For those who like to shoot a lot of steel-cased 7.62×39, and do so in a hurry, you might want to check out the Liberator carbine from Liberty Gun Works. The rifle uses a proprietary bolt that Liberty Gun Works states will more reliably runs steel case ammunition. Additionally, the gun uses a patented Bi-Directional trigger system that allows the shooter to shoot a lot of rounds quickly.
According to a TFB reader (thanks for the tip – you know who you are,) the trigger fires one round when it is pressed, and then another round when it is released. The company representative advised our reader that private lawyers carefully examined ATF rules and determined that this is still a semi-automatic system and completely legal.
- upper: Aero Precision forged 7075-T6 A3 flattop
- barrel: 16″, chrome lined
- lower: Aero Precision forged 7075-T6
- Midwest Industries free floated 12″ quad rail
- Magpul CTR stock
- Ergo pistol grip
- Troy Industries ambidextrous bolt release
- Magpul BUS rear sight, Troy fixed front sight
- ships with five (5) 30-round magazines
The company makes both right- and left-handed models of these rifles. MSRP on the rifle is $2,400.
What do you think? Does the Bi-Directional trigger qualify as a semi-automatic firearm under US federal law and ATF rules?