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Posted: 4/30/2015 8:43:48 PM EDT
I am planning on going to the range this weekend as I do most weekends, however it dawned on me that I should knock out two birds with one stone. The range I go to is over an hour away and I plan on going for a nice Sunday motorcycle ride with an AR strapped to my back in a padded rifle case with backpack straps. I will also be carrying a few hundred rnds of ammo.

Is this legal? I have my CCW for the state of Florida, I don't plan on speeding or doing other Jackassery. Just a nice Sunday cruise to the range.

Am I asking for trouble?
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 8:46:28 PM EDT
Break it down and put it in a backpack to be discreet.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 8:50:46 PM EDT
Are you actually IN Florida?

Link Posted: 4/30/2015 8:51:43 PM EDT
Good call. You're right. Discretion is paramount.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 8:52:34 PM EDT
Yes, I live in Florida. Also I am a resident.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 10:52:53 PM EDT
Probably legal but expect to get stopped.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:02:50 PM EDT
I've done that more than I can count here in VA. Never had an issue.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:07:22 PM EDT
If you get pulled tell'em your heading up north - round Baltimore/Philly area
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:10:29 PM EDT
If it's in a case, I don't see it being a problem. I live in Indiana though.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 11:12:45 PM EDT
In a soft case like a Drago bag is fine. You can open carry it to the range openly slung on your back if you want to, that is legal.

Unfortunately, not all of the cops are aware of the law so, you may have to take a ride either way you go. It will be obvious that you have a rifle, either in a soft case or openly carried on a bike. If you break it down and put it in a bag not traditionally used for rifles, it will be a whole lot less obvious and still legal with a CWP.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 2:34:56 AM EDT
I love having a range at my house...makes life so much simple...
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 2:39:11 AM EDT
If you have to ask...


You have absolutely nothing to worry about since it is perfectly legal. I live in FL too and know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Leo's here know the law and all its ramifications just as well as LEOs through the rest of the U.S.

(That was sarcasm).

Link Posted: 5/1/2015 2:42:12 AM EDT
Do It. Sling your rifle, mount up and post pics.
Bonus points for shoulder holstered sidearm, over plate carrier.

I would not expect hassles, honestly.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 2:43:27 AM EDT
Zipped up in a case = perfectly legal in Florida.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 3:29:29 AM EDT
This dude will hook you right up

Link Posted: 5/1/2015 5:17:44 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Fairplay:
I love having a range at my house...makes life so much simple...
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Amen to that.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 5:39:19 AM EDT
Put it in a guitar case, get some stick on letters thats says, Fla/ Ga Line.
When chicks notice you, ask for directions.
No... Dont do that, Florida cops will want an autograph..
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 5:42:43 AM EDT
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