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Legal age to own a pistol in Texas?
« on: July 10, 2010, 12:35:12 am »
Hello, I'm looking to buy my first gun. I was looking at Glock's and the Glock 19 got my attention. I'm 18 and was wondering what the laws are on handguns. I know you can't get a CHL or buy them from a FFL. Would I be allowed to carry a handgun in my car (just to take it to the range)? would the police give me trouble? Also what's the deal with ammo?

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Re: Legal age to own a pistol in Texas?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2010, 12:48:00 am »
Yes you can own one, you just can't buy one through a FFL, you'd have to buy it from an individual or have your parents gift you one. Ammo might be a bit tricky to acquire as well.

You can get a CHL, but you have to be in the military.

The MPA allows anyone who can legally own a handgun to keep a concealed handgun in their vehicle.

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Re: Legal age to own a pistol in Texas?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2010, 12:50:02 am »
Yes you can own one, you just can't buy one through a FFL, you'd have to buy it from an individual or have your parents gift you one. Ammo might be a bit tricky to acquire as well.

You can get a CHL, but you have to be in the military.

The MPA allows anyone who can legally own a handgun to keep a concealed handgun in their vehicle.

Thanks, that pretty much answers my questions. Do you know if it's illegal for me to possess ammo? or just buy it?

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Re: Legal age to own a pistol in Texas?
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2010, 12:53:54 am »
Just buy it, pistol isn't much good without some bullets in it.

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Re: Legal age to own a pistol in Texas?
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2010, 01:02:37 am »
Mmk, thanks. And thanks for not giving me a lecture ;)

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Re: Legal age to own a pistol in Texas?
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2010, 07:26:40 pm »
You have to be 21 in Texas to purchase ammo. Im only 19 but I carry a Glock 17 on my person to and from work...but then again thats a perk for working for LE...
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Re: Legal age to own a pistol in Texas?
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2010, 07:45:38 pm »
Hello, I'm looking to buy my first gun. I was looking at Glock's and the Glock 19 got my attention. I'm 18 and was wondering what the laws are on handguns. I know you can't get a CHL or buy them from a FFL. Would I be allowed to carry a handgun in my car (just to take it to the range)? would the police give me trouble? Also what's the deal with ammo?

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Re: Legal age to own a pistol in Texas?
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2010, 08:55:08 pm »
You have to be 21 in Texas to purchase ammo. Im only 19 but I carry a Glock 17 on my person to and from work...but then again thats a perk for working for LE...
What do you mean one of the perks for working for LE, I thought any one 18 and over could carry in there car no matter what they did for a living.  ???

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Re: Legal age to own a pistol in Texas?
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2010, 09:20:37 pm »
You have to be 21 in Texas to purchase ammo. Im only 19 but I carry a Glock 17 on my person to and from work...but then again thats a perk for working for LE...
What do you mean one of the perks for working for LE, I thought any one 18 and over could carry in there car no matter what they did for a living.  ???

I'm pretty sure you're right Sam, anyone (that's not legally prohibited from owning a firearm anyways) can carry in their vehicle.
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