Absolutely not legal, constructions without features can not have flash hiding places. The way the law is written prohibits any device that has lightning concealment properties, so make sure it`s a mouth brake and it hasn`t already been sold as a flash cover or advertised as that benefit. We`ll say that if you`re ultra-conservative about these unconstitutional California laws, barrel wire protection is best for you and can never be defined as flash cache capabilities. It looks good, it protects the crown and threads, it is compliant and it shows compliance very clearly. We also have them available. They don`t help mitigate the muzzle retreat or rise, but 5.56/0.223 doesn`t go down much anyway. The choice is yours. For security, legal, and regulatory reasons, our right of return does not apply to the following items: Current definition under the California Regulatory Code, Title 11, Division 5, Chapter 39 High Capacity Offensive Weapons and Magazines, Section 2, § 5471, (r) “Flash Suppressor” means any device that is attached to the end of the barrel and that is designed, intended or works to significantly reduce or redirect the muzzle flash of the shooter`s field of view. A hybrid device that has either advertised lightning suppression properties or has lightning suppression functional properties would be considered a flash suppressor. A device labeled or identified by the manufacturer as a flash cover would be considered a flash suppressor. So far, we have only mentioned aspects of the function. BUT, note that there were three statements in the California Department of Justice definition, and two of them had nothing to do with the function.
“Any device designed, intended or operating for…… ». So if a manufacturer designs a muzzle device as a flash cover, and it`s not one (or it`s a very inefficient one), it`s still a flash cover according to this DOJ definition. OR, if a manufacturer or retailer markets it as a flash cache (i.e. they wanted to be), and while it may not work as such, it`s still a flash cache as defined by the DOJ. The marketing part of this sometimes confuses people, but just be aware that if a manufacturer markets a mouth brake as a flash cover, it is considered a flash cache in California, even if it doesn`t work as such. Note that the California DOJ definition for a flash cache is not as simple as the definition of a pistol grip. It is important that you read the definition carefully in order to understand what it says. NON-Sheep Firearms can and will convert your rifles into CA-compliant configurations. This is completely legal and a great option instead of registering your rifle, which implies significant restrictions on its use, ownership and ownership rights. All you need is a fixed shaft, a “no function” handle installation and the replacement of your A2 bird cage lightning patch with a muzzle brake. There are several possibilities. Prices range from $95 to $125 and up, depending on your tastes and needs.
Now, to learn a little more about how they came to this definition and why many believe that muzzle brakes and expansion joints are “excluded” (as long as they don`t reduce/redirect or advertise flash to reduce flash), we need to read the SB-23 FSOR (Final Statement Of Reasons). Or just jump under the FSOR quote if you don`t like to read. The text is quoted below, but the link to the full document is here. oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/firearms/regs/fsor.pdf There are several ways to identify muzzle brakes and flash suppressors. But before we look at that, please understand that gas redirection and flash redirection are two very different things. All this has to do with the rapid expansion of the very hot propellant into the cold oxygen mixture in the air near the muzzle device when the bullet leaves the muzzle device (and sometimes gunpowder not burned in this gas). A flash cover is designed to disperse gases in a way that reduces the fireball effect by adding some fresh air turbulence and breaking that expanding hot gas “bubble.” The muzzle brakes do redirect the throttle, but there is always a very large flash due to the different geometry that allows these “bubbles” to occur and not be broken. Some have port holes at the top that push some gases upwards to reduce the rise of the muzzle. And because of the small bullet exit hole, a little lightning is pushed out of these upper ports (into the shooter`s field of view). 978.20 (b) — Extinguishing lightning This term was originally defined as “any device that reduces or conceals visible light or flash produced during a firearm fire.
This definition includes lightning patches, but not expansion joints and muzzle brakes (devices attached to the muzzle barrel or integrated to use propulsion gases for counter-recoil). There were two main problems with the definition when it became available to the public (December 31, 1999 to December 28. February 2000). The most important problem with the original definition was that it included and/or excluded certain devices by name (lightning cover, muzzle brake, compensator) without taking into account whether the devices actually suppress lightning. After further deliberations sparked by public comments, the Ministry concluded that the absence of specific measurement standards established by law or a legal obligation to establish these standards demonstrates a legislative intent to identify any device that reduces or redirects the flash from the shooter`s field of view, regardless of its name and intended or additional purpose. Therefore, “lightning hiding places” are only flash suppressors if they reduce or redirect the flash from the shooter`s field of view. Conversely, “expansion joints” and “muzzle brakes” are not flash suppressors only if they do not reduce or redirect the flash from the shooter`s field of view. The revised definition is clearly consistent with the legislative intent of the Act, as it includes or excludes a particular instrument only because of its name. In addition, “hidden” in the original definition offered the possibility of an overly broad design that could have included any device between the shooter`s eye and the muzzle flash, such as the sight of a weapon.