The latest laws in California have certainly had an impact on weapons development. Designers, manufacturers, and customers, have all had to take a proverbial step back with the latest laws that decreased the scope of non “assualt weapons” in the state – the latest of which took aim at the AR-15 and most modern sporting arms best feature – easily detachable box magazines.
In an effort to comply with the latest round of restrictions, a variety of solutions are coming to market, almost all focusing on a key provision of the law, the “easily detachable” part. Various solutions are making it easier for the weapon to be partially disassembled to remove and insert magazines or look to speed up loading with the weapon assembled using an accessory.
For those without those means or technical inclination in steps Towle, Inc. with their AR-15 Speed Loader for the Towle Fixed Magazine System. In short, it’s an adapter that allows the use of standard mil-surplus stripper clips to feed magazines when the action is broken open. By using this system, shooters can opt for a “fixed” magazine to stay compliant with reasonably easy reloading.
Those interested in the system can pick up the fixed adapter for $24.99 and the stripper clip guide/ speed loader for an additional $24.99 to make their weapons compliant with the latest regulations.