View Full Version : threaded barrel on handgun legal?

09-10-2010, 1:38 PM
is it legal to have a threaded barrel on a handgun in ca?

09-10-2010, 1:40 PM
Check the aw guide at the top. Simple answer is no, unless it meets certain criterias.

09-10-2010, 1:48 PM
Yes it is legal. Under the right circumstances. Possession of a threaded barrel is legal. If it's actually in a gun, something MUST be permanently attached to that barrel. Think soldered/welded comp on a 1911 barrel. Perfectly legal.

09-10-2010, 2:06 PM
threaded barrels are legal on ALL firearm types in CA, with the exception of semi-automatic pistols that have a detachable magazine. single-shot pistol, revolvers, and other non-semi-auto pistols have have all the threaded barrels they wish. It is only sem-auto pistols that have threaded barrel restrictions, and that only applies to those that have a detachable magazine. Run a fixed mag config on that semi-auto pistol and you can have a threaded barrel, example being CA-legal AR-pistols.