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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Rare Breed Files Sues ATF in Defense of FRT-15 Trigger System: It’s Not a ‘Machinegun’ - Gunsamerica

Rare Breed Triggers, makers of the FRT-15 trigger system, is challenging the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) following the ATF’s recent FRT-15 classification. According to the ATF’s Technology Division, the FRT-15 is a machine gun.

Rare Breed filed a lawsuit against the ATF seeking an injunction to prevent the agency from enforcing their determination as well as to block any potential civil or criminal prosecution over the possession and/or sale of the FRT-15. They argue that the FRT-15 is a semi-automatic trigger, and the ATF is wrong in its determination.

The FRT-15 works mostly like a normal AR-style cassette-type trigger pack. It’s a drop-in assembly with one extra function: after a round is fired and the bolt cycles, it cocks the hammer and at the same time, resets the trigger.

That’s how the FRT-15 gives shooters the ability to repeatedly pull the trigger quickly, similar to how practice with a light trigger can also be used to shoot rapid strings of fire. According to the law, a machine gun isn’t a gun that can be fired quickly, it’s a gun that fires more than one shot per pull of the trigger.

Since the user still has to pull the trigger for each shot with the FRT-15, Rare Breed says that the ATF is not applying the law as it is written when they classified the trigger system as a machine gun last July. Additionally, the trigger includes a locking bar to prevent the user from being able to pull the trigger until the firearm has completely cycled.

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