ATF: AutoGlove Determined To Be Machine Gun

​On 9/16/2017, we received some disappointing news from the ATF. The ATF tested the AutoGlove and responded with an unfavorable determination. The bottom line is, the ATF determined the AutoGlove may not be used or possessed by individuals and for this reason, we have issued 100% refunds to every person that ordered an AutoGlove.

As of 9/18/2017, refunds were “processed” for 100% of the customers – Customers can expect a refund check to arrive on or about 9/22/2017 (only those customers that paid with a credit card after 8/17/2017 will receive a credit on the credit card within the next 7 business days, everyone else will receive a paper check).

While we respectfully disagree with the ATFs determination, as the AutoGlove was not tested in accordance with our design criteria or provided instructions/limitations, we will NOT appeal the ATFs determination. As we have always stated, it was never our intention to thumb our nose at the ATF or NFA regulations, we were simply trying to develop a device that could work within the existing construct of the laws to create a device that could assist a person with pulling the trigger rapidly, whether it be a paintball gun, nail gun, or firearm. (The AutoGlove had many uses!) We still are still a bit shocked to understand how one can attach a sliding stock or modify a trigger to achieve simulated full automatic rates of fire but a stand-alone glove worn on the shooters hand is somehow considered modifying a firearm.

While our instructions and limitations specifically require the AutoGlove to ONLY be used on firearms that allow for specific clearances between the trigger when the Trigger Assist Device (TAD) is placed inside the trigger guard (in order to allow sufficient space for the actuation of the TAD “without” engaging the trigger, and therefore requiring the individual to make micro trigger pulls as the TAD takes up the slack in the trigger as shown in the instruction video), the AutoGlove was not tested by the ATF with these same restrictions and for this reason, we believe this maybe partially why we received the unfavorable determination. Second, the ATF cited several past interpretations that included key words and phrases that were not defined anywhere in the laws and could easily be misinterpreted if the generic meanings as outlined in the dictionary are used. For example, the ATF cited a letter from 1982 that stated, in part, that if an electric motor is “attached”… (our belief is the glove is not attached to the firearm and the motor is only attached to the glove). The ATF cited a letter from 1988 that states that the ATF previously determined a semiautomatic firearm having an electronic solenoid attached to the trigger… (our belief is that the AutoGlove is not “attached” to the firearm, the TAD is only attached to the glove). The ATF also stated that an electrically powered trigger actuator would fall within the purview of the NFA… A weapon on which a device such as you describe has been affixed… (again, our belief is the the glove is not affixed to the firearm just as a finger is not affixed or attached to the trigger). And the ATF cites section 5845(b), Title 26, USC that states that a machinegun shall also include “any part” “designed and intended solely and exclusively,” or combination of parts designed and intended for use in converting a weapon into machinegun [emphasis added](our understanding of this passage is that the AutoGlove is not a “part.” A part attaches to something to make it whole. The firearm is never modified and the AutoGlove does not replace any of the manufactures parts on the gun. Although we could not find the definition for gun “part” we do not believe the glove is a “part” and we believe the Glove is designed to be worn, affixed, attached to a persons hand. Furthermore, the AutoGlove is not a part “designed and intended solely and exclusively for converting a weapon into a machinegun. (The AutoGlove works great on semiautomatic paintball guns and nail guns as noted in the patent and therefore was never made “solely” for converting firearms into machineguns. The AutoGlove could be used on a variety of equipment with a trigger such as a firearm, paintball gun, nail gun, or any light equipment with a trigger.

​ While we are still confused as to how the AutoGlove violates the plain language of the laws cited by the ATF, we are a small company and do not have the resources to appeal the ATFs decision and will cancel the AutoGlove project effective immediately, and will immediately issue full refunds to everyone that placed an order with us.

We would however, ask that the ATF publish definitions of the following terms so someone else does not waste thousands of dollars developing something that appears to meet the “plain language” of the law. In the past few years, more and more regulatory agencies have been writing their laws and policies in plain language to eliminate such confusion. I would respectfully request that the ATF define these words that appear to have different meanings from the dictionary to avoid similar issues in the future. Words such as:
1. Affixed
2. Worn
3. Attached (does a person attach their finger to the trigger?)
4. Part (e.g. gun part)
5. Converting (eg. Converting a Weapon)
6. “Intended solely and exclusively” (The TAD can also be used on paintball guns and nail guns)

This is not the current ATF administrations fault. This language was incorporated into their policy over the past 30-years and I would just ask that the current ATF help better define these words.

We wish to thank all our supporters, and the hundreds of thousands of people that visited our website and watched our videos, but unfortunately we will no longer be able to accept any orders for the AutoGlove. The site will be removed once we issue the refunds early next week and have ensured everyone has received a full refund.

Finally, if you are in possession of one of the few “FOR PAINTBALL USE ONLY” AutoGloves sent to you by the manufacturer Ballistic Studio in Fort Collins, Colorado, you MUST destroy it immediately and return the “serialized part only” using the method outlined below: YOU MAY ONLY RETURN the serialized motor section (do not send the cloth glove with it as it must be destroyed before mailing it) and mail the serialized motor piece to the following address (COD will also be accepted). We are doing this so we can document that all “for Paintball Use Only” AutoGloves have been properly destroyed as they have similar design characteristics as the regular glove.

The AutoGlove manufacturer, Ballistic Studio will not accept returns, therefore we have set-up a special return address for destroyed “for Paintball Use Only” AutoGlove motors. The return address will be mailed to you with your refund statement (you will receive a refund check separate from the refund statement). Please mail the destroyed serialized motor to this address as soon as possible.

​To Destroy the “For PaintBall Use Only” AutoGlove: take a pair of scissors to cut (or pull) to disconnect the two wires from the activation plunger on the middle finger, then cut the plastic ties holding the motor and wires to the glove. Then pull or cut the motor from remaining parts of the cloth glove (it maybe glued to parts of the glove). This should remove the motor from the glove and effectively destroy the AutoGlove. For added measure, you can take a hammer and hit the small plastic trigger assist arm that moves in and out of the motor and break it (the trigger assist arm is the plastic piece that was meant to touch the trigger). Just do not destroy the serial number on the trigger assist device so we can prove that the “For Paintball Use Only” glove has been properly destroyed and returned.

Do not worry, refunds will still be issued, even if you still need time to destroy and return the “for Paintball Use Only” AutoGloves. We will mail ALL refund checks and they are scheduled to arrive on 9/22/2017 for all customers.

Thank you again to all our supporters , and please support (or continue to support) the NRA and/or their affiliates so we can continue to enjoy our second amendment freedoms long into the future!

Source: http://www.autogloveusa.com/index.html

CMMG Announces New Rifle Line Chambered in the Blistering 22 Nosler

Boonville, MO- There’s an old saying that says, “speed kills.” If that’s true, then CMMG’s new Mk4 in 22 Nosler is sure to be a lethal weapon on predators, varmints and other medium sized game.
22 Nosler Trophy Grade Varmint
Officially unveiled at the 2017 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, NV, the 22 Nosler is an extremely fast centerfire cartridge that is designed to function out of an AR platform rifle.  Already SAAMI approved, a 55gr 22 Nosler Ballistic Tip round can reasonably expect muzzle velocities approaching 3,500 fps out of a 24-inch barrel.
Featuring 25% more case capacity than the 223 REM/ 5.56 NATO, the width of 22 Nosler means that it feeds out of 6.8 REM SPC magazines. Despite the larger casing, the rim has been necked down so that the round runs off a standard .223 bolt carrier group.
When paired with this type of ballistic performance, CMMG’s Mk4 rifles in 22 Nosler are capable of filling the needs of long range shooters and a variety of hunting applications.
CMMG Mk4 in 22 Nosler
“Anytime there’s a new rifle caliber introduced, we always take a look at it and determine if it’s something our customers would be interested in and benefit from,” said Chris Reinkenmeyer, CEO of CMMG Inc.
“The 22 Nosler caught our eye for a number of reasons.  First, it’s designed around the AR15 and so it’s very compatible with our rifles and also easy to match up with an existing lower.  Second, our customers want rifles that are unique but with purpose. Based on our testing, we feel that the 22 Nosler does present significant ballistic advantages for shooters who require a fast, accurate and flat shooting projectile out of a relatively lightweight rifle.”
CMMG Mk4 in 22 Nosler
CMMG’s 22 Nosler line-up will include four different rifles, four upper receiver groups that can be pair with any mil-spec AR15 lower receiver and three barrel sub-assemblies.  Each rifle comes standard with a 10-round magazine.  Complete specs and pricing on the 22 Nosler configurations are below:
 
 

COMPLETE RIFLES
Rifle, Mk4 S, 22 Nosler
PRODUCT DESC: Rifle, Mk4 S, 22 Nosler
BARREL: 18″ 1:8 Twist, 22 Nosler, Medium Taper 416SS Barrel
Muzzle: A2 comp., threaded 1/2-28
Hand Guard: CMMG RKM14 KeyMod hand guard
Furniture: A2 pistol grip, M4 butt stock with 6-pos mil-spec receiver extension
Receivers: Forged 7075-T6 AL M4 type upper, AR15 type lower
Trigger: Single stage mil-spec style trigger
WEIGHT: 6.5lbs (UNLOADED)
LENGTH: 34.5″ (STOCK COLLAPSED)
GAS PORT LOCATION: Rifle
MSRP: $1099.95
Rifle, Mk4 RCE, 22 Nosler
PRODUCT DESC: Rifle, Mk4 RCE, 22 Nosler
BARREL: 18″ 1:8 Twist, 22 Nosler, Medium Taper 416SS Barrel
MUZZLE: CMMG SV Brake, Threaded 1/2-28
HAND GUARD: CMMG RKM14 KeyMod hand guard
FURNITURE:  Magpul MOE Pistol Grip, Magpul CTR stock with 6-pos mil-spec receiver extension
RECEIVERS: Forged 7075-T6 AL M4 type upper, AR15 type lower
TRIGGER: Geissele Automatics SSA 2-Stage
WEIGHT: 6.7lbs (UNLOADED)
LENGTH: 35″ (STOCK COLLAPSED)
GAS PORT LOCATION: Rifle
MSRP: $1399.95
Rifle, Mk4 P, 22 Nosler
PRODUCT DESC: Rifle, Mk4 P, 22 Nosler
BARREL: 22″ 1:8 Twist, 22 Nosler, Medium Taper 416SS Barrel
MUZZLE: CMMG SV Brake, Threaded 1/2-28
HAND GUARD: CMMG RKM14 KeyMod hand guard
FURNITURE:  Magpul MOE Pistol Grip, Magpul MOE Rifle stock
RECEIVERS: Forged 7075-T6 AL M4 type upper, AR15 type lower
TRIGGER: Single stage mil-spec style trigger
WEIGHT: 7.3lbs (UNLOADED)
LENGTH: 42″
GAS PORT LOCATION: Rifle
MSRP: $1199.95
Rifle, Mk4 V2, 22 Nosler
PRODUCT DESC: Rifle, Mk4 V2, 22 Nosler
BARREL: 24″ 1:8 Twist, 22 Nosler, Medium Taper Fluted 416SS Barrel
MUZZLE: Target Crown
HAND GUARD: CMMG RKM14 KeyMod hand guard
FURNITURE:  Magpul MOE Pistol Grip, Magpul MOE Rifle stock
RECEIVERS: Forged 7075-T6 AL M4 type upper, AR15 type lower
TRIGGER: Giessele Automatics SSA 2-Stage
WEIGHT: 7.5lbs (UNLOADED)
LENGTH: 42″
GAS PORT LOCATION: Rifle
MSRP: $1449.95

COMPLETE UPPER RECEIVER GROUPS
Upper Group, Mk4 S, 22 NOSLER
PRODUCT DESC: Upper Group, Mk4 S, 22 Nosler
BARREL: 18″ 1:8 Twist, 22 Nosler, Medium Taper 416SS Barrel
Muzzle: A2 comp., threaded 1/2-28
HAND GUARD: CMMG RKM14 KeyMod hand guard
UPPER: Forged 7075-T6 AL M4 type upper
GAS PORT LOCATION: Rifle
MSRP: $799.95
Upper Group, Mk4 RCE, 22 NOSLER
PRODUCT DESC: Upper Group, Mk4 RCE, 22 Nosler
BARREL: 18″ 1:8 Twist, 22 Nosler, Medium Taper 416SS Barrel
MUZZLE: CMMG SV Brake, Threaded 1/2-28
HAND GUARD: CMMG RKM14 KeyMod hand guard
UPPER: Forged 7075-T6 AL M4 type upper
GAS PORT LOCATION: Rifle
MSRP: $849.95
Upper Group, Mk4 P, 22 NOSLER
PRODUCT DESC: Upper Group, Mk4 P, 22 Nosler
BARREL: 22″ 1:8 Twist, 22 Nosler, Medium Taper 416SS Barrel
MUZZLE: CMMG SV Brake, Threaded 1/2-28
HAND GUARD: CMMG RKM14 KeyMod hand guard
UPPER: Forged 7075-T6 AL M4 type upper
GAS PORT LOCATION: Rifle
MSRP: $874.95
Upper Group, Mk4 V2, 22 NOSLER
PART#: 23BEF72
PRODUCT DESC: Upper Group, Mk4 V2, 22 Nosler
BARREL: 24″ 1:8 Twist, 22 Nosler, Medium Taper Fluted 416SS Barrel
MUZZLE: Target Crown
HAND GUARD: CMMG RKM14 KeyMod hand guard
UPPER: Forged 7075-T6 AL M4 type upper
GAS PORT LOCATION: Rifle
MSRP: $899.95

BARRELS & SUB-ASSEMBLIES
Barrel Sub- Assm, 18″ MT 416SS, 22 Nosler
PRODUCT DESC: Barrel Sub- Assm, 18″ MT 416SS, 22 Nosler
MUZZLE: Threaded 1/2-28
GAS PORT LOCATION: Rifle
MSRP: $209.95
Barrel Sub-Assm, 22″ MT  416SS, 22 Nosler
PRODUCT DESC: Barrel Sub-Assm, 22″ MT  416SS, 22 Nosler
MUZZLE: Threaded 1/2-28
GAS PORT LOCATION: Rifle
MSRP: $229.95
Barrel Sub-Assm, 24.0″ FV 416SS, 22 Nosler
PRODUCT DESC: Barrel Sub-Assm, 24.0″ FV 416SS, 22 Nosler
MUZZLE: Target Crown
GAS PORT LOCATION: Rifle
MSRP: $349.95


 
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About CMMG:
CMMG began in central Missouri in 2002 and quickly developed into a full-time business because of its group of knowledgeable and passionate firearms enthusiasts committed to quality and service. Its reputation was built on attention to detail, cutting edge innovation and the superior craftsmanship that comes from sourcing all their own parts. By offering high quality AR rifles, parts and accessories, CMMG’s commitment to top-quality products and professional service is as deep today as it was when it began.
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SIG SAUER Issues Safety Warning and Recall Notice on Rifles

SIG SAUER, Inc. has determined that a limited number of rifles in the SIG716 DMR, SIG516 Carbon Fiber, and SIGM400 Predator models were built with a two-stage SIG SAUER trigger that may have an improperly heat-treated hammer.

Over time this could result in a trigger malfunction creating a significant safety hazard. SIG SAUER is issuing a mandatory recall to replace the hammer and trigger assembly in these specific rifles.

This recall does not affect any military or law enforcement rifles or any SIG MCX/SIG MPX products.

SIG SAUER will correct any of the affected firearms at no cost to the customer.

To determine if a specific firearm is affected by the recall, go to http://www.sigsauer.com and utilize the serial number identifier and visual inspection instructions.

SIG SAUER Carbon Fiber SIGM400 Carbine
SIG SAUER Carbon Fiber SIGM516 Carbine
If you are a customer who is affected by the recall, stop using the firearm immediately and follow the instructions on the website or call SIG SAUER Customer Service by dialing 603-610-3000, option #1. Have the rifle’s serial number available.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is The Complete Systems Provider, leading the industry in American innovation, ingenuity, and manufacturing. SIG SAUER brings a dedication to superior quality, ultimate reliability, and unmatched performance that has made it the brand of choice among many of the world’s elite military, government and law enforcement units as well as responsible citizens. SIG SAUER offers a full array of products to meet any mission parameter, including handguns, rifles, ammunition, electro-optics, suppressors, ASP (Advanced Sport Pellet) airguns and training. The largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland, SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company with more than 1,600 employees. For more information on SIG SAUER, any of its products, or the SIG SAUER AcademySM, please visit on to sigsauer.com.

Designed to teach the thumbs forward grip, XTech Tactical releases the PTG (Pistol Training Gloves)

XTech Tactical, makers of the adjustable angle ATG AR Grip and their VP9 & P30 magazines and extensions announced today the release of their PTG (Pistol Training Gloves). The patent pending gloves use hook and loop to reinforce the “thumbs forward grip”.

Check out this quick video!

The Pistol Training Glove, or PTG from XTech Tactical teaches & reinforces the “thumbs forward” grip technique used by military, law enforcement, and professional shooters. With its grip interlock technology, the PTG’s hook and loop fasteners engage only when your hands are in the correct position.  The use of this training tool will develop habits and muscle memory that build shooting skills and confidence.

The gloves are breathable, comfortable and made from high end materials. They come in a full range of sizes ranging from XS-L to meet almost any trainee’s needs. The gloves are fully ambidextrous and address a problem we can all relate to. When introducing a beginner pistol shooter to the thumbs forward grip it is often quickly forgotten. And without the instructor by the trainee’s side and prior to muscle memory being established, the trainee becomes unsure of themselves. Also, in a training environment when handling a live weapon for the first time the trainee often forgets the grip and the instructor is forced to correct them, which often requires physical contact. This can create a dangerous situation but at a minimum affects the confidence of the trainee. With the gloves, you will find the grip will no longer need to be a major focus of training and they assist in building confidence and a more enjoyable experience!

 

The gloves are simple to use and are an excellent tool in your range bag no matter if you are a beginner, instructor, or just act as a 2nd Amendment Ambassador and introducing others to shooting pistols!

MSRP is $34.95. They can be purchased at http://www.xtechtactical.com. Dealer pricing, and special NRA instructor pricing is available. Dealer and Instructor inquiries please contact jeremy@xtechtactical.com

ASA Commends Inclusion Of Hearing Protection Act Language In Comprehensive Sportsmen’S Package

On September 1, Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC-3) and Rep. Gene Green (D-TX-29), the bipartisan leadership of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, introduced H.R. 3668. Known as the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act, or SHARE Act, the bill includes 19 pro-sportsmen’s provisions, including Title XV, a strengthened version of the Hearing Protection Act. The bill is currently scheduled for a hearing in the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, September 12.

Since the re-introduction of the Hearing Protection Act by Rep. Duncan and Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) in January (H.R. 367S. 59), the American Suppressor Association (ASA) met with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) on multiple occasions to discuss technical amendments to the language. As a result, we were able to create several technical amendments that were incorporated into the current draft of the SHARE Act. These include:

  • Sec. 1502: Removing suppressors from the National Firearms Act, subjecting them to the same instant NICS background check as long guns, and issuing a refundable tax credit to anyone who has purchased a suppressor since the HPA’s original date of introduction
  • Sec. 1503: Ensuring that suppressors will remain legal in all 42 states where they are currently legal, after suppressors are removed from the National Firearms Act
  • Sec. 1504: Preempting states from levying taxes or registration requirements on suppressors. However, this will not make suppressors legal in any state where state law currently prohibits them.
  • Sec. 1505: Granting the ATF 365 days to destroy all suppressor related records from the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record (NFRTR)
  • Sec. 1506: Developing a “keystone part” definition, and requiring that such keystone part is serialized on every suppressor. This will ensure that individual suppressor parts, like pistons and endcaps, will not require serialization.
  • Sec. 1507: Imposing a 10% Pittman-Robertson excise tax on the manufacture of each new suppressor, a tax that is currently imposed on all Title I firearms

“The inclusion of the Hearing Protection Act in the sportsmen’s package highlights the commitment of the Sportsmen’s Caucus to make the hunting and recreational shooting experiences safer and more enjoyable for all,” said Knox Williams, President and Executive Director of the American Suppressor Association. “We know for a fact that exposure to noise from recreational firearms is one of the leading causes of hearing loss, which is why the CDC, NIOSH, and the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) have all recommended using suppressors as a tool to mitigate the danger. We look forward to working with the Sportsmen’s Caucus to make this legislation a reality.”

Suppressors have been federally regulated since the passage of the National Firearms Act of 1934. Currently, prospective buyers must live in one of the 42 states where they are legal, must send in an application including fingerprints and passport photos to the ATF, pay a $200 transfer tax, and wait for an indeterminate amount of time for the ATF to process the application. As of September, 2017, wait times are in excess of 10 months. In stark contrast, many countries in Europe place no regulations on their purchase, possession, or use. This legislation will remove suppressors from the onerous requirements of the NFA, and instead require purchasers to pass an instant NICS check, the same background check that is used during the sale of long guns. In doing so, law-abiding citizens will remain free to purchase suppressors, while prohibited persons will continue to be barred from purchasing or possessing these accessories.

To voice your support for the Hearing Protection Act and the SHARE Act, visit http://www.HearingProtectionAct.com.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN SUPPRESSOR ASSOCIATION 

The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is the unified voice of the suppressor industry. Our mission is to unite and advocate for the common interests of the suppressor community. To accomplish our mission, our principal initiatives focus on state lobbying, federal lobbying, public education, and industry outreach.

Source:
http://americansuppressorassociation.com/asa-commends-inclusion-of-hearing-protection-act-language-in-comprehensive-sportsmens-package/