A fully-automatic weapon is excellent for laying down suppressive fire. Unleashing a stream of lead at your opponent keeps them pinned down—so your homies can flank the enemy and dispatch them. Suppressive fire distracts the enemy so you can lob-in some $500 grenades or call-in a $400k airstrike. A fully automatic weapon isn’t much use for civilian self-defense, where threats are best dispatched one carefully placed bullet at a time. Or in small bursts. But full-auto does have some advantages. Nothing helps the non-military ammunition industry more than a gun that burns a box of bullets in seconds. Also machine guns are fun! And third, they’re illegal (without going through paperwork hell and paying Mercedes E-Class money). The appeal of forbidden fruit. But now you, yes you, can buy a machine gun! Well near-as-dammit . . .
Slide Fire Solutions is a privately held company based in Moran, Texas and owns all rights in its ground breaking “slide stock” technology. Building on principles of “bump firing,” Slide Fire’s invention allows a shooter to discharge a firearm such as an AR-15 or AK-47 as quickly as desired, without springs and without automatically functioning mechanical parts. The exclusive design offers many hours of entertainment for recreational shooters. The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms has concluded that the Slide Fire device is not regulated as a firearm under the Gun Control Act or the National Firearms Act.
And there you have it: a machine gun that’s not a machine gun. It’s a semi-automatic firearm that uses recoil management to create a really fast firing semi-automatic rifle. How great is that?
If you want it, here it is, go and get it. Because the ATF is notorious for, well, all kinds of evil shit. And they’ve been known to ban stuff they’ve approved, heaping enormous fines and yes jail sentences on anyone stupid enough to think that a federal agency can’t act like a teenage girl and change its mind for capricious reasons devised after a decision.
Remembering that the ATF runs Special Response Teams that’re better funded than the Church of Latter Day Saints. A federal fighting force with more no-knock toys than the most second-tier third world countries. Waco? Ruby Ridge? That kind of thing.
The Rabbi has one of these Cha-Cha Slide Fire devices. With his permission and my ammo, we’ll test it next week—at a range that allows rapid fire. A freedom curiously absent from 90% of New England firing ranges. Go figure.