pgquackstacker wrote:I have done some research and found a few CA legal AR-15's but not too many results. Does anyone know of any websites or good makes for California Legal AR-15's? I've been tempted to have my out of state friend buy it and I'll reimburse him but I want to be able to take it to ranges and be legal. Thanks in advance for any help.
Check with calguns.net. Lots of good information on those forums. Basically it boils down like this:
There are three ways to have an AR-15 in California. The second two ways require your receiver to be an "off-list" lower or "OLL." Check the 2nd page of the Calguns Assault Weapon ID flowchart (http://www.calguns.net/caawid/flowchart.pdf
) for the list of rifle receivers that are prohibited.1. Registered Assault Weapon
- You owned it before a certain long-ago date and you registered it with the state before the deadline for registration. No new registrations are being accepted. You can have all the evil features you like. Since you don't already own an AR-15, this way doesn't apply to you.2. Fixed Magazine Rifle
- You have all the evil features you want, your rifle looks
just like any free-state rifle. But where it really counts, the functionality and firepower of the rifle --it's actually crippled very badly. You can only have 10 rounds in the magazine, and that magazine has to be locked in. You'll need to fumble for a pointy tool (not a finger) to drop the mag.3. Featureless Rifle
- You have removed all evil features, so you can use your legally-owned high-capacity magazines and you can drop the mag with a finger press. Since one of the evil features is a pistol grip, these rifles look different from free state rifles.
FYI the "Evil" Features in CA are:
* Pistol Grip.
* Thumbhole Stock.
* Folding or Telescoping Stock.
* Grenade Launcher or Flare Launcher.
* Flash Suppressor.
* Forward Pistol Grip.
There's no need to buy out of state. Plenty of CA dealers will sell you a CA-legal AR-15. However, it's up to you to know the law inside and out and make sure the rifle stays in a CA-legal configuration. It's very easy to do something seemingly insignificant and you have a felony unregistered assault weapon on your hands.
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