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geronimo2012
02-26-2010, 11:21 PM
I figured its finally time for me to purchase a handgun so i'm planning on going in to take the test. I was wondering if anyone here knew of a good place in the bay area where i can take it. I understand alot of the shops were running out of the tests a while back so any help would be great.:D

gunnerdan
02-26-2010, 11:37 PM
i just got mine at sportsman's supply in campbell today. 30/30! lol. took like 10 minutes.

Blackhawk556
02-27-2010, 12:27 AM
Well the questions are going to be the same no matter what so would it really matter?

There are different versions but at the end it's all the same. Remember, study hard because that test is freaking tricky and hard ;)

antonio
02-27-2010, 12:29 AM
:rofl: ^^

Cokebottle
02-27-2010, 12:31 AM
LOL!

Typical government multiple choice.

"The barrel should always be pointed:
A - Up
B - Down
C - Downrange
D - In the Safest Possible Direction"


If you overthink the questions, you may get one wrong, but for the most part, if you are capable of picking the pencil up without poking your eye out, you'll pass.

My wife never did review the study guide that I printed out for her. She got 30/30... and didn't even know that she was buying a gun when we walked out the door that morning.

Artery
02-27-2010, 12:52 AM
IIRC any place that sells handguns will offer the test. Most places will tell you the answers to the tough(er) questions right before you take it. Don't worry, you'll pass.

Dutch Schultz
02-27-2010, 1:08 AM
I actually took mine today, Ridiculously easy man. Seriously, questions for 5 year olds. I couldn't believe it. 30/30. :gunsmilie:

Although it does cost almost 30 bucks... That was kinda weak.

CenterX
02-27-2010, 1:27 AM
The point is not to make the test hard, it is to ensure folks are informed of Best Practices.

Rest assured some pencil neck will still shoot a hole in the roof at the local range, or his Barbie Doll wife will sweep the shooter nest to her.

Read the on-line booklet at the DOJ.

Drive up to the Gun Shop in Napa on Imola Ave or Darin's Gun Exchange at 950 Randolph Street, Napa and take the test. They are open Saturday to 4pm and it will be a great day to visit the Real Wine Country and buy a gun.

farnorcal
02-27-2010, 1:47 AM
the guy who gave me my test said that you would be suprised on how many people almost fail. iirc he said you can miss 7. i think if you miss more than a couple you probably shouldnt be handling a firearm.

Eddie1965
02-27-2010, 6:53 PM
the guy who gave me my test said that you would be suprised on how many people almost fail. iirc he said you can miss 7. i think if you miss more than a couple you probably shouldnt be handling a firearm.

I had to renew mine a couple of years ago and got 30/30, the guy that took it just before barely passed; the guy behind the counter said the same thing, a lot of people either fail or barely pass.

qtmac_mien
02-27-2010, 8:19 PM
i just took mine last month and got 29/30. the one i got one had something to do with firearms transfer. the question was alittle long and misread it. i believe #5 is True thats all i can remember

Chief-7700
02-27-2010, 8:28 PM
The test is a joke and a bad one at that.

nagorb
02-27-2010, 8:47 PM
its easy.

I remember hearing some shops were out of the awhile back, but I think that's no longer a problem. I know City Arms and Bay Area Gun Vault have them

gunnerdan
02-27-2010, 9:59 PM
The point is not to make the test hard, it is to ensure folks are informed of Best Practices.


Umm, I kinda got the feeling that the point was to get the DOJ and extra 25 bucks.

wellerjohn
02-27-2010, 11:13 PM
If you fail that test your IQ must be below 60.