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P220
11-29-2011, 9:42 AM
PWS FSC556, CA DOJ think it's a muzzle brake, or a flash hider?
I want enjoy shooting, but don't want troubles.
Thanks in advance.

http://www.harristacticalonline.com/images/PWS%20FSC556_L_1.jpg

BAGunner
11-29-2011, 9:46 AM
AFAIK, CA DOJ has no letter/saying on this yet. Maybe you can ask them and post result here.

45DAVID1
11-29-2011, 9:47 AM
In my non-legal opinion its a muzzle brake. The diameter of the muzzle brake exit hole is the same size as the diameter of the bore.

Flash hider has a larger hole on the hider to release gasses faster.

I have one on my 21" Noveske ar-10 and I like it. It's LOUD, but I like loud!

spdrcr
11-29-2011, 9:54 AM
I wouldn't put it on a featureless rifle, but it's completely legal for a bullet-buttoned AR.

P220
11-29-2011, 10:05 AM
I wouldn't put it on a featureless rifle, but it's completely legal for a bullet-buttoned AR.

Yes, my AR build will have a fixed bullet-button and short 10rd Magazine, but it's pistol grip.

BAGunner
11-29-2011, 10:16 AM
Yes, my AR build will have a fixed bullet-button and short 10rd Magazine, but it's pistol grip.
Then being flash hider or muzzle brake is not an issue. Either way it's legal. Enjoy your build.

P220
11-29-2011, 10:31 AM
Then being flash hider or muzzle brake is not an issue. Either way it's legal. Enjoy your build.

Thank you guys! I also know the BATFE document here:

http://primaryweapons.com/store/pc/documents/ATF_FSC556.pdf

But I just want to double check if it's ok on my 10rds / bullet-buttoned AR.

: )

lawaia
11-29-2011, 12:04 PM
Thank you guys! I also know the BATFE document here:

http://primaryweapons.com/store/pc/documents/ATF_FSC556.pdf

But I just want to double check if it's ok on my 10rds / bullet-buttoned AR.

: )

Flash suppressor vs brake only comes into play on a featureless rifle. You are fine to use this on a BB'd rifle.

And FYI, the BATFE letter doesn't hold any authority in regard to CA laws. So if you decide to change your rifle config to featureless, the FSC556 will be a no-go since the tines on the end of it do suppress flash signature (as they are designed to).

P220
11-29-2011, 1:07 PM
Thanks a lot!
BTW, if I want to buy this BCM 14.5 upper + Pinned FSC556, it's legal in CA? not SBR,right?
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=124596&d=1322604288

Flash suppressor vs brake only comes into play on a featureless rifle. You are fine to use this on a BB'd rifle.

And FYI, the BATFE letter doesn't hold any authority in regard to CA laws. So if you decide to change your rifle config to featureless, the FSC556 will be a no-go since the tines on the end of it do suppress flash signature (as they are designed to).

lawaia
11-29-2011, 1:32 PM
Thanks a lot!
BTW, if I want to buy this BCM 14.5 upper + Pinned FSC556, it's legal in CA? not SBR,right?
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=124596&d=1322604288

Perfectly legal if pinned permanently in place. No SBR.