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    Default Question regarding getting my own handgun at 19

    Hello, backstory on my self: I'm a 19 year old living on my own in an Apartment, I work for an Electrical company in Michigan.

    I was starting to gain an interest in firearms and was curious about getting my own handgun. There is a range within 15-20 minute drive from me.


    However in Michigan you need to be 21 years old to purchase a handgun through a federally licensed seller. Or 18+ if purchasing through a private seller.
    My direct family is bit far left in terms of Gun Control and don't believe in the use of them other than law enforcement.
    So they have declined to help me acquire a handgun (I was willing to pay in full, just would need it transferred into my name)


    So my question being, how would I go about purchasing a handgun for my self if my family does not feel comfortable with helping me?


    My uncle has taken me to the range with the same handgun I am trying to get, and has taught me to strip and clean it, along with a Gun Safety Training course on it. (Walther Pk 380)
    However he risks my parents not speaking to him if he were to help me get one, and I'm not trying to do that to him.

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    It sounds like you'll be best off waiting two years before buying a handgun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye View Post
    It sounds like you'll be best off waiting two years before buying a handgun.
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    You're not far off from being 21 yourself, so waiting for a handgun purchase is probably your best bet. If you really want something now, then you may be able to get a long gun (rifle or shotgun) for yourself.
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    Wait, then buy your own.
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    In a country where the constitution says the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

    And in a liberal governed country like Canada you need to be only 18

    Where is the world going
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    Wait. In the meanwhile, buy a decent air-pistol, like a Crosman 1377 for $60. plus a pellet trap. From it, you will learn the basics, and you'll have a great "head-start" for your future gun. I shoot my air pistol a few times each week in my basement even thought I belong to a nearby gun club. BTW, I own 4 "real" handguns.

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    Air gun shooting in your basement is as much fun as going to the range... well let's just say I just wish I had a basement real range lol
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    It's not just Michigan---21 to buy a handgun from a FFL is Federal law. Your options are wait 2 years or find a gun you want from a private seller.

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    Or black powder for now.
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