The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Conference Center > Law and Civil Rights

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 6, 2009, 06:43 PM   #1
Join Date: September 15, 2008
Posts: 24
California and the 500 S&W?

Somewhere, I remember reading that the 50 cal handguns were not legal to own in Californicate. I see Turners Sporting good offering them for sale? I see people listing 500 S&W ammo for sale, but not to Cal.?? ANYBODY KNOW THE FACTS????
bbigboomer is offline  
Old May 6, 2009, 06:52 PM   #2
Staff In Memoriam
Join Date: October 31, 2007
Location: Western Florida panhandle
Posts: 11,069
A quick google search found this
Legal for Sale in California pursuant to Sec. 12133 of SB15.
Bottom of page...
hogdogs is offline  
Old May 6, 2009, 08:52 PM   #3
Jim March
Senior Member
Join Date: February 14, 1999
Location: Pittsburg, CA, USA
Posts: 7,413
There's no ban on 50cal handguns.

There MIGHT be a de-facto ban if S&W or others hasn't submitted sample guns for (destructive!) testing. Lemme check...

Looks like a LOT of S&W X-frame variants are currently certified. Dunno if it's all models but it's certainly a decent selection.

The BFR is exempt from testing because it's a single action revolver of at least five shots, at least 7.5" long measured parallel to the barrel. (The law was trying to make sure SA minirevolvers have to get checked out.) So because the BFR isn't on the "approved list", Magnum Research is telling you it doesn't need to be on the "approved" list as it's part of a general class of approved revolvers covering the Colt SAA and similar.

That length thing tripped Ruger up at one point: the Single Six in .32 with a bird's-head grip frame didn't quite meet the length requirement.
Jim March
Jim March is offline  
Old May 7, 2009, 05:27 PM   #4
Join Date: September 15, 2008
Posts: 24
Thanks for the info. I guess it is legal in Ca.
bbigboomer is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.04935 seconds with 9 queries