How to define a handgun in Indiana?

Discussion in 'LOCAL INDIANA TALK' started by MadKater, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. MadKater

    MadKater New Member

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    I have a shotgun i converted into a "home defense" gun,its a mossberg 500 with a 21" bbl,pistol grip,bbl shroud,extended tube,ghost ring sights,mag lite & bracket...im wanting to sale this gun and i have a buyer but he is not sure if he needs a handgun permit to posses it. since i have a handgun permit for my pistols i wasnt able to give him the rite answer...so does anyone know the answer for this? does he need a permit to own this gun?..thanks
     
  2. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    No he doesn't. But he may need the federal stamp (it's a kind of tax) which I think is $5.00. Probably be wise to check that with a gun dealer. If it for home defense and will never be taken off the property he wouldn't need a permit anyway as you wouldn't with a handgun...W
     

  3. Jroc777

    Jroc777 Member

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    As long as you are leaving it at home and not trying to carry it then you won't need a permit. The permit is only for carrying.
     
  4. cook

    cook New Member

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    All shotguns and rifles must have a barrel with a min. of 18 inches...they are considered long guns.Not sure of the legal definition of a handgun though.
     
  5. Mr. Catfish

    Mr. Catfish Member

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    Indianapolis, I
    I think the entire gun can't be shorter than 26 inches or it is illegal.
     
  6. cook

    cook New Member

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    After a few minutes of google search-it seem like a handgun is a firearm designed to be operated and fired with one hand.

    Not many shotguns are designed to meet that criteria.