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    Default CA Approved Model Question

    I was interested in purchasing a Kahr MK9 Elite 03 online. I was doing some research on the Kahr website and see the have two models listed with one being a CA approved model. I was wondering what the difference is between the regular and CA approved Kahr MK9 Elite 03? I donít like firearms with the loaded chamber indicator that sticks up from the slide and was hoping that is not what the CA approved means. Thanks for the help.

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    Both show the same model number - M9098. The California listing may just be informational. Their office is open now, I'd give Kahr a call and ask the question.

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    I generally avoid anything California approved. I suspect it would have a 1 round magazine that requires a metric allen wrench with facial recognition to remove and only provided with 1 magazine.

    Honestly I don't know what they would require to meet California approval.
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    In my feeble recollection the CA models have a loaded chamber indicator and a safety. Maybe not on that model though.

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    In my experience, as long as the model number exactly matches the DOJ approved arms listing, then the description is irrelevant.
    I bought a blem K9, and the box description had an add'l character - it was refused by an FFL. I had to get it transferred to a different FFL, who went by the actual serial/model #.
    My MK9 has no lci, mag disconnect, safety, or any other California/Massachusetts-style nonsense, but the model # matched the list, so there was zero issue.

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    Now here I have been thinking that any firearm sold in CA is required to a have a flag the says, "BANG!", pop out of the muzzle when the trigger is pulled???

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJBert View Post
    Now here I have been thinking that any firearm sold in CA is required to a have a flag the says, "BANG!", pop out of the muzzle when the trigger is pulled???
    Disallowed. Not on the Democratik Republik of California DOJ's approved joke list.

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    1 demerit for AJ, can't argue with California DOJ right? I still think the wall should be between us and California, give it back to Mexico as a gift. Screen everyone that wants to leave very carefully. I could do the screening for free.
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    I don't believe the CA version has a LCI , mag safety, or thumb safety, though the MA version does have a thumb safety at minimum.

    Please correct if in error!

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