He explained that initially they sent in blueprints and plans detailing the Can Cannon and received preliminary approval from the ATF. The bureau then stated that for final approval a complete product was necessary. Based on the initial approval they started production and began selling units. As soon as their first sample was available, they sent it in, and the BATFE took 110 days to send back the determination that directly conflicted with their original statements.
James explained that the internal mechanism had a 1-inch section of the bore that was smooth. That was all it took to make it illegal. They have put some fixes in place that will make it legal but again are at the mercy of the technology branch of the BATFE’s timing.
Though I was careful to ensure I wasn’t unfair, my views were based on incomplete information, and it was great to catch up and find out the real story straight from the company.
While we had him, we talked about some other products such as their drum mags. They are hoping to have a 7.62x39mm drum out by SHOT Show for the AR and AK platforms.
We got to check out some of their new rails that look pretty nice. They will offer Keymod and MLOK versions in three versions of the rails.
They also had some of their side charging uppers on hand. These side chargers run on a mil-spec bolt. Only changing a cam pin makes it all work. We’ll be reviewing this shortly so stay tuned!
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