Sunday, July 15, 2007

So close I can almost TASTE it!

So.... in my quest to obtain an EEVVIILLL black rifle here in the Peoples Republik of Kalifornia, I've decided on a DS arms-made CA-legal FAL. Beautiful guns, and I was first made aware of them here...
Biggest problem is, they are $1600+, which for me is a LOT of money. The most I've ever spent on a gun is about $700...
So for the last few months, I've been squirrelling away extra cash, rolling coins, crushing cans, working overtime, whatever... putting away what I can in a manner that does not impact my family's finances...
Anyway, my friend and I were at the gun store today; he had a gift certificate to blow and I was only too happy to tag along. I wanted to have a look at the Springfield M1A again, because I was wavering some in my choice and wanted to be sure. I got to talking to the clerk about the FALs (they didn't have any on display) and he told me that the store owner was getting leery about selling them - apparently a rookie CA DOJ agent blew into one of his stores, saw a FAL on the rack and said "Hey that's illegal - take it down" and generally made a huge stink. The agent wound up having to publicly apologize to the company, but the owner is reluctant to deal with the hassle associated with selling the guns... however; he still has a few in stock, and one of them happens to be this one - an STG-58.
I like this one better than the SA58 anyway, and the bonus is, it's $400 cheaper! Sweet! I can buy one today! I have the green! You see, the STG-58 is not listed on DS Arms' website as CA-legal, so I didn't know they were available... now that I know, that's what I want.
I WANT IT NOW!
The clerk told me they had six on hand, and he didn't know what they were going to do with them. His supervisor told us that he'd tell the owner he had a guy (ME!!!!!:)) ready to go, cash in hand and see what the dude would say. Either way, I'll be getting a call tomorrow, and if I get the green light, that gun shall be mine in ten days' time (CA waiting period).
If the guy says no dice, well that's OK too; now I know I can get an STG-58 that's CA-legal, well there are other gun stores around... may just take a little longer is all...
Update to follow...
BTW, my friend wound up picking up a nice Savage 22mag boltie with a stainless bull barrel brand new for $219.99. A very good deal, I thought... actually, if he hadn't gone for it, I would have (they only had the one - a special order that came minus a scope and had been sitting on the rack too long I guess...)

7 comments:

DirtCrashr said...

I had no idea...but cool! If going that direction I'd probably choose an M1A just because there's a lot of know-how among my club members about them.

Mushy said...

They really do look sweet, but I'm like Dirtcrashr...love the M1As. There's a solid investment in time and technology wrapped up in them.

Fathairybastard said...

Looks a lot like what's available here. What's different about it that makes it CA legal? Saw a CA legal AK once that was pump action.

Kevin said...

The magazine is a ten-rounder, and it's fixed so you have to load it from the top via stripper clips. Still waiting to hear from the guys, BTW...

phlegmfatale said...

I hope you get your dream boomstick tomorrow. Good luck with that.

DirtCrashr said...

So how's that going? It takes time, I've learned to be patient somehow.
I have a bunch of ammo to load (now that my dispenser is back) for a match Saturday - it's back to hot weather. "Lights bright, sights high." :-)

Kevin said...

Sorry, been a very busy week. I'll post the update tonight -- its qualified good news...