I am going through the process to purchase a handgun in MA. I spoke to the police LT in my town and he said I would be obtaining a Class A LTC. I cannot carry the pistol with me in the street but if I am going to the range I can wear it/store it in the arm rest. I am unclear if the pistol can hold 9 or less rounds or more than 9, I am guessing 9 or less. This is the process: Provide original birth cert Take a MA/NRA approved safety course Provide proof of residency (copy of mortgage) Provide one tax bill for the year of 2009 Provide two utility bills Two letters of reference (and they will be contacted), not family. Letter of justification (written by me) 100.00 fee Wait 4-6 weeks for answer and I may be turned down for "suspicion". So lenghty. Oh well, I am looking forward to the safety course for obvious reasons but the rest....ugh There was a range where you could rent guns in NH for a few bucks, they had 40+ pistols. It was my idea to see what I like but their prices went sky high and after trying a few guns I would of already just about bought one. Wish I could try a few because I'm not sure what I will like.