Issue 04 Preview – NFA Basics Steven Kuo Join the Conversation If you've been around guns for a little while, you've probably heard of the NFA. But, what does NFA really stand for? No Fun Allowed? No F***ing Around? Since it regulates silencers, it can't be Noise Free America. It's actually the National Firearms Act, and in addition to silencers, it tightly regulates machine guns, short-barreled rifles and shotguns, so-called destructive devices, and a whole host of other types of firearms. Now for the legal disclaimers we got from the guys at the office with expensive suits, fancy German cars, and a hint of self-loathing: This article is intended as a primer on the NFA to give you a basic understanding, and it should not be construed as legal advice. You should seek competent counsel and understand state and local restrictions before proceeding with acquiring any NFA items. For the rest of this article, subscribe digitally here: RECOIL Issue 4 Explore RECOILweb:AR-15 Magazine Faceoff: Best of the BestTesting "BulletSafe" armorNew Rail Mounts from CaldwellNew Videos inbound from Panteao 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). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.