A recent article from Dean Weingarten got me thinking about SBRs. As a person who owns a company that has dealt with these NFA pieces for years, I often forget some of the in-your-face realities surrounding an arbitrary barrel length. However, it is supremely important we think about these things and remember the history correctly. Dean did a great job of outlining the original intent and the subsequent problems associate with SBRs on the NFA.
I’m curious if any of you have the scoop on this. If you don’t, READ THIS and ponder it for a while. I won’t ruin the surprise for you. But if you’re wondering if this was a colossal screw-up, you’d be whittling the right piece of wood…
Seriously folks… The difference between a pistol and an SBR is just about zero. And in case that statement bothers you, this next one will give you discomfort as well. An arbitrary barrel length on a weapon is dumb. Barrels – 16″ is legal, but 15.9″ is a federal felony, imprisonment, and loss of your rights. That’s just about as ignorant and silly as it gets.