Issue 44 Issue 44 Iain Harrison Join the Conversation Print Version Subscriptions:WTF Back Issues (digital only): Click Here Click Here Digital Version iTunes for iPad: NOOK: Click Here Click Here Kindle: Google Play: Click Here Click Here Zinio for computers, Android, RIM, iPad and other devices: Click Here Way back last century when I moved to the U.S., the prevailing wisdom among firearms aficionados was that you never wanted to invite “The Man” into your life. According to popular lore, owning NFA items virtually guaranteed the midnight knock, followed by a request for papieren, bitte. The reality is, of course, worlds apart from the tinfoil-hatted fantasies of yore, and if you’re really worried about government intrusion into your private life, then ditching your cellphone would be a better place to start. While the National Firearms Act was, and remains, an unjust imposition on the rights of firearms’ owners, complying with its requirements has become less onerous in recent years. Originally conceived as a means to price naughty guns and accessories out of the range of the common man, inflation has rendered the $200 tax stamp annoying, rather than prohibitive. And the advent of the e-file system means the process of making and registering a short-barreled rifle or shotgun, or indeed a suppressor, is now completed in days, rather than months. So with no further ado, the RECOIL team brings you the “SBR All the Things” issue. Each one of the shorties within these pages was legally assembled for fun and to show that just because the most common AR-15 might be a 16-incher, you don’t have to settle for common. Why order vanilla when you can have cookie dough? In addition to the abbreviated long-guns (short guns?), we take a retrospective look at one of the greatest battle rifles ever fielded, kick the tires on a couple of high-end Hummer H1s, and get some first-hand intelligence from the front lines of the campaign against ISIS. You might also have noticed a change to our usual cover style. We’ll resume our regularly scheduled programming shortly, but the chance to sit down with one of the most influential and notorious names in the Global War on Terrorism was hard to pass up, and we hope it’ll provide you with another data point. In all, we think this is one of our most comprehensive issues to date, and hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as we did putting it together. Notice: We Found Ammo In Stock: (Check our Current Deals page for more ammo deals - including bulk ammo) 9mm 150gr FMJ 50ct $26.99 Optics Planet9mm 115gr JHP 50ct $54.99 Palmetto State Armory 5.56 62gr LAP 20ct $15.99 Palmetto State Armory.223 REM 75gr HPBT 200ct $194.95 Creedmoor SportsGet 5% off all Creedmoor brand ammo with code CREEDMOOR5 Disclosure: These links are affiliate links. Caribou Media Group earns a commission from qualifying purchases. Thank you! Check out RECOIL Issue 44 Explore RECOILweb:Death Dealer patch by Frank Frazetta, via Hazard4Actively Armed - Concealed Carry Options for Running and HikingUsual Suspects Network G7 About to Kick OffFirst Look: Tyr Tactical's Gunfighter Belt Budget AR-15s In Stock: PSA PA-15 5.56 $699.99 Palmetto State Armory PSA 7.5" Pistol Length 300AAC $769 Palmetto State Armory Sig Tread M400 5.56 $799 Rainier Arms F-1 FDR-15 5.56 $819 Rainier Arms Bulk Handgun Ammo in Stock 9mm Magtech 115gr FMJ 1000ct $689 True Shot 40 S&W FMJ 1000ct $549 Rainier Arms Disclosure: These links are affiliate links. Caribou Media Group earns a commission from qualifying purchases. Thank you! NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Click here to get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to a digital PDF of this target pack!