Skip to comments.Toy Gun Sold in U.S. Can Easily be Converted to the Real Thing
Posted on 05/14/2010 11:18:22 AM PDT by grady
The airsoft can be converted to an AR-15, firearms manufacturer Leo Gonnuscio told FoxNews.com after testing the make and model of airsoft guns seized by the ATF.
Having concluded that several other airsoft guns could not be converted to fire real ammunition, Gonnuscio said he was surprised to find that he was able to to transform this particular gun to the real thing -- and with minimal work, because its bottom half, or receiver, is so similar to an AR-15's.
To make the airsoft receiver function just like an AR-15s, Gonnuscio said, All you have to do is drill one hole.
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and Obama can be converted to Southern Baptist.
Allow me to be the first to call BS.
You might, and I do stress might, be able to get it to fire a single round, once. But it would be a plastic hand grenade.
I would like to see this demonstrated live. I call pure BS.
So the Airsoft gun has a rifled barrel (.223) and a chamber that will tolerate the pressure? I don’t think so.
I say: show me.
I want to see them perform the operation and put multiple live rounds through it... while properly aiming.
This same story caused a ruckus in Japan about 15 years ago. Old news.
Thanks for the info Fox, I’ll get right on it..........Perhaps I’ll get my obnoxious neighbor to test it for me...............
I see a business opportunity here for producing $20.00 ARs.
Of course, all the customers would get blown up but what the hell.
Kinda low on the repeat sales, though.............
What he is probably trying to say is that the AR-15 upper receiver, which is not serial numbered or regulated, can be attached to the air soft lower receiver.
The lower receivers cannot be matched to an AR upper. I read an article about this recently and talked to my machinist about it. This is one of those “all it takes is one drilled hole” whacko leftist tirades that is impossible to prove. And even if Gonnuscio could make it work, would he be the one firing the first shot?
OTOH, some AK variants with stamped receivers could be drilled to accept another body bolt, but you would have to purchase a conversion kit, something controlled by ATF, to make it full auto. This is probably where this r-tard got his idea.
SOSDD... re-treading old Brady lies.
Isn’t the airsoft pellet smaller than the 5.56mm bullet?
I’m not familiar with airsoft, yet...
And rubber bands can be converted into granade launchers! Keep them away from the chillin’!
What is is probably trying to do is put a real upper receiver on an air soft lower receiver.
OK with me if we sell the plastic guns to all the gangbangers around here. You’d make lotsa money and solve our gang problems at the same time.....not a bad deal!
I want to see Leo Gonnuscio perform this surprisingly simple conversion and then fire the weapon with a standard NATO ball round while maintaining a good cheek weld to the rifle.
The LOWER receiver on the airsoft gun can be modified to take the UPPER receiver of an AR.
Toy LOWER receiver.
REAL UPPER receiver.
All the bang happens in the upper reciever. Plastic lower receivers are already made in the U.S. GLOCK’s have plastic lower recievers/frames.
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