After reading through the Kasler-Lockyer banned list, it is my opinion that SAIGAs are banned by name. However comma the listing that I came across had Kalashnikov USA listing its banned as "Hunter rifle/Saiga." But, were I inclined to be a legal guinea pig, I would challenge that, as worded, only rifle variants of Saigas were banned. There is someone on the S12 forum claiming to have made a Cali compliant S12, by covering the mag release in such a manner as to require a bullet button to drop the magazine. I was under the impression if on the banned list, it doesn't make shit for difference if you're compliant with the law. Am I wrong?