22 Jun 2008

No Full-Auto .22s for Americans

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Iraqis are permitted to own fully-automatic AK-47s in US-occupied Iraq. But the BATF won’t let you own an Akins Accelerator, a gizmo which attaches to the trigger mechanism of a Ruger 10/22 to achieve full-auto function.

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6/23 CORRECTION:

Mr. Akins has posted in the Comments section, correcting my erroneous description of the Akins Accelerator. Mr. Akins says:

Nothing attaches to the trigger mechanism and it does not achieve full auto function because the trigger is functioned once for each and every shot. The entire barrel/receiver/trigger group reciprocates backwards under recoil removing the trigger completely from the finger and compressing a spring which then forces the barrel/receiver/trigger group back forward again.

Mr. Akins also provided a link to an illustration of what goes on.

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Bill Akins

I appreciate your trying to help. But the above statement describing the Akins Accelerator is completely incorrect. Nothing attaches to the trigger mechanism and it does not achieve full auto function because the trigger is functioned once for each and every shot. The entire barrel/receiver/trigger group reciprocates backwards under recoil removing the trigger completely from the finger and compressing a spring which then forces the barrel/receiver/trigger group back forward again. Here is a link to a gif animation of how it works to clear up any misconceptions. http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/db7476f1ef.gif



JDZ

Thank you for the correction and the illustration.

I hope it becomes possible to market these. It looks like plinking with a Ruger so equipped would be lots of fun.

Cheers,
David



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