View Full Version : AR-180 legal?

08-06-2012, 7:50 PM
Is an Armalite AR-180 legal to own in California?

08-06-2012, 7:52 PM
No - named by make and model -

08-06-2012, 8:29 PM
some people own them legally but well you know they got to be registered

08-06-2012, 9:55 PM
Is an Armalite AR-180 legal to own in California?

The AR-180 is named in Roberti-Roos, the last time you were able to purchase and register one in CA was before March 31, 1992.
If one did, then yes, you can own/posses it as a RAW.

08-06-2012, 11:47 PM
The Armalite/Howa/Sterling AR180 is indeed banned by name.

But a while back Armalite decided to make it again with a few changes.
That model is the AR-180 B which is legal with a maglock(for now) or by being made feature-less.
Also the 180 B uses standard AR mags

08-06-2012, 11:54 PM
I don't know if the howa marked 180 is banned... I don't remember if the list specifies sterling or armalite

08-06-2012, 11:56 PM
30510. As used in this chapter and in Sections 16780, 17000, and 27555, “assault weapon” means the following designated semiautomatic firearms:

(a) All of the following specified rifles:

(17) Armalite AR-180.

08-07-2012, 12:07 AM
But also states manufacturer: various
Looking at the AW guide pdf
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08-07-2012, 12:16 AM
Here is a Howa made one. Notice how it still says Armalite http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y251/punkrockdrummer5/AR180leftsideclose.jpg

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08-07-2012, 12:27 AM
It looks like that is imported and sold by Armalite. I wouldn't own one.

08-07-2012, 12:42 AM
can a 180b receiver work on the original 180 parts and barrel?