AR15 uppers in California


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Alex45ACP
July 11, 2010, 06:48 AM
What are the laws regarding AR15 upper receivers in California? I know they have some weird laws regarding lower receivers there but never really hear anything about regulations on uppers...

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ArmedLiberal
July 11, 2010, 09:49 AM
The lower receiver is considered to be the actual gun. Buying a stripped lower requires all of the same process and paperwork as buying a complete gun.

The upper receiver is just a gun part, free to buy without any rules involved. The final complete assembly must meet all the requirements of overall length, barrel length etc. etc.

Victor1Echo
July 11, 2010, 11:05 AM
Go to Cal Guns website. More than you wanted to know and where to buy in California.

Lucky Derby
July 11, 2010, 11:14 AM
There are no CA laws on upper recievers.
Lowers must not be on the list of named assault weapons. (IE: it can't say "Colt AR-15")
When a rifle is complete, the complete rifle must not meet the definition of an assault weapon. It must either not have a detatchable mag or a non-detachable mag that holds more than 10 rounds. Or if it does have a detachable mag, or a non-detachble mag that holds more than 10 rounds, it can not have any other assault weapons features (IE: pistol grip, flash hider, bayonet lug....)

In other words: an upper reciever, in any configuration, that is not installed on a lower reciever, is no more illegal than the wheel on my bicycle.

www.calguns.net

ArmedLiberal
July 11, 2010, 01:02 PM
Go to Cal Guns website. More than you wanted to know and where to buy in California.


Yes, CalGuns is a wealth of good information about gun ownership in California.


Here's the boards:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/index.php


And here's the Gun Law Wiki:

http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/Main_Page

docpadds
July 11, 2010, 02:49 PM
Second the Calguns site, its a great resource. But as far as Uppers, no laws prevent them, they can be direct shipped as they are not a firearm, we do it all the time :)

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