BREAKING: Slide Fire Shutting Down Production

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Slide Fire Solutions and it’s president Jeremiah Cottle, owner of the only approved patent for bump stocks, announced on Tuesday that it would cease production. A notice on the Slide Fire website reads:

On Sunday May 20, 2018 at midnight CST, Slide Fire will cease taking orders for its products and shut down its website.

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Slide Fire did not elaborate on what would happen to their Texas manufacturing facility. According to Slide Fire’s description of their SSAR-15 MOD: “Please Note* may not be in retail packaging due to shortage.” At this time, most Slide Fire Solutions products are currently in stock.

Bump stocks have have been legal since 2010. According to a letter to Slide Fire from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, a bump stock “is a firearm part and is not regulated as a firearm under the Gun Control Act or the National Firearms Act”.

The stocks can be swapped out with existing buttstocks on many types of rifles (most commonly, the AR-15) and used to mimic the feel of full-automatic fire without the additional need of a tax stamp or costly and highly-regulated parts. But bump stocks have come under tough scrutiny after allegedly being used in a large shooting which occurred in Las Vegas in 2017.

Stocks can still be purchased by Slide Fire on their website until the self-imposed deadline and prices start at $199.95. However, current prices at some online auction sites for the stocks have risen above $600 for the product and can be expected to go even higher after the May 20th deadline.

According to Slide Fire's website: "Based on the precision shooter, the design of the SSAR-15(R) MOD was engineered from the ground up, connecting practical semi-automatic fire with our patented rapid fire mode. *Please Note* may not be in retail packaging due to shortage."
Rachel Y
Rachel Y

Rachel Young is a 4x Best Selling Author. She and her husband John co-own an FFL/SOT showroom and machine shop in Tennessee, specializing in ARs, AR parts, and AR accessories.

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  • Zapped 02 Zapped 02 on Apr 22, 2018

    Nothing on the website said they are closing, just stop taking orders and closing the website.
    If shutting down why not just say it??

  • Molon Labe! Molon Labe! on Apr 22, 2018

    We have a right to full automatic weapons so this is garbage to begin with. The governmnet has no authority to interfere in the ownership or carry of any type of arms.