Akins Accelerator appeal failed

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

The Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the BAFTE. I have previously blogged about the case.

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Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Brandon Waddell Brandon Waddell on Oct 24, 2009

    Excpect more anti-gun rulings now that we have Mao-bama in office. Bill can you still sell you stocks without the springs?

    • Steve Steve on Oct 24, 2009

      @Brandon Waddell Brandon, even if he could, adding the springs would be a SERIOUS federal offense.

  • Dave Dave on Jan 19, 2012

    While serving in RVN the AR's sent to us were either single fire or full auto, which we dubbed spray and pray. The first auto's had probloms and the rivers in Nam are full of the things. The full auto feature works well in a clean enviroment with the right powder but get it too hot she will malfunction. When they went to the three round auto burst, accuracy got better, malfunctions got less to the point most of the free world use the new AR. The super close tolorances were eliminated , they went to a gas piston operation to cut down on the extream heat and powder fowling that caused cook offs and allowed cleaner operation.
    Bump fireing is fun but accuracy was bad. The Akins device worked as stated and I believe the powers that be are trying to keep us peons from having fun. The new stock seems to basically do what the Akins did with the exception of the complete rifle moves without useing a spring, with the operator keeping the rifle foreward to create the bump fire. This device seems to be the thing for fun and keeps the fire within manageable control. The full auto spray and pray with the old bumpfire method shooting at the hip John Wayne style seems to be eliminated and a person can still have a manageable target grouping. I do not have one of these but a friend of mine has one and from shooting his I have posted this. I don't know what the ATF will do in the future because BHO has deamed we old soldiers, anyone with combat experience that can shoulder a weapon, is a potential terrorist. Only time will tell if this nice piece of equiptment will be reclassified or not.