View Full Version : Need FFL Opinion on Out of State Purchase

12-24-2011, 1:14 PM
I understand the issues related to rostered handguns and how they cannot be manufactured, sold, or imported into CA if they're not on the roster. However, the law also says that PPTs are exempt from this requirement. So, it would seem legal to purchase a used handgun out of state, like a Colt 1911 that isn't on the roster, and have it shipped to a CA FFL for registering and pick up. Is this a correct interpretation of the law? The law doesn't state that only in-state PPTs are exempt. Thank you,in advance, for helping to clear this up.

12-24-2011, 1:29 PM
its is only considered a "PPT" when both the buyer and seller are CA-residents, and both of them go to the same FFL to do the paperwork.

Out-of-state seller = not a PPT
shipped-in transfer = not a PPT.

12-24-2011, 1:47 PM
As said above only PPTs are exempt, which is strictly limited in what it is.

The mistake you are making is in expecting the law to be reasonable. If it was reasonable, then the law would not exist at all.

12-24-2011, 3:36 PM
Thanks for the clarification.

12-24-2011, 7:07 PM

PPT aside, you might be able to find a dealer in your area that can SSE (Single Shot Exempt) that colt your eyeing. This is a widely acceptable, 100% legal way to procure offroster goodies in CA.

What is your location? Maybe we can help you find an SSE dealer near you. :)

12-25-2011, 8:18 PM
I'm in Novato, in Marin County.