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Hi.
My name is Robert. I currently don't own a SU16, but have been checking them out for a while. I was able to handle one at a gunshop last year and really liked how it pointed and handled. I'm really looking at getting a SU16 soon. I'm not new to firearms. I'm 55 years old and have been shooting and reloading since I was 8 years old. I currently have a 583 series Mini 14 and a AR-15 that I built. I love both of these rifles and have no intention of getting rid of them. I just think the SU16 would be a fun rifle to own.
My Question is...I live in The People's Republik Of Kalifornia. What models of the SU16 are legal for sale here? I know the Charlie model won't be because it will fire with the stock folded. Not really interested in that model anyway. I'm more partial to the Alpha model. Thanks for your help.

Robert
 

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First, Welcome to KTOG!

I think....and stress think...that the SU-16CA is the only one California legal. But I seem to remember that you need a bullet button installed first?

But I ain't positive...someone else might know more. Anyone?
 

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Bullet Button for SU16

Do not need a Bullet Button for SU16 in California. Does not meet criteria to be classified as an assault weapon just as Mini 14 or M1 carbine are not considered assault weapon and do not need bullet button.
 

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Alpha, Bravo, and CA models are legal in California. The "CA" moniker is a clever pun, since it means "Charlie with Alpha stock". It also meets requirements of MD, NJ, and perhaps a couple of other nazi states (although not Connecticut).

Note that CA has the threaded barrel, and Alpha and Bravo do not. When I bought the CA for the first time, my LGS refused to release it to me, because they were idiots (sorry, Rik, but I have no other way to describe your decision-making). You probably want to make sure to order through a reputable place. In Norcal, Irvington Arms should work the best.
 

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I live in Californication, and just bought SU-16 B MODEL. No bullet button required, nor will it have to be registered like your AR when the ban hit on 1-1-2017. You Mini-14 is also safe from registration.

I have three AR15s, two AKs, and an M1 Carbine, but I still love the SU-16. It is my home/ranch gun with a Tasco Pro-point 30mm red dot on it (slug shotgun sight)

The new production SU-16s have a 1/7 twist barrel, and they excel with 77 grain MK262 MOD1 OTMs. Great for Coyote or two legged goblins. The ammo was developed by Black Hills originally for the AMTU and for the SDMR rifle program. Spec Ops use the MK262 MOD1 ammo in Afghanistan.

 
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