Yup, ATF is approving AOWs in CA. Getting permission to make on a Form 1 is easy. Its getting one transfered on a Form 4 which is still in process. Finding a local Class 3 dealer willing to transfer one is the hard part.
So, making your own "super shorty" is doable on a Form 1, but buying a "real" super shorty on a Form 4 hasn't been done yet.
You may want to look at this thread as well. http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...&highlight=aow