View Full Version : moving to CA. what pistol would you import?

11-13-2012, 2:11 PM
we are moving to CA next summer.

if you were me, what pistol(s) would you import---before becoming a CA resident.

to be clear: i have no intention of buying for others/ trading/ etc. i just want to have the coolest and hardest to get in CA :44:

11-13-2012, 2:17 PM
Just about any Revolver or Pistol by Sig not on the list will sell fast.

11-13-2012, 2:18 PM

11-13-2012, 2:21 PM

Sent from my Motorola DynaTAC 8000X

SoCal Bob
11-13-2012, 4:41 PM
Just to name a few:

Older Colt or Smith & Wesson revolvers
Ruger LCP or SR1911
9mm 1911's
Any Gen 4 Glock

While any of these are available in CA it would have to be a private party transaction (PPT) or a single shot exemption (SSE). Limiting it to these choices could be inconvenient or more expensive.

You can bring magazines with you but any that hold more than 10 rounds must be disassembled prior to entering CA and cannot be reassembled while in CA.

xXx Sir Sik xXx
11-13-2012, 4:44 PM
Welcome.. What they said above ^^^

11-13-2012, 6:24 PM

North Bay Guy
11-13-2012, 6:33 PM
Springfield XDm if you can find a 10rd mag or you block the factory one to only hold 10rds.

11-13-2012, 6:39 PM
Take your pick. There are plenty of handguns out there us Californians can't get......at least not easily. Welcome aboard.

11-13-2012, 7:09 PM
What kind of guns do you like? What guns do you expect to buy someday?

11-13-2012, 7:23 PM
I hear guys suggesting high end 1911 frames.

Russ Florian
11-13-2012, 7:23 PM

11-13-2012, 7:32 PM
1911 single and double stack bare frames...very popular in CA.

11-14-2012, 9:58 AM
The Bta Px4 compact 9mm type F can't be purchased in CA. This is a very desirable handgun and I and others would love to have one thru PPT

11-14-2012, 11:22 AM

11-14-2012, 11:31 AM
i was kind of thinking the LCP, the PX4 storm, etc. i can see that.

i would not have guessed glocks and 1911s would be any trouble to get ahold of.

11-14-2012, 11:36 AM
Kimber Solo or Walther PPK which is what I should have gotten before I came back :( Oh and a Beretta Nano

11-14-2012, 11:38 AM
welcome to the forum.

Flyin Brian
11-14-2012, 11:44 AM
Go to www.caspianarmsltd.com and order up a Carbon Steel basic receiver for $200, that way if you ever decide to build a custom 1911 you will have a frame to use for the build. If you change your mind later on, you can sell the frame and make $100+ for your trouble.

You will have to pay the FFL transfer when you buy the frame at your current location, and you will have to pay $19 per firearm to register whatever you bring here to the PRK, so you have to consider those two additional expenses.

11-14-2012, 6:54 PM
Welcome aboard!

11-14-2012, 6:56 PM
Any off roster 1911s handguns or frames like STIs
AR lowers or any "evil" handguns
Kel Tec PMR30 http://creativx.net/forums/images/smilies/drool.gif

11-15-2012, 8:37 AM
thinking of buying a dozen or so AR lowers, for EOTWAWKI

11-15-2012, 8:55 AM

12-10-2012, 8:24 AM
sems most subcompacts too