Yesterday, we ran a review of the Crosman M177: a pellet-firing upper for your bog-standard AR receiver. Nice piece too (both the article and the kit). But there is that little issue of the resulting firearm looking exactly like an honest-to-God bullet firing modern home defense black sporting assault rifle. In fact, one of our commentators pointed out that some local police consider an M177-equipped AR a “real gun,” with all the potential crap that could follow. That’s because it is. Crosman’s social media maven Chip Hunnicutt told TTAG that the ATF consideas an M177-equipped AR a firearm. Period. Which means any laws against firing a gun in you ‘hood (or basement) still apply. Something to keep in mind.