Archive for October, 2012


To buy the Glock 17 Gen 4, click here at Defense Firearms

Written by: Nick Leghorn

Glock is the single most popular manufacturer of handguns in the United States. Thanks to a marketing department that could sell bayonets to millionaires and billionaires, Glock’s brick-like semi-automatic pistols are universally recognized, glamorized and immortalized. Just ask 2Pac. Oh wait. I’ve avoided Glocks due to their association (in my mind) with Tupperware. After resisting Glock’s plastic fantastic siren song for more than a decade I finally decided to see if Glocks are all that and a bag of chips. So I asked, and I received and I shot the ever-loving crap out of Glock’s standard duty model: the venerable Glock 17…Read More…


Posted: October 29, 2012 in Uncategorized


This article is the second part of “How to legally own an SBR” (short barrel rifle). The first article focused on the measurements and everything leading up to the paperwork. This article specifically covers SBRs but can apply to short barrel shotguns, suppressors or other class III weapons.

Once you have obtained the measurements and the basic information off of the firearm you want to convert to an SBR, you will now need to fill out the proper paperwork, or the ATF Form 1. There are basically two ways to do this, first is the primary way of obtaining your fingerprints and photograph for the Form 1, however, that may be an issue for some.

In order for the ATF to review and approve your Form 1, you must have approval (signature) from the Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) in your area. Depending where you live, this may not work as some CLEOs will not sign the form. That’s where you go to the second option, a Trust, or an NFA Trust.

An NFA Trust is a way for an individual to be in possession/control of an NFA item by putting it under another entity. The Trust will allow a person to be the Trustee, or controller of all items in the trust, i.e. all your NFA items. The best way to accomplish this is to contact a trust lawyer in your area who specifically does NFA Trusts. You only need to get one Trust for all of your NFA items so it is a one time deal.

Once you have your NFA Trust made, now you can get to work. Here is how you fill out the Form 1 using an NFA Trust. If you are permitted to own a Class III item as an individual then the paperwork is fairly simple and some of this article will still apply. Let’s go line by line on how to fill out the Form 1:

1: For most of us we will mark “a” as you will typically have to pay the $200 for the stamp.
2: For NFA Trusts, you will mark “Corporation or Other Business Entity”. This is because you are not buying it as an individual but as an entity, or Trust.
3a: If you are registering this as a business, you would fill this out, if not, leave blank.
3b: The applicant’s name is the name of your trust, for example “John Doe NFA Trust”. The address will typically be the Trustee’s address where the item/s will be stored.
3c: Self explanatory
3d: The county where the item will be stored.
3e: The main telephone number, most likely the Trustee.
4a: The name and location of the firearm should be on the receiver, (example: ABC Firearms Co, Tampa, Fl).
4b: Type of firearm made is an Short Barrel Rifle for the purpose of this article.
4c: Caliber, self explanatory.
4d: Model, self explanatory.
4e: Barrel length, self explanatory see the first article “How to Legally Own an SBR” to see how to measure lengths.
4f: Overall length, from tip of barrel to the end of the buttstock fully extended. Do not measure temporary parts of the firearms, i.e. flash suppressor or buttstock pad, these are not permanent fixtures.
4g: Serial Number: Self explanatory.
4h: Additional Information will be what you will have engraved on the firearm once you convert it legally to an SBR, this is required by the ATF. For this article you can put “John Doe NFA Trust, Tampa, FL”
4i: State why you intend to make firearm: Keep it simple, an example is “Personal and recreational use”.
4j: More than likely you will say no, if you are unsure read the definition with the Form 1 1k.
5: Odds are you are not an FFL, if you are you probably won’t need to read this anyway, leave blank if you are not an FFL.
6: Special Occupational Tax Stamp: Once again, if you are not an FFL, leave this blank. This also means for 6a and 6b.
7: Signature: Self explanatory.
8: If you are the Trustee an example will be “John Doe, Trustee”.
9: Date: Self explanatory.
10a-e: Self explanatory.
12: This is where you would affix your photograph if you are not using a Trust.
13: Once again, if you are permitted by the CLEO in your area to own an SBR or Class III weapon, they would fill this out. If not, you are using an NFA Trust and leave blank.

Once you fill out the Form 1, print off two copies and sign both. Additionally, you will print off a copy of your NFA Trust and submit with both copies of the Form 1.

In your NFA Trust, the the last page will typically be a “Schedule A”. This is where you list all properties or money that the trust owns. Your Trust should be “funded” before you send your application to the ATF. You should be able to put any piece of property or money in the Trust in order to fund it. If you want to put money in the Trust in order to fund it (for example $10), put the $10 in the Trust and list the $10 in the Schedule A as property owned by the Trust.

You should now have everything you need to mail off to the ATF:
-2 copies of your Form 1 signed
-1 Copy of your funded NFA Trust
-1 Check for $200 made payable to the Department of the Justice

Remember, this article only serves as a guide and in no way be taken as legal advice. Please consult proper legal consultation for proper advice regarding firearms and NFA laws. Additionally, if you see any inaccuracies in this article, please feel free to email,

Here are some pistols that are relatively easy to legally convert to an SBR:
-DS Arms SA58
Century Arms C93 Pistol
Sig Sauer P556




Sig Sauer P250 Review

Posted: October 26, 2012 in Product Review
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Gun Review: SIG SAUER P250 9mm
Published on August 9th, 2010
Written by: Don Gammill Jr.

As a kid, there was one toy I frequented more than anything with a barrel or trigger: LEGO® blocks. With these ingenious Danish creations, I was more than merely a defender of good and an avenger of evil; I was in control of literally everything. Pre-packaged kits for planes, trains, cars, municipal buildings or even spacecraft ultimately morphed into a custom-made (for me, by me) LEGO city nestled upon a discarded, three-tiered entertainment center. What made this possible? No, Benjamin, not “plastics;” modularity made this possible. Enter the SIG SAUER P250. Read More...


Buy the Kahr CM9 at Defense Firearms

Written by Destinee
I’ve never been a big fan of polymer frame guns. They’re light, some even toy-like. For me, they don’t have the solid grip that I get from metal frames, and they just don’t look as bad-ass as good old fashioned solid steel firepower in the hand. But looks don’t count for everything – especially when considering a pistol that’s meant to be concealed. But my bias for heavy handguns aside, there is definitely something to be said for the plastic fantastics. . .Read More

Below is a rough translation of an article regarding the strike at the FN Herstal plant strike in Belgium. This may explain why FN FiveSeven pistols are hard to come by along with the ammo and other related FNH items.

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Management and executives FN Herstal no longer have access to the plant, which is partial strike. Employees that refuse either changed their system of guaranteed income. 400 people cross their arms. A stake is placed at the entrance of the company.

Green flags and red flags CNE SETCA of the gates of the Fabrique Nationale are closed executives and management and guarded by forty disgruntled employees.

“We had a guaranteed income which suited us but management wanted to put another system that is based on insurance and do not suit us for various reasons, all the risks that entails, exclusions, unilateral decisions etc.. Everyone knows that in insurance, “explains Claude Podorieszach the delegation SETCA-FGTB the FN. “We prohibit management and executives to enter. Direction because at one point she did not want to talk to us. Frames And, because you put pressure. But the workers work “.

This is an action to finish. On Monday, a meeting is scheduled between management and unions. “We call on the direction to a burst of intelligence, as it is able, Monday at conciliation” concludes the delegate.

About the direction exactly, she refuses to speak before the conciliation Monday. She regretted the blockage.

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By: Nick Leghorn

There’s absolutely no doubt that polymer handguns are here to stay. They’ve proven themselves to be accurate, reliable and just as good in every way shape and form as an all metal handgun. And to be quite honest, I’m in the market for an M&P myself. But given the choice I always prefer a metal handgun over a plastic one. Read More…