The Springfield Armory M1A – A California Legal Defensive Rifle

Restrictive states like California make it difficult for citizens to own a defensive rifle. Among the options that are still legal in California is the venerable Springfield Armory M1A. It’s not an AR15. It’s not an AK47. It’s not a FN SCAR. Still, it’s a tried and true battle rifle platform built for civilians in a semi-automatic version. It has a traditional look and feel, which is why it is still legal to purchase and own in the oddball state of California as well as in many other restrictive states. The Springfield Armory M1A is essentially a “Featureless” rifle under California law, so it is compliant and legal to purchase and own.

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