun including a carry permit but have major concerns over the NY and NJ gun laws. For example, given our proximity to NY, do we have to have permits in both states? What happens if we cross into NY or PA? Can we keep it in the car w/o a carry permit? I don't want to end up like that poor prick Plaxico who went to prison for bringing a weapon into NYC. I have no problem self-educated myself but need to start somewhere. Thanks for any help you can give me. -Shawn
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