Disclaimer: This article is only meant to be a product review; depending on your location, these products may or may not be legal. It is your responsibility to ensure you are properly abiding by federal, state, and local laws applicable to you regarding firearms. Nothing written here should be taken as legal advice. Laws regarding firearms vary depending on where you are; they are always subject to change, be responsible.

If you’re reading this, you probably already know that California has some of the strictest gun laws in the US. While this article is primarily geared toward California gun owners who own a M4/AR platform rifle, there are some states and localities that have similar firearms restrictions, so you may find this article to be beneficial. In these states and localities, the AR style rifle is illegal if it has “one of several specified military-style features” and does not have a “fixed magazine.” However, there are simple modifications that can be made to your AR rifle which will allow you to own one, and still be a law-abiding citizen.  The two products that this article will be reviewing are the AR MagLock and the Patriot Pin, you can see both of these demonstrated in the following video.

As a courtesy and full disclosure to our readers, I received both the AR MagLock and Patriot Pin from the folks at Patriot-Pin for this review.