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edgerly779
05-23-2012, 1:41 PM
Is it legal to have a pinned/ welded threaded barrel on and ar pistol in California? I have not seen this question asked I just got a 6.8 barrel 11" long
can it be pistol or add to barrel to make 16"?

stix213
05-23-2012, 1:45 PM
Threaded barrels, without any welding/pinning necessary, are perfectly legal on AR pistols because you already have to configure them fixed magazine due to the mag being outside the grip. The ban on threaded barrels only applies to pistols with detachable mags.

Quiet
05-23-2012, 1:59 PM
Threaded barrels, without any welding/pinning necessary, are perfectly legal on AR pistols because you already have to configure them fixed magazine due to the mag being outside the grip. The ban on threaded barrels only applies to pistols with detachable mags.

What he said.


Summary of threaded barrels + handguns:
Threaded barrel by itself (not installed on a firearm) = legal
Threaded barrel + bolt-action pistol = legal
Threaded barrel + lever-action pistol = legal
Threaded barrel + pump-action pistol = legal
Threaded barrel + revolver = legal
Threaded barrel + semi-auto pistol that uses detachable magazines = illegal [PC 30515(a)(4)(A)]
Threaded barrel + semi-auto pistol that uses a fixed 10 round or less magazine = legal
Threaded barrel + single-shot pistol = legal


Penal Code 30515
(a) Notwithstanding Section 30510, "assault weapon" also means 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 the bearer's 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

cdtx2001
05-23-2012, 7:30 PM
Threaded barrels are legal on a semi-automatic pistol with a fixed magazine.

Munk
05-24-2012, 1:23 PM
And once you've pinned and welded it, it's no longer considered a threaded barrel, so you can check it off the list.

Adding to CDTX2001: They are also legal on non-semi-autos.