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Yankee Ingenuity Meets A Ban: Effort To Redesign AR-15 Underway
Hart\ford Courant ^ | April 13, 2013 | Dan Haar

Posted on 04/13/2013 1:40:19 AM PDT by Daffynition

As Mark Malkowski watched Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sign the gun control bill into law on April 4, he sat in his office with three military-style rifles.

Nothing unusual there, since Malkowski’s New Britain company, Stag Arms, makes the AR-15-style guns. But one of the black weapons was a bit different – it had a sawed-off pistol grip.

The de-gripped rifle was the first go-around in Stag’s effort to design a gun that’s legal for sale in Connecticut, and still has the core of the AR-15, the wildly popular type of rifle that represents fully one-quarter of all firearms sales in the United States.

Even as he considers relocation offers from Texas and other states, he’s moving ahead in the time-honored tradition of factory managers and engineers, solving the latest problem.

“Don’t dismiss the creative minds of manufacturers. We’re entrepreneurs, we’re job creators and we will do what we have to do to succeed,” he said, minutes after Malloy signed the bill.

On that day of grimness for this 10-year-old business with 200 employees, the gun with a lopped handhold might have seemed nothing more than a symbol of protest. But now, more than a week later, Malkowski reports progress.

“I’m currently working with some prototypes that may be something that would be available for Connecticut citizens,” Malkowski said. “It’s still early in the development.”

(Excerpt) Read more at courantblogs.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Technical; US: Connecticut
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Develop the prototypes and *still* leave!


1 posted on 04/13/2013 1:40:19 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Picked up a STAG model 8 a while back. They make a quality rifle imho. I would like to see them tell CT to GTH and set up shop outside of enemy territory. They’ll do what they think is best for business but I willnot be sending any more of my dollars into enemy territory.


2 posted on 04/13/2013 1:49:04 AM PDT by RC one (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Daffynition
Ya wanna scare a politician? Get one of these:

It doesn't have a pistol grip so it must be safe.

3 posted on 04/13/2013 1:55:11 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: PLMerite

Any ONE of the no-no’s. protruding magazine, flash hider, bayo mount, bipod, etc. is what the Senate bill contains. I’d imagine the CT bill is worse.


4 posted on 04/13/2013 2:11:45 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: PLMerite

Any ONE of the no-no’s. protruding magazine, flash hider, bayo mount, bipod, etc. is what the Senate bill contains. I’d imagine the CT bill is worse.


5 posted on 04/13/2013 2:11:45 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: PLMerite

If I could afford one, I’d do it tomorrow.


6 posted on 04/13/2013 2:15:23 AM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Daffynition

The shadowboxing doesn’t help America.

Do the war and be done with it.


7 posted on 04/13/2013 2:28:24 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Daffynition

If I encountered a psychotic shooter in the theater, the first thing I would check would be the muzzle - looking for a flash suppressor, bayonet lug, grenade launcher, or threaded barrel. If he didn’t have those, I would check for a pistol grip or folding stock. If I didn’t see those either, I’d go back to watching the movie. It’s the scary features that make a rifle dangerous, not the little lumps of lead (NOT Teflon coated!) that might come out the end. As long as the new rifle doesn’t have those features, it’s safe for CT.


8 posted on 04/13/2013 2:36:40 AM PDT by Pollster1 (A war can only be just if it is fought with a reasonable chance of success.)
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To: Pollster1

Awesome.

Ridicule these idiots. They’re laughing stocks.


9 posted on 04/13/2013 2:53:45 AM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Daffynition
Does the new law say your AR can't be belt-fed?


10 posted on 04/13/2013 3:16:52 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Ray76

The tragic thing is that you can ridicule them while they confiscate America’s vaunted “rifle behind each blade of grass”.

I’m afraid kaliph zero and his regime is having the last laugh.


11 posted on 04/13/2013 3:44:59 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Hardraade

Revolt is coming.


12 posted on 04/13/2013 4:13:23 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: smokingfrog

LOL...nobody knows. No one can make heads or tails about what is in the law and what it actually means.


13 posted on 04/13/2013 4:19:36 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: PLMerite

Nor is it all *BLACK* {Horrors! Shudder!]


14 posted on 04/13/2013 4:20:40 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Hardraade

Wait any see. Lots of legal challenges are lining up.


15 posted on 04/13/2013 4:21:38 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: smokingfrog

Dang. What is that, a .50 cal?


16 posted on 04/13/2013 5:06:33 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: Biggirl
Yep, it's 1859 all over again and the clock is ticking.

Cc

17 posted on 04/13/2013 5:15:16 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Hey liberals, what part of "unalienable" don't you understand?)
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To: Daffynition

The “Yankee Ingenuity” necessary here is to dust off the Declaration of Independence and fire these bastards!


18 posted on 04/13/2013 5:33:01 AM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: RoosterRedux

Just a close up of an AR-10 (308).


19 posted on 04/13/2013 5:34:31 AM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: Celtic Conservative
Yep, it's 1859 all over again and the clock is ticking.

Or 1774/75...the Commies are coming, the Commies are coming

20 posted on 04/13/2013 5:41:50 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: G Larry

That’s a lot of stainless steel or chrome...who is the manufacturer of that one?


21 posted on 04/13/2013 5:44:07 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: G Larry

The effort to be made is to purge the Neo Europa Yankees from the union. They are no longer really Americans and must be booted out.


22 posted on 04/13/2013 5:45:18 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: smokingfrog

Pretty cool, but it’s a little unsettling seeing the links upside down like that.


23 posted on 04/13/2013 5:46:18 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Pretty cool, but it’s a little unsettling seeing the links upside down like that.


That’s because the belt is fed below the bolt, not above it.


24 posted on 04/13/2013 5:52:59 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Oppression -> Extermination)
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To: smokingfrog

I can see why they’d do that. The AR will hot-fire full auto when the chambers hot. Went thru many clips that way at the end of range duty on a few occasions at the Graf. Of course I borrowed someone else’s rifle first....


25 posted on 04/13/2013 5:53:25 AM PDT by Justa
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To: Daffynition

It won’t do a damn bit of good. They will just enact a more restrictive law. Whether the legimate gun owners what to face the facts or not, the plane, pure unalduterated, unvarnished thrth is: The Socialists, a/k/a Democrat Party has plans to put you in one of two places:1. the graveyard should you resist. 2. In prison should you comply.


26 posted on 04/13/2013 5:54:29 AM PDT by sport
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To: PLMerite

That gun is banned in CT because it is a centerfire rifle with detachable 10+ round magazine and a flash hider.

FUBO and FUDM and F*CT


27 posted on 04/13/2013 5:57:54 AM PDT by kickstart ("A gun is a tool. It is only as good or as bad as the man who uses it" . Alan Ladd in 'Shane')
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To: Mushroom Gravy

Yeah, I see that, it just looks weird.


28 posted on 04/13/2013 6:04:18 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: smokingfrog

Belt fed is the way to go.


29 posted on 04/13/2013 6:08:04 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Daffynition
The Voting Machine Ballot

will soon be replaced by

The Shooting Machine Bullet.

30 posted on 04/13/2013 6:27:45 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.)
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To: Daffynition

Looks friendly to me.

31 posted on 04/13/2013 7:11:55 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Daffynition

Why go and reinvent the wheel when the present design is just about perfect?

These companies should be telling these governors to “F”Off.They want to turn our guns into what are cars are becoming.Government designed pieces of crap that will fall apart before the last payment is made and kill you In the slightest accident.

Oh!I almost forgot about all of the individual mandate fuel’sto run those vehicles.

Don’t surrender to these government thugs.They work for US.


32 posted on 04/13/2013 7:13:02 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Daffynition
CA compliant...

33 posted on 04/13/2013 7:37:05 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: RC one
We also have a few Stags, .556s & 6.8s and just luv them. I hear they are working on a light weight 308 AR platform; now that will go over with everybody. I picked up a 338 fed Armalite, just too heavy; like an M-14. Then last fall, got a 308 Scar 17; now that gun fits me fine.

Here in Alaska, people hunt with ARs and all the old military rifles. Nothing better than an AR with 16 inch barrel & collapsible stock for around your neck on snowmachine or 4 wheeler. Throw an acog on and you got the quickest shooter on the fly gun you'll ever find. Course, I'm a shooter not an aimer though.

34 posted on 04/13/2013 7:39:40 AM PDT by Eska
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To: smokingfrog

want !


35 posted on 04/13/2013 7:48:25 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Biggirl

Big talk. No action.


36 posted on 04/13/2013 8:58:06 AM PDT by karnage
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To: Daffynition

I guess the M1 Garand will be making a comeback.


37 posted on 04/13/2013 8:59:54 AM PDT by karnage
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To: karnage

We shall see.


38 posted on 04/13/2013 9:05:50 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: karnage
I guess the M1 Garand will be making a comeback.

CMP is shipping 'em as fast as they can.

39 posted on 04/13/2013 9:26:52 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Daffynition

ping


40 posted on 04/13/2013 9:42:53 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: RoosterRedux

I’m guessing the belt feed is a custom job, added to a weapon the owner assembled from parts.

You’ll have to ask the guy that posted the pic.


41 posted on 04/13/2013 12:09:41 PM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: smokingfrog

One of Stoner’s original designs was for soldiers to carry their ammo in a rucksack, then have it feed into the weapon much the way a Mini-Gun is fed.


42 posted on 04/13/2013 12:10:07 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: Pollster1

You forgot to mention the first thing to check is if the ‘guy’ has a carrot top.


43 posted on 04/13/2013 12:23:49 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: karnage
They make for good holiday decorations as well.
A Garand Christmas photo holidays01-1.jpg
44 posted on 04/13/2013 12:35:31 PM PDT by atomic_dog
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To: Daffynition

That’s a great attitude, love the can-do’ness of it but it shouldn’t depend on that. It’s our right, not a test to be passed by cleverness...


45 posted on 04/13/2013 2:30:39 PM PDT by next media
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To: Charles Martel

Wait, wait. Maybe we could make a black powder AR-15, a muzzle loader, with percussion ignition. Rate of fire should satisfy everyone!


46 posted on 04/13/2013 2:44:20 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The Obama Molecule: Teflon binds with Melanin = No Criminal Charges Stick)
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To: Charles Martel

Not surprising. If they were good enough for General Patton, we should do just fine with ‘em... if we can find (and afford) any ammo.

I remember the day... not so long ago... when .30-06 was out of fashion, and cheaper than .308 - which at the time was affordable itself...

Times change.


47 posted on 04/13/2013 9:22:20 PM PDT by karnage
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To: atomic_dog

Now that is truly a Christmas tree!


48 posted on 04/13/2013 9:22:52 PM PDT by karnage
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To: PLMerite

I love my M1A.


49 posted on 04/13/2013 9:25:16 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: G Larry
The part I thought was chromed looks like a Mega Maten upper lower set in nickel boron.
50 posted on 04/14/2013 6:07:39 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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