Why won't they sell to MD?

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  • Brute

    Unwitting Bystander
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    Sep 14, 2020
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    Laurel
    So I've been kicking around the idea of getting a S&W Shield EZ. Probably not anytime soon, but maybe at some point. Easier for me to rack when I'm having "bad days" due to health issues, my wife and daughter would probably benefit, whatever. I was comparing the different variants at online stores and noticed that the ones who mostly dropship (Battlehawk, Family Firearms, etc) will not ship the Performance Center model to MD. It's on the roster (for what that's worth) and the mags are only 8 rounds. Am I missing something, or is it just one of those things where the business would rather skip the sale than try to figure out what's allowed in Maryland? And has anyone ever had success "appealing" it? Figured I'd ask here before contacting one of the stores and probably getting some canned response about me needing to know the laws for where I live.
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    Edit - There's no shipping restrictions at KYGunCo or PSA, who to my knowledge ship from their own inventories.
     
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    AliasNeo07

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    Feb 12, 2009
    6,001
    MD
    So I've been kicking around the idea of getting a S&W Shield EZ. Probably not anytime soon, but maybe at some point. Easier for me to rack when I'm having "bad days" due to health issues, my wife and daughter would probably benefit, whatever. I was comparing the different variants at online stores and noticed that the ones who mostly dropship (Battlehawk, Family Firearms, etc) will not ship the Performance Center model to MD. It's on the roster (for what that's worth) and the mags are only 8 rounds. Am I missing something, or is it just one of those things where the business would rather skip the sale than try to figure out what's allowed in Maryland? And has anyone ever had success "appealing" it? Figured I'd ask here before contacting one of the stores and probably getting some canned response about me needing to know the laws for where I live.
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    That is weird. I've seen them in stores, although not the performance center models. Although I can't imagine that would make a difference.
     

    Brute

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    Sep 14, 2020
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    Laurel
    I'm sorry, I'm not looking to purchase one right now. When I am, I'll check in with the local stores. I was comparing the 31 flavors that the EZ comes in to narrow down my choices.

    I'm posting because I'm trying to figure out if there was something I was missing as to why certain stores won't ship some guns to MD despite clearly not being prohibited, while others will. It's not the first time I've come across it, I just can't remember what it was I was looking at at the time. Seems odd to me that a handgun on the roster with the specific sku would be an issue.
     

    JohnnyE

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    Jan 18, 2013
    4,708
    MoCo
    I've been of the belief that because the US is a nation of 330 million people, whereas Maryland is a puny 6.25 million, many sellers just don't want to invest the time/money/effort to understand the laws of a state that represents about 5% of the potential market.
     

    trickg

    Guns 'n Drums
    Jul 22, 2008
    12,358
    Glen Burnie
    I've been of the belief that because the US is a nation of 330 million people, whereas Maryland is a puny 6.25 million, many sellers just don't want to invest the time/money/effort to understand the laws of a state that represents about 5% of the potential market.
    Yep - it's easier to simply avoid it altogether than to take a chance on running afoul of the maze of laws that govern firearms in this state.
     

    Biggfoot44

    Active Member
    Aug 2, 2009
    26,004
    Adjusted for the weaker historical gun culture , probably closer to 3% of nationwide sales .
     

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