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How To Buy

Just like buying your first car, you have to test ride it before you buy it! Well firearms as the same exact way, because you, and only you will know how comfortable you are with what you are purchasing.

Even though we do not have an indoor range due to local restrictions, we do encourage that you find a local indoor range where you will be able to test and demo your desired firearm (keep in mind that most ranges allow costumer firearm rentals, however not all firearms will be in stock). After you've tested the firearm model that you would like to purchase, then contact us here on our website or feel free to give us a all @ 650.444.3042 to set up an appointment so we can get you on your way to owning your own firearm! We will guide you thru the rest but please take note that if you are looking into buying your first handgun make sure that you present your Handgun Safety Certification (HSC, which we do offer for you to take here at Equity Arms Inc.). As well as a valid California Drivers License (CDL) and registration at the time of handgun purchase. For longuns you will just need a valid California Drivers License at the time of purchase.

Here are the current California official guidelines for buying firearms in the Golden State:

All firearms purchases and transfers, including private party transactions and sales at gun shows, must be made through a licensed dealer under the Dealer Record of Sale (DROS) process. California imposes a 10-day waiting period before a firearm can be released to a buyer or transferee. A person must be at least 18 years of age to purchase a rifle or shotgun. To buy a handgun, a person must be at least 21 years of age, and either 1) possess an HSC plus successfully complete a safety demonstration with the handgun being purchased or 2) qualify for an HSC exemption.

As part of the DROS process, the buyer must present "clear evidence of identity and age" which is defined as a valid, non-expired California Driver's License or Identification Card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. A military identification accompanied by permanent duty station orders indicating a posting in California is also acceptable.

If the buyer is not a U.S. Citizen, then he or she is required to demonstrate that he or she is legally within the United States by providing to the firearms dealer with documentation that contains his/her Alien Registration Number or I-94 Number.

Purchasers of handguns are also required to provide proof of California residency, such as a utility bill, residential lease, property deed, or government-issued identification (other than a drivers license or other DMV-issued identification).

(PC Section 12071)