The mere mention of the state of California causes most gun owners to cringe. Anyone 2A supporter residing in the state is usually met with the common question of, “So why don’t you just move?” Well, for some people it’s not that easy.

As state lawmakers do their best to limit law-abiding gun owners with over-the-top legislation — like the latest wave of “Red Flag” laws — some manufacturers are still fighting the good fight. Queue Franklin Armory and its new Title 1 firearm.

The Cali-Compliant Franklin Armory Title 1

Franklin Armory created the new firearm for those behind Cali enemy lines, where lawmakers continue to neuter the modern sporting rifle beyond comprehension. While fixed magazines and featureless platforms will continue to have their place, the Title 1 provides a full-feature option to the consumer in restrictive jurisdictions. Franklin Armory has made it very clear: The Title 1 is not a pistol, rifle, nor shotgun. Above all, it can’t be considered an “assault weapon.”

The Title 1 has a standard push-button magazine release. It also features three points of contact, including a padded cheek weld, for stability. It is usable with any flash hider or compensator on the market

Completely American made, the Title 1 also ships with a 10-round magazine. However, civilians can use legally acquired 30 round magazines with Title 1.

Lastly is MSRP, which comes in at $944.99. For more information, please visit

Franklin Armory Title 1 Specs

  • Caliber: 5.56mm NATO
  • Barrel Length + Type: 16 inches LTW Contour
  • Handguard/Upper: 15 inches FST M-Lok
  • Sights: Optic Ready
  • Twist: 1:7”
  • Charging Handle: Standard
  • Bolt Carrier: Salt Bath Nitride
  • Lower: FAI
  • Trigger: Custom Tuned Trigger
  • Gas System: Mid-length
  • Magazine: 10-Round Magpul
  • Muzzle Device: A2
  • Color: Black
  • Buffer Tube: Pistol
  • Grip: Magpul SL

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