Striker 12 revolver shotgun

Striker 12 is a fairly clever device but, at the core, it is a revolver. Revolving wheel lock carbines have been around since the early 1500s. That didn’t stop BATF from classifying it as a “destructive device” subject to registration and $200 tax. So much for the claim that government wouldn’t ban any particular kind of arms on a whim.

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12 Responses to Striker 12 revolver shotgun

  1. Sha-ul says:

    Was the reclassification ever challenged in court?

  2. Jason says:

    I can see why they’d ban it. It’s got one of those things that go up.

  3. Y. says:

    Early 1500’s?

    Surely you meant early 1800’s ?

    • Oleg Volk says:

      I mean early 1500s, because that’s when the rifled guns with adjustable rear sights appeared — and by 1530 five-shot revolver rifles were made for the royalty of the Holy Roman Empire. I saw quite a few of those in museums in Prague. “Social betters” always liked advanced weaponry unavailable to others — 1518 marking the first laws against wheel lock pistols for commoners.

  4. Paul Koning says:

    I was wondering if you were using the common joking reference of “wheel lock” for revolver, but no, you weren’t. Wikipedia has some pictures (for example of wheel-lock revolver pistols. And for that matter it shows a revolver rifle (with flint lock) — and it even mentions that “around 1500 experiments with multi-barrel match-lock guns were done”. I guess that’s really a pepperbox rather than a revolver.

  5. Kristopher says:

    Ya know … one of those with a 20 round drum in .416 Barrett would make short work of some theater shooter in body armor. And it would have a bore diameter of under .5 inches, so no more DD bullshit.

    Might also make things dangerous for other types of murderous varmints.

  6. Kristopher says:

    In fact, the more I think about it, the more awesome a .416 Barrett revolving carbine sounds … California legal, since it is a revolver, and not a semi auto.

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