California Updates List of Banned (“De-Certified”) Handguns: Smith & Wesson Joins the Non-In Crowd

“Designed for the U.S. Army and carried by U.S. Navy SEALs, Texas Rangers and many other elite military and law enforcement professionals, the SIG SAUER® P226® has earned its place in the highest class of production pistols.” Yes, well, the P226 has been expelled from California. Fifteen rounds makes it a terrorist’s toy, apparently. The Sig joins dozens of handguns on the Department of Justice’s most recent “List of De-Certified Handgun Models.” [download pdf here]. “The Kimber Ten is a 1911 with a frame that holds a 10 round magazine,” gunshopfinder.com reports. “Simple as that —the unequaled accuracy and dependability of a Kimber plus more rounds in the magazine and as few design changes as possible. A pistol you can trust” Trust me: you can’t buy one in California. 10 + 1 = 11, and that’s one too many. Simple as that. At least the 10 isn’t lonely in pistol purgatory; 38 other Kimbers rate an official nuh-uh.

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“Designed for the U.S. Army and carried by U.S. Navy SEALs, Texas Rangers and many other elite military and law enforcement professionals, the SIG SAUER® P226® has earned its place…