2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Oh Lord, I have a hankering’……

draco …for a Draco pistol.  Yep, its a shorty AK that is totally legal as long as you don’t attach a stock.  Then it becomes a SBR (short barreled rifle) and you have to fill out the ATF forms and pay a $200 tax stamp to own it.  This thing looks like it would be a lot of fun to shoot if you have the proper range to use it safely on.  As far as practicality, I don’t know about it.   Despite its label as a “pistol” it is much too heavy in that role and I dare someone to try and hold and fire it using traditional pistol techniques. Its basically just a bullet hose, not a whole lot of long range shooting is going to happen with it.  Maybe if you could somehow attach a single point sling to the rear so you could push against it for some stability maybe you could engage targets out  hundred or so meters.  A friend of mine and I were talking about the AR versions of these that can be found locally and what they would be good for. Maybe as a vehicle weapon to have on hand for a SHTF scenario possibly?  One of these, 2 mags of ammo and you could have a serious “deterrent” to aggressors on your hands.

Currently I cannot find these in the Central Ohio area, but they can be had online for about $370.

Some guy in Tennessee went into a park with one of these over his shoulder dressed in camo and got into some trouble shenanigans with the law.  Personally I have to think to myself (based on the info provided in the link below) “OK, he was within his right to carry as he did, but wearing a camo jacket and carrying an AK pistol in public is just asking for it”.  This thing is an unusual weapon and I would not expect 100% of the LE community to know what it was and that it was legal unless they had some assistance with classifying it.  Anyway, here is a link to the story on a  firearm forum that gives most of the info.

http://forum.pafoa.org/concealed-open-carry-121/83009-ak-pistol-open-carrier-detained-2-5-hours-nashville-tn.html

Back to the pistol, again it looks like it would be fun to shoot.  Here is a YouTube vid of a couple of guys having some fun with theirs. 

More posts later this week.  I am finishing up a paper for the last class of my 20+ year college career so my time has been short as of late.  I have a few posts in the works as well as some ideas for the blog.  Stay tuned!

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