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Shooting in Washington, DC

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by cueguy2, Jan 22, 2011.

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  1. cueguy2

    cueguy2 TS Member

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    I have an outside chance of moving to Washington, DC and was wondering which state you would use for your official state shoot? Nubs Wagner
     
  2. crusha

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    Wow...I thought this thread was going somewhere else.


    ...but it still has potential.
     
  3. Pocatello

    Pocatello Active Member

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    I don't know how much has changed since the Supreme Court decision on gun rights for residents of the District, but even though you may have the right to have a gun in your home, transporting outside the home could still be a very big problem. I'd suggest calling the NRA to ask about it. If it were me, for many reasons, I would not become a resident of DC, and would be looking at suburban Virginia instead.
     
  4. hoosier

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    Nubs, I think I would just stay in Ky. That way you don't have to worry about which state you belong to. Hoosier
     
  5. eightbore

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    DC shooters normally have registered their birds in Maryland, but I don't think you are forced to do that. Read the rulebook. If your home club is in Virginia, I would register my birds in Virginia. What club do you think you will affiliate with?
     
  6. scratcher

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    There is no State Shoot in DC. Go to Maryland........
     
  7. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Commute to DC from a nearby state.
     
  8. sernv99

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    if you are seriously considering northern VA, shoot me an email (pun intended ;-) ). I can give you a brief overlay of the land, I have lived here going on 5 years now but have earned my stripes pretty quickly, enduring daily work commutes from hell to and from southeast DC and living in a few towns in Fairfax and Loundon Counties to know the area pretty good.

    another good resource is to visit city-data.com and check out the northern VA and MD forums for general living advice.


    go to WTOP.com for the metro DC area local news radio station...looking through the past couple of months stories should give you an idea of where to live LOL
     
  9. BDodd

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    Long time we haven't chatted Nubs. Nice seeing you're still kicking around......Bob
     
  10. recurvyarcher

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    Live in Maryland, if you can. Then you can attend VA, W VA, PA, NJ, DE and MD state shoots very easily. Even NY is not too far away. There are a lot more clubs available to you, in my experience, for practice as well. Maryland and PA (just across the border) are crawling with trap clubs.
     
  11. sernv99

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    one thing I learned, in my first year in living in the DC metro region, it is truly a great benenfit to live as close to where you are working....after putting up with an hour and a half commutes, at 5am in the morning no less and 3 hour commutes when the weather turns nasty or because of an accident, I now cherish having a 5 minute commute to work, away from downtown DC. If that means living in an area with relatively few shooting clubs, so be it.
     
  12. Juantoomany

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    I agree with sern99..live close but live in Virginia...gun ownership is more civilized..and travel to maryland for some great shoots...
     
  13. recurvyarcher

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    Yeah, and make that commute across the bridge there and back into DC every day. That's REALLY fun!
     
  14. dcb_wvu

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    yes, live where you work, deal with your state shoot later. I live near Pittsburgh yet will be at 810 Vermont Avenue tomorrow AM. Not a daily commute but a weekly one. I personally like Northern VA. Warrenton is the place for me when I have to stay over for multiple days. Handgun laws in MD are close to NJ ridiculous. I have only shot at Bull Run in the area, it was fun enough but not like my local clubs in PA.
     
  15. sernv99

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    no matter where you live, if you have to travel into DC for work, you are going to get slammed.


    also remember about BRAC...it's upon us....Bethesda, Ft Meade, Ft. Belvoir, Quantico, in addition to the upcoming mega lease fed building off of 395 in Arlington.
     
  16. recurvyarcher

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    dcb_wvu has a very valid point as pertains to handgun laws. The public attorneys and judges don't give anyone a break, either. Be careful.
     
  17. cueguy2

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    Thanks for all the info. I really would prefer to stay in KY. I can shoot here every weekend year round if I feel like it. I should know in the next week.
     
  18. sernv99

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    Cue: too bad you didn't visit this week....yesterday you would have seen what a commute from hell is like when it snows and sleet around the DC metro area....some of my co-workers, who usually have 25 minute commutes, had anywhere between 4 to 6 hour commutes...gotta love working only 5 minutes from home ;-)

    live close to where you work, if feasible
     
  19. tuscarora 99

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    If there were 4 to 6 hour commutes, you just say no and stay home that day lol. No need to ever do anything like that.
     
  20. recurvyarcher

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    Can't say "no" when you are already there. It took LuvnBearHugs 4 hours to get home from the office last night. It's a 7 mile trip from her Maryland office to her Northern Virginia home.
     
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