View Full Version : 1911 in CA

September 16, 2005, 04:59 PM
You won't be able to buy a 1911 in CA after this week, so buy low and sell high.

September 16, 2005, 05:01 PM
Say what? :cool:

September 16, 2005, 06:03 PM
What the hell are you talking about?

September 16, 2005, 06:08 PM
Maybe a little explanation should have been added to that blanket statement.

September 16, 2005, 06:11 PM
Got a link that backs up that statement?

September 16, 2005, 06:18 PM
Well, I guess he could be a troll...

September 16, 2005, 06:26 PM
The state of CA made it a law that new handguns needed to have an indicater near the chamber that would pop out if the gun were Hot (loaded in chamber). Colt decided not to redesign the gun so they are pulling it from CA. You can still buy them used.

September 16, 2005, 06:28 PM
HuH? When did this get passes and when was it going through the local??

September 16, 2005, 06:37 PM
Not sure on the details-- I just bought a new shotgun and was told this while at the counter. It came up after I asked about the PX4 - they had no idea if it was on the DOJ. At that point someone said "speaking of the DOJ, when is the final day you can buy the 1911?".. the answer 1 week. I ask why and they told me about DOJ required modifications and how the 1911 manufacturer said, screw that, and took the gun off the CA market.

September 16, 2005, 06:51 PM
Don't know why they said a week in the Shop, but here's what I found:

•_SB 489 (Load Indicator and Magazine Safety Disconnect, by Sen. Jack Scott): Would require most semiautomatic pistols that are newly designed after Jan. 1, 2006, to have a clearly understood load indicator or a magazine safety disconnect. By Jan. 1, 2007, most newly designed pistols would have to have both devices. Handguns that are already approved for sale in California (on the roster before Jan. 1, 2005) would be exempt until/unless they were redesigned.

September 16, 2005, 06:58 PM
I can tell you why they said 1 week....to create a false sense of urgency and make un-informed people buy as many 1911's in their shop as possible. Where the hell is this store...so I can NOT ever go there.

281 Quad Cam
September 16, 2005, 07:19 PM
Didn't massachusets already make a similar law regarding a chamber indicator?

T. O'Heir
September 16, 2005, 08:05 PM
"...pistols that are newly designed after Jan. 1, 2006..." This says it applies to newly designed pistols. Has nothing to do with a 1911. The 1911 and 1911A1 were both designed long before 2006.
You'll find that gun shops are rumour mills. Especially from part time guys. Not everybody working in gun shops reads as much or as well as they should.

September 16, 2005, 08:49 PM
ANOTHER reason to never listen to ignorant gun store commando's, then embarrass yourself to millions on the internet...... :barf:

September 17, 2005, 12:07 PM
i just bought a pt-92 without a loaded chamber indicator........

i'd like my 1911 to be the same way when i get it