Pat says, “FedGov regulations mandate that you have to have at least a 16″ barrel on a rifle, with an overall length of 26” – if your rifle is any shorter, then there’s lots of red tape and have a $200 tax for a Short Barrel Rifle (SBR), and I just don’t care to give the FedGov any more reason to come knocking on my door. “
He then offers up a review of the lever-action $536 Rossi Ranch Hand Pistol, which has a 12″ barrel, 24″ length.
I would suggest Pat review the following pistol:
Romanian AK-47 Draco Pistol 7.62x39mm . They sell for around $350.
It is a semi-auto pistol in AK-47 that takes 30-round magazines and can also take a 90-round drum magazine. It has a 12.25″ barrel and has 21″ length. It weighs 5.5 pounds.
Just as the Rossi does not require any Fed red tape nor $200 SBT transfer tax, neither does the Draco.
Best Regards, – Dave C.