Originally Posted by SaltySteve
What are you planning on using the gun for? Can you even get a CCW in Cali?
Check out the Walther (or Smith & Wesson) P99. My first handgun and my favorite. Fits my hand perfectly. The Springfield XD and XDm are nice too and you get a lot of gun for the money.
You can get a CCW in Kali. But only in certain parts. LA proper is impossible. You have to be a celebrity or politician.
I think Diane Feinstein, who is absolutely opposed to guns in every way, hypocritically, has a concealed carry. Apparently her life is more important than the common man or woman's.
Orange County, former Sheriff used to always issue for a good cause. A friend of my was a realtor in OC and he got permission because he said he showed properties in bad parts of town at odd hours. He showed apartment complexes for sale, which in Santa Ana, especially, was indeed a bad area.
As an ER nurse, I get psych patients and gang members who threatened me and said they'd kill me, etc. So I think if I was in OC in the past, I would have gotten issued one.
Now the new OC Sherrif is more aware of the complaints that the former Sheriff seemed to issue to everyone and it's harder to get a CCW.
Just depends on the County. Seems generaly big city's don't issue, like LA, San Fran, but smaller, lesser know farm counties issue.
So you don't get a gun where you need it, but get to carry where it's safer.