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plr16 + sb15 = ?

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 [...]

assault weapons are not assault rifles

This is an assault rifle: 

This is an “assault weapon”: 

Can you spot what makes one an “assault rifle” and one an “assault weapon”?  I will give you a few hints: it is not the stock, the pistol grip, the sights, the barrel length, or the fact that the top one has a flat-top upper receiver. 

Nope, the answer is quite simple: assault rifles are capable of fully-automatic fire, while [...]

the slippery slope of gun control

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 [...]

so you want to assemble your own 10/22, the stock

[See previous posts on the receiver, fiddly bits, the bolt, the barrel, and the trigger group.]

So if you have been following along thus far, you should have all the parts, pieces, and assemblies necessary to put together a device that is capable of chambering a bullet and going bang… but it would not be particularly comfortable to shoot. Which is where the concept of "stocks" comes in.

And this is yet another area [...]

i have a thing for bastardizations like this

An AK-pattern-ish rifle that takes STANAG 5.56 magazines, and does so fresh from the factory? Where do I sign?

Unfortunately they are not likely to be imported any time soon, and will not be imported in general in that configuration (specifically the presence of the pistol grip, and possibly the existence of >10-round magazines), but, still, that is a very interesting development indeed. At least to me; my Saiga-12 has shown me that there [...]

a blackfeather for your cap

Long-time readers know I love my M1A SOCOM II to death, even though I do not get to shoot it nearly as often as I might like thanks to steadily-spiraling ammunition prices and a distinct lack of ranges comfortable with it going off on them. However, there are times – rare, but still times – that I wish I had gone with a more… mainstream design of that particular platform.

As those old and [...]

do not do business with weaponeer.net

Mostly because you cannot. 

Maybe I am missing something, and maybe there is a rational explanation for all of this, and in either case, I will be more than willing to revisit this post, or completely retract if if someone can provide those absent details.  But, for the time being, here is how it is. 

Back on 05APR12, I placed an order for one of their Yugo Type 1 AK Pistol Grips in [...]

the short verdict

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 [...]