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[April Fools] California To Require Fin Grips on All Handguns

Sacramento, CA — California lawmakers have signed into effect Bill SB420.69 which defines the new term “super assault pistol.” One manufacturer has already created CA-compliant pistol fin grips to loophole around certain features.

This was an April Fools article originally published on 4/1/2021.

New Pistol Fin Grip
New Pistol Fin Grip

The new bill outlines super assault pistols as having any of the following characteristics:

  • A grip that allows for a grasp in which the left/right terminal potions of the upper limbs of a human or nonhuman primate can touch
  • A magazine release which can be easily activated by a thumb
Freeedom Boi Pistol Fin Grip
Freeedom Boi Pistol Fin Grip

Because all modern handguns meet at least one of these criteria, a grip fin is now required for all handguns.

However, law enforcement is exempt.

One entrepreneurial firearms accessory company, Tactical SEAL Sheepdog Warfare Inc, has already released a CA-compliant pistol fin grip that separates the hands.

Enhanced Pistol Fin Grip Grip
Enhanced Pistol Fin Grip Grip

This setup removes the possibility of a comfortable pistol grip which increases safety, noted the new bill’s proponents.

Other benefits of the Tactical SEAL Sheepdog Warfare’s Freeedom-Boi Grip (patent and trademark pending) include:

  • Increased magazine release speed using your dominant hand’s middle finger
  • Accurizing finger-flutter between each shot
  • Future-proof with embedded and programmable RFID/5G chip

The Freeedom-Boi Grip retails for $129.99 and is compatible with full-size and compact super assault pistols. The Freeedom-Boi Grip Mini retails for $109.99 and is compatible with sub-compact pistols.

Customers can also choose from a handful of playful images to mix-and-match onto their Freeedom-Boi Grip for an additional $49.

Pistol Fin Grip with Fun Images
Pistol Fin Grip with Fun Images

Disclaimer: This is a satire/parody post, which may or may not use actual names in quasi-real and/or fictitious narration. So try not to get too butt-hurt about it.

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100 Leave a Reply

  • Thomas

    Not funny. Don't give them ideas.
    (Actually, it is funny!)

    July 13, 2021 11:05 pm
  • Ron

    I had to read it twice. This is definitely something you could expect from Commiefornia.

    April 3, 2021 9:37 am
  • JC

    As a California gun owner, the rollercoaster of emotions from clicking on this article reading it, seeing the images of the infamous fins on pistols, watching the video, and then reading the disclaimer....... all I can I say is.... well done sir

    April 3, 2021 7:44 am
  • Kalifornian

    California lawmakers are such idiots I think they will see this as a good idea. Fortunately, they are decriminalizing everything so there wouldn't be any major repercussions.

    April 2, 2021 8:40 am
  • Eric

    This was great! Being CA it was absolutely believable, so much to me that I didn't notice the SB420.69.

    April 2, 2021 7:14 am
  • Franc

    Doggone it, you had me going for a second. It wouldn't be that big of a surprise from California. Touché!

    April 2, 2021 6:40 am
  • BJ

    That's a hilarious article, Eric. That being said, I hope that California lawmakers don't see this.

    April 2, 2021 6:00 am
  • LexGator

    Dang! You had me going there. I was about to call my daughter in Sacramento and tell her to “run away”. Good one!

    April 2, 2021 4:30 am
    • Spike

      Shouldn't you still do that though?

      April 2, 2021 3:58 pm
  • C. Sewell

    Knowing Califonia, I truly thought this was real! Damn, don't give those idiot, law makers, any worse ideas! Those poor people have it bad enough...

    April 2, 2021 3:51 am
  • B Ball

    On one hand, I figured it was humor. On the other, it is California so anything is possible...

    April 2, 2021 3:39 am
  • Ro wannie

    Im just here for the comments

    April 2, 2021 2:08 am
  • cheryl a salvati

    Dang I was flipping out, good One

    April 1, 2021 9:51 pm
  • flak4af

    You got me.
    Will wait a while ... then check my blood pressure again ....

    April 1, 2021 8:27 pm
  • chris

    April Fool!!!

    April 1, 2021 8:14 pm
  • Rick Sheldon

    You cant properly control the recoil of the pistol being fired...some clown dreamed this up and paying politicians $$$ to pass this ridiculous bullshit...after the fin gets sued a couple times. Can see that coming to a screeching hault...

    April 1, 2021 7:45 pm
    • Jeff

      You took the April Fools Day bait Rick! Don’t feel too bad though; I think everyone who read this fell for at least the headline.

      April 4, 2021 1:06 am
  • Jake

    House Bill "420.69"... *snerk* Took me longer than it probably should have to catch on. Well played.

    ...Though in a year or two, this might seem a lot less funny when some bright star of a state representative actually suggests something like this...

    April 1, 2021 7:18 pm
  • Dave Williams

    Dang! That won't work for me. The palm of my gunhand has been amputated. Now I'm all fingers. #;o(

    April 1, 2021 7:02 pm
  • T. Brown

    Cali resident here...I thought this was real.

    April 1, 2021 6:57 pm
    • Forest Duncan

      Given the ignorance and the lunacy of Dumocrats in charge, you can be forgiven for thinking that this was another of their asinine regulations. I'm in Texas, and I was falling for this joke until I noticed the April Fools disclaimer at the end.

      April 1, 2021 7:21 pm
  • Glockenspieler

    Given the current political climate, it would be preferable if you focused your attention on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. Let's leave April Fool's efforts to the juveniles.

    April 1, 2021 6:44 pm
    • Mark Wynn

      Please lighten up. Thanks

      April 1, 2021 8:29 pm
    • Concerned Twitizen

      Why? There's enough politics to go around. It's nice to have some fun from time to time. You need to lighten up.

      April 2, 2021 3:42 am
    • Jeff

      I’m with Mr. Wynn & Mr. Twitizen. I laughed my ass off and appreciate the effort Eric Hung put into this one. Thank you Pew Pew, for the levity present in all of your content.

      April 4, 2021 1:18 am
  • Jon

    It’s sad that my first reaction wasn’t, “oh that can’t be real.”

    April 1, 2021 6:43 pm
  • Volhunteer

    Do Not Comply California! Fight back!

    April 1, 2021 6:36 pm
    • Volhunteer

      I’m a sucker... I feel for it.

      April 1, 2021 6:39 pm
  • Adam

    I got as far as the picture of the gun sandwiched between two hands before I reminded myself it was April 1st. Saying it’s in California makes anything believable.

    April 1, 2021 6:33 pm
    • Scot ward

      Being a CA resident and used to utterly ludicrous gun laws, I actually thought this was real. I mean seriously, this state will do anything. Especially if it’s not reality based.

      April 1, 2021 6:41 pm
  • Conservative in Exile

    The sad part is that the whole damn thing is believable given the current environment. I truly would not be surprised if Cali actually passed such legislation.

    April 1, 2021 6:31 pm

    Got me...Just sayin...

    April 1, 2021 6:22 pm
  • Robert Conrad

    Where's the thumb hole?

    April 1, 2021 5:55 pm
  • Ed

    You got me too, I was way down the only in CA rabbit hole before it dawned on me Reno wasn’t ranting

    April 1, 2021 5:54 pm
  • Adam F Jeppson

    Yep, You got me. Alas it is totally believeable for Californication.

    April 1, 2021 5:48 pm
  • Jordan

    I don't know what's sadder. The fact that I fell for it until about halfway through, or that this was actually that believable for California.

    April 1, 2021 5:36 pm
  • Skabo

    You guys rock! You got me. Didn’t read the whole thing at first and forwarded it to a couple buddies. Pew Pew tactical is the best!

    April 1, 2021 5:32 pm
  • Eddie

    Got me!!!! I was ready to loose my mind!!!

    April 1, 2021 5:24 pm
  • Harold Phillips

    You got me! Nice.

    April 1, 2021 5:20 pm
  • Mikie

    Thanks for this! You got me.
    Love the restrictions "grasp by humans or primates"

    April 1, 2021 5:15 pm
  • Jeff

    Well done.

    April 1, 2021 5:11 pm
  • David

    Having fled that nut house a few years ago, this didn't surprise me at all.

    April 1, 2021 5:10 pm
  • Michael L West

    Good One

    April 1, 2021 5:05 pm
  • SteveF

    What's sad that in this day and age it is possible these idiots in government would do something like this.

    April 1, 2021 5:04 pm
  • Duke

    So I forwarded that article to 5 people, even though it says "April fools" in the link it got everyone of them, my sister in law is still arguing that it's FOR REAL !
    True statement right there.

    April 1, 2021 4:58 pm
    • jocko

      ditto, i almost forwarded it also as i was reaching for the very pinnacle of hair on fire head explosive "you gotta see this guys!!!" , but then i saw the bottom of the article and forgot that we still have a sense of humor on april 1. wow, sure felt good to laugh about anti gun nuts for a minute ( until they see this and write legislation).

      April 1, 2021 5:16 pm
  • Brian Sean O'Brien

    You nailed me! I was about to lose my mind with yet another daily dose of insane stupid crap that the lefty's do. Please don't give these whack-jobs any more "good" ideas and if you are a nutter from Cali please don't move here (CO). You guys have already done a lifetimes worth of destruction. We already have plenty of you thanks for wrecking my home of 55 yrs.

    April 1, 2021 4:53 pm
  • Danny H.

    OK...Ya got me. My blood was actually boiling until I scrolled to the very end. LOL

    April 1, 2021 4:29 pm
  • Voodoo0759

    To funny, just hope these left side nut jobs don't move on this. I would not put it past them to try something like this.

    April 1, 2021 4:28 pm
  • Lewis

    Assholes! Hahahahahaha! I was fit to be tied! Well played. Let’s hope none of the gun grabber politicians see this and get any ideas. LOL.

    April 1, 2021 4:26 pm
  • Manuel Martinez

    I like the grip fin, especially making the middle finger more active, for saluting the CA legislators & Governor because of their brilliant ideas .

    April 1, 2021 4:20 pm
  • William

    You just about gave me a heart attack. Such a thing is entirely possible in CA and seriously, dont we have enough on our plate to worry and create anxiety about? Have a heart and dont do crap like this.

    April 1, 2021 4:20 pm
  • Michael Starr

    I would not put it past California… You guys got me good!

    April 1, 2021 4:17 pm
  • Duke

    You're clairvoyant, or just gave the people's republic of California a new rabbit hole to run down.
    If it were me I'd just tell everyone I was clairvoyant, saw it coming all along.

    April 1, 2021 4:17 pm
  • A

    Hahahaha. This was good.

    April 1, 2021 4:11 pm
    • GK

      No it wasn't. Scared the crap out of me since I live in CA. I know, why don't I move? Because this is my state. I was born here, raised here, now am old here, love the weather and the land here. I don't like the idea of being forced to run, so I won't. Some "progressives" are moving because it's even getting too much for them. Do yourselves a favor and make them know how unwelcome they are. I come from a very left wing background. There is no such thing as a "moderate progressive." They will bring their sickness with them and it will spread wherever they go.

      April 1, 2021 4:47 pm
  • Darbarian

    Don’t give them any ideas!

    April 1, 2021 4:01 pm
  • Susan Voss-Crossette

    You Got Me Happy April Fools Day
    ❤ Your Cat

    April 1, 2021 4:00 pm
  • Bo

    Is that a shark in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? I already ordered my Freeedom-Boi Grips! Damn you Eric!

    April 1, 2021 3:59 pm
  • James

    Got Me!!

    April 1, 2021 3:58 pm
  • DR

    Agree that this was VERY well done, particularly because it's sadly so plausible in this state. Agree with others that maybe this post should be removed (by tomorrow?) to prevent some lawmaker here finding actual merit in it. Not kidding...

    April 1, 2021 3:58 pm
  • Tom

    Not cool man! We are very unfortunate living here in Commifornia.
    I KNEW it was April Fools Say and you STILL got me!! Thanks for the "scare" It was a good one.(imagine yelling and expletives, etc.) It just goes to prove how much effort you put into all of your content, great video. That's why PPT is the best!

    April 1, 2021 3:54 pm
  • Mike oxlong

    Won’t be long before CA bans all guns altogether

    April 1, 2021 3:54 pm
  • Joel

    Haha!!!, you got me. I was already telling my wife "I'm not putting that tish on my gun". Good one.

    April 1, 2021 3:53 pm
  • Jose Ramirez

    Stop playing because in ca it's all possible.

    April 1, 2021 3:52 pm
  • Mark

    Got me too! As a CA resident, it would be right in line with some of the things our group of Sacramento morons would come up with. Best one of the day by far! Keep up the good work.

    April 1, 2021 3:51 pm
  • Buck

    That’s not nice. That’s not nice at all!

    April 1, 2021 3:50 pm
  • Billfer

    My keyboard started to melt, nearly burned my fingers; brain kicked in before I hit the post button... ROFLMAO! WELL DONE, Ladies and Gentlemen, we have the winner here!

    April 1, 2021 3:47 pm
  • MahNeim

    Should have been clued in by the SB420.69 and even my mind screaming “what the actual hell am I looking at?!?” Was overridden by the fact that this was purportedly happening in California where all levels of stupidity are possible.

    April 1, 2021 3:46 pm
  • Wayne Mueller

    Nice job, Got me hook, line and sinker. Just a thought, be careful do not give them any ideas!!!

    April 1, 2021 3:38 pm
  • Joe

    Don't give Feinstein any ideas.
    Biden Admin would define this as "common sense" gun control policy.

    April 1, 2021 3:38 pm
  • Lisa

    HHHAAAA! You got me. I was packing my bags! It wouldn’t be that shocking for California.

    April 1, 2021 3:36 pm
  • Jerry

    I was getting all crazy till I remembered what day it was!! Gotcha!

    April 1, 2021 3:35 pm
  • Mike D

    You got me! I’m live in CA and it wouldn’t be too far fetched for one of our “representatives” to come up with something like this.

    April 1, 2021 3:33 pm
  • Poway Patriot

    Ok, that kinda of crap is too believable in CA. Yes, I was upset for a moment until I read the entire post. Please don't give any of these gun hating "aholes" any ideas that they just might try to pass on to legal CA gun owners. Thanks Eric:)

    April 1, 2021 3:32 pm
  • Jeremy Miller

    This actually got me. I hadn't yet come across any April Fool's jokes (or at least I think I haven't - now I'm questioning everything), and I forgot it was April 1st. I was genuinely freaking out for a minute because I live in California and would not at all put this past our legislators. I was honestly thinking that I had to move out of the state before I read the last lines. I hate you all. haha

    April 1, 2021 3:28 pm
  • Bob

    D'OH! Ya had me for about 30 seconds...if you would have said Idaho or Texas I would have caught it right away, but Kalifornia? - anything's possible there...

    April 1, 2021 3:27 pm
  • JH

    I knew it was a prank article before I completed reading the email header It's both funny and sad that people actually believed this. We really have gone off the deep end when something so outlandish sounds like "more of the same" from the People's Republic of California.

    April 1, 2021 3:27 pm
  • Clay

    Hahaha, you got me, but only because California is already so crazy that this story is actually believable.

    April 1, 2021 3:25 pm
  • Scott Smith

    Don't give "them" ANY ideas!!!!!

    April 1, 2021 3:25 pm
    • Fr3d

      Exactly what I was thinking!!!

      April 1, 2021 5:48 pm
  • MP

    Only April fools email to almost get me today because let’s face it, CA IS that stupid

    April 1, 2021 3:23 pm
  • Gary Zimmerman

    Holy Crap, Eric!... then I remembered the date. :)

    April 1, 2021 3:22 pm
  • Gullible's Island

    Just because it's April Fools Day, doesn't mean you guys get to make up news and send it out to gullible followers.

    April 1, 2021 2:49 pm
    • Jason Temple

      I smell a snowflake! Ha!

      April 1, 2021 3:07 pm
  • SF

    I didn't read all the way at first and have been really pissed off for the last 20 minutes! LOL
    I couldn't find SB 420.69 on Google. Good one!

    April 1, 2021 2:41 pm
  • Jimmy boi

    Holy Hell man !! I'm at work and read this during my 15 min break. I got up thrown my chair against the wall and said "F*** California LIBERALS!" right in front of the Director of Surgery Dept. Thats how mad I got reading this because it would be something California would do! SMDH. You got me! Happy April Fool's Dammit.

    April 1, 2021 2:19 pm
  • Walt Ying

    Crap! ha,ha, you got me! I friggin forgot it was April 1.

    April 1, 2021 1:55 pm
  • bl

    Imagine running into these guys at the range lol.

    "It's ok, we're filming an April Fools video, we swear"

    April 1, 2021 11:31 am
    • Eric Hung


      April 1, 2021 11:47 am
      • Jeremy Miller

        I'm not happy with you right now :/ hahaha

        April 1, 2021 3:29 pm
  • ejc

    April fools

    April 1, 2021 11:07 am
  • Doe

    Godda#& it, I completely believed this lol. Down to the use of every loophole accessory adding 'freedom' and shamelessly marketing itself as a 'loophole' and being manufactured by a company with some tiny association to navy SEALS. Excellent post!

    April 1, 2021 10:51 am
    • Eric Hung

      Haha, you're welcome and good eye!

      April 1, 2021 11:48 am
      • Jeremy Miller

        Yes. Very well written

        April 1, 2021 3:29 pm
  • C-dub

    There's something wrong with you guys.

    April 1, 2021 10:44 am
    • Eric Hung


      April 1, 2021 11:48 am
      • David Peurifoy

        Ouststanding satire Mr. Hung! I will be expecting next level stuff from you point forward!

        April 1, 2021 11:59 am
        • Ed

          Outstanding satire but not nice to give those lefties any ideas!!

          April 1, 2021 3:30 pm
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