POF ReVolt Straight-Pull AR
(From: GunDigest.com) — It’s been close to 120 years since an infantry rifle with a straight-pull action has been introduced. Add to that the rather odd concept of a “rule-beater,” and you have all the makings for something unusual and, yes, innovative.
First, let’s try to define the firearms industry term “rule beater.” Put simply, these are firearms designed to circumvent legislation. One of the most current examples would be the faux short-barreled rifle with the SIG Sauer-type brace substituting for a buttstock.
During the era of the infamous assault rifle ban, 1994 to 2004, we had handguns with the grip frame reduced to accept the mandatory 10-round magazine. Prior to the 1990s, there were Ruger Mini-14 rifles chambered for the .222 Rem. cartridge to beat Italian and French legislation prohibiting civilian ownership of firearms chambered for so-called military calibers.
The 9x21mm cartridge is another example of this, as was the Colt M1911 chambered for the .30 Luger (7.65mm) round. Farther back in history, there were .25 ACP vest pocket pistols with 6-inch barrels designed to go around regulations in a number of Central European countries.
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