On August 3rd of 2017, the Chief of the Firearms Technology Divi- sion confirmed that a firearm equipped with a stock and a barrel featuring straight cut lands and grooves is defined as a “firearm,” and is not a rifle or a shotgun. Since Reformation® cannot be a rifle or a shotgun, it also cannot be a short barreled rifle or a short bar- reled shotgun.
line of firearms features Franklin Armory®’s NRSTM barrel tech- nology. NRSTM stands for “Not a Rifle or Shotgun” and has straight cut lands and grooves while retaining a standard chamber. Since the barrel does not impart spin on the projectile, it does not meet the definition of “rifling.”