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    New 11.5” Gun from Franklin Armory- No NFA Stamp Needed

    I haven’t figured out all the details but this sounds great if they let them bring it to market!


    http://mailchi.mp/franklinarmory/press-release-l03l545z7r?e=41878c05c5


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    I saw that, they keeping the details under wraps until SHOT Show. Leads me to believe that it may be a legal mod that could be done to any rifle, fingers crossed.

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    very curious about this ... MLF will be taking a hard look at this at SHOT
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    Lots of theories at other forums on this.

    Don't know but am really hoping that someone has found a loophole on SBR's the way that "assisted opening" knives allow us to have "switchblade performance" without legal issues.

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    So there are folks that have shot this thing at the show and still no release on the loophole??? I guess the big reveal will be tomorrow......
    http://www.outdoorhub.com/news/2018/...hot-show-2018/

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    No thanks.........

    https://www.outdoorhub.com/news/2018...ots-footballs/

    BREAKING NEWS: The Franklin Armory Reformation Has Straight Rifling and Shoots Footballs

    Now that we finally know how Franklin Armory got the ATF to approve their we have even more questions.

    They found a loophole which allowed them to build the barrel with straight rifling which avoids the classification as a pistol or rifle. This allows the gun to shoot a claimed 4 MOA with standard ammunition. What’s really intriguing are the new NERF football shaped projectiles which they are launching with the gun. These projectiles can be loaded in standard 5.56/.223 cases, and according the Franklin they bring the accuracy to 1 MOA at 100 yards.
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    meh ... so it's a gimmick
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    Peopler need ot work harder at removing the NFa as a whole then wasting resources on some gimmick that will sell for a few months then fall into obscurity.

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    It can shoot standard ammo and gets 4” group at 100 yds, if you use the proprietary football shaped bullets, it gets closer to 1”. It may be great for home defense or close quarters.

    https://www.outdoorhub.com/news/2018...ots-footballs/
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    Despite all the hate being dumped on the thing, it looks like it has potential.
    1. 4" at 100 yds is more than good enough for HD - hell, my Ithaca won't do that with slugs.
    2. No spin = unstable slug. Betcha it tumbles on impact really reliably.
    3. 11.5" tube = enough zip to sail through any armor you're likely to run into.
    4. Binary trigger out of the box.

    Just add a light and its perfect.

    If I had the money I'd consider it, but house repairs are eating me alive.
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    A 10.5" AR15 pistol with a Sig Brace gets you the same results for $500.

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    Add in almost $500 for the binary trigger so the money is basically the same.
    I actually like the less stable slug from the Franklin Armory gun for HD use, so there's that.
    And the FA gun has a real buttstock, beefier than any arm brace. That I like for the CQB possibilities

    But I'm broke so its a moot point.
    Grumpy

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