Purchasing my first firearm?

I am considering buying my own firearm. I am in the military and stationed in alaska. I am looking to purchase for protection and as a hobby. Im just doing my homework right now and want to know what kind of paper work i need ( if any) to own a firearm. I am looking to move back to california afterwards and i know... show more I am considering buying my own firearm. I am in the military and stationed in alaska. I am looking to purchase for protection and as a hobby. Im just doing my homework right now and want to know what kind of paper work i need ( if any) to own a firearm. I am looking to move back to california afterwards and i know each state has different rules about them.

I am currently looking at a glock 17, 21 or possibly a 1911.
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