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.
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.
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.
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
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