Shortened Shotguns?

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms & Related Items' started by Radioman909, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Radioman909

    Radioman909 New Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    Left Coast of America
    I saw a video on-line about how to handle a shotgun, and the instructor mentioned the length of the shotgun and said his was only 14inches long, because he paid a tax? Can this be done by the average person, can I own a shotgun under 18 inches in California legally?
  2. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    Yes it can by the average person, and no you can't in California.

    You got two kinds of gun laws - Federal and state. For example, Florida law says it is illegal to possess a machine gun or a short barreled rifle or a short barreled shotgun or a silencer, UNLESS it is properly registered with the Federal government.

    California doesn't have that last little part (about being registered with the Feds) on their law. They just say "NO!!!!!

  3. 308 at my gate

    308 at my gate New Member

    Dec 6, 2008
    Lost in SW USA.
    I am afraid Calif says no to alot of things that are gun related.
  4. InfiniteArms

    InfiniteArms New Member

    Jan 8, 2003
    I am no expert on CA law but I have sold a few Serbu Super Shorty AOW shotguns to customers in CA. Check out for a more authoritative answer to CA law questions.