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Old 04-26-2012, 11:39 PM
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Long Beach operator




Whats the deal with the Long Beach operator? I understand that it was made at request from the LB PD, but is this a production gun or was it only available in a few short run(s)? How do I find one? I found some info on it searching here about a place called proforce, but I checked with them today and they are out of stock.

I want one because I was looking for the MC operator, but prefer the black instead of the green frame.

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Old 04-26-2012, 11:47 PM
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Isn't there one for sale on CalGuns?
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:03 AM
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Isn't there one for sale on CalGuns?
Not that I have seen and I just searched 10 minutes ago...
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:28 AM
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all a long beach operator is, is an MC Operator with a black armory kote frame to match the slide. nothing special other than that
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:44 AM
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all a long beach operator is, is an MC Operator with a black armory kote frame to match the slide. nothing special other than that
This....
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:54 AM
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I know the cosmetic differences, But how do I find a new one? I can find MC operators for sale pretty frequently, but not the LB version. Order from springfield or is it a production item? The only info I have seen is that the LBPD ordered some but have since discontinued ordering them. THanks
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:13 AM
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you have to be LEO to order it. I forget which shop in CA.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:16 AM
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found it....
http://estore.proforceonline.com/sto...4=&note5=&max=

The price listed on this weapon is only available for sale to Law Enforcement/Military Professionals (both active and retired), Security Personnel, Medical First Responders and Fire Professionals and is not available to the general public.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:21 AM
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found it....
http://estore.proforceonline.com/sto...4=&note5=&max=

The price listed on this weapon is only available for sale to Law Enforcement/Military Professionals (both active and retired), Security Personnel, Medical First Responders and Fire Professionals and is not available to the general public.
I saw that and already have my bro (a firefighter) willing to buy it

Unfortunately proforce is out of stock as of this morning....I wonder if they do small production runs, I will have to call again tomorrow and try to get one ordered through my bro.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:23 AM
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last i saw, they get them in as small batches.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:09 AM
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I saw that and already have my bro (a firefighter) willing to buy it

Unfortunately proforce is out of stock as of this morning....I wonder if they do small production runs, I will have to call again tomorrow and try to get one ordered through my bro.

Keep me updated. Would like one too.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:23 AM
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Thanks quack...
Will do pc9111
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:58 PM
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Yes the LB Op is a small batch type production run. They are the duty weapon for LB PD and anything left over from the Departments needs go to one or two local stores in the area.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:41 PM
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Yes the LB Op is a small batch type production run. They are the duty weapon for LB PD and anything left over from the Departments needs go to one or two local stores in the area.
Thanks Mark...thats exactly the info I was looking for.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:15 PM
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When I start the academy Im gonna hopefully find a way to get one of these..
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:50 PM
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you buy an mc operator and send it into SACS for the frame to match the slide....
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:45 PM
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Why do that, when you can buy it for the same price all black with a magwell? That's why I'm waiting for the LB version
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:05 PM
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ok i see i didnt know it came with a magwell
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:05 AM
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Not that I have seen and I just searched 10 minutes ago...
Post is dated the 25th:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...ght=long+beach

Wasn't posted for sale, but the OP is obviously interested in selling it.

Good luck.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:22 AM
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Post is dated the 25th:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...ght=long+beach

Wasn't posted for sale, but the OP is obviously interested in selling it.

Good luck.
Thanks and yeah I have talked to him over there. He hasnt posted it for sale yet but said he might.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:25 AM
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It's not on the CA roster. How are you gonna buy it new?
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:33 AM
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It's not on the CA roster. How are you gonna buy it new?
the guy is in CA.
AFAIK, LE don't need to follow the list.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:02 PM
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the guy is in CA.
AFAIK, LE don't need to follow the list.
Correct. I can either buy a used one from a private party because PPT's are exempt from the roster, or my LEO roommate can buy it and transfer to me. It shouldnt be an issue..
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:06 PM
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Correct. I can either buy a used one from a private party because PPT's are exempt from the roster, or my LEO roommate can buy it and transfer to me. It shouldnt be an issue..
So there's nothing against LE buying non roster guns and selling them to civilians?
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:42 PM
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So there's nothing against LE buying non roster guns and selling them to civilians?
Yes and no. There were some LEO's that got in trouble (I think in norcal) for buying and selling a lot of guns to non-leo's. But I have bought from an LEO before that was an off-roster gun.

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