You need no permit to own a pistol, anywhere. Sportsman's permit is only for hunting, and a pistol usually not legal for hunting. A few old misdemeanors wont bar you. Only misd. that could is domestic violence.
Try to get record expunged. or, set-aside if it is old. Better than worrying about them. A set aside doesn't remove but will make it harder to see without a court order. Potential employers, cops, Dept of Fish & Game will see that a judge ruled it inconsequential, a point in your favor.
DC v. Heller https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_of_Columbia_v._Heller
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