Reformation® Q&A

Q: Is there a Classification Letter?

A: Yes, Please Click Here.




Q: What kind of accuracy should I expect with 5.56 standard ammunition?

A: 3.5” at 100 yards




Q: What kind of accuracy should I expect with .300blk standard ammunition?

A: 3.5” at 100 yards




Q: This was originally stated to be not a rifle or shotgun is that still correct?

A: Actually, the ATF changed their original determination. We sent in a 5.56 NATO 7.5” gun with a vertical grip for approval and in doing so the ATF reclassified Reformation® as a shotgun that falls under the GCA but not the NFA. This is different than the original statement the ATF gave us. 




Q: How is it a GCA Shotgun but not an NFA Short Barreled shotgun?

A: The statutes are written differently.  In the GCA definitions found under Title 18 U.S.C. Section 921:

(5) The term “shotgun” means a weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder and designed or redesigned and made or remade to use the energy of an explosive to fire through a smooth bore either a number of ball shot or a single projectile for each single pull of the trigger.


Under the NFA definitions found under Title 26 U.S.C. Section 5845:

(d) The term “shotgun” means a weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder and designed or redesigned and made or remade to use the energy of the explosive in a fixed shotgun shell to fire through a smooth bore either a number of projectiles (ball shot) or a single projectile for each pull of the trigger, and shall include any such weapon which may be readily restored to fire a fixed shotgun shell.


Note that the GCA definition is less specific, whereas the NFA definition requires that the firearm fire a “fixed shotgun shell.”  Since Reformation® does not utilize a fixed shotgun shell, it could not be an NFA defined SBS. 




Q: What does being a GCA shotgun mean to me?

A: It means that you can purchase the firearm on a 4473, and there is no wait time.  Depending on your state law, you can take it home on the very day you purchase it.  It should also be noted that standard FFL holders can receive and transfer Reformation® firearms.  They do not need to have an SOT. 




Q: Why did you not release it with special ammo as was originally discussed?

A: The ammo is still in development and has taken longer than expected. We also fielded lots of calls and emails requesting us to release it sooner, even without the ammo. Now with a 5.56 NATO, 7.5” version with a vertical foregrip, we felt it was the right time to give our customers what they have requested.




Q: How is this not a short barreled rifle requiring an NFA tax stamp?

A: The Reformation® line of firearms are all non-NFA and do not require any tax stamps. This was determined by the ATF.  Because it uses our proprietary patent pending barrel technology, it can have a stock, short barrel, and a vertical foregrip.




Q: Is your ammo coming soon?

A: We are still working very hard on producing specific ammo. We do not currently have a specific release date.




Q: Why would I buy Reformation® over a pistol with a brace?

A: With Reformation® you get a real stock and can have a vertical grip. This gives you better weapon control. 




Q: What states are restricted from purchasing Reformation®?

A: Currently we are not selling the 7.5” to the states of:  CA, CO, CT, HI, IL, MD, MA, NV, OH, OK, RI and the territory of Puerto Rico.


The 11.5” model is restricted in the following states: CA, CO, CT, HI, MD, MA, NV, OH, OK, RI and the territory of Puerto Rico.




Q: So, I can buy and use Reformation® in New York and New Jersey?

A: We have a 10rnd configuration coming. We are not aware of any laws prohibiting Reformation® in those states.




Q: Does standard ammo tumble when fired out of Reformation® firearms?

A: Yes, standard ammo will tumble but is still accurate and effective. Please see the ballistic tests we have conducted. 




Q: Is it safe to use with suppressors?

A: We have tested both the 5.56 and .300BLK versions with suppressors and have had no issues of any kind. Please see our videos demonstrating Reformation® with a suppressor.




Q: Will different muzzle devices affect the accuracy out of Reformation®?

A:  With standard ammunition, we have not found any muzzle device that improves or degrades the accuracy.  




Q: Will different bullet weights dramatically affect the accuracy of standard ammunition out of a Reformation® firearm?

A: Yes, we have found that heavier projectiles take longer to start tumbling.  For instance, 220 grain, 300-BLK projectiles did not tumble as fast as 110-grain projectiles.  Generally, the heavier caliber projectiles did not begin to yaw until after 15 feet.  While both were safe for use without baffle strikes in the suppressors we tested them with, we would recommend heavier projectiles for use with suppressed applications.