View Full Version : tri lock barrel legal?

07-06-2009, 7:36 PM

Would this barrel to legal in Cali on a pistol lower? Its not threaded (in fact the lugs are machined into the barrel) but it is capable of attaching /evil/ stuff.

So does the law only cover threaded barrels that can have things attached to them, or just any sort of barrel that can have stuff attached to them.

07-06-2009, 7:42 PM
Here's the PC,

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. That doesn't look like a threaded barrel to me. Besides, if you are talking about an AR pistol lower, since you ahve to fix the mag, then 12276.1(a)(4) doesn't even apply, so you could run a threaded barrel.