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SHOT Show 2018 – Franklin Armory Reformation

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

The wait is over, the mystery revealed on The Reformation, Franklin Armory’s ‘not-SBR’ that left everyone guessing.


So, what allows it to defy NFA classification, despite its 11.5″ barrel and collapsible stock? It’s the barrel. Specifically, the Reformation line will feature Franklin’s NRS Barrel Technology. NRS, which stands for “Not a Rifle or Shotgun”, is a barrel with straight cut lands and grooves that retains a standard chamber. Because the barrel doesn’t impart spin on the projectile, the ATF decreed it doesn’t meet the definition of rifling, and as such the Reformation can’t be classified as a rifle or shotgun, short-barred or otherwise, only a ‘firearm’.


What does this do to accuracy? Franklin claims to have tested 4 MOA accuracy with off-the-shelf ammo, but they’ve also developed fin and flare stabilized projectiles and ammo specifically for use with the Reformation, that offers near-MOA performance.

The initial Reformation firearms will be chambered in .300 BLK, with 5.56 to follow shortly after. Models without the BFSIII binary trigger will also be made available.


Franklin Armory Announces – Reformation – 11.5” Barrel w/ Conventional Stock – No Tax Stamp

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Earlier today, Franklin Armory sent out a teaser for their new Reformation firearm, debuting at SHOT Show.

Notice I called it a “firearm”. That’s because I’m not really sure how to characterize it. Franklin Armory claims it has an 11.5 inch barrel and yet is equipped with a conventional buttstock. Except, they go on to inform us that no tax stamp is required. It’s not a rifle, it’s not a shotgun.

In the limited amount of information they released, the claim that they have “received approval as a non-rifle from the Chief of the Fire Arms Technology Division.”

This is the first of their patent pending NRS firearms in the Reformation line. If it’s not a rifle or shotgun, what do you think it is?


SHOT Show 17 – Franklin Armory BFSIII

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017


Franklin Armory’s BFSIII or Binary Firing System III trigger is an interesting option for those looking for a non-standard fire control group for their AR rifle. It has a 4.5 lbs. trigger pull +/- .5 lbs., and aside from the standard safe and fire modes, it comes with a third ‘binary’ mode, which discharges a round upon pull and release. If the shooter wishes to disengage the second shot upon trigger release, they can simply move the selector to the standard fire position, and the binary mode will deactivate. Also included with the trigger is a heavier buffer spring, which reduces the possibility of hammer follow.


Franklin Armory’s BFSIII is compatible with most AR trigger-compatible weapons, the Franklin Armory F17 series, and .22 LR and 9mm uppers without modification.