Souther California Resident - Looking to Buy a G19

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  1. CA_G19

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    I've owned my Daniel Defense M4V11SLW for 4 years now but I've never owned a pistol. I also have a CZ Double Barrel shotgun. I'm now in the market for a Glock 19 for mainly home defense and periodic range fun. I've done a fair amount of research and I'm torn between getting the gen 3 or gen 5. I want my wife to able to shoot the gun and I've read that the gen 3 is not as ideal due to the grips. She's a petite 5'3". I'm planning to buy the gun from GlockStore in San Diego. I want to get the tactical trigger job on the gun to reduce the trigger pull to 3lbs. Since I'm doing this, I'm not sure if it even matters which gen I get. What's your guys input on the matter? Thanks.
     
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    Well first off you can’t get a Gen 5 Glock in California....it’s off roster. Only Gen 3 Glocks are on the roster. You’d have to buy via private party transfer.

    I live in Southern California as well so I feel your pain. Check on Armslist.


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    Unless of course you’re a police officer. I’m a retired police officer and still can’t buy off roster firearms.


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    Fcking liberal CA. Thanks for the heads up. I’ll just go gen 3.
     
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    Lol...sorry for the bad news.


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    Also...don’t be surprised if you have to wait longer than 10 days to pickup your new gun. Due to the pandemic, DOJ hasn’t been able to catch up on firearms backgrounds. Not sure if they’re caught up yet. Sorry for the bad news


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    Lol all good. That’s what I get for living in this state. Born and raised here but damn this state for their politics. What’s the reason the gen 5 is “illegal”?
     
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    No microstamp capability. Any new guns on the roster have to be able to microstamp the serial number in two places on the spent shell. This technology doesn’t even exist yet! As a result no new gun models can be added to the roster. It’s a slow speed ban.


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    According to California Department of Justice gen5 Glocks are “unsafe”.
     
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    Got it. Thanks for the info.
     
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    That’s funny.
     
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    Welcome!


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    Hello and Welcome.
     
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    Welcome to GT from AZ! You can do a lot worse than a Gen 3 G19. :flag:
     
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    If you like Glock and need a smaller grip see if the CZ P-10C is on your roster.

    Also, the HK VP9.

    Best of luck.


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