Finally, we found this good article from 80% Arms with many sample photos on muzzle devices for more in-depth reading and comprehension. Yes, you need to remove the A2, but don`t stress too much. If the A2 is on a rod that is not yet attached to a lower receiver, it is not yet legally a firearm. Be sure to remove it before connecting the top to the bottom, and you`re good. If you are looking for a Californian legal muzzle brake, functional means that the crown of your muzzle brake cannot have open spaces between its “fingers”. SLR Rifleworks offers the Mod1 version of the Synergy Comp as a Californian legal muzzle brake. They made the Synergy Comp “unusable” by leaving hardware between the crown points, removing the flash cache “functionality” from the comp. If you`re stuck between a rock and a rough spot, California`s legal muzzle device, SLR Mod1 Synergy Comp, can keep you in the game. 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). The definition posed two main problems when it was made public (31 December 1999 to 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. To avoid such an unintentional interpretation, the word “secret” has been replaced by “redirects”. As a result, the original definition has been changed to: “Flash suppressor means any device that reduces or redirects the flash from the mouth from the shooter`s field of view.” This revised definition was noted by the public during the first 15-day comment period (May 10 to May 30, 2000). Comments on this version of the definition have given rise to further reflections and revisions.
Therefore, the definition has been revised a second time by “. which reduces or redirects the flash of the muzzle. “with “. Designed, intended, or works to reduce or redirect muzzle flash. This change was necessary because it became clear that flash suppressors are usually attached to the threaded barrel of a firearm by twisting or screwing the device. Therefore, an otherwise fully functional flash suppressor would not work as prescribed in the previous definition if it simply made a U-turn (180 degrees). The revised definition eliminates this potential gap. Therefore, this latest revision “Flash Suppressor means any device that has been developed, is intended for, or is being used to reduce or redirect the muzzle flash from the shooter`s field of view” was noted during the second 15-day comment period (July 12-31, 2000). While other comments were received, no comments were received during the second 15-day comment period, resulting in a significant revision of the definition.
However, the Ministry has made a non-substantial revision by adding “perceptible” to the phrase “reduce or redirect” to confirm that if a reduction or redirection of the flash is so small that it is imperceptible to the human eye, it cannot reasonably be considered a reduction. With a non-functional rifle, you cannot use a muzzle device that significantly reduces the flash or moves it away from the shooter`s field of view. It is also not allowed to announce a Flash masking feature (we`ll get to that later). This limits you to thread protection devices, some muzzle brakes and some expansion joints. Our muzzle brake does not reduce lightning. It actually directs some explosions upwards (in the shooter`s field of view) to reduce the rise of the muzzle (see the 4 small ports above).