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I am soo mad (California sucks)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by al g blenny, May 28, 2008.

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  1. al g blenny

    al g blenny Member

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    So I have been wanting a new 9mm for a while now. I have been doing research for months. I finally make up my mind to get a baby eagle. I was thinking about getting the gold one but we can't get them here in California. I found out that I can just get the black one (that's the only Cali legal one anyway) and send it to Magnum for refinishing. No problem. So I find a good deal on a new eagle and I pay in full. About a week later I haven't heard from the gun store so I decide to call them to see what the day is I can pick it up. They then tell me that there is something wrong and they don't think they can get the gun. The distributer told them something but they couldn't remember what it was. So I call Magnum and they say that there is a new model. They have to register it for sale in California. I ask how long it will take to go through. They tell me that it has been in process for almost a year now. I have no idea if I should wait for the new one or just settle for a different gun. I really really really wanted this one. The new model will have a new front sight and a rail. Anyone know how to figure out how much longer it will be for Cali to approve of it? Any other suggestions for a 9mm that isn't plastic, looks cool, and doesn't cost over $800? Why does California have to be so lame?
     
  2. freakshow10mm

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    Because it's full of liberal anti gun anti Americans. Vote for change or move. ************ is a lost cause.
     
  3. everallm

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    CZ 75 SP-01 ~ circa $550
     
  4. saturno_v

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    A liberal is not necessarely anti-gun...is not automatic,,,;);)
     
  5. oneounceload

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    nope, only when it is YOUR guns - amazing how they all have arms or armed bodyguards, but the average guy isn't allowed......
     
  6. Darthbauer

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    I wouldnt wait. Get your money back and buy a used one online.
     
  7. Black Majik

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    Rule #1 of California: Don't look for sympathy for CA on THR. You ain't gonna get it. We're a neglected bunch on here.

    Sucks to hear about your situation. The best thing to do, if you absolutely want the older model is to post a WTB ad on the CA specific forum. Someone there will notify you if they got what you're looking for.

    www.calguns.net

    There's a WTB (want to buy) forum towards the bottom.

    Good luck.
     
  8. The Bushmaster

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    I was sooo glad when I retired. I figured that I could go home to Oregon...Nope...The USSR of C had already screwed the Great Northwest up already. So here I am in Missouri and lovin' it...
     
  9. CountGlockula

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    +1 with Black Magik, and it sounds like you're new to gun ownership.

    When purchasing a new handgun in CA, always check the Roster of Approved Firearms for sale: http://certguns.doj.ca.gov/
     
  10. CWL

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    The Baby Eagle/Jericho/UZI is a copy of the CZ. Just get one of those.

    Don't get it gold TiN plated, please.
     
  11. Confederate

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    There are plenty of pro-gun people in California, but they're outnumbered, outflanked and out of luck. Have you seen the ammunition laws that are being enacted? Get caught outdoors with a lead bullet and you're in big trouble. The environmental kooks are tying lead bullets to excess lead in the systems of some animals. The lead is not caused by bullets, but by industrial pollution, but still, they see it as a way to supress gun owners.

    In the meantime, you might consider a used, pristine S&W 5906 or 659. Beautiful guns and built to last.

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    The 5906 (top) is the third generation 9mm. The 659 is the second generation
    and is also a wonderfully built gun.



    Flee California, and don't look back lest thou turn into a pillar of salt!

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  12. The Bushmaster

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    Oh...I love that poster or sticker...
     
  13. BamBam-31

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    A seldom enforced rule here on THR pertaining to Californians: "Conduct becoming ladies and gentlemen is expected, without religious, national or other prejudices. That means no slurs on Californians, French, Muslims, cops, women or anyone else."

    Now back to your regularly scheduled Kali-bashing. :rolleyes:

    People that tell us we should move out make me sick. MOVE IN AND HELP US FIGHT. PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS, OR PUT YOUR MOUTH WHERE YOUR MONEY IS. Whose side are you on, anyways? Certainly not ours, even though we're entrenched in yours.

    :cuss:

    To the OP: Look into BHP's, CZ 75b's, and Sig 226/229's. Fantastic non-polymer pistols that make anyone's "10 Best 9mm Pistols" list, Californian or otherwise.
     
  14. TAB

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    All you CA bashers, remember laws that get passed here generally get passed nation wide... just something to think about.
     
  15. slik_rik30

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    Sorry about the Cali deal, but to answer your question:

    There are a lot of Sigs on that approved list. 226 is the first that comes to mind. All metal, and looks good, those were your criteria, right? You can find them NIB under $800 and CPO (refurbished LE trade-ins) for $550ish.
     
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    All I'm going to say is - "vote with your feet" is a very valid option. I did, and now I live someplace with actual seasons, buy my guns cash-and-carry (from friendly and competitively priced shops, no less) and save $4k a year on rent and car insurance alone.

    Best thing I ever did in my life.

    Take a look at CZs. You should be able to find a 75B for somewhere around $450, and a P-01 (if that's CA-approved; either one will come with a neutered 10-round mag) for not too much more.
     
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    Just how is abandoning the wealthiest, most beautiful state in the Union a good idea? Many of us call California home. It may not be perfect, but I won't be forced out.
     
  18. BamBam-31

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    All I'm going to say is - "Myopic option tantamount to surrender." Glad it all worked out for you. ;)
     
  19. CountGlockula

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    Amen, brother.
     
  20. camslam

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    Where do you even start...

    As a former resident of the state of California as well as marrying a girl from Southern Cal, having family that lives in both the bay area and southern Cali, I confess my only question in regards to making changes in California is:

    WHERE DO YOU EVEN START???

    In all seriousness that is why I moved out of the state and will never go back. In addition to the beautiful set of gun laws that are on the books, take a look at the state political structure, the taxes, the illegal immigration, and the other parts that make living there not so fun and FOR ME, there just aren't enough smog free, low traffic days, or enough general all around enjoyment to make it worth it.

    If anyone has any ideas where to start, I would love to hear them, I look at Cali as an individual that is in the end stages of cancer (no disrespect to anyone), but to explain: the state is sick and it is so far along that about the only thing you can do is try to control the pain. There is no getting better. I will continue to hope that enough people fight for the state, but I am happy doing battles in other areas for now.
     
  21. Quiet

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    www.calguns.net = best resource for a CA gun owner.

    IMO, it should be mandatory for any CA gun owner to join the forum on calguns.


    Side note:
    AB20262 is out of committee. Call/email your state representative to oppose this measure. The current effect of the bill is this: End all mail order handgun ammo sales except LEO and C&R+COE. Sellers of Handgun ammo must have a license and record the details of who they sell to. More information and contact info can be found in this thread: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=101928 AB 2062 will show up Wednesday and must be passed out of its house by May 30.
     
  22. trbon8r

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    So is Michigan unless you like filth, unemployment, rust, and destitution.

    California isn't nearly as bad as some of the bashers make it out to be. If I could afford to live there, I may never have left. There must be something good about the place that people are willing to pay 3/4 million for a shack to live in.
     
  23. freakshow10mm

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    I have a job, run my own business, keep a clean house and yard and find life in Michigan quite comfortable.

    MI isn't the best place in the US to live, but it's better than California or New England. My state actually recognizes the Second Amendment and we have our own RKBA amendment in the state constitution. And we don't have a list of "safe guns" that we can own.

    Depends on if you want your freedoms or not. You sure as hell won't find them in California or we wouldn't see these threads.
     
  24. bannockburn

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    To California Gun Owners:

    You have my sincerest condolences for having the wherewithal and commitment to live in such a politically abhorrent state. Even if I had the financial means to, I would never live there; I don't think I would even consider taking a trip there either. And this is not California bashing as I feel the same way about New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and any other state with such nonsensical and draconian measures on their books. I could never live in any state that would "allow" me only to purchase those guns from a state "approved" list. Nothing personal, just far too many social engineering, anti-gun politicians with their anti-gun agendas for me.
     
  25. Confederate

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    We're not talking about Virginia. We're talking about California. Of course, we tried leaving the Union and they came and brought us back, then they said if we didn't like it, we should go somewhere else. I sure wish they'd make up their mind!
     
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