The state of California has some of the most restrictive gun control laws on the books in the United States today if you care about the Second Amendment or self-defense the gun laws there can make it a tough place to live we're not going to debate the right or wrongs of terminology on assault weapons bullet buttons gun show loopholes gun.
Violence waiting periods and background checks let's just forget about the politics for a minute and save that fight for the NRA and other organizations this list is simply meant as a guide for gun owners trying to find a California compliance handgun they can buy in their state let's get started.
Glock 19 Gen 3. if you want the Honda Civic of guns a Glock is perfect it won't be flashy but it will be outstandingly reliable and has room for a host of modifications and upgrades unfortunately California law doesn't allow for Gen 4 Gen 5 pistols from Glock to be sold so don't even bother asking your local firearms dealer.
Don't let that get you down the Glock 19 G3 is a solid handgun in fact Some people prefer it to the newer versions this is a semi-automatic striker-fired polymer handgun that easily assembles and disassembles without the use of tools the standard magazine capacity of this gun is usually 15 plus one but in.
California you're limited to 10 round magazines this one is still a favorite of law enforcement agencies across the country and a solid choice for a first handgun Sig Sauer P220 combat the P220 combat has a capacity of eight plus one rounds which means the magazine is compliant right out of the box.
This is one of the best 45 ACP pistols on the market today it weighs in in a manageable 31 ounces the barrel length is 4.4 inches the frame is aluminum and the slide and Nitro coated stainless steel the picatinny rail allows you to add some Aftermarket accessories like the Glock this gun disassembles easily with no.
Tools to make maintenance and cleaning a breeze Ruger LCR we know getting a concealed carry permit in California is tough but this gun is a solid option for anyone with a permit that wants a firearm that is simple to operate this is a hammerless design that means.
There are less things or places for this gun to snag if you need to draw it in a hurry it weighs just 17 ounces making it light enough to be a purse gun it's also very easy to use making it perfect for newer gun owners the 357 Magnum rounds are also powerful enough to stop any threat CZ 75b.
CZ USA makes some of the finest quality handguns on the planet they also make versions of their guns specifically for residents of California the cz-75b low-capacity model has a 10 round magazine this steel frame gun has plastic grips and a fixed three dot sight the cold Hammer forged Barrel is 4.6.
Inches long the gun itself has an overall length of 8.1 inches and a width of just 1.4 inches it has a 3 safety system with a stop on Hammer safety firing pin block safety and a manual safety besides that the gun has a fantastic reputation for being an ultra reliable and accurate Tac driver that won't let.
You down when you need it Smith and Wesson sd9 ve Smith and Wesson sd9 ve is a solid and affordable striker-fired pistol no matter where you live the polymer sd9 ve is sold in the California legal package that includes a 10 round capacity magazine it has an overall length of 7.2 inches.
And weighs just 24 ounces the one we've linked here is chambered in nine millimeter Luger ammo but this gun is available in 40s and W2 if you're looking for a little more Firepower a picatinny rail allows you to add small accessories one of the best parts of this gun is just how affordable it is at 329 dollars.
Springfield Armory mil-spec this 45 ACP is specially made by Springfield Armory to be California compliant this classic 1911 style handgun features a 5-inch match grade stainless steel barrel with a 1-16 rate of twist the slide and frame are forged carbon steel this gun just has a nice look with.
The black frame and wooden grips it comes with two seven round magazine standard it's also one of the more affordable 1911 pistols you'll find at 649 dollars Smith and Wesson m p Shield is it Fancy no is it sexy no what the m p Shield lacks in Aesthetics it makes up for in durability.
Reliability and just being a great shooter small modern CCW guns are hard to find on the California roster and the m p Shield is one of the best we can't get the newest and best but the version we can get is solid and we at least have a few color options to choose from like black fde OD green or robin's.
Egg blue with a three inch barrel and an eight plus one nine millimeter round capacity these are great for CCW
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