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ac3cares
10-01-2011, 9:48 AM
I am in the market for an hk45, but can't decide where to buy it from. Are there any hidden fees associated with buying online? Unless the seller happens to be local I won't be buying used...
Any ideas or information?

Thank you...

ChrisTKHarris
10-01-2011, 10:01 AM
For starters the HK45 is NOT on the roster, so you will either have to buy it used or as a single shot exemption. Where are you located?

ac3cares
10-01-2011, 10:06 AM
I'm near Sunnyvale, but travel to north bay regularly. What would be a comparable gun to hk45... I already have a USP 9mm and really wanted an upgrade...

ChrisTKHarris
10-01-2011, 10:08 AM
Best thing to do is go over to Valkyrie Arms in Milpitas or Tracy Rifle and Pistol and purchase an HK45 as a Single Shot Exemption. Then you'll have your HK45 :)

jmust1991
10-01-2011, 10:10 AM
+1 on Tracy Rifle and Pistol

ac3cares
10-01-2011, 10:13 AM
I want a fully functional one, but I am not sure I understand the legal issues with converting it back to a standard HK45.

ChrisTKHarris
10-01-2011, 10:15 AM
I want a fully functional one, but I am not sure I understand the legal issues with converting it back to a standard HK45.

A SSE once in your possession will be full functioning, just like any other HK45 in the country (10 round mag of course).

If you aren't willing to buy it from a previous owner (used or new) then a SSE is your only choice.

ac3cares
10-01-2011, 10:19 AM
I'll stop by at Valkyrie arms and let them explain in person. I really would hate to have a gun like this. http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss257/cjons/photo-34.jpg

ChrisTKHarris
10-01-2011, 10:21 AM
I'll stop by at Valkyrie arms and let them explain in person. I really would hate to have a gun like this. http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss257/cjons/photo-34.jpg

That is only in DROS form. Once you get it, you can convert it back to factory specs.

Just for the record. I purchased a Gen4 Glock 19 from them as an SSE back in January. No problems, no ATF agents at my door, great shooting non-roster pistol :)

ac3cares
10-01-2011, 10:26 AM
I started wondering, if it'd be worth the trouble. I would have to keep it single shot and convert at or before the range, etc. I may go with a cheaper on the roster 45 depending what the people at Valkyrie will say. Thank you for the information.

DiscoBayJoe
10-01-2011, 10:31 AM
no issues with single shot. It will be "back to normal" within 5 minutes after you pick it up! Both Valkyrie (closer to you) and Tracy (about an hour east, stocking HK45's) have a reputation for good service on SSE's.

ChrisTKHarris
10-01-2011, 3:57 PM
I started wondering, if it'd be worth the trouble. I would have to keep it single shot and convert at or before the range, etc. I may go with a cheaper on the roster 45 depending what the people at Valkyrie will say. Thank you for the information.

You only covert it ONCE during DROS to SSE. Once in your possession you are free to do what you want with it.

TheThousands
10-01-2011, 4:06 PM
US Firearms Co is also pretty good, I bought my last gun there and the employees were really helpful and took some time to help me out.

ChrisTKHarris
10-01-2011, 6:15 PM
US Firearms Co is also pretty good, I bought my last gun there and the employees were really helpful and took some time to help me out.

Do they do single shot exemptions?

TheThousands
10-01-2011, 8:52 PM
Do they do single shot exemptions?

Good question haha, you would have to call them I have no idea :( sorry

Here's their website:
http://www.usfirearmsco.com/

Gio
10-01-2011, 9:07 PM
I bought 3 different SSE guns from VA, no problems at the range or any other type of drama involved with owning my Off Roster Pistols :43:

ac3cares
10-02-2011, 9:18 PM
The way I understand it. It is a regulation not very well enforced and it'd be more than likely fine to do it. Yet, I probably will pass as it may become an issue for me, if they get investigated. The CA DOJ memo on the subject pretty much says that FFLs could get into trouble selling single shot pistols and conversion kits to people.
Thank you all for the pointers and information, but I probably will stick with something safer and cheaper. The premium for the SSE is bit steep for my taste anyways.

zfields
10-02-2011, 9:23 PM
lets see the memo.

Considering its in full compliance with the law, would be hard to enforce something thats legal.

ac3cares
10-02-2011, 9:25 PM
http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/infobuls/2006FD-06.pdf#xml=http://search.doj.ca.gov:8004/AGSearch/isysquery/c6e57958-182f-45b7-a245-0efc301ef1e3/1/hilite/

The last paragraph is pretty clear on the issue.

zfields
10-02-2011, 9:30 PM
sure looks like they are refering to .410 barrels...consdering there talking about shotguns, and that memo is 5 years old.

ac3cares
10-02-2011, 9:33 PM
They say hand gun, but I am not too fluent in their language of vagueness. It's clearly intended to make people nervous and overcautious and it is working on me. :|

zfields
10-02-2011, 9:34 PM
They are talking about manufacturing a short barreled shotgun, which is what they consider the Taurus judge and other handguns chambered for .410/45LC. Remember 5 years ago, that hunk o junk was all the rage.

ac3cares
10-02-2011, 9:39 PM
It makes more sense now... Thank you for the info.

zfields
10-02-2011, 9:41 PM
:thumbsup:

SASchnell
10-02-2011, 9:44 PM
I Would see if you can find what your looking for at Davidson Gallery of Guns, and then order if from Peter at Mt Pleasent Arms. I think you will find out they have the best price. Peter is a real good guy, can't go wrong.