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11/30/06 8:53 PM
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DaveM
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After trying out my brother-in-law's Glock 30 over Thanksgiving, I really had my heart set on getting one. Unfortunately, Glocks don't comply with MA regulations so I can't get one. I'm in the market for a quality, compact, MA compliant .45 and I'm looking for suggestions.
12/2/06 11:01 AM
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Edited: 02-Dec-06
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what is it about the Glock that doesn't comply with your regulations? Barrel length? something else? would make it easier to suggest an alternative.
12/2/06 1:01 PM
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Edited: 02-Dec-06
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probably magazine capacity
12/3/06 6:40 PM
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Edited: 03-Dec-06
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can you not just get a limited (10 rds?) capacity magazine?
12/3/06 6:40 PM
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I haven't found all the details yet but the state changed the laws in 1998 and, while most guns meet the state regulations, many don't pass the attorney generals requirements and he won't issue a list of compliant guns. I blieve 5 lb trigger weight and <=10 shot capacity were 2 of the requirements but its not clear weather that's state or AG.
12/4/06 12:06 PM
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Edited: 04-Dec-06
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well, trigger weight makes no sense whatsoever to me... but we're talking about politicians that don't know shit from toothpaste, so that shouldn't surprise me. if magazine capacity is an issue, it should be quite easy to find 10 rd mags.
12/4/06 12:46 PM
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Ok, here's some more specific info: http://www.ago.state.ma.us/sp.cfm?pageid=1699
12/4/06 2:48 PM
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Edited: 04-Dec-06
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Ah ok, it looks like the issue with the Glocks are with the "child proofing" nonsense (wow!). They require semi's to have a load indicator. Just get a Springfield Armory XD instead (it has a load indicator pin on top of the slide to show that there's a round chambered) http://www.springfield-armory.com/prod-xdpstl-45acp.shtml
12/6/06 3:05 PM
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The SA XD is at the top of my list of guns to look at. Unfortunately, I don't know that anyone in MA carries them yet... I suppose I could always look up in NH and then have one shipped to a shop in MA though. I've heard a lot of good thins about that gun. It comes in a compact model that can be expanded to a full-size grip just by changing the magazine.
12/7/06 12:13 AM
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DaveM
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Just looked into it today and, while the SA XD is compliant with MA regs, they cannot be sold in MA because Sprinfield Armory won't go through the long, expensive process of testing to get approved by the MA attorney general. Back to the drawing board...
12/7/06 9:21 AM
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Edited: 07-Dec-06
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www.gunbroker.com you can find just about anything to have shipped to a local dealer
12/7/06 11:14 AM
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Edited: 07-Dec-06
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sounds like the MA Attorney General needs to be pistol-whipped.
12/7/06 11:50 AM
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"you can find just about anything to have shipped to a local dealer" No true, unfortunately. Any gun purchased out of state must be transfered through an in-state dealer and sold to you by them. For the in-state dealer to sell it to you, the gun must meet all state and state AG's regulations.
4/19/07 4:19 AM
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Edited: 19-Apr-07
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Para Makes a really good .45, it is a Canadian company with a good reputation for making quality, dependable pistols. Not sure if they will qaulify for your regulations. I intent on buying one shortly.

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