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    The gun laws of California are some of the most restrictive in the United States . Our goal here at Condor Gun Shop is to help you navigate this maze of roadblocks designed to discourage you from exercising your Second Amendment rights. 

   In the following pages you will find detailed information on a number of firearms related topics. This information will be updated as laws change. We will also keep you updated on legal challenges to California's laws as they work their way through the court system and let you know how you can help.

   

   You are always welcome to call, email, or stop in with any questions you have. We consider the sharing of information just as important as the actual selling of firearms. There are no stupid questions and you will never be treated as though you are wasting our time for trying to increase your knowledge. We have bar stools in the shop to provide a comfortable spot to sit and ask all the questions you want.

REQUIREMENTS TO PURCHASE FIREARMS IN CALIFORNIA

Handguns

  • You need to be 21 or over.

  • Have a valid California Drivers License or ID card.

  • Have a FSC or be exempt

  • Have a second proof of residency

  • Be able to pass the background check

  • Wait 10 days

     Long Guns

  • You need to be 18 or over.

  • You need a Valid California Drivers License, or ID card.

  • Have FSC or be exempt

  • Be able to pass the background check

  • Wait 10 days

ROSTER OF HANDGUNS CERTIFIED FOR SALE IN CALIFORNIA

IF YOU WANT TO ORDER HANDGUNS ONLINE AND HAVE THEM SHIPPED TO CALIFORNIA, YOUR MAKE AND MODEL HAVE TO BE ON THIS LIST.

 Effective January 1, 2001, no handgun may be manufactured within California, imported into California for sale, lent, given, kept for sale, or offered/exposed for sale unless that handgun model has passed firing, safety, and drop tests and is certified for sale in California by the Department of Justice. Private party transfers, curio/relic handguns, certain single-action revolvers, and pawn/consignment returns are exempt from this requirement

FIREARM SAFETY CERTIFICATE

TESTING OFFERED DAILY UP TO A HOUR BEFORE WE CLOSE NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED

Effective January 1, 2015, the Handgun Safety Certificate program was replaced with the Firearm Safety Certificate (FSC) program. Under the FSC program, requirements that previously applied to handguns only now apply to all firearms (handguns and long guns), unless exempt.
 

A valid Handgun Safety Certificate can still be used to purchase/acquire handguns only until it expires. For long gun purchases/acquisitions made January 1, 2015, and thereafter, an FSC will be required. Once an FSC is obtained, it can be used for both handgun and long gun purchases/acquisitions.

FSCs are acquired by taking and passing a written test on firearm safety, generally at participating firearms dealerships and private firearms training facilities. A Firearm Safety Certificate Study Guide to help individuals prepare for the FSC test is available for viewing/downloading from the link provided below. If you are in need of a spanish language version the the study guide you can find it linked HERE . A Firearm Safety webinar is also available for viewing or download via the link HERE.

The firearm safety demonstration protocols and DOJ Certified Instructor standards have been established and implemented by DOJ. An explanation of the firearm safety demonstration can be found starting on page 12 of the Firearm Safety Certificate Study Guide, pdf
.

 

             Exempt Persons:

    X01 = Special Weapons Permit Holder

    X02 = Operation of Law Representative

    X03 = Handgun being returned to the owner

    X13 = FFL collector with COE (curio and relic handguns only)

    X21 = Military - Active Duty

    X22 = Military - Reserve

    X25 = Military - Honorably Retired

    X31 = Peace Officer - California - Active

    X32 = Peace Officer - Federal - Active

    X33 = Peace Officer - California - Honorably Retired

    X34 = Peace Officer - California - Reserve

    X35 = Peace Officer - Federal - Honorably Retired

    X41 = Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) Permit Holder

    X81 = P.O.S.T. 832 PC (Firearms) Training

    X91 = Particular and Limited Authority Peace Officers

    X95 = Law Enforcement Service Gun to Family Member

    X98 = Valid Hunting License (long guns only)

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