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Can I get a non compliant long gun sent to an FFL and converted to be CA compliant?

Before a non-compliant gun can come into California you need to use what's called a middle man service. This is where you ship it to an FFL out of state and they make the gun California compliant prior to shipping into the state.  1. WTB Guns EBR Works New Frontier Armory  Read More

10 Best Guns on the California Roster of Handguns

The California Roster of Handguns Certified for Sale is simply a short list of handguns you can buy in California from an FFL. An easy way of putting this is that if the handgun you want isn’t on the roster, then you can’t transfer it through an FFL unless you are buying it from another California resident This means no ordering online and having it shipped to your local FFL. No having the FFL order it for you. No having your friend buy one and sending it to the FFL.  The only way around the roster is to find a California resident that owns the gun you want and make a private sale for it, or be exempt yourself from the roster — and that’s LEO only. Note that this only applies to handguns, long guns and shotguns do not have a roster. ...  Read More

Magazine vs Clip

The terms "magazine" and "clip" are often used interchangeably in casual conversation, but they refer to different components of firearms. ### Magazine- **Definition**: A magazine is a device that holds and feeds ammunition into the chamber of a firearm.- **Types**: Magazines can be detachable or fixed. Detachable magazines can be removed and replaced easily, while fixed magazines are integrated into the firearm and typically loaded through a separate mechanism.- **Capacity**: Magazines vary in capacity, from just a few rounds to several dozen, depending on the firearm and the magazine design.- **Mechanism**: They contain a spring and follower mechanism that pushes the next round into position to be chambered by the firearm's action...  Read More

Gun store Do and Don’t

Dos 1. Do Follow Safety Rules: Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot, and treat every firearm as if it’s loaded.2. Do Ask Questions: If you’re unsure about something, ask the staff for help. They are there to assist you.3. Do Handle Firearms Properly: When handed a firearm, check to ensure it’s unloaded, even if the staff just did. Always handle with care.4. Do Know Your Needs: Have a clear idea of what you’re looking for and your intended use for the firearm, whether it’s for self-defense, hunting, or sport shooting.5. Do Bring Proper Documentation: Have your identification and any necessary permits or licenses ready.6. Do Respect Store Policies: Follow any rules or gu...  Read More

California AB 28 11% Tax on Firearms and Ammunition

Starting July 1, 2024, Californians will face a new financial hurdle with the implementation of California AB-28, also dubbed the Gun Violence Prevention, Healing, and Recovery Act. This legislation imposes an 11% excise tax on firearms and ammunition, adding a significant cost to consumers on top of the existing 11% federal tax. Click the link to read the Assembly Bill No. 28 in it's entirety  Read More

Private Party Transfers PPT

It is illegal to sell/transfer a gun, except in very limited circumstances, without going through a dealer for the sale/transfer (background check and waiting period).A private sale is a sale between two person, who are not licensed firearms dealers (FFLs). Many years ago, it was legal for two people to sell a gun without any paperwork or the involvement of a dealer. In a misguided attempt to stop gang members and drug dealers from buying guns from street dealers, California criminalized private sales. Background checks have a high false positive rate for denied checks. There is no way to purchase a firearm “off the books” in California. There is no such thing as “the gun show loophole” or “Internet loophole.” Unless someone wants to c...  Read More

Off Roster Firearms

Handguns not certified by DOJ's list are known as “OFF ROSTER,” and are unlawful to purchase or sell in California. However, there's a loophole in California's illegal firearms law — law enforcement officers are exempted and allowed to buy off-roster guns for their personal use. Under state law, California has an approved roster of firearms Click here for the California approved handguns that may be sold to the public.  A Federal firearms licensee is required to make sure any firearm sold is on the approved roster.  There is an exemption, however, for peace officers to purchase certain firearms known as “off roster” firearms.  Peace officers who own “off roster” firearms may sell them in a private sale, as long as it is brokered by a ...  Read More

What is Dry Fire Practice and Why it’s Important?

Dry fire practice is the act of practicing shooting firearms without live ammunition. It involves simulating the actions of shooting, including aiming, trigger control, and follow-through, but without actually firing a round. Dry fire practice is important for several reasons: 1. Safety: It allows individuals to practice firearm handling and shooting techniques in a safe environment without the risk of accidental discharge or injury. 2. Skill Development: Dry fire practice helps improve marksmanship skills, including sight alignment, sight picture, and trigger control, which are fundamental to accurate shooting. 3. Reinforcement of Muscle Memory: By repeatedly practicing proper shooting techniques without the distraction of recoil and n...  Read More

Perks of FFL03 California

Perks of a C&R 03 FFL and COE (Certificate of eligibility) (How to apply is at the bottom) (C&R guns are all legal firearms over 50 years old, as well as some special guns. There is a list you can find from the ATF.) Exempt from 1-in-30 wait for ALL firearms, not just C&R. Exempt from 10 day wait for ONLY C&R firearms. Can buy C&R LONG GUNS, face to face, within the state of CA, no traditional FFL required. Can buy ammo face to face or online, shipped to your door, no traditional FFL or background check required. Can buy any C&R firearm while you are physically out of state, as long as it is legal in CA, not an assault weapon, etc, (long guns and hand guns) and bring it back with you, no traditional FFL requ...  Read More

First-time gun buyer advice

If you're a first-time gun buyer, it's important to approach the process with careful consideration and responsibility. Here are some key pieces of advice: 1. Research and Educate Yourself: - Understand the laws and regulations regarding firearm ownership in your area. - Learn about the different types of firearms, their uses, and ammunition. - Familiarize yourself with firearm safety principles and responsible gun ownership. 2. Determine Your Purpose: - Decide why you want to own a firearm, whether it's for self-defense, sport shooting, hunting, or other purposes. Your choice of firearm will depend on your intended use. 3. Seek Professional Training: - Consider taking a firearms safety and training course. Learning from experts is cr...  Read More

Best self-defense rounds

The choice of self-defense rounds depends on several factors, including the type of firearm you have and your personal preferences. Some popular self-defense rounds include: 1. 9mm: Widely considered a good choice due to its manageable recoil and sufficient stopping power.2. .40 S&W: Offers good penetration and expansion, but has a bit more recoil than 9mm.3. .45 ACP: Known for its larger caliber and stopping power, but it has more recoil and fewer rounds in the magazine.4. .380 ACP: Offers a balance of manageable recoil and penetration, suitable for concealed carry.5. 12-gauge shotgun with 00 buckshot: Provides excellent stopping power at close range. Ultimately, the best self-defense round for you depends on your firearm, your pr...  Read More

California Handguns Certified for Sale

The "California Handguns Certified for Sale" refers to a list of handguns that are approved and certified by the California Department of Justice (DOJ) for legal sale within the state of California. California has stringent regulations and safety standards for handguns, and only those firearms that meet these requirements are included on this roster. To see the most current list of handguns certified for sale in California, you should visit the official website of the California DOJ or contact their office. Please note that this list can change over time as new firearms are certified, and older models may be removed due to changes in regulations or standards. It's essential to ensure that any handgun you intend to purchase or possess in...  Read More

Aluminum vs Brass Ammo

When it comes to ammunition, there are at least three different types based on the cartridge casing: aluminum case, steel case, and brass case. Most steel-cased ammo is of foreign manufacture, so we will look at the two types offered domestically: aluminum ammo and brass ammo. There are differences between the two and each offers its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Aluminum Vs Brass Ammo: The Differences Aluminum-cased ammunition is mostly used for handgun cartridges. This has to do with the strength and malleability inherent to brass cased ammo as opposed to aluminum. This is not to say aluminum is weak as a material, just that the properties tend to be different when compared to brass.Brass has been used as a cartridge case ...  Read More

5.56 vs .223

Here are a few key things to know about the 5.56x45mm NATO and .223 Remington cartridges: 1. Pressure and Velocity: The 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge is typically loaded to higher pressures and velocities compared to the .223 Remington. The 5.56mm NATO is designed for military use, while the .223 Remington is primarily used for civilian purposes. 2. Chamber Dimensions: The chambers of firearms designed for 5.56mm NATO and .223 Remington may have slightly different dimensions. The 5.56mm NATO chamber has a longer throat, allowing it to accommodate longer, higher-pressure military ammunition. The .223 Remington chamber has a shorter throat for improved accuracy with civilian ammunition. 3. Interchangeability: Generally, it is safe to shoot ....  Read More

9mm vs .40 S&W vs .45 ACP

The 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP are popular handgun cartridges with their own strengths and characteristics. Here's a brief comparison: 1. 9mm: The 9mm Parabellum (9x19mm) is widely used due to its manageable recoil, high capacity in firearms, and wide availability. It offers a good balance of penetration, accuracy, and controllability, making it popular for self-defense and law enforcement. 2. .40 S&W: The .40 Smith & Wesson was developed as a compromise between the 9mm and .45 ACP. It typically has more recoil than the 9mm but provides better stopping power and penetration. However, its popularity has declined in recent years due to the advent of improved 9mm ammunition. 3. .45 ACP: The .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) is k...  Read More

How to get a California CCW permit

To obtain a CCW (Concealed Carry Weapon) permit in California, you need to follow these general steps: 1. Familiarize yourself with California's CCW laws: Understand the specific requirements, restrictions, and procedures for obtaining a CCW permit in California. It's important to be aware of the legal framework surrounding concealed carry in the state. 2. Meet the eligibility criteria: Ensure you meet the eligibility requirements, which typically include being at least 21 years old, having good moral character, completing a firearms training course, and having a legitimate reason for carrying a concealed weapon (such as self-defense). 3. Complete a firearms training course: Enroll in and successfully complete a firearms training cour...  Read More

Glock 19 Gen 3 vs Glock 17 Gen 3

Both the Glock 19 Gen 3 and Glock 17 Gen 3 are excellent choices for a first handgun, and the decision often comes down to personal preferences and needs. The Glock 19 Gen 3 is a compact handgun, making it easier to carry concealed and well-suited for personal defense. Its smaller size and reduced weight can be advantageous if you plan to carry the firearm regularly. On the other hand, the Glock 17 Gen 3 is a full-sized pistol that offers a larger grip and higher magazine capacity. It can be more comfortable for shooters with larger hands and provides additional rounds in the magazine, which can be beneficial for range shooting or home defense scenarios. Consider factors such as your intended use, comfort in hand, ease of concealment ...  Read More

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