Everyone knows about California’s harsh assault weapon regulations, but what everyone doesn’t know is that they are riddled with loopholes that allow some pretty surprising guns to be perfectly legal. One such product is the Franklin Armory XO-26, an AR-style pistol available in 5.56 or 7.62x39mm. A 10-round magazine is mandatory in California and some other states, but most of us can cram in any size. With an 11.5-inch barrel, it’s a legal configuration; just don’t try to install a buttstock or you’ll create a taxable short-barreled rifle.
For more information contact: Franklin Armory, 305 Vineyard Town Center, No. 220, Dept. SGN, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, www.franklinarmory.com