ATI's Fake Suppressor deemed illegal by BATFE

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

This is not going to make customers happy …

If you purchased a GSG 5 SD model with a barrel shroud (Fake Suppressor) ATF has now determined that this is regulated by the NFA and must be replaced.
To all retail customers:

On January 2010 American Tactical Imports Inc received official notification from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and explosives that the original barrel shroud (aka: fake suppressor) supplied with your GSG 5 SD model must be replaced. It has been determined that this shroud is regulated under the National Firearms Act. American Tactical will provide a replacement shroud at no charge for each GSG 5 SD model sold or currently in inventory.

More info at Gun Trust Lawyer.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Chris at ATI Chris at ATI on Sep 09, 2010

    GOSMERon 09 Sep 2010 at 1:05 pm link comment
    I CONTACTED ATI NEVER ANYTHING BACK…. CONTACTED MY DEALER HE HAS NO KNOWLEGE OF ATI RECALL OR ANYTING REMOTELY REFERRING TO GSG SD VERSION FIASCO. ANY SUGGESTIONS?

    Call us back at 800-290-0065 or email to chris@americantactical.us. Please be aware though that next week, week of Sept 12 thru 18th, I, my sales manager and my CSR are all travelling to overlapping shows. We just don't have the bodies. Have you sent in your shroud? We have full instructions on our home page as well, just scroll down to the recall notice and follow the instructions.
    Actually too, unless you are unsure if your shroud is applicable to the recall, I'm not too sure what you need to contact us about as all the available info is out there and you are obviously aware.
    We have a serial trace in a link on our home page, you plug in your serial and it tells you what to do.

    Since this recall was kicked off in February, we have received back 53.4% of the total amount of shrouds imported.

    If you have a new GSG-522 model of any design, your shroud is not part of the recall.

  • Jaquebauer Jaquebauer on Mar 11, 2013

    What is the Gestapo afraid of--some 16 year old using the tube to build a real supressor ? I guess its only a matter of time before liter size pop bottles become NFA items, or small engine mufflers, or spin on oil filters, or pop up sprinkler heads. When will the insanity end?--When all firearms and anything that attaches to one is banned, confiscated, or licensed. The Police State is here my friends. The crawl began long ago, but Obama took it to the max.

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