In California, Tracking Codes Coming For Credit Card Gun Purchases

It’s been almost a year since we’ve seen this idea put to bed—or so we thought. Several news sources report that firearms buyers in California are about to see special credit card tracking codes coming into use, which would enable financiers and other parties to track their gun purchases.

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Wheelgun Wednesday: Taurus Optics Ready Option Revolvers are now California Approved!

Good news for California-ites who are fans of revolvers and pistol optics, Taurus’ optics ready revolvers are now approved for sale in California. Taurus 856 T.O.R.O. and 605 T.O.R.O. (Taurus Optics Ready Option) have been added to California’s Department of Justice’s roster of Handguns Certified for Sale.

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California Welcomes the New CA Compliant SIG Sauer P365

One of the most popular micro-compact pistols in the nation has just become a bit more accessible to even more Americans with the launch of the new CA Compliant SIG Sauer P365. The new California-compliant P365 obviously had to go through the rigorous maze that is the California Roster of Certified Handguns.  Aside from the live-fire testing procedures, the pistol also has to be capped at 10 rounds, and feature a loaded chamber indicator, and a magazine disconnect.

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New California Compliant Ruger SR22 Available Through Sports South

The Ruger SR22 is an affordable and fun little 22-caliber plinker that’s been around for over a decade now. However, the residents of California have not typically been able to purchase these fun little handguns due to not being on the infamous California Roster – something that pretty much never changes. However, for all of my fellow firearms friends directly to my south, I’m happy to report that this has just changed – the Ruger SR22 has finally made its way onto the approved list of handguns that can be sold in California. This new California Compliant Ruger SR22 will be available exclusively through Sports South, a fairly large online firearms wholesale and distributor that serves the nation through its home base in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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TFB B-Side Podcast: What It's Like Being a Gun Guy In California

Today on the TFB B-Side podcast we answer some of the most important questions about what it’s like to be a gun guy in California. Can you find magazines with more than 10-rounds of capacity? Can you really not use a regular magazine release on your AR-15? Do people in California even like guns? Do the people that work in Hollywood actually like guns? One of our resident Californian experts and ex-pats of the state TFB Writer Nic L answers all this and more on today’s episode of the TFB B-Side podcast.

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The JOLSTER Federal and State Compliant Muzzleloading Holster

Those of you in ban states can celebrate as there is a new concealed carry option now being made available to you that comes with its own blaster – the Jolster from Black Arch Holsters. The Jolster is an ambidextrous, Kydex open-ended holster that allows users to carry their jolt gun cocked with a round loaded in the muzzle. This holster bypasses H.R. 127 and H.R.8  and no background check or transfer fee is required! Huzzah!

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Sacramento Sheriff Seizes Rifles Tear Gas Launcher and Dynamite

On February 25th, 2021 the Sacramento Sheriff’s office received a 911 call from a citizen claiming that someone who was in his house for repair work was instead eating his food and that he had them at gunpoint. Later, shots were fired and officers were dispatched to the scene where the sole occupant of the house was taken into custody. Later, the Sheriff’s department collected a large amount of weaponry and explosives which included a tear-gas grenade launcher (appears to be a Manville gas gun), 3 sticks of what was thought to be dynamite, and tens of thousands of rounds of various ammunition.

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Missing Police Carbine Still Unaccounted For nearly 4 Years Later

Nearly 4 years ago, sometime in May of 2017, the Santa Cruz Police Department made the shocking discovery that one of their AR-15 carbines had gone missing from the police armory. According to police Lieutenant Arnold Vasquez, the rifle was last accounted for on February 9th, 2017. Since then an investigation has been underway to discover how and where the missing/stolen weapon had gone but has yet to turn over any conclusive results.

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[BREAKING] 9th Circuit: California Magazine Ban Unconstitutional – Again

This morning, August 14th, 2020, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down California’s law against magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. Those who have been following this case for some time may recall that back in March 2019 the Honorable Judge Benitez temporarily struck down California Penal Code section 32310. This is the section of California law that relates to magazine capacity limits. Specifically, it makes it illegal to have any “large-capacity magazine”.  Punishments ranged from a $100 fine per magazine up to a year in county jail. That ruling resulted in “Freedom Week”, also known as the California Airlift or the Great California Magazine Rush, before the ruling was stayed pending a hearing by the 9th Circuit.

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[SHOT 2020] New California Compliant Firearms and Parts at SHOT Show

SHOT Show is an event where manufacturers show off their latest goods, but to Californians many of them are off limits. Standard capacity magazines, drum mags, sub guns, scary black rifles with pistol grips, pistols not on some approved roster, etc. The gun laws suck in the golden state, but California is still a very large market for the firearms industry and every year many companies release California compliant parts and firearms. Below are a few I stumbled upon at SHOT Show 2020.

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From the Ashes: Taran Tactical Innovations Back in Action After California Wildfires

It’s no secret that the last couple of days has been stressful for those in Simi Valley California. A good friend of TFB’s, Taran Butler of Taran Tactical Innovations has been impacted by the Wildfires in California. The TTI Range succumbed to the fires, however, no people or animals were harmed as the fires consumed the TTI Property.

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Franklin Armory Title 1 – New Long Gun for The Golden State

Franklin Armory (Nevada) just introduced a new firearm which will be of interest especially for enthusiasts in the State of California (and similar ban states). “Title 1” is the name of the firearm which is said to have all features and no magazine lock.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Legally Conceal Carry In California Without A License With This One Weird Trick

OK, so this isn’t about concealed carrying a straw. I just thought that photo was hilarious and so I used it. What is serious is trying to legally conceal carry in California. For those who do not know, California is a may-issue state. You have to jump through silly hoops required by your county Sheriff’s office and you have to explain why you want/need to conceal carry. They don’t like your reasoning? No concealed carry license for you. Well, now you can legally conceal carry in California without a CCW license with this one weird trick.

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POTD: Minigun Monday III

Three is a magic number – and this is the third edition of the Photo Of The Day: Minigun Monday, where we admire pictures of Miniguns in various places.

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BREAKING: California Magazine Imports to End Friday at 5pm

On April 4th, 2019, the Hon. Roger T. Benitez granted a partial injunction against his prior order. All sales of standard capacity magazines to California are to end by 5pm on Friday the 5th. Attorney General of California Xavier Becerra filed an ex parte order before the court. In it, he requested that Judge Benitez stay his prior judgment pending an appeal to the 9th Circuit. The court granted his motion, in part. California magazine imports to citizens will once again come to a halt.

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