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I wonder why they didnt import them, I saw one on display at a gun show and now I am itchin for one down the road.
 

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It was my understanding that there were 7 imported as ATF approval samples. They did not meet the importation points, in fact I think they scored like a 12 or something, and so they are not eligible to be imported into the USA. And no I didn't get one either.

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Why?

I do not understand,-why PSM is not importable to USA?
 

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How it all breaks down

I. Handgun Size and Safety "Prerequisites"

Pistols: A pistol must have (1) a combined length "not less than 10" with the height . . . at least 4" and the length being at least 6" and (2) "a positive manually operated safety device."


The PSM is 155mm long, or 6.1 inches, so it quailifies there, and it has a safety, so it meets the first part.

II. The "Point System"
Pistols: A pistol must earn at least 75 points from the following characteristic areas:

Overall Length For each 1/4" over 6", 1 pt.
Frame Construction If investment cast or forged steel, 15 pts.; if investment cast or forged HTS alloy, 20 pts.
Weight One pt. per ounce; most pistols weigh between 15-40 ounces.
Caliber If between .22 LR and .380 ACP, three pts.; if 9mm or larger, 10 pts.
Safety Features Firing pin block or lock, 10 pts.; locked breech, loaded chamber indicator and magazine safety, 5 pts. each; grip safety, 3 pts.
Misc. Equipment Double-action mechanism, 10 pts.; click adjustble target sight, 10 pts.; drift adjustable target sight, five pts.; target grips, five pts.; target trigger and external hammer, two pts. each.



Ok now the points;
not more than 1/4" over 6" so no points there,
Frame is milled, so no points there,
Weight is 16.2 oz, so 16 points
Caliber, 3 points
Firing pin block gets it another 10 points
and Double action mechanism gets it 10 more points
External hammer gets 2 points
Total = 41 points

Needed for Importation = 75 points
So the PSM is 34 points shy of being legal to import

-George
 

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55% - looks like a score on one of my High School algebra tests.

Thanks George, that's informative.
 

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Though i posted the ic on the old Gunboards, i'm posting it again for the lovers of PSM.This is my 5,45mm PSM.

 
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