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First, I'd like to thank those who have already replied to my F2K "Tuna" search for me and my son in WTB. It is certainly our White Whale, but Tuna works.

The following is intended to answer two main concerns regarding making the FS2000, or other semiautomatic, centerfire rifles, California compliant. Others on FN Forum have discussed these and I'm providing a condensed version including both questions/concerns.

1. The overall length (OAL) of the rifle must be at least 30", whereas the federal minimum is 26".
* To achieve this there are aftermarket muzzle brakes made to meet this requirement like that from MFI.
* Since the factory OAL is 29.75", some will try to lengthen the rifle with an extended butt pad.

2. The semiautomatic, centerfire rifle cannot have a detachable magazine.
* In order for the magazine to NOT be detachable, it must require a tool to be detached.
* A bullet was defined as a tool per state law, which presses a button that a finger alone cannot press.
* To achieve this there are options like the FS2000 specific item from Raddlock.
* dchang0 did a great writeup on the Raddlock in 2008.

To shoot with my special needs son, we take a modified wheelchair-height folding table and adapted shooting rest. After CA compliance, I focus efforts for my son on trigger pull, optics height, and recoil suppression. We are really looking forward to our next project with a FS2000.
 

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Out of all of that I think researching the springs for both the mag release and the hammer pack would be worth doing. As it stands now, engaging the mag release with the Raddlock is somewhat hard and lightening the spring would make pushing the button with the bullet easier. Even with a Neu-Trigger mod the trigger pull is still >6 pounds and the K&M mod averages 5 pounds and generally fails drop tests.

To make changing mags easier you could get blocked USGI 20 round mags (preferably curved ones) with Magpul USGI ranger plates.
 

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Bako, another option in Kalifornia is to use a grip - wrap / fill the thumb hole, thereby eliminating the need for a bullet button (no longer has a pistol grip). Also, you can make the mags easier to drop by removing the "dust skirt" o - ring inside.
 

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no need spending $$$ on muzzle break and all the deformation stuff to make it 30". I am also in kalifonia, I just bought a spare butt pad,epoxy a soft rubber from a knee pad to the spare butt plate ,30" achieved. Total cost less than $10.
 
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