California

California Compliance refers to both semi-automatic rifles and ammunition feeding devices. Tactical rifles and magazines that are California legal are available from Cordelia Gun Exchange.

Under California compliance, fixed and detachable magazines must have a capacity of no more than ten rounds.

Magpul 10-40 PMAG AR15 GEN3 556x45mm NATO 223REM. Legal in California, New York, Connecticut, DC, Maryland and Massachusetts!
Magpul 10-40 PMAG AR15 GEN3 556x45mm NATO 223REM. Legal in California, New York, Connecticut, DC, Maryland and Massachusetts!

A semi-automatic rifle can also meet California compliance criteria if it is featureless . A featureless rifle is a semi-automatic center-fire rifle having a detachable magazine, but does not have any of the following:

  • A pistol grip protruding below the action

  • A flash suppressor

  • A collapsible stock

  • A folding stock

  • A forward pistol grip

The FN SCAR 16S below is an example of a featureless rifle that is legal in California.

California legal Featureless FN SCAR 16S 5.56 FDE RIFLE with stock block. Available from Cordelia Gun Exchange.
California legal Featureless FN SCAR 16S 5.56 FDE RIFLE with stock block. Available from Cordelia Gun Exchange.

Some of the methods used to meet the requirements of a featureless rifle in California are:

  • A Kydex grip-wrap can be added to prevent the thumb from wrapping around the pistol grip.
  • A muzzle brake designed to reduce recoil and muzzle jump can replace a flash suppressor.
  • The stock can be mechanically fixed so it cannot fold or collapse by hand.
California Compliant Tan CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Carbine 9MM FDE. Available from Cordelia Gun Exchange.
California Compliant Tan CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Carbine 9MM FDE. Available from Cordelia Gun Exchange.

12276.1 (a) Notwithstanding PC section 12276, assault weapon shall also
mean the following: Rifles
(1) A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has the capacity to accept a
detachable magazine CCR 11 § 5469 (a) and any one of the following:
(A) A pistol grip CCR 11 § 5469 (d)
(B) A thumbhole stock. CCR 11 § 5469 (e)
(C) A folding or telescoping stock.
(D) A grenade launcher or flare launcher.
(E) A flash suppressor. CCR 11 § 5469 (b)
(F) A forward pistol grip. CCR 11 § 5469 (c)
(2) A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has a fixed magazine with the
capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.
(3) A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has an overall length of less
than 30 inches

California Compliant FN PS90 5.7x28MM BLACK RIFLE. Available from Cordelia Gun Exchange.
California Compliant FN PS90 5.7x28MM BLACK RIFLE. Available from Cordelia Gun Exchange.

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