REFORMATION: Franklin Armory Hacks The NFA With NO SBR 11.5” AR

    Franklin Armory just announced the Reformation – an 11.5 inch barreled AR15 with a stock that does not require an NFA Tax Stamp. Would you like to know the secret? Are you ready? Lean in really close to your computer/mobile device/teletype machine:


    But I made a few guesses, as did other staff here at TFB. Here goes:

    • Smoothbore barrel – averts rifle definition?
    • 26” OAL with a barrel less than 16” – averts rifle definition?
    • One pull of the trigger, one round fires – averts rifle definition?

    As it stands now, we will all be forced to make guesses for about a week – Franklin Armory isn’t releasing any information until the Industry Range Day on the Sunday before SHOT. So let’s hear your guesses in the comments section below.

    * The first person to correctly guess the reason the Reformation isn’t a rifle or NFA firearm will get a TFB patch. – U.S. Only. Void where prohibited by law.

    Franklin Armory Reformation 


    Minden, NV, January 11, 2018– Innovative firearms manufacturer, Franklin Armory®, has brought another out of the box idea to the firearms industry. Known for their ground breaking American made products such as their Binary Firing SystemTM, F17TM series rifles, and the XO-26TM, Franklin Armory® has changed the industry once again. The new products are part of the Reformation® line of patent pending NRSTM firearms, and the first SKUs in the Reformation® line include a non-NFA configuration with an 11.5” barrel and a conventional stock as depicted below:

    Not a Rifle!

    Not a Shotgun!

    No Tax Stamp!

    Having already received approval as a non-rifle from the Chief of the Firearms Technology Division, Reformation® will be shipping without any onerous NFA paperwork required.
    Franklin Armory® President, Jay Jacobson, noted, “The patent pending technology employed in Reformation® will create a whole new market segment that will not require NFA approval.”


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