Almost a year ago, Connecticut FFL The Freedom Shoppe got hung up on making firearms with folding braces. Read all about it here. Due to this issue I learned that Connecticut allows for a sort of loophole firearm. It doesn’t have a stock so it can’t be a rifle. And it has a vertical grip with a barrel longer than 12″ so it can’t be a pistol. So it will be classified as “Other Firearm”. Well did you know Troy is the first to make a factory Troy firearm just for this classification?
If you want to learn more about the ridiculousness of Connecticut see the video below:
Troy Firearm Identifies As “Other”
Steve Troy brought out two examples of his “Other Firearm”.
Some think California is bad, but right now it is not possible to buy a new AR-15 in Connecticut. The workarounds like fixed mag, manually operated or featureless does not seem to apply in Connecticut. So Steve was approached by The Gun Store and made these exclusively for them.
If you recall, Troy also makes the PAR (Pump Action Rifle). Eric has one and so do I. It is a rifle that is fifty state legal since it is not semi auto. I talked to Steve and proposed to him that he should make pistol versions of the PAR. This will help get more firearms into restrictive states like CA and NY where pistol ARs are difficult to get or in some cases not legal without some form of work around.
Troy Angled Irons
Troy is well known for their BUIS. Their angled irons are currently being used by CSAS and French Special Forces, according to Steve Troy.
The angled irons work rather well however on this particular rifle setup, I recommend turning your baseball cap around 180 degrees. The length of pull on the SOCC collapsible stock is so short. So when I shot using the angled irons, the brass ejected straight up under the bill of my baseball cap. From a secondary source, Steve Troy did the same thing and a piece of brass bounced and fell behind his eyepro. He was ok.
Troy Precision Rifle Mount
New for Big 3 East, Troy unveiled his new Precision Rifle Mount. Similar to the Geissele Super Precision mounts, he is making them for 30mm, 34mm and 35mm optics. They will also be made available for 0 MOA or 20 MOA base.
The Precision Rifle Mount is milled from a solid 12 lb bar stock. Troy uses EDM for the bore, dovetail and scope rings cut. They use steel inserts so the mount is less prone to being stripped if you torque the bolts too tight. It will come in black or FDE and will retail for $245.
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