Manufactured by Franklin Armory as a single-shot pistol, the CA320 has been added to California’s approved handgun roster for sale in the state. That’s the menu of handguns Californians are allowed to purchase, and there effectively haven’t been any new ones added to it since 2013 or so.
Because the CA320 is a single-shot handgun, it’s exempt from a few of the restrictions and Franklin Armory was able to get it on the roster.
The CA320 is comprised of a stock P320 slide and fire control system combined with Franklin Armory’s single-shot frame.
Here’s the kicker, though. A California resident who purchases the CA320 is legally able to make changes and modifications to it on their own. For instance, if they wanted to swap the grip module out for a standard P320 module, they can do that.
The owner will still be limited to 10-round magazines as long as they and the gun are in California. But they can legally change the configuration of the CA320 into a standard, functional, semi-automatic SIG P320.
Tthe CA320 grip module makes it impossible to insert a magazine.
They’ve also molded in a support area for the user to easily place and chamber a single round. Hit the slide release and the round chambers right from this support. It ejects the empty casing when fired, but doesn’t lock back on empty.
The CA320 will be priced at $950, a price Californians will be only too happy to pay.
This thing is a work of genius. It’s a fantastic product and they’re going to sell a million of ’em.