As we reported last year, the the ATF had declared the X-Products Can Cannon an “Any Other Weapon” thereby making it a restricted item under the National Firearms Act. The main point of contention: the chamber which contained the blank cartridge had an opening at the front. The ATF determined that this small opening made the item a “firearm.” X-Products has since fixed this with a permanently welded block. The good news: the ATF sticklers now seem pleased enough to allow the company to continue selling the item without NFA paperwork. From the website . . .
The Can Cannon has been officially acquitted by the BATF and is not considered a short barrel shotgun, short barrel rifle, or “any other weapon” when installing it on an AR-15 lower receiver. Our new design restores the Can Cannon back to the status of “not a firearm” and “not a destructive device” in the eyes of the law.
In honor of the Can Cannon’s street legal status we will be raffling away 5 new BATF Approved Can Cannons to customers who make purchases during our Tax Day Sale April 4/15 through 4/18. Winners will be announced on 4/22.
The full ATF letter is available on X-Products’ website. Expect to see the Can Cannon in action once again at the 2016 Texas Firearms Festival this October [click here for tickets]. Want?