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AR15 uppers in California

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Alex45ACP, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Alex45ACP

    Alex45ACP Well-Known Member

    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...
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2010
  2. ArmedLiberal

    ArmedLiberal Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. Victor1Echo

    Victor1Echo Well-Known Member

    Go to Cal Guns website. More than you wanted to know and where to buy in California.
  4. Lucky Derby

    Lucky Derby Well-Known Member

    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.

  5. ArmedLiberal

    ArmedLiberal Well-Known Member

  6. docpadds

    docpadds Well-Known Member

    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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