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    Hello members, new here and to NY state. Looking for some information on a pistol permit for Albany County?
    Will the permit have restrictions on it? How long does it take? Rules for bringing guns in from out of state?
    Thanks

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    Welcome to the forum.

    I am not familiar with the Albany process but in general you are probably looking at 6-8 months. The easiest way to bring pistols in from out of state is going to be having them shipped to your local FFL. I do believe you can go and get them and then turn them over to the police until they are put on your permit. I believe there is a 48 hour grace period for this. I'll have to look into it to confirm this though.

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    I'd keep them out of state until you get the permit then send them to an FFL. DO NOT EVER EVER EVER EVER give guns to police in a state like NY: at very best you'll get them back slowly after lots of hassle and possibly expense, and very possibly not be able to get them back at all. DO NOT repeat DO NOT do the police route. EVER. I'd rather trust Michael Jackson with 8 year old kids than gun-unfriendly state police with my guns of any kind.
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    DO NOT EVER EVER EVER EVER give guns to police in a state like NY
    Very good advise! Its funny how FFLs don't "loose" guns or make you jump through hoops after your paper work is complete.


    ...and the Michael Jackson thing is kind of a safe bet now!

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    The above advice is solid. A friend had an issue in Eastchester NY, and was forced to turn over 5 handguns to the County PD. The issues were cleared up, after some 15 months. He asked an FFL friend(he didn't know him when he turned them in), call the police to ask to release the guns while he reapplied for his handgun license. The police told him the guns were no longer there, they didn't know where they were, and after 1 yr are not responsible. No guns, no money, no nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellowfin View Post
    I'd keep them out of state until you get the permit then send them to an FFL. DO NOT EVER EVER EVER EVER give guns to police in a state like NY: at very best you'll get them back slowly after lots of hassle and possibly expense, and very possibly not be able to get them back at all. DO NOT repeat DO NOT do the police route. EVER. I'd rather trust Michael Jackson with 8 year old kids than gun-unfriendly state police with my guns of any kind.
    +1
    A neighbor moved here from TX with a .357 and asked me what to do with it while he waited for his permit. Stupidly I told him to ask the troopers to hold it for him. He got his permit after multiple months, then had to wait more because they had sent his gun for ballistics testing. This was probably 20 years ago, before COBIS. I felt bad for telling him to have NY state police hold it for him.

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    First,
    My condolences for moving to NY (the vampire state, they will suck the money and life out of you). Albany county is probably the unfriendliest county. I know of people who have waited over a year. Greene county, about a month for an unrestricted carry. Saratoga I heard is pretty lenient. I've had my unrestricted carry permit for over 30 yrs. Went in to the county to bring it up to date (new picture etc.) when I got it back it was restricted. Spoke with the Judge, I asked why he restricted me and Justice Teresi's response was because " I CAN " How's that?

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    your best bet is move out of albany to schenectady or renselear area, its about a year to a year and a half to get your permit in albany county, took me 2 months to get it in schenectady county. in albany there is 1 detective that does all the pistol permits, he goes and interviews your references, neighbors, co-workers.. it is a huge invasion of privacy, so once i moved to schenectady i applied asap just my 2 cents

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