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HANDGUNS THAT YOU CANNOT PURCHASE
We are constantly asked "Can I buy a new (Manufacturer's name/ model) in this
Here is just a PARTIAL listing of
new firearms that licensed
Massachusetts residents CANNOT purchase from a dealer in this state
because they do not comply with the MA Consumer Protection
regulations and/or the 1998 Gun Control laws.
Handguns must meet the
requirement of BOTH the 1998 Gun Control LAWS and
940 CMR Consumer Protection regulations. Some handguns are legal to sell under the regs
and some only under the laws. They must comply with BOTH to be legal to sell.
If you have any questions
regarding the future availability of the items listed
below in MA compliant configuration, please contact the manufacturers
directly since we don't know what their plans are.
For a link to the MA AG's
site concerning these regulations please visit our REGULATIONS page.
All dealers in MA must follow
the regulations without exceptions.
For specific legal questions regarding the Consumer Protection regulations
please call the
Office of the Attorney General in Boston. We are not qualified to answer
the interpretation of these regs and laws.
Browning Hi Power 9mm or .40sw
(unless they were in MA prior to 10/21/98 and owned by
a MA resident or dealer)
Nothing from this company that was made
Hi Point handguns.
New Charter Arms handguns including the .44 Bulldog and the
.38 special Undercover revolvers are now legal to sell in MA. They plan on
adding more models including the Pathfinder which is an affordable .22LR
revolver. Thank you Charter Arms!
EMAIL US ANY MANUFACTURERS THAT WE MAY HAVE MISSED.
PARDINI Model SP .22LR high precision target
IN MASS.! Any dealer that sells one of these after 2/14/02 is
subject to criminal charges. These are now illegal to sell in Massachusetts because they
are not on THE LIST. Although there is an "target" exemption on the
consumer protection regulations,
there is no
"target" exemption in the Chapter 180 laws.
These were available for sale under the "solely for target
competition use" exemption of the Massachusetts consumer protection regulations. We
spent a lot of time and money in legal fees to get an official "OK" from the
Attorney General's office so that you may be able to buy these. Now they are
illegal to sell.
If you bought one of these brand new from a dealer in MA
after February of 2002, it is our understanding that it was sold illegally. We could be
wrong. If so, please show us where there is a target exemption in Chapter 180 and we'll
start selling them again.
Small pistols that are illegal to sell in Massachusetts
at Magnum Research have emphatically told us that they don't plan on ever
submitting their handguns for MA certification. Why not Doug? We have lots
of customers who would appreciate the fine quality of your handguns.
Therefore, you will never be able to buy a new Desert Eagle or any of their
other fine firearms in this state! It's too bad because Magnum Research has
always been know for offering nothing but high quality products.
Another one that
we can't sell in MA. Check out all the nice Single Action Army revolvers that you
cannot buy in Massachusetts at:
On May 12th,
2005 (or was it 2004?)
Glock announced that they are going to offer MA compliant models. On or
about June 30th, new Glock pistols were removed from the MA market due to a
difference of opinion between Glock and the MA Attorney General's office
over the loaded chamber indicator. News releases from the A.G.'s office are
on the Glock page..
Beretta pistols are now available in Massachusetts. The .32 acp Tomcat and the other
sub-compact models are not available for sale here. Go to our NEW HANDGUNS page for what
we CAN sell.
Different models of the USP and the P7M8 that cannot be sold in MASS. The SOCOM is used by
members of the S.E.A.L. teams. HK has been talking about
certifying some guns. When they do we will let you know.
Hämmerli Model SP20 .22LR Target Pistol
These are illegal in MA because
they are not on the APPROVED ROSTER LIST. Before "The List" came out we
could sell them under the Consumer Protection Regulations "solely for
competition use only" exemption.
PARDINI .22LR Olympic Grade COMPETITION PISTOLS
There is a $5,000 fine
to the dealer for selling one of these fine pistols
because they were not certified by a testing lab and not
on the Approved Roster List.
Oh....and a $1,000 to
Most Ruger Semi-auto
center-fire pistols are illegal to sell in Massachusetts.
However, most of their REVOLVERS were certified
for sale March 2002.
As of December 2004 the new
MKIII 5.5" .22LR target pistols are available for sale in MA as well as the
KP345PR .45 acp and the SR9 pistols.
Thank you Ruger!
|CZ 75B pistols.
Even though they are pre-98 and have several safety features
we can't sell them because they weren't tested and certified. If you can
find one that was in MA before the 10/21/98 date you can buy it
For a list of authorized test labs, go to:
Springfield Armory handguns will not be available in
Massachusetts. The factory has said..."WE HAVE NO
INTENTION OF GOING THROUGH THE MASSACHUSETTS CERTIFICATION PROCESS
because the laws and regulations are not clear".
We have heard that rumors that Springfield Armory is interested in getting
some of their handguns certified for sale in MA. I hope that do but I've
heard this before and nothing has ever happened. The process is not that
hard. S&W certifies handguns for MA all the time...which we greatly
As you know,
we can sell the Seecamp .32 acp pistols.
is not available here in MA yet but Larry Seecamp is a very nice person and
has told us that he will submit them for MA certification as soon as he can
catch up with his backorders around the country.
No new Colt revolvers or 1911's
can be sold in Massachusetts
New Bersa pistols made in Argentina are not
(These are not exempt under the "Solely for target competition use"
clause of the Consumer Protection regs and cannot be sold in MA)
LES BAER 1911 PREMIER II 5" MODEL $1600
Les Baer's Premier II has become the industry
standard to which all other factory or custom built 1911s are compared. The 5" long
Government Model (pictured above) is the best single stack competition pistol you'll find
in America -- the best quality, the best value and the best performance. No wonder so many
of them show up at IPSC Limited Class amd
competitive target matches. The Premier II© is even We've sold so many in the USA and abroad, the Premier II© has
become the flagship of our line. It performs like a million bucks but it costs a whole lot
less. For tech specs click here: Premier
PLEASE SEND 5 PREMIER II's TO A TEST LAB. FOUR SEASONS WILL SPLIT THE COST WITH YOU! WE
HAVE MANY CUSTOMERS WHO WANT TO BUY PURCHASE WHAT WE CONSIDER TO BE THE BEST 1911 STLYE
PISTOL AVAILABLE. WE WOULD BOTH RECOUP THE COST OF TESTING IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.THE
GUN BUSINESS IS ALIVE AND WELL IN MASSACHUSETTS.
CONCEPT V is the same as above except in all
Please keep in mind that these
are TRUE CUSTOM GUNS that are built to order. Les has decided to keep his low production
to maintain the quality control that makes these one of the best in the world. They are
well worth the wait!
The new Les Baer Custom Thunder Ranch 1911.
Les Baer custom builds his 1911s entirely in his own state-of-the art facility in the USA,
and he builds them from his own forged frames and slides that are heat treated for
toughness and hand assembled for a perfect fit. Baer builds 1911s with a well earned
reputation for uncompromising quality and unerring accuracy, but they're all realistically
priced so they deliver outstanding value.
So, Clint Smith specified the features he wanted and Les Baer built it. Then Les engraved
the Thunder Ranch logo on the slide, and gave each pistol a special serial number with
Les Baer Premier II,
LBC sights, tactical package, extended safety,
groups at 50 yds.The 1 1/2" accuracy
guarantee makes this THE ULTIMATE competitive target pistol.Our price
ALL KIMBER HANDGUNS including...
Custom Target - Standard
features of the Custom plus the Kimber adjustable sight. Ideal for shooters
who use a pistol for competition. As with all pistols in the Custom family it has a
mainspring housing, lowered and flared ejection port, and oversized firing pin stop that
locks the extractor in place for maximum reliability.
Striker Series Hunting Pistols
NOT FOR SALE IN MASSACHUSETTS
Any KAHR ARMS
Yes! The PM9
sub-compact 9mm pistol and the Auto Ordnance 1911A1 are both legal to sell
in MA. Kahr has told us that more MA models will be available in the future.
Great news. Thanks!
this pistol has extra safeties, a loaded round
indicator, many other safety features that would make
this MA compliant....the factory has told us that
they have no intention of certifying any of their guns for sale in MA.
The arrogant tone of the Springfield Armory representative that I spoke with
on the phone may as well said to me... "We
can't be bothered with your state". Maybe I'm being a
little over-sensitive but that's what if felt like.
As of 2006 there are about 12 Para-Ord models
that are compliant with the A.G.'s Consumer Protection Regulations.
They tell us that
more models are going to be added. Join our mailing list and you will
receive updates on this and many other matters of interest to the shooting
of the "WORLDS FINEST five & six shot REVOLVERS"
Maybe so but they are not legal to sell in this
NATIONAL MATCH HARDBALL
- Rock River Arms Billet NM frame, 30 LPI checkered
front strap, beveled mag well
- Forged NM slide, rear serrations, milled in Bomar
rear sight, lowered and flared ejection port
- Rock River Arms dovetail front sight with under cut,
fully profiled to radius of slide
- Tuned and polished extractor, extended ejector
- Aluminum speed trigger with crisp 4 lb pull
- Flat or arched mainspring housing
- Checkered slide stop, polished feed ramp
- Throated NM KART barrel with NM bushing
- Cocobolo grips, lustrous blued finish, with one
- Tuned for total reliability, guaranteed to shoot
3" groups or less at 50 yards with Federal Ball Ammo
should contact the
MA Attorney General's office regarding certification
puts out a very nice catalog with a note inside that
NOT FOR SALE IN MASSACHUSETTS".
ARMS: Not for sale in MASS.
We don't like Taurus products due to terrible customer service experiences
that we've had. However, it doesn't matter since we can't sell them anyway.
folks have told us that they "Don't want anything to do with Massachusetts
sales" since they don't understand the regs and laws and "don't want any
potential legal problems. We don't need the aggravation" END QUOTE
When we could sell them, these were purchased by many law enforcement personnel as
Taurus will not certify any of their handguns for sale in
NORTH AMERICAN "Guardian" .32 acp
NOT FOR SALE IN MASS.
*Magazine Capacity: 6+1 *Operation: Double Action Only
*Material: 17-4 pH stainless steel *Height: 3.3"
*Length: 4.4" *Width: 0.85" *Weight: 13.5 ozs. unloaded *Trigger
Pull: 13.0 LBS. *Comes with 2 magazines and a nice belt carrying case
As with every NAA Mini-Revolver, the hammer need not rest on an
empty chamber. Using the original half-way notch cylinder, the hammer may rest safely and
securely without chance of accidental discharge.
Like all NAA Mini-Revolvers, they are covered by a lifetime warranty against
defects in material and workmanship. The stability and ease of firing has made this gun a
favorite with the ladies as well..
NOT FOR SALE IN MASSACHUSETTS.
About Four Seasons
Four Seasons was established in 1989 with the intent of offering the discriminating buyer
a gun shop that specializes only in the shooting sports. Our huge buying power allows us
to sell firearms, ammunition and related accessories at the lowest prices possible with
the most professional, knowledgeable and friendly staff in the business. One visit to our
shop and you'll see why our business is growing.
Four Seasons is family owned and operated. Due to our
volume and low overhead we can sell at extremely low (cheap?)
Customer satisfaction and offering the best prices possible are
our #1 goals.
(Yes, I know that
Holly and I have aged a bit since these photos were taken but we keep it on the site
for posterity sake. They were the first ones we used when we first went online in
Looking for anything to do with the shooting sports or self protection? Four Seasons is
the place for ONE STOP SHOPPING.
We don't sell camping equipment, clothing, rollerblades
or tennis rackets. Just guns, ammo, scopes and directly related products.
Due to our tremendous buying power we believe
that we consistently offer the best prices in New England.
We are conveniently 15 miles NW of Boston. From Route 128 take Exit 34 (Winn St). Go East
towards Woburn for 1.5 miles. 76 WINN ST is on the right. Our entrance is in the rear of
the building just across from the new Woburn police station. Directions and a map
are on our CONTACT page.
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