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.
View list of handgun models whose status has changed recently:
- Recently Added Handgun Models, pdf
Models added recently to the Roster of Handguns certified for sale.
- Recently Removed Handguns, pdf
Handgun models whose certification has expired or otherwise removed from the Roster. These models may no longer be sold, offered for sale, or manufactured in California.