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gunsarefun
05-27-2011, 9:19 PM
I was checking out the Spikes launchers and am curious if you can have these here in CA?

If the answer is yes, what can you use it for, flares? Where can you buy the flares? Obviously real grenades are out of the question.:D

What is the 26.5mm adapter for on the 9" launcher?
http://www.spikestactical.com/new/z/st-9-side-loading-havoc-launcher-p-397.html

http://www.spikestactical.com/new/z/st-12-rear-loading-havoc-launcher-p-132.html

69Mach1
05-27-2011, 9:24 PM
Legal to have, but don't attach it to a semi-automatic rifle unless the rifle has a bullet button/fixed magazine configuration.

gunsarefun
05-27-2011, 9:26 PM
So it's completely legal on an AR15 that has a bullet button? Just to be clear.

69Mach1
05-27-2011, 9:29 PM
Yes. See CA assault weapons flowchart.
http://www.calguns.net/caawid/flowchart.pdf

gunsarefun
05-27-2011, 9:34 PM
So with the 12g adapter you can shoot shotgun shells?

racerguy180
05-27-2011, 9:35 PM
Can you attach it to a reg AW?

69Mach1
05-27-2011, 9:38 PM
Can you attach it to a reg AW?

Yes, cause it can't get any more assaulty.

Damiiaaannn
05-27-2011, 9:39 PM
So with the 12g adapter you can shoot shotgun shells?

No. 12 gauge flares.

69Mach1
05-27-2011, 9:41 PM
So with the 12g adapter you can shoot shotgun shells?

12ga flares only. And I don't know about legality. Short barrel shotgun?

blazeaglory
05-27-2011, 9:55 PM
http://www.americanspecialtyammo.com/37_mm.html

god bless America! see you on the 4th of July:D;)

oh and scroll to the bottom of this page

http://www.americanspecialtyammo.com/37mm_Reloading.html

blazeaglory
05-27-2011, 10:07 PM
damn they sell bolo and flechette rounds for shotguns

stitchnicklas
05-27-2011, 10:25 PM
12ga flares only. And I don't know about legality. Short barrel shotgun?

also wouldn't it be considered a destructive device??

morfeeis
05-27-2011, 10:42 PM
http://www.americanspecialtyammo.com/37_mm.html

god bless America! see you on the 4th of July:D;)

oh and scroll to the bottom of this page

http://www.americanspecialtyammo.com/37mm_Reloading.html
http://www.americanspecialtyammo.com/image/39941623_scaled_180x135.jpg

o man you could make one hell of a pepper type round

Crowesnest
05-28-2011, 6:03 AM
Although it is legal on a bullet-buttoned rifle, why add all that extra weight for something that serves little if any use for us civvies? Talk about Mall-Ninjaness.....

:shuriken: :shuriken: :shuriken:

Quiet
05-28-2011, 3:18 PM
It's legal in CA as long as it is being used in conjunction with signal rounds (flares/smoke/etc.).

Using non-signalling rounds would make it into a Destructive Device.

gunsarefun
05-29-2011, 6:37 AM
Although it is legal on a bullet-buttoned rifle, why add all that extra weight for something that serves little if any use for us civvies? Talk about Mall-Ninjaness.....

:shuriken: :shuriken: :shuriken:
Agreed, but for some reason I still want one.:D

gunsarefun
05-29-2011, 6:38 AM
So lets say you were going to shoot 12g shot gun shells from it, as a hypothetical thought, the spread would be huge since there would basically be no barrel, right?

emy
05-29-2011, 6:49 AM
If you have a shot gun at home maybe you shouldn't get one, then it would be considered DD.
PS. when you get one let us know , i want one on my 308 pistol.

Lagduf
05-29-2011, 11:13 AM
Is anyone out there producing 37mm reproductions of the M79 grenade launcher? Wood stock and all - I've seen some launchers that are reminiscent of the design but not quite what I wanted.

Josh3239
05-29-2011, 1:47 PM
You'd have to buy a barreless M-79, then buy the 37mm M-79 barrel that as far as I know is only made by Randy Shivak. http://www.mr40mm.com/products

hellraiser
05-29-2011, 1:55 PM
Is anyone out there producing 37mm reproductions of the M79 grenade launcher? Wood stock and all - I've seen some launchers that are reminiscent of the design but not quite what I wanted.
Scroll down a bit
http://www.americanspecialtyammo.com/37mm_Launchers.html

Lagduf
05-29-2011, 3:29 PM
You'd have to buy a barreless M-79, then buy the 37mm M-79 barrel that as far as I know is only made by Randy Shivak. http://www.mr40mm.com/products

Is the M79 frame (no barrel) considered a firearm by the ATF like the M203 receiver (no barrel) is?

Scroll down a bit
http://www.americanspecialtyammo.com/37mm_Launchers.html

Awesome.

Thanks guys!

Josh3239
05-29-2011, 3:47 PM
No sure, my guess would be no because a frame isn't chambered in anything without the barrel. The only reason you need an FFL in a 40mm's case is because it is a DD, unless that frame was registered as a DD it can probably just be shipped to your door. I'd just go with that m79 hellraiser posted.