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Old 05-23-2019, 2:09 PM
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Looking for some outsider knowledge about the AR15 in CA. Is it legal? Whats this 80% thing? Im not really a rifle person, so any truthful info you can throw my way is appreciated.
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Old 05-23-2019, 2:32 PM
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Some models were banned by name. AR15 types are legal if they aren't banned by name. However, you have to go featureless or maglocked.
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Old 05-23-2019, 2:51 PM
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Yep. You can get an ar-15, but it either has to have a fixed mag, or be featureless, ie: no adjustable stock, foregrips, pistol grips, flash hider, ect.
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Old 05-23-2019, 4:06 PM
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Stay away from the 80% stuff. Not worth the trouble.
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80% boat has pretty much sailed.
You can't legally build a semiautomatic pistol anymore due to the roster. People have been visited and had their guns confiscated after attempting to register builds that were legally completed in 2016.
There's no point in an 80% build of a long gun, because the 80% still needs to be registered, and if it's an AR, even if it's featureless, DOJ is going to be asking for pictures of the magazine release and both sides of the gun. Problem is, uneducated intern is going to see the conventional mag release and flag it as an illegal AW build.


AR15 pattern rifles are legal if they are fixed-magazine (under the new definition, Bullet Button no longer satisfies), or featureless.
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Maybe I'm being anal, but when I see AR-15 I think of just one rifle. The Colt AR-15, as manufactured, and so marked...nothing else.
As others have pointed out, that rifle was placed on the AW list in the first go around in 1989-90.
Everything else (at least in California) is a clone, look alike, or series.

Not picking on OP. He has a valid question. Just nit-picking. Sorry.
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AR15.. soon to be banned in komifornia.
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I reference this although it's not completely up to date:

https://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/a...ms/awguide.pdf
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Maybe I'm being anal, but when I see AR-15 I think of just one rifle. The Colt AR-15, as manufactured, and so marked...nothing else.
As others have pointed out, that rifle was placed on the AW list in the first go around in 1989-90.
Everything else (at least in California) is a clone, look alike, or series.

Not picking on OP. He has a valid question. Just nit-picking. Sorry.
Colt still sells AR's, the major difference being the rollmark.
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Maybe I'm being anal, but when I see AR-15 I think of just one rifle. The Colt AR-15, as manufactured, and so marked...nothing else.
As others have pointed out, that rifle was placed on the AW list in the first go around in 1989-90.
Everything else (at least in California) is a clone, look alike, or series.

Not picking on OP. He has a valid question. Just nit-picking. Sorry.
It's OK to pick nits, but 'AR' has become rather like 'Kleenex' or 'Xerox' - once tied closely to a specific product, now also generic term for a bunch of similar-appearing and -functioning weapons. It's more precise, of course, to talk about a 'Daniel Defense DDM4 V7 AR-type rifle' or 'AR clone' or whatever.

See also "1911 pistol'.
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Colt still sells AR's, the major difference being the rollmark.
Kinda' ironic that the "A" in AR stands for Armalite. Of topic....sorry. Carry on.
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