Gun and Accessory Makers Getting Creative to Sidestep New York Laws

February 12 2014
by GSL Staff
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Necessity is the mother of invention. New Yorkers need more capable firearms than their state will allow them to possess, so that leads us into the invention part things.

Several companies out there are currently working on innovative ways to allow New Yorkers to own things they should be able to own anyway.

Keep in mind, practical and useful may not always mean beautiful or perfect.

First off, and I’m sure you’ve seen this by now, we have a New York SAFE Act legal “AR-15”. The savvy gun owner can make their gun SAFE Act compliant by removing “military features” from the rifle.


With the use of a new stock system from Thordsen Customs, called the FRS-15 stock, a shooter can remove both the pistol grip and adjustable stock from the gun. These are two features included in the “military features” list.


You would still have to make sure other aspects of your rifle don’t violate any other parts of the restrictive SAFE Act, but you get the idea.

OK, so you’ve bought a whole host of new accessories for your AR-15, removed other features and created something that is legal in NY. However, there is still that 10 round magazine limit (the 7 round limit was recently struck down in court for the time being).

That’s where The MAKO Group’s pentagon magazine comes into play. The magazine situates 5 10 round magazines in a pentagon shaped holder that should, in theory, allow for faster reloads. If nothing else, it allows you to carry 50 rounds on the rifle. It looks like you could also use it as an impromptu bipod.

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Please note, we are not endorsing either of these products and have not had a chance to test either. Just letting you know what’s out there.

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