GUN List of CA legal 1911s?

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  1. AB13

    AB13 New Member

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    My little brother is headed down to California to finish his final year of his 10 years in the Navy. I'd like to give him a little going away present, and need to know if the 1911 I'll be giving him will be CA legal.

    Thanks!
     
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    good lookin out, he's good to go.
     
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    I love how transparent that scam is. Oh its for safety. But yeah safe guns don't really stay safe, they actually expire unless we're paid.
     
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    what are you getting him?
     
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    yeah, a few companies have said fuck it and dropped off the list because its a few thousand to renew every couple years :hsughno:
     
  6. AB13

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    I'm going to give him my Springfield 1911 9mm. He's having a tough go rite now, just having a kid (4th of July), but having to relocate for the Navy, so I want to do something to get his mind of things. He's always liked that pistol and I've got enough around to shoot.
     
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    companies have to pay a few thousand dollars every couple of years to have their handguns on the "approved handgun list"
     
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    Like STI, for one. They won't sell to LEO in California either.


    :bowdown: to STI
     
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    It says private party transfers are exempt :dunno:
     
  10. AB13

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    I'm thinking that it means if the gun was there ala "preban" then those are exempt. I know that's the case for STI pistols in Cali. They go for some serious coin on the used market because it's CA legal.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    From talking to people and also browsing THR it seems that bringing a handgun into the state with you when you move does not have to be a hand gun on the roster.

    also

    http://thegunwiki.com/Gunwiki/LegalCaliforniaMovingTo

    First off, all handguns you bring into California must be registered with the Department of Justice! You must fill out and send in a New Resident Handgun Ownership Report. It will cost you $19 per handgun, and it is mandatory, not voluntary. It is not necessary to ensure that your handguns are on California's drop-test list; that only applies to new purchases made within the state. It does not apply to weapons you already own, unlike the assault weapon bans. You should take this time to look through the drop-test roster and see if there are any handguns you really want to have, that aren't on it. If you see any, you should buy them before you enter California. This includes Mateba auto-revolvers, various MAC-10 styled handguns, and H&K squeeze-cocking pistols.
    It is also noteworthy that unlisted handguns within California may be transferred via a private party transaction (done via a licensed dealer, but face to face with the other party), but not sold by the dealer. You should not rely on finding off-list handguns available for PPT, because it will generally be much more expensive due to the limited supply. Some folks have been known to "stock up" before moving into California, in order to take advantage of this.
     
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    10 years? Why not 20? That's how dad did it... :dunno:
     
  13. Caanon

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    If he doesn't have CA as his residence yet you can give him whatever you want. He will just need to register it when he comes in. People bringing guns they already own with them when they are moving into the state don't have to worry about the "safe handgun list" nor do police officers. The people already living in CA are the ones that have to suffer.

    Another way to bypass the list I believe is to have his out of state mother/father/son/daughter buy the gun and go through the paperwork to "gift" the gun to him. (This is if he was already living in CA)
     
  14. AB13

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    How about high cap mags?
     
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    nope
     
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    Trust me, mostly military family, dead horse, don't understand. He just wants out.
     
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    handguns being brought in don't have to be on the list, so long as they are not assault weapons (ie: no threaded barrel, basically, on pistols). Once he is in state he will have to reg them, but other than that, there isn't any restriction. One recommendation for him though: if he is going to be here awhile, get a bunch of pistols not on the list that people want, and sell them off slowly through PPT xfers, since those also don't have to be on the list.
     
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    :werd:
     
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    you try and then get back to me
     
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    how could a 1911 not be legal in ca? I know plenty of people with them. as long as the mag holds 10 rounds or less it should be fine afaik. and since most 1911's don't hold 10 rounds you should be fine.
     
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    this little thing called the DOJ approved handgun roster :hsughno:
     
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    Don't forget SB-23, since there ARE ways for a 1911 to fall into that law.
     
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    yes yes
     

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