Please read Penal Code 30515.

You have two option and pick one. One option is fixed magazine with you will then be allowed to have all the features you want. The other option, non-fix magazine, is also known as “featureless” rifles which means you cannot have any of the cool looking attachments.

For any rifles that are not semi-auto, you can add as many features as you want.

YOU HAVE 2 OPTIONS

  • OPTION 1: FIX MAGAZINE
  • OPTION 2: NOT FIX MAGAZINE

For purposes of this section, “fixed magazine” means an ammunition feeding device contained in, or permanently attached to, a firearm in such a manner that the device cannot be removed without disassembly of the firearm action.

OPTION ONE – FIXED MAGAZINE

THE CAPACITY TO ACCEPT 10 ROUNDS OR LESS.
Any magazine over 10 rounds is considered an assault weapon.
OVERALL LENGHT MUST BE OVER 30 INCHES
You semi-auto rifle must be 30 inches or longer. Measured from the end of the buffer tube to the other end of the barrel.
It is considered an assault weapon if less than 30 inches.

OPTION TWO – NON-FIX MAGAZINE

Example of a LEGAL GRIP
Your CANNOT have a pistol grip when you have a non-fixed magazine version rifle.
ANOTHER LEGAL “FEATURELESS GRIP”
ILLEGAL – THUMBHOLE
Illegal when paired with a non-fixed mag semi-auto rifle.
ILLEGAL – PISTOL GRIP
Illegal when paired with a non-fixed mag semi-auto rifle.
ILLEGAL – FOLDING STOCK
Illegal when paired with a non-fixed mag semi-auto rifle.
ILLEGAL IF IT’s an ADJUSTABLE STOCK
Illegal when paired with a non-fixed mag semi-auto rifle. If the stock above is made to not move (or non-adjustable) then it is legal.
ILLEGAL – GRENADE LAUNCHER
ILLEGAL – GRENADE LAUNCHER
ILLEGAL – FLASH SUPRESSOR
A flash suppressor, also known as a flash guard, flash eliminator, flash hider, or flash cone, is a muzzle device attached to the muzzle of a rifle that reduces its visible signature while firing by cooling or dispersing the burning gases that exit the muzzle, a phenomenon typical of carbine-length weapons.
Illegal when paired with a non-fixed mag semi-auto rifle.
The “muzzle brake” in above photo is LEGAL when paired with for both option.
Please note that this type of attachment usually has perpendicular slotted holes while a flash suppressor has parallel slotted holes.
ILLEGAL – FORWARD PISTOL GRIP
Illegal when paired with a non-fixed mag semi-auto rifle.
ILLEGAL – ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF A FOREGRIP
Illegal when paired with a non-fixed mag semi-auto rifle.

OVERALL LENGTH MUST BE OVER 30 INCHES

You semi-auto rifle must be 30 inches or longer. Measured from the end of the buffer tube to the other end of the barrel.

It is considered an assault weapon is less than 30 inches.

How to measure your firearm:

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