Firearms

Roster of Handguns Certified for Sale

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.

Use the query form to find the handgun models currently certified for sale in California.
All handguns listed on the roster are approved with or without night sights.


Select a manufacturer [or all] from the drop-down menu, then click FIND.
There are 866 models in the database.

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