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#6202557 - 02/28/16 12:09 PM Mailing a gun to California.
Chief Joe Offline
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Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 6075
Loc: Fredericktown, Ohio
Any experience on mailing a gun to California? Has to be sent to a dealer right?
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#6202563 - 02/28/16 12:17 PM Re: Mailing a gun to California. [Re: Chief Joe]
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Registered: 08/18/12
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Loc: Harris County
Any firearms shipped out of state have to go through FFL on receiving end.
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#6202565 - 02/28/16 12:19 PM Re: Mailing a gun to California. [Re: Chief Joe]
Tim9880 Offline
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Registered: 04/08/12
Posts: 441
Are you mailing to yourself? And what kind of gun? California is tricky.

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#6202566 - 02/28/16 12:20 PM Re: Mailing a gun to California. [Re: Chief Joe]
tehachapi Offline
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Registered: 03/18/13
Posts: 169
Loc: Harris County
Make sure it is on the "Roster of Handguns Certified for Sale" list with the California Department of Justice. Due to the passage of a micro-engraving law the list is pretty small and getting smaller.

http://certguns.doj.ca.gov/

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#6202577 - 02/28/16 12:35 PM Re: Mailing a gun to California. [Re: Chief Joe]
Chief Joe Offline
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Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 6075
Loc: Fredericktown, Ohio
Yeah, it is a Sig 9mm. Got a kid getting out of the Marines and wanting to travel home on his MC but would like to pack. I think this gun doesn't make the list..
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#6202591 - 02/28/16 01:00 PM Re: Mailing a gun to California. [Re: Chief Joe]
Tim9880 Offline
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Registered: 04/08/12
Posts: 441
Hmm. Might want to find an FFL out there and give them a call. They cant sell a SIG because it isnt approved. The question is if they can receive and transfer a gun that is given as a gift. California handgun laws are a mess.Good luck.

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#6202603 - 02/28/16 01:10 PM Re: Mailing a gun to California. [Re: Chief Joe]
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Registered: 11/07/10
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Loc: DFW
I've only sent 1 firearm to California and it was an AR10 scared It was a bit of a pain in the butt because I had the buyer send me a 5rd mag and bullet button. I installed the bullet button and kept the normal mag release. Then I used a TX FFL to send to a CA FFL so he could make sure I was doing everything by the book.

There are many CA residents that will tell you its no big deal to send them AR type weapons without bullet buttons and/or high capacity magazines are ok as long as they're disassembled. Do everything by the book. I understand that their laws are stupid, but they are still laws.

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#6203382 - 02/29/16 06:49 AM Re: Mailing a gun to California. [Re: Chief Joe]
Chief Joe Offline
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Registered: 02/06/10
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Loc: Fredericktown, Ohio
Thanks guys!!!
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#6208372 - 03/03/16 12:43 PM Re: Mailing a gun to California. [Re: Chief Joe]
ggarciatx Offline
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Registered: 12/15/07
Posts: 202
Loc: Webb County
Please check state laws on him carrying the gun on his trip back. Some states might hang him for unlicensed carry.

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#6208444 - 03/03/16 01:44 PM Re: Mailing a gun to California. [Re: Chief Joe]
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Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 1616
Loc: College Station, Texas
Cal is tricky, we do it all the time but you need to be registered with California. Then the gun itself goes with specific paperwork to a FFL then assigned to that specific person.
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