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Hello there im Max, i have moved to guadalajara like 2 years ago. In this time i got robbed 4 times, maybe its my european look that makes this possible :) 

I am interested in knowing what do i need to apply for a carry on gun license,i would like to buy a legal gun with a license to carry on, so i can protect my familly and myself.Any information would be very much apreciated. Im ex millitary so having a gun and using a gun is nothing new to me.

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I know you can legally get a gun. I understand, though, that is very difficult to do, all kinds of paperwork etc. The former owner of my house had a legal gun. He belonged to a gun club somewhere near Guadalajara that had it's own shooting range.  I also know that many locals own illegal hand guns that they keep in their homes for security ..

Me?  I'm not telling :) 

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23 minutes ago, Max2019 said:

I am interested in knowing what do i need to apply for a carry on gun license,i would like to buy a legal gun with a license to carry on,

Are you talking about a " concealed gun permit"?

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Sorry

It is almost impossible to get a carry license. Only with great contacts.

 

Gun store is in Mexico City. Must be approved before you go and only sell up to .380 pistols, it is possible to get up to .38 from private party legally. Larger calibers are illegal.

 

Look and mexicoarmado.com It has all the info.

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No dude, don't do it.  

1, guns are easy to find, just ask any cop.  They usually have small collections.  There's no law against asking, just offer him more than it's worth, say, double.

2, doesn't really matter if you're legal or not, but make sure the ser# hasn't been tampered with.  Revolver is more reliable than semi auto, and their condition easier to spot.  9mm has a full name, it's 9mm parabellum, that means for war.  The cops especially don't want you to have one of those, that's what they use and they don't want to be anything close to being outgunned.  And 9mm rounds are more controlled and are really difficult to find here.  But that cop will throw in a clip full.

3, if you get caught carting the thing you'll be living in the proverbial world of sh*t.

4, if you fire it in the city you'll be living in two worlds of sh*t.

5, if you hurt somebody, even a mugger, you're going to be speaking perfect Spanish right down to poetry by the time you get out of prison.

I don't know the streets you frequent but the tuffest area is between El Centro Historica and Chapultepec.  But it can happen anywhere.  

Funny how probability works.  I have worked in bars in that area I mentioned for years.  And that'd be 10 PM to 2 AM, walk at least partially with a guitar on my back.  Never been mugged.  

I don't know what the Euro look is and I doubt a Mexican does either,  we're all Gringos.

Good luck.  PS, when confronted never resist, give them what they want or they'll kill you or send you to the doctor or dentist.

 

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Won't get any help with your gun question on this liberal web board buddy , Go to Facebook and join us on Gringos Ajijic & Lakeside Conservatives . Plenty of NRA members and gun owners on there that can help with your questions . We are the minority here , but none the less , we are here .Good luck brother !

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Owning a firearm is completely legal as long as you are a "Mexican Resident". A LTC is also available by may be difficult and almost impossible to get.  Buying a firearm is surprisingly easy. You do not need any paperwork or license to buy, but you do have to register it once you do buy. And you can buy from anyone. No need to go to DF for one. Visit https://www.mexicoarmado.com/index.php . It is a forum where you can buy and sell firearms in Mexico. You can also find all your answers for licensing and registration. Good luck. Ignore the sarcasm and ignorance that you will encounter. A mature and responsible gun owner knows the rules, the laws, and the circumstances when to use and not use a firearm.  Educate yourself and know the laws about gun ownership and you will not have any problems.

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I bought a 32 Cal revolver from a private party several years ago. Spencer M (Intercasa on this board) took me to the army base in Guadalajara and I got it legalized. I have paperwork and can buy ammo in Guadalajara, store on Pablo Neruda, north side of street, close to Little Caesars Pizza and about a mile west of Av Americas. I can defend my home but cannot carry it in the car or on my person. If I joined a shooting club, I can legally carry it my car to there and back. 

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I bought a 38 special S&W took it to the military base on Ave Vallarta. There is a papelera close to the base which will help you with paper work. Very small charge. Need passport and usual docs. The gun is for home defense only. Which means someone has to be in your home. I paid a wopping 40 pesos for permit. I did have to wait an hour or so.

As a member of a gun club I think you can have up to 10 weapons. Long guns and shot guns etc. I buy ammo here in Joco.  

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Carry on in Mexico,you are dreaming. I have a police commandante friend who was finally allowed carry on his off duty because he was being threatened and chased on occasion. Want to carry,go to some of the states in the USA for that pleasure. Shoot somebody here, be prepared to go to jail and more than likely never get out alive. I recommend that you stop reading that Facebook Chapala Crime Group for your mental well being.

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21 hours ago, Canada-Mike said:

Since it sounds like no one was hurt in the robberies, why not just get a large dog.

Love your comment!  Us Canucks, not so big on the guns!  

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22 hours ago, oregontochapala said:

Texas. It's very close by and you can live happily ever after fondling your weapon 24/7.

That is a pretty snotty attitude and does not address the OPs post at all.

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Home invasions don't always turn out as seen on the TV we've watched all our lives.  Dude might take it away from you and stick it up your A$$ and keep pulling the trigger til it goes click click  _Jesus The Big Lebowski

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There is a special branch of police that is allowed to wear plainclothes and carry a firearm. They are some sort of auxillary police. I have seen them many times in Puerto Vallarta working as private bodygaurds and drivers. Maybe cheaper to hire a bodygaurd. Are you V.I.P.?

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