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Truck Rifle?
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I know what the qualities are of a truck rifle. My question is what are the legalities of a truck rifle? I know loaded long guns are not allowed to be kept in vehicles. When people in PA talk about truck rifles, are they talking about driving around with an unloaded rifle that is secured in their vehicle? Fill me in guys.
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Philadelphia Patriot;18103 Wrote:I know what the qualities are of a truck rifle. My question is what are the legalities of a truck rifle? I know loaded long guns are not allowed to be kept in vehicles. When people in PA talk about truck rifles, are they talking about driving around with an unloaded rifle that is secured in their vehicle? Fill me in guys.

I think they are often talking about ATF registered "short barrel rifles" or SBRs, that can be carried loaded in a vehicle with a LTCF.
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As for securing them, you can pick these up fairly cheap off of Ebay.

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More info on SBRs from AR15.com member jtl1952:
To have an SBR in PA you just need to follow the Federal NFA process. You can buy one already made (transferrted to you via an approved Form 4) or make one yourself (after submitting a Form 3 & getting it back approved. There's some info here, including link to forms & instructions:
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=6&f=17&t=199928

Most people "make" their SBR. - In a nutshell - Complete duplicate Form 1s, get them signed by your county sheriff, get two fingerprint cards completed, fill out a citizenship certification form & send these with a $200 check to the BATFE. As long as your over 21 & not a felon you'll likely get approval within a couple of months. Then get a short barrel upper & attach to your AR.
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TheWolff;18121 Wrote:
Philadelphia Patriot;18103 Wrote:I know what the qualities are of a truck rifle. My question is what are the legalities of a truck rifle? I know loaded long guns are not allowed to be kept in vehicles. When people in PA talk about truck rifles, are they talking about driving around with an unloaded rifle that is secured in their vehicle? Fill me in guys.

I think they are often talking about ATF registered "short barrel rifles" or SBRs, that can be carried loaded in a vehicle with a LTCF.

Okay, that makes a lot of sense then. I didn't know SBRs were allowed to be carried loaded in a vehicle with a LTCF.

streaker69;18124 Wrote:As for securing them, you can pick these up fairly cheap off of Ebay.

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I did my college internship with a local PD. If I ever were to get a SBR and install one of those in my SUV, then I'd probably rig it for an electronic switch to unlock it, just like what the local PDs have in their vehicles. Thanks!

TheWolff;18126 Wrote:More info on SBRs from AR15.com member jtl1952:
To have an SBR in PA you just need to follow the Federal NFA process. You can buy one already made (transferrted to you via an approved Form 4) or make one yourself (after submitting a Form 3 & getting it back approved. There's some info here, including link to forms & instructions:
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=6&f=17&t=199928

[b]Most people "make" their SBR. - In a nutshell - Complete duplicate Form 1s, get them signed by your county sheriff, get two fingerprint cards completed, fill out a citizenship certification form & send these with a $200 check to the BATFE. As long as your over 21 & not a felon you'll likely get approval within a couple of months. Then get a short barrel upper & attach to your AR.[/b]

Wow, that is a lot easier than I thought. The only problem would be getting the paperwork signed by the county sheriff. Living in Philadelphia, this might take awhile. Hell, with my LTCF I remembered I submitted it in the middle of November and didn't get it until early February. That's Philly for you! Dodgy
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Philadelphia Patriot;18127 Wrote:Hell, with my LTCF I remembered I submitted it in the middle of November and didn't get it until early February. That's Philly for you! Dodgy

It's also in direct violation of state law.
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There are exceptions and some other legalese that I'm not qualified to get into, but they are more than likely talking about a regular rifle with loaded magazines kept in a separate container/compartment as required by law.
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I have an SBR but i am building another cheaper AR to keep as a truck gun. I will keep it unloaded but keep some full mags locked up.

I would be really upset if a rifle got stolen out of my vehice but i would be F'in pissed if it was my SBR
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You can keep an unloaded rifle in your car/truck so long as the ammo is not in the same compartment. Put the rifle in a soft rifle case, and the loaded mags in the outside pockets. That way, they're separate. It takes only a few seconds to pull out the rifle and load a mag.
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