I'm looking at maybe getting a Polish PPS43C. Looks like a fun shooter, but one thing bugs me. The folding stock is welded down to make it unusable. You could break the weld with a dremel tool to release the stock but thats illegal according to ATF unless you put on a longer barrel. (gun is sold as a pistol) but not worth doing as barrel is welded to reciever among other things. My question is what is ATFs logic here?. shotguns must have a certain barrel length, but a pistol can shoot .410 slugs if the barrel is rifled and be legal. I know I have seen artillery Luger pistols with stocks and others, so why not the PPS? So what if it started ouy it's life as an SMG, It;s still just a semi auto now.
4 years 12 weeks ago, 5:56 PM