View Full Version : Welded Flash Suppressor Legal on a Pistol?

02-28-2009, 10:46 PM
Are flash suppressors legal (if they are welded or pinned) on a pistol like a Mac-10 clone (where there is a detachable mag)? The following law (part A specifically)...is it saying you can't have a threaded barrel (but you can have a fixed flash suppressor on it? How about putting it on an AK pistol (where you don't have a detachable mag)?

12276.1. (a) Notwithstanding Section 12276, "assault weapon" shall also mean any of the following: [. . .] (4) A semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any one of the following: (A) A threaded barrel, capable of accepting a flash suppressor, forward handgrip, or silencer. (B) A second handgrip. (C) A shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel that allows the bearer to fire the weapon without burning his or her hand, except a slide that encloses the barrel. (D) The capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the pistol grip. (5) A semiautomatic pistol with a fixed magazine that has the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.

02-28-2009, 10:52 PM
What kind of pistol? A non semi auto would be just fine. With a SA, I believe you would need a fixed mag build.