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Franklin Armory – BFSIII for AK

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Minden, NV, October 17, 2018 Precision firearms manufacturer, Franklin Armory®, has successfully adapted the patented Generation 3 Binary Firing System™ to the AK Platform.   Prototype triggers have undergone substantial field testing, and the final configuration will be placed into production soon.  The BFSIII™ for the AK platform is slated to start shipping the first quarter of 2019.  Pre-Orders for the BFSIII™ for AK will begin on October 19th.

Franklin Armory® President, Jay Jacobson, stated, “The Franklin Armory® engineering and design staff have really worked hard to create a fabulous BFSIII™ for AK that works in as many AK platforms as possible.  Given the variety of clones out on the market, this was no small task.”

Fast on the heels of their previous release of the BFSIII™ for CZ Scorpion; Franklin Armory® proves again to be the premier manufacturer of Binary triggers with six models currently available.

The Gen 3 Binary Firing System™ was released for the AR platform in August of 2016. All BFSIII™ triggers feature a three-mode safety selector. Mode 1 is “Safe.” Mode 2 is “Semi” for semiautomatic. And Mode 3 is “Binary” mode. In Binary mode, the firearm will discharge one round on the pull of the trigger and one round on the release of the trigger. All BFSIII™ models feature the ability to negate the release round in Binary mode by modulating the safety selector back to “Semi” mode or “Safe.” Additionally, all BFSIII™ are engineered to prevent the operator from modulating the selector to “Binary” mode while holding the trigger back in “Semi” mode.

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SOFIC 18 – Franklin Armory BFSIII TR-4 Trigger

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Franklin Armory debuted the TR-4 trigger at SOFIC 2018. This is the newest trigger to employ the patented BFSIII technology.  The TR-4 is a Military and Law Enforcement specific trigger that is designed to operate with a full auto sear trip.  It allows 4 selectable positions; Safe, Semi, Binary, and Full Auto.

The TR-4 gives Military and Law Enforcement agencies a more accurate, effective, and reliable trigger system that can drop into their existing platforms.  Of course, the Binary mode provides significantly reduced split times between rounds, allowing for tighter double tap groups.  In addition, the TR-4 incorporates the patented safety features designed into the original civilian BFSIII trigger.

The new design is easy for departments to transition to since safe, semi, and full auto are found in their traditional locations.  Binary mode is found by moving the selector so that it is pointing down.  This is a tremendous benefit to sworn personnel as it allows them to choose between two operating modes, semi, and Binary, with one flick of the switch.

The TR-4 also marks the first time that a pull release trigger has been employed with a machine gun sear trip.  By utilizing this function in Binary mode, reliability has been guaranteed.

NRAAM 18 – Franklin Armory CSW

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Although I just learned about it yesterday, the Franklin Armory CSW has been out for quite sometime. I’m just surprised it hasn’t been more popular as the most common reaction to goofy gun laws it to stick it to the man by finding a legal way around the poorly crafted legislation. In this case, we’ll call it the “Crew Served Weapon” loophole.

Franklin Armory created the CSW specifically in response to California gun laws. The AR pattern weapon’s stock is replaced with the CSW assembly. Because of the CSW’s configuration, it isn’t classified as a rifle, pistol, shotgun, or AOW. What’s more, it’s not an “assault weapon” either. This means no bullet button, or other accommodations.

The spade grip design has independent triggers on each grip but the original fire control group is retained. Because the linkage attaches directly to the trigger, the rate of fire is not artificially increased. This means it is not classified as a “multiburst trigger activator.”  

Now, can you imagine adding a belt fed semi upper to the CSW?

Franklin Armory – BFSIII For CZ Scorpion

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Franklin Armory has just announced the debut of the BFSIII for the CZ Scorpion at this year’s NRA Annual Meeting. Developed with direct assistance from CZ-USA, the BFSIII is a three mode binary trigger assembly for the CZ Scorpion which allows for ‘safe’, ‘semi’, and ‘binary’ firing modes, the latter allowing for the discharge of a round on the pull of a trigger and a round on release of the trigger. Currently, the BFSIII for the CZ Scorpion is being placed into final production, with shipping slated for 3rd quarter 2018. Pre-orders will be made avaiable starting July 4th.

Attendees of the NRA Annual Meetings can see this and more offerings from Franklin Armory at booth 4105.

Check out the video below to see the BFSIII for the CZ Scorpion in action:

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.