Legal Tommy Guns Coming to California

Legal Tommy Guns Coming to California

Thompson 1927A-1"Deluxe Semi-Auto" Gun
Thompson 1927A-1"Deluxe Semi-Auto" Gun
Kahr Arms
Kahr Arms

PEARL RIVER, NY –-( Kahr Arms is proud to announce that it has partnered up with LAN World, Inc. to introduce CA legal Tommy Guns to the market.

LAN World, Inc. had a device called a Bullet Button designed for them that attaches to the lower receiver of the Thompson style rifles. The Bullet Button prevents the actuation of the magazine release lever by hand. Following California law, if the user needs to use a *tool* to release/remove a magazine, then the firearm is considered to no longer have a detachable magazine. Without a detachable magazine, the firearm is allowed to have the *Assault Weapon* features such as a pistol grip or flash hider. The LAN World, Inc device attaches to the rifle and restricts the user to use a *tool* to remove the magazine, therefore being compliant in the state of California.

Thompson style semiautomatic center fire rifles have traditionally fallen short of complying with restrictions in the state of California because of the following:

  • accepting a detachable magazine
  • magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds
  • overall length of less than 30 inches

Kahr Arms and LAN World, Inc. have chosen 6 of the Thompson model rifles that, with the Bullet Button device kit applied, will be California compliant and will come with 10 round stick or drum magazines, depending on the model. With this kit, the Thompson rifles will:

  • remove the ability to accept a detachable magazine
  • include a magazine that does not have the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds
  • fall into the acceptable length range of more than 30 inches

This device does not modify the firearm in any way, and is able to be removed once outside of the state of California. The manufacturer endorses this device; therefore, the manufacturer’s warranty is still intact.

The following Thompson models will be available as CA compliant:

  • T1–1927A-1 Deluxe, Semi Auto Carbine .45 caliber
  • T5–1927A-1C Lightweight, Semi Auto Deluxe .45 caliber
  • TM1–M1 Semi Automatic Carbine .45 caliber
  • TM1C–M1 Lightweight Semi Automatic Carbine .45 caliber
  • T1-C—1927A-1 “Commando” Semi Auto Carbine .45 caliber
  • T1D-1927A-1 Deluxe w/10 round drum only
Lan World, Inc
Lan World, Inc

To fill orders for the CA compliant Tommy guns, Kahr will ship the firearms directly from the factory to LAN World, Inc at their Salt Lake City, Utah facility. Here LAN World, Inc. will install the product, test and certify the device, and ship with the appropriate California paperwork to the end dealer for their customer. All orders will go directly through LAN World, Inc, not Kahr Arms. For more information or to purchase a CA compliant Tommy gun, contact LAN World, Inc. at or (801) 878-4880.

LAN World Bullet Button
LAN World Bullet Button

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  • 15 thoughts on “Legal Tommy Guns Coming to California

    1. I want to see if this Tommy gun can be done for California
      Caliber: .45 ACP -Barrel: 16.5″, Finned (with compensator 18″) -Titanium Gold finish -Walnut fixed stock & vertical foregrip -Blade front sight -Open adjustable rear sight –1 year warranty -Overall length: 41″ -Overall weight: 13 pounds
      Manufacturer Part Number T150DTG Item Number GT150DTG UPC

    2. As an owner of both a CA legal 1927A1 and a TM1 I would like to know if there will be a replacement for the old style ‘bullet button’ mag releases on these rifles. I do not want to register them as CA ‘assault rifles’. As I have installed Patriot Mag Releases on three of my AR-15s they will not be classified as ‘assault rifles’ since the action must be opened to drop the magazines. I would hate to have to move them out of state to a family member.

    3. As an owner of a CA legal 1927A1 and a TM1 I am interested to know whether there is a replacement for the old style ‘bullet button’ on my Thompsons. I hate the idea of registering them as ‘assault rifles’ which I will not have to do with three of my AR-15s due to installation of Patriot Mag Releases which requires the action to be opened to release their magazines. I would also hate to move them to TX where I have relatives.

    4. I want a Tommy Gun that is legal in California.Just because it’s a cool piece of history to own.It’s now 2/26/2015.Wheres the legal Tommy Guns?

    5. Oh My God! We're all going to die! Or not. Just thought I'd try beating the lame-stream media to the punch for once.

      Feinstein will go nuts. Boxer will go nuts. Arnold will make some lame RINO comment. Then nothing will happen.

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