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Banning Machine Guns Was a Mistake

Many of our US based readers know that Suppressors / Silencers are regulated by the National Firearms Act of 1934. For those who don’t know, for all intents and purposes, the US Government treats suppressors the same way they treat fully automatic machine guns.  But what most don’t know is we can’t even import suppressors into the US for commercial …

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Suppressor – Getting That First Tax Stamp

I have been around guns most of my life. Additionally I have been in the industry for quite a long time. Hell! Being around NFA items is an almost daily occurrence.  But not until today have I ever gone through the NFA process personally.  This is a SilencerCo Harvester 30. And the wait was 10 months. Have to admit, the …

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Why a Lighting Link is Not a Good Buy

So…you want to get into the NFA game, eh? And obviously your first choice is to look for machine-gun options for the most popular rifle in The United States. The AR-15.  Can’t argue with that logic one bit. But…it’s a tight market. The M16 and it’s registered NFA items bring top dollar with today’s Class III dealers. So…what are the …

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Colt M16A2 – Work Gun Function Test

M16A2 Government Lower Aero upper Brownells Ultra-lite BCG Faxon barrel 10.5”  Geissele Super Select Fire Trigger Geissele charging handle SLR Rifle Works adjustable gas glock.    Sincerely,  Officer Mike www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Don’t Be “Suppressed!”

I just got word from friends over at Silencerco that the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) was reintroduced to the House of Representatives this past Monday. The HPA seeks to remove suppressors from the NFA and instead have their purchase and transfer treated the same as a long gun, meaning no more $200 tax or extensive waiting period. Instead, customers would …

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NFA Violations on Facebook

This is a post that recently popped up on a private Facebook firearms group. Needless to say, it very quickly spun out of control. But not for what you might initially have thought! Sure, there were lots of folks who were making the argument that the story as it is being told is a major violation of the NFA regulations. …