From WeaponsMan, the latest addition to the sidebar, comes a report that requires an explanation.
A lot of handguns come with a section of rail under the barrel. The rail is a standard size to accommodate accessories. You might decide to add a flashlight, or a laser sight, or a bayonet, to your pistol.
What you cannot legally do is decide to add a foregrip. Foregrips cannot be added to pistols for reasons that make sense to the BATFE. If you want to legally add a foregrip to a pistol, you must submit the paperwork and turn the pistol into an AOW. Here's the official ATF letter on the subject.
Got that? Sliding a store bought foregrip onto a store bought pistol is "manufacturing"and turns the thing that a moment ago was a pistol into an AOW. Don't question it, just hold that thought.
Because in California, you can't legally own a Taurus Judge. It's not on the approved list. But you can own, after filing the paperwork and paying the fees, an AOW. So a Taurus Judge with a foregrip and the paperwork is a legally owned AOW, while a Taurus Judge without a foregrip is illegal.
I leave the question of whether you would want to own a Taurus Judge under any circumstances to you, my readers.