As I said in a previous post, there are always workarounds for governmental idiocy:
To give you a better frame of reference, here are the “before” pictures of my AR pistol.
In a beautifully coincidental turn of events, a package from Thordsen Customs arrived in the mail the same day the BATFE reversed their previous decisions and concluded that shouldering the SB15 is a Very Bad Idea™. In any case, the SB15 […]
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives, and Screwing Up a Good Time decided to go ahead and make itself clear regarding “stabilizing” “arm braces” on pistols. The takeaway you should take to heart is as follows:
The pistol stabilizing brace was neither “designed” nor approved to be used as a shoulder stock, and therefore use as a shoulder stock constitutes a “redesign” of the device because a possessor has changed the very function […]
A separate discussion of my last post has cropped up on the Book of Faces, wherein NoeQuarter mentioned something I kept meaning to inject into my previous posts and completely forgot about:
Well the Atf have probably been losing money over people choosing the sig brace and not filing for the sbr tax form.
As of 2013, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives was processing 200,000 NFA-related applications a year, which was […]
So I was going to write a post about how my next firearm build was going to involve Ruger’s re-released Charger in a Nordic Components AR22 Stock Kit with an SB15 attached to the back end, but then the BATFE, in their infinite wisdom, went and said this:
Consequently, the attachment of the SB-15 brace to an AR-type pistol alone; would not change the classification of the pistol to an SBR. However, if this […]
One of the favorite “arguments” circulating amongst anti-rights cultists these days is that the only reason one would oppose “universal background checks” for firearm purchases is because one is concerned about not passing them. Obviously this is complete and utter nonsense, but let us take a moment an examine how nonsensical that position is.
I oppose “universal background checks”. In fact, I oppose any background checks for firearm purchases – having to prove innocence […]
So, what would happen if I took one of these:
…replaced its existing pistol grip with one that could accept an AR-15 buffer tube:
…inserted one of KAK’s pistol buffer tubes into it:
… and then wrapped a Sig SB15 Arm Brace around it:
My understanding of the BATFE compliance letter (IANAL and all that), the PLR-16 started out as a pistol, and neither attaching the AR-15 […]
I have an increasingly irrational, or perhaps irrationally increasing, desire to make a short-barreled, in-line muzzle loader rifle. Why? Because it would be fun.
So far I have determined that building one off a T/C Contender, T/C Encore, H&R 1871, Rossi S50, and a few other frames/actions would be a Very Bad Idea in the eyes of the government (at least, as I understand it, and it is probably always better to err on […]
Without even addressing the patent idiocy of "buying back" something you never really owned to begin with, I absolutely hate gun "buy-backs". Why? Gos-se like this:
That one image, borrowed from KOMONews.com’s appropriately anti-firearms news article, adequately sums up all of my reasons for hating this bit of governmental idiocy.
First, take a look at the right end of the table – those three large drum magazines and folding stocks? This quote […]
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I would like to take a moment today to extend my sincere thanks to the legislatures of both New York State and Connecticut for proving, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that "gun control" is, in truth and fact, a slippery slope.
Anti-rights cultists come absolutely unhinged every time you mention the possibility of "gun control" itself being a slippery slope, and tend to immediately decry such mutterings as prima facie logical fallacies; it […]
Better Half and I are still idly job-shopping, and we have generally been keeping our window-browsing to areas of the country that actually bother to respect our rights as human beings and American citizens, for reasons that should be obvious to the readers of this site. Anywise, one area we have been looking at is the "Research Triangle" over in North Carolina, being the space between/around Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. NC is not quite […]
… Because now I am seriously considering acquiring a “real” AK-pattern firearm just because I can (and, no, Vera does not count; she may look the same, but damn).
So what brought about this sudden interest? Only Our Glorious President mouthing off and proving himself to be the petty “gun control” authoritarian we always knew him to be:
“I – like most Americans – believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual the […]
But you knew that already.
Apparently Mr. Fat-Ass Lard-Ball himself had a "conversation"* with Piers Morgan over the non-existent merits of "gun control" here in the United States, and while I am going to try very, very hard to ignore the rest of his idiocy, this particular comment stood out in stark relief from the rest of his bigoted screed:
And I wish that we would just live in this century.
Dear producers and writers of “American Guns”, and staff and owners of “Gunsmoke”,
I understand the need to exaggerate and embellish a little to make “good” television shows – after all, reality can be somewhat boring from time to time, and you want to ensure the people watching your show today continue watching it tomorrow and the next day. So you tweak a few little details: you have targets explode when they are hit […]
“Buy a Gun Day” is a tradition (started, I believe, by Traction Control by Aaron in 2003 (thanks for the full details!)) of taking some/all of your federal tax return for the year and applying it towards the purchase of a new firearm (or, barring that, ammunition, a new accessory, or whatever else you can afford or want at the time) on April 15th – the traditional “tax day” (this year’s was today, hence the […]
So here is a random thought…
According to the great and all-knowing Federal Government, I am sufficiently mature, trustworthy, law-abiding, and responsible to safely and lawfully operate items regulated by the National Firearms Act, up to and including fully-automatic firearms, suppressors, and even grenades.
However, according to the sheriffs and other law-enforcement entities of San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, California (among other cities there), Maryland, New Jersey, Illinois, and Hawaii, I […]
Day before yesterday, I wrote this post about UVPaqlites and how their uses might extend to “in the house” in addition to “on the trail”.
Shortly thereafter, I sent this email to that company’s address:
Sir or ma’am,
My name is [Real Name] and I write under the moniker of "Linoge" at "walls of the city" – http://www.wallsofthecity.net. I recently happened to stumble across your site and product by way of another […]
At 1138 today, 1 With a Bullet made the correct guess of "Short Barrel Saiga", and, in fairness, lucusloc was this close on the very first picture, but he went a slightly different direction with his guess.
Anywise, here is the new toy:
Not my best work, but this week has been crazy busy at work, so I have not had a chance to take any more pictures… you can […]