The product debuted in the press, stating that yes, it is indeed legal. In Texas, lawmakers passed a law allowing the sale of short shotguns that are not registered under the NFA. In New York, it`s a 50/50 split between merchants who will order and sell the shockwave and those who refuse. This is mainly because the New York Penal Code is grossly ambiguous in most things and New York is full of fudds (so the smart button for AR doesn`t sell like crazy here). Traders who refuse to sell it rarely have the opportunity to argue why they won`t sell it, except to cover their own backends. That said, I don`t blame Bud`s for not shipping it to New York. My favorite retailer won`t sell it either, but they respect your decision to go somewhere else to buy it, refreshing considering the arrogance of New Yorkers about their own opinions. Does anyone know if there is a state-to-state list of places where the Mossberg shockwave is legal and where it is not? I`m pretty sure it`s good to go here to Missouri (I`ve seen them advertised), but I wanted to know more about the other states before deciding to get one. With a 14-inch barrel and an overall length of just over 26 inches, many wonder if this is a short-barreled shotgun in the NFA sense? To answer the question of the legality of this weapon, we must look at the federal definition of a short-barreled shotgun. I`m in MI.
It seems legal to buy here, but some transportation, transportation, and use laws could come into play as this is a firearm, but not a pistol, rifle, or shotgun for which various laws or exemptions to the laws have been written. For example, only firearms can be carried concealed (and only with CPL). Legendary gun manufacturer Mossberg, best known for selling traditional shotguns, also sells a firearm that is considered legal under the National Firearms Act. In January, Mossberg released the Shockwave, a “personal defense” shotgun that is half an inch longer than the minimum required length. When Springfield launched its small AR-15, the leading bump stock manufacturer, Slide Fire, informed customers that it was taking orders for a limited supply of its controversial equipment. The Texas-based company had stopped selling the items shortly after reports of the likely use of bump stocks by Las Vegas shooters to speed up its deadly shots hit the market. Major retailers like Walmart and Cabela`s have also taken exceptional stocks out of their online marketplaces. Other stores sold out quickly. Springfield`s AR-15 pistol and a new batch of Slide Fire bump shares join a market for near-illicit firearms products that remained readily available at retailers large and small after the mass shooting in Las Vegas. A review by The Trace found that at least half a dozen devices designed to flout federal gun restrictions — or on the verge of legality. These include: While the legislator is inactive, arms companies are expanding their range of barely legal products.
Springfield Armory was the last to do so with the November 1 release of the Saint AR-15, a pistol equipped with a “forearm mount” that a shooter can easily use as a supply. Such use would turn the weapon into a de facto short-barreled rifle without buyers having to register their purchase with the federal government and pay a $200 tax, as required by the National Firearms Act. The Black Aces pistol also adds a front pistol grip, a magazine for extra ammo capacity, and an armrest that can easily be used as a shoulder rest, similar to the RONI personnel and Sig Sauer SB 15. If the owner actually used the orthosis as a butt and wore the weapon when shooting, it would technically become an illegal short-barreled shotgun if it was not first registered with the ATF. The agency regulates shotguns with supplies if the gun has a barrel of less than 16 inches. So there you have it. The Mossberg Shockwave is a legal firearm in Texas. Note that modifying the Shockwave is not a good idea. When you buy the Shockwave, make sure you don`t saw the back and replace it with a shoulder rest.
Such a change would make your Shockwave an NFA object. Without a tax stamp and proper documentation, possession of this altered shockwave would be illegal. Also note: If you`re looking for a 26-inch 12-gauge pistol and you`re not in Texas, check your state`s laws before buying one. Every state is different, and even in Texas, the shockwave wasn`t legal until the law was changed. Just because you find it for sale doesn`t mean it`s legal. Take the time to learn about the law! When the Shockwave was first introduced, it appeared to be an illegal firearm under Texas law. Texas law defines a “shotgun” without requiring it to be designed to be pulled from the shoulder. Ironically, Mossberg is sending shockwaves through Texas. Needless to say, the citizens of this pro-gun state were not happy with this outcome. How could it be legal under federal law but illegal under Texas law? Because the Texas definition of a shotgun is broader, the shockwave was likely considered a short-barrelled firearm under state law. Section 46.05 of the Texas Penal Code criminalizes possession of an unregistered short-barrelled weapon. This result was absurd, since Texas law required the registration of the Shockwave with the ATF, but the ATF did not require federal registration.
The legislator corrected this curious result with H.B. 1819. It clarified the section of the Penal Code dealing with NFA elements by adding language that excludes articles that are not subject to registration with the ATF. Therefore, the Mossberg shockwave is exempt from Section 46.05 under the new Texas rules and is now legal in Texas. A month after bump stocks played a role in the worst mass shooting in modern American history, Congress introduced a brief series of bills, but no new restrictions on gun accessories and other gun products that circumvent existing laws. Two online gun sellers, Midway USA and Rainier Arms, also offer Polymer80 Glock frames. Springfield Armory followed the lead of Sig Sauer and at least two other companies in making a “stabilizing strut” accessory for AR weapons. As marketed, the part attaches the gun to the shooter`s forearm to reduce shock. But the orthosis can also be used as a shoulder rest, held by the shooter`s body, allowing him to aim at the weapon like a rifle, with the eye directly against the sight. Where to sell: The shotgun is not sold by national chains, but is available in dozens of small outlets across the country. Like the Sig Sauer SB15, the RONI STAB also uses an orthosis to circumvent the requirements of the National Firearms Act.
Very few people could imagine shooting with one hand with a 12-gauge shotgun safely. But the Shockwave is not a “shotgun.” The grip is designed to be held in one hand, and while most people would use a second hand to stabilize the weapon, the shock wave can be fired with one hand. I even did it myself. I don`t recommend trying this at home, but it can be done. The handle is definitely designed to be grasped in one hand. So it seems that this gun could be classified as a pistol – a pistol that randomly fires shotgun ammunition. Where sold: Brownell`s carries the gun, as do online retailers Bud`s Guns and Palmetto State Armory. Where to sell: Online retailer Cheap Than Dirt sells the STAB. By the way, there are also dealers here who sell AOW shotguns, some for many years. People kind of put them on their New York gun licenses. Pistol frames are a so-called “80%” firearm.
The manufacturer Polymer80 produces the part of a pistol that the ATF considers to be an actual firearm for regulatory purposes. However, since it is sold with excess plastic under control, it is not technically qualified. This means that the ATF cannot track a Polymer80 weapon when it is used in a crime. Frames can also be sold without background checks. Where sold: The Franklin Armory trigger system is sold by Optics Planet and Botach.com, although the latter store is out of stock. Online auction giant eBay also allows the sale of binary shooting systems, though it has banned bump stocks for years. Short-barreled shotguns without shoulder sticks and less than 26 inches in length are regulated by the NFA because they are easy to conceal and were favored by criminals at the time the law was passed.