Originally Posted by 95 taco
i think the glock is legal, and the XD's, unless you have the XDM.
not sure on the shield.
Not illegal to import, own, or even to sell to another person.
The California Safe Handgun Roster applies to dealer purchases/transfers.
It does not "ban" the gun. It is legal to import as a new resident, and it is also legal to sell to someone else as a private party transaction.
There are all kinds of ways around the roster.
It is legally possible for me to purchase a new XDm if it is supplied with 10rd magazines. There are a number of exemptions for the roster, including LEO purchases, as well as dimensionally compliant single shot or single action exemptions.
To import a non-compliant XDm, all that is needed is for it to be fitted with a barrel that brings the OAL to 10", and for the magazine to be replaced with a zero-round sled that is locked in using a method that requires a separate tool to remove.
Once the buyer has completed the 10 day wait and takes possession, it is legal to modify the gun to it's original configuration.