PDA

View Full Version : Can you put a flash suppressor on a registered AR 15


DH123456
12-09-2006, 6:30 PM
Can you legally put a flash suppressor on a registered AR 15. This gun was registered in 2003 as an Assault Weapon in Calim and I want to put a Vortex on it. Does anyone know a gunsmith in Norcal that does good work?

Thanks

SemiAutoSam
12-09-2006, 6:31 PM
YES you can.

DH123456
12-09-2006, 6:38 PM
Thanks for the quick reply Sam, also, does it have to be permanently attached?

Boomer1961
12-09-2006, 6:41 PM
Thanks for the quick reply Sam, also, does it have to be permanently attached?

Only if removing it makes the barrel length less than 16" else it can be pinned, threaded, capture screwed, super glued, etc.

Think of the old 11.5" CAR type with soldered or sometimes welded 5.5" flash suppressor or today the M-4 14.5" type.

TEX1966
12-09-2006, 7:00 PM
I thought that the last registration for AW was in late 1999 - early 2000. I had to have mine registered by January (something) 2000. Did I miss something?:confused:

5968
12-09-2006, 7:02 PM
Maybe he is law enforcement.

M. Sage
12-09-2006, 7:04 PM
I thought that the last registration for AW was in late 1999 - early 2000. I had to have mine registered by January (something) 2000. Did I miss something?:confused:

Ditto. I thought it had to be registered BY Jan 2000....

blkA4alb
12-09-2006, 8:39 PM
Please explain more about your situation. There was no registration in 2003.

xenophobe
12-09-2006, 11:52 PM
Registration expired on Jan 1, 2001, or Jan 20something, 2001 for Kasler.

Many people who did not register an AR or AK Series rifle, if pulled over and found by LE, would have the rifle confiscated. If the owner purchased the rifle before Jan 1, 2000, the charges were dropped and a letter given to allow people to register after the fact. This continued until some time in 2003.

VeryCoolCat
12-09-2006, 11:54 PM
I thought they didn't let LEOs register their "assault weapons". Isn't that why iggy ratted out a bunch of his fellow leos.

gunrun45
12-10-2006, 12:33 AM
Believe it or not...
Up untill 2003 if you were caught with an unregistered AW in CA you committed only a misd, not a felony. Part of the section allowed for prosecution of the "offender" as an INFRACTION and they allowed you to LEGALLY register your AW as long as you paid your fine, etc... believe it or not. Then in 2004 it became a felony, makes you warm and fuzzy all over. ITs amazing what a few days can do to a guy:rolleyes:

LEO's have been able to legally register their AW's since 2001. They were not initally allowed an exemption for registration in the original law that took effect in 2000.

DH123456
12-10-2006, 1:32 PM
I meant 2000, my bad. Anyways anyone know a good gunsmith up here?

gunrun45
12-10-2006, 2:29 PM
I meant 2000, my bad. Anyways anyone know a good gunsmith up here?

Where are you located?

If you are in the Redding area (yes, there is a CA north of Fresno folks) I would recomend the excelent services of Larry Mears gunsmithing at Old West Gun and Loan. He did an excelent job putting on Vortex on my AR-15

veeklog
12-22-2006, 5:51 PM
It's funny poeple are talking about the registration period. Last night I started looking for my registration letter, and I found it in an old box of mail. The letter, from the CA Firearms Licencing and Permits Unit, titled " Assault Weapon Registration Confirmation Notice" was dated March 24, 2001. Did it take the State of California a whole year to process all our assault weapons? If they do make us all register are OLL (approximate figure 40,000 units) then it might take the state forever to do it.

Just my two cents

hoffmang
12-22-2006, 6:49 PM
LEO, including Iggy, can acquire listed AWs with a letter from their LEA. I have Iggy's here on my hard drive.

-Gene