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Posted: 9/24/2004 9:43:30 AM EDT
I've been told that they can't make the krink pistols in 5.45 because it would make all the ammo be banned by the ATF. But that you can make them in 7.62 or 5.56. WTF?
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 11:04:57 AM EDT
Thats my take on it! From what I've been reading hear I believe you are alright buddy!
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 1:50:23 PM EDT
That may be.

A lot of the 5.45mm ammo has a steel insert. Thus it would be "armor piercing."

Can't have a pistol caliber that shoots "armor piercing" ammo.

That's why we lost all that real cheap Chinese 7.62x39 ammo years ago when OlyArms introduced their OA-93 (AR15) pistol.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 1:58:46 PM EDT
Isn't all of the 7.62 and 5.56 steel core also? I know the SS109 5.56 has a tungsten insert with the steel. But isn't the rest of it just copper jacketed steel?
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 7:10:56 AM EDT
Thats b.s. You can make them. They dont import any ap 5.45. and ss109 are not a.P. either .There are certain metals that have to be used before they classify it as A.P.Look on the ATF site its all there .
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 7:20:28 AM EDT
You can buy a Thompson "pistol" in 30-06. There must still be some USGI 30-06 AP stuff floating around. I still see the pulled bullets, but not the load ammo for sale anymore.

Link Posted: 9/26/2004 9:06:54 AM EDT
Steel jacketed ammo does not equal steel core ammo. The steel used in projectile jackets is very mild and can even be softer than copper. AP ammo has a hardened steel core. They are very different.
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