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Old 09-12-2019, 7:18 PM
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Default Picking a gun shop to make an off-roster purchase

I'm a fed and moved to CA not long ago.

I'd like to buy two handguns that aren't on the roster. One is readily available around the US and the price is more or less the same online (for non-CA residents). But occasionally one of the big online stores will put it on sale.

The other is a little more obscure and a little more expensive, and price can vary online depending on supply and demand. At least that's my theory. Currently it's sold out at most of the big online dealers and the shops that seem to have it are selling it for a few hundred more than just a few months ago. I suspect when the importer gets a new shipment in and they get distributed out to the retailers the price will fall again and there will be sales.

Do gun shops that sell off-roster to LEOs go through their dealer/distributor and essentially charge you a markup on what it costs them? Or do you find the pistol you want and have the CA gun store order it from the out-of-state shop and then pay a transfer fee to the CA gun shop?

In short, does it pay to shop around at gun stores? Will it pay for me to wait for a sale from the online sellers? Or is that irrelevant to the price I'll end up paying.

I'm in LA.

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Old 09-12-2019, 7:23 PM
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Make the drive to 2A Zone in Rancho Cucamonga........you will not be disappointed
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Old 09-12-2019, 7:26 PM
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I recommend Guns Direct in Burbank. They always have LE in the store shopping and they are veteran owned. They have a selection of off roster guns displayed as well.
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Old 09-12-2019, 7:31 PM
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Ammo Bros also has a decent selection for LEO.
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Old 09-12-2019, 8:56 PM
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I believe the Proforce in Brea has very good prices, especially Glock prices cannot be beaten by others.
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Old 09-12-2019, 9:11 PM
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Pro Force in Brea is LE only and very good. Crosshairs in Torrance has a wall of LE only handguns and lots of LEO customers. Since I retired I am out of luck, roster-wise. Being retired is well worth it, though.
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Old 09-12-2019, 9:33 PM
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Try Proforce in Brea. They are open to LE and First Responders only. Proforce has a very good selection of off roster handguns.
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Old 09-12-2019, 9:44 PM
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The LAPRAAC firearms/duty gear store located at the LAPD Academy Elysian Park is another good option, at least for your purchase of the more commonly available off-roster handgun.

As a fed also new to LA I initially thought it was only for LAPD officers but I ended up picking up a new Glock there with ease, and at the same price as ProForce Brea had on their website.
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Old 09-12-2019, 9:57 PM
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Welcome to Calguns socalFLEO from a retired LASD leo.


Since Proforce in Brea has been mentioned once or twice or thrice, I'll mention another one that is far from L.A. but might be worth a look. All State Equipment in Pomona.
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Old 09-13-2019, 6:52 AM
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Make the drive to 2A Zone in Rancho Cucamonga........you will not be disappointed


x2, I havenít bought anything yet, but he comes highly recommended from people I trust.
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Old 09-13-2019, 6:48 PM
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We'd love to have you

I am an FFL in Rancho Cucamonga, vist us at https://www.2azone.com
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Old 09-14-2019, 8:33 AM
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Make the drive to 2A Zone in Rancho Cucamonga........you will not be disappointed
This is my preferred FFL as well. Many happy transactions.
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Proforce. Nuff said. These other guys CANT and WONT get close to their prices. Especially if you want a Glock.
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That's actually true, if your only factor is the lowest possible price. Glock forbids home based ffls from participating in blue label programs, rebate programs, points programs, and every other kind of program. Huge advantage that glock gives to proforce and others. If time is a factor, the answer might change

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Iím not looking for another Glock .

@waygeekierthanyou, I sent you a PM.

Thanks to all that responded and keep the recommendations coming.
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Like others have mentioned, 2A Zone is good to go.

Maybe check out Riflegear as well? The off-roster stuff at their TX location can be shipped to CA.
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Real World Shooting in Huntington Beach is good. They are a blue label dealer also. Real World is also owned by a retired LBPD sergeant and he does his best for LE. And it is a family-owned business not a corporate monster.

ProForce is ok but long waits sometimes.
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Check out our inventory on our website. We have an option to transfer the inventory to our CA store during checkout. Let us know if you had a particular model in mind.

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Pro Force in Brea is LE only and very good. Crosshairs in Torrance has a wall of LE only handguns and lots of LEO customers. Since I retired I am out of luck, roster-wise. Being retired is well worth it, though.
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