View Full Version : School me on the single-shot roster exemption.

08-31-2010, 5:31 PM
So, I desperately, with all my heart and soul, want an HK45 or P30.

I read a while back about a CA FFL importing them under the single-shot exemption, and then selling them to customers.

Can the customer then legally convert them back to their full-capacity?

Anybody know of any SoCal shops that do this?


08-31-2010, 6:05 PM
Dimensionally compliant single shot:

1 - 10.5" minimum overall length (measured parallel to the barrel from the muzzle to the rearmost part of the gun, IE, a gun shaped like this:

Would measure:

2 - Minimum barrel length 6"
3 - Zero-round magazine locked in with a mag-lock type device, screws, anything that mounts the "sled" in a way that requires a tool to release.

Once the pistol has been DROSed, it may then be legally modified into semiautomatic form, no further restrictions on OAL and barrel length, example, an off-roster 1911 could be imported with a 7" barrel and locked "sled", then after purchase, the original 5" barrel could be reinstalled.

08-31-2010, 8:36 PM
Great info.

08-31-2010, 8:49 PM
Here's a better diagram of measuring OAL properly.... my ASCii art sucks :D