AR-15 pistols are the workaround for those who want to play with short barreled rifles but either don’t have the tax stamp yet for the full version or aren’t interested in the whole 6 month wait and $200 donation to Uncle Sam. As we found out last year having a stock on your gun really makes a difference in terms of accuracy, and this new product aims to give shooters the same kind of stability without all that legal hoosafuzz. The catch: the gun rests against your chin, not your shoulder. So it’s not for those with a glass jaw, I guess . . .
While this may seem to be bypassing the spirit of the law, what keeps this thing legal is the full definition of a rifle and a handgun. A rifle is designed to be fired from the shoulder, and a handgun isn’t. Since you’re resting the gun against your chin (something no one in their right minds thought of when drafting the legislation) it slips right through the loophole, allowing you to have yourself a stamp-free SBR. As long as you don’t mind that whole “recoiling through your jaw” thing.
The designer claims that its not uncomfortable, despite the video evidence that seems to point to the contrary. We’ve already put in the request for a T&E sample, so we’ll let you know how they work when it comes in.