Sales & Transfers at H & H
Sales and transfers of firearms in CA can be confusing and are highly regulated. Whether it be a new sale or a private party transfer you will end up with a mountain of paperwork. There are many questions regarding the legality of certain firearms, the legal handgun roster and the configuration of AR (Armalite Rifle) style rifles or similar. CalGuns.net has developed an excellent set of flowcharts to help you determine the legality of your current or intended firearm. You will find those flow charts in the blue banner at the top of their forums page – while you are there sign up – they are a great resource!
Before you order a new handgun online or get crazy on Gunbroker – you must make sure that the gun you are buying is on the CA list of approved handguns (CA referes to the as “safe” handguns – all others being “unsafe” – don’t worry nobody gets it). Please note, this does NOT apply to C&R handguns – these being handguns 50 years or older. So don’t look for an approved 1943 Walther P38 or Mauser Red 9 Broom-handle on the list somehow these become safe when they turn 50. MAKE SURE any orders for semi auto handguns from out of state are in compliance – we will not receive a handgun that is not legal in CA and you will be responsible for any return shipping charges. Please call us first and we can help you!
Where can I buy guns? You have many options here are two common sources with some often overlooked cautions! Armslist is the “Craigslist” of firearms. Beware of Armslist scams – do not pay for anything until you are face-to-face at your transferring FFL – no matter how cool or rare the firearm is or how convincing the seller is – it is a SCAM if they ask you to pay in advance. Also do not meet anyone anywhere but at an FFL. Gunbroker – GB has “buy-it-now” and auction items. Read the small print – many sellers will NOT ship to CA under any circumstances – and yes feel free to be offended when sellers call CA a communist state…its a socialist state…. There are many stories of an auction being completed and payed for and the the seller will not ship to a CA FFL and that will cost YOU money.
One last piece of advice to avoid the SCAM artist – all firearms in CA must ship to a CA FFL unless you are a C&R class 3 FFL holder and the long gun qualifies as a C&R gun (then only C&R handguns must ship to an FFL). If someone offers to ship it directly to you – BOTH of you are in violation of the law.
We are a receiving FFL dealer for the following firearm and ammunition vendors:
(PLEASE CALL BEFORE YOU ORDER so we can make sure that your purchase is legal to deliver in CA)