I really do feel sorry for conservatives and gun owners in California. Since it is a completely Democrat run State, Progressives can pass pretty much any law they want that really does infringe on the Second Amendment. Lately, SB880 said that AR-15 pattern rifles cannot have removable magazines. Yeah, go ahead, think about that. I expect that not a few Democrats were thinking “see, we’ve just made them single shot rifles; heck, they still get to “own” a rifle but it is now about as useful as hammer for self defense (a feature if you ask gun grabbers and not a bug). Go ahead, rub your hands in glee….oopsies!
Gunsmiths across the country have been developing new concepts to sidestep these backwards laws. Mean Arms went the other direction and looked to past technology for inspiration. Meet the MA Loader, a detachable polymer loading device that attaches to the weapon’s ejection port. What’s basically a 10-round stripper clip in a plastic guide lets the shooter rapidly feed fresh rounds into the fixed magazine. After the MA Loader is removed the bolt slams shut and chambers the first round.
Mean Arms said their goal was to “still enjoy the use of their AR-15s with minimal disruptions while fully complying with the new laws.” As long as legislators keep creating problems that shouldn’t exist, we can count on innovators like Mean Arms for brilliant solutions.
Think of an AR-15 as an updated M1 Garand with a plastic stripper clip and that’s what Mean Arms has done. And fully compliant with California law to boot. I really like the idea – a lot. Better is that some guy in their garage or shop decided “I can do better” – and then goes out and does it.
(H/T: American GG)