Spoke with a very nice young sheriff's deputy on the phone today and will visit Stillwater, MN tomorrow or Thursday to get a fresh "Permit to Purchase a Firearm in Minnesota." They do a quick, and good, background check just like when you buy a firearm at a gun show, and I should walk out with it.
Have the one-on-one concealed carry class scheduled for Sat. morning, then I turn in proof of completion to the Washington County, MN sheriff's dept. and they'll issue the Permit to Carry A Firearm soon thereafter. I'm fortunate to live in Washington County. If I were in Ramsey (St. Paul) or Hennepin (Minneapolis) it wouldn't go anywhere near as smoothly.
Only step not resolved yet is the weapon of choice. I had in mind to buy a Sig Sauer .32acp or chambered for .380, but they want a lot of money for those, for the Sig name; same with S&W, Colt, Browning, Weatherby, etc. I'll be trading/selling my Ruger Mark III .22LR target pistol to acquire the new tool. The FFL/carry instructor I'm working with told me to avoid smaller Taurus firearms, even though I like their .357 revolver and .45ACP that I have. Don't want a .40S&W fitted gun, as I hate their report. Don't care much for 9mm either, just based on previous experience.
If any of you have recommendations or even something to sell/trade, I'm all ears.
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