View Full Version : New to Calguns from Sacramento

12-05-2011, 8:10 AM
Hello..... so nice that this site exists. My wife and I are long time hunters with long guns and bows but we have never really been exposed to handguns.
Well, yesterday, we both went out and took a day long class in handling, safety, ethics, situational etc. What a great time.... much more comfortable with them now.

You'll have to pardon my "search" laziness as I'm sure questions like this have been posted a million times but we would like to purchase a springfield XDm and apparently they have not passed a drop test in california and are therefore unavailable for purchase. I know I can get an XD but we would love to find and XDm.

What are my options? I've seen some XDms posted for sale here so I'm assuming there are not "illegal" to have in california.

Can I purchase one in another state and bring it in? Can I purchase one from somebody that has one here already?

Since all my firearms are either inherited or purchased long ago, I am not really familiar with the process yet... just getting started....
thanks in advance for any advice.

12-05-2011, 8:41 AM
Welcome aboard. You can get XDM's here in Cali, although they are not on the approved list. For sure you can acquire one through PPT (private party transfer) from an individual seller (this is exempt from the California approved list). Another way is SSE (single shot exemption) through any shop that offers this service. Good luck!

12-05-2011, 8:42 AM
welcome to the forum.

12-05-2011, 9:11 AM

12-05-2011, 9:47 AM
Welcome Itchy!

Glad you’re getting into HG. Like 408er suggested you will want to look for a dealer that does Single Shot Exemptions (SSE) to acquire your prize.

This thread should give you an idea about what SSE is and where your closest SSE FFL might be.

Glad to have you around :D

12-05-2011, 11:21 AM
Welcome to Calguns.

12-05-2011, 11:31 AM
Welcome Aboard!:hurray:

12-05-2011, 12:41 PM
Welcome to the forum!!!

12-05-2011, 1:18 PM

12-05-2011, 3:07 PM

12-06-2011, 12:50 PM
Welcome to Calguns! :)

SoCal Bob
12-06-2011, 7:01 PM

12-06-2011, 7:05 PM

12-06-2011, 7:09 PM
Welcome aboard to you and your wife !

12-07-2011, 7:15 AM

Tracy Rifle and Pistol maybe able to help you with the SSE XDm http://www.tracyrifleandpistol.com/#!

Also Sacramento Black Rifle but not sure they are doing anything SSE other then Glocks and Diamondbacks but you can asked to make sure. http://www.sacramentoblackrifle.com/

Good luck in your search!

12-07-2011, 7:16 AM
Wild Bill's in Elk Grove does Single Shot Exemptions as well. Call them to see if they're setup for XDm's.

12-08-2011, 9:55 AM
Welcome and if you have a child that resides in another state that can purchase an off-roster handgun then transfer it to you through a California FFL. For more information: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=448672.

12-09-2011, 11:52 AM
Welcome aboard! Looks like your questions got answers. Just an FYI thought, most folks do not look in the new-here area for questions to answer. You are usually better off looking/asking in the appropriate subforums (handguns, for example).

Big Jake
12-10-2011, 7:37 AM

12-10-2011, 11:11 AM
Welcome aboard!

12-10-2011, 7:45 PM
Welcome! Which XDm were you looking for?

12-11-2011, 7:03 AM
Welcome aboard from Florida the "GunShine" state. :cool: