We blogged about the two companies coming dual binary option definition with AR trigger systems that increase a rifles rate of fire on TFB, Military Arms Channel has an excellent review of the Franklin Armory system as well. But at SHOT we were able to get a real hands on look at the Franklin Armory booth. Franklin Armory has two different systems and they are available in either a complete rifle or a complete lower.
The difference between these two systems is that the RFS is simply that, a release trigger. The rifle is fired and as the bolt goes to the rear, cocking the hammer back into the disconnector. When the trigger is then released, the initial description comes into play. Pull the trigger again, and the process repeats itself, thus increasing the rate of fire. Because if you are going fast enough, it has the ability to drop the hammer while the bolt is in motion, and thus ride the bolt carrier home, and not striking the firing pin with enough force, for it to strike the primer. The reps at Franklin Armory explained this problem as well.
Right now ATF is on board with the product, but we all know how slippery their opinion and decision process can be sometimes. The company has also had some trouble with the California Department of Justice, in their ruling about selling the product there. Miles Infantry Marine, based in the Midwest. Specifically interested in small arms history, development, and usage within the MENA region and Central Asia. Would rather buy a drop in trigger system, instead of a whole lower. Yah price is the only barrier to me getting one to play with. 399 one dropped in fine my PSA lower with no fitting, machining, or shims.
Only some guns require fitting due to differences in the trigger pocket on lowers. Thats why they offer that additional install service included or after the purchase. If the price comes down, I will buy at least one of these and put it in a beater lower. That way I will not worry too much about hand grinding whatever clearance is necessary. Before they ruled they are full auto? They don’t have a leg to stand on to support such a classification.
Since when has logic and reason been a concern of theirs? Silly subject, they don’t need those things. All it takes is for them to say that pressing and releasing are a single function, and presto. They could do that, but taking back precedent without warning is arbitrary and capricious. Taken to the woodshed in court over ammonium perchlorate rocket motors classification a few years ago. I suspect any change here would be slow and careful.