- Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: Paladin Press; 1st edition (May 1, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0873649834
- ISBN-13: 978-0873649834
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.2 x 11.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 63 customer reviews
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Expedient Homemade Firearms: The 9mm Submachine Gun Paperback – May 1, 1998
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[18 U.S.C. 922(o) and (r), 26 U.S.C. 5822, 27 CFR 478.39, 479.62 and 479.105]
So it is NOT ILLEGAL for someone to make the gun in this or any other book as long as it is built as a sporting semi-auto weapon. Making it a full auto weapon would be illegal not as a semi-auto. So making a few mods to this gun to qualify as a sporting gun would be easy enough for anyone with a brain so DON"T listen to people saying building your own gun is illegal check the ATF website yourselves
This isn't a theoretical exercise. Luty has done it and got in trouble with the English police when he showed it off. It is a cookbook, complete with templates and very complete instructions. If you wanted to do it -- and don't mind spending some time in jail, as Luty did -- you can easily fabricate your very own submachine gun.
It is, of course, highly illegal, in England, the United States and most other countries. I'm also skeptical of the safety and reliability of the design. But if you follow the instructions carefully you should get at least a couple of magazines worth of shooting out of the result.
As a practical matter, the main value of this book is demonstrating just how easy it is to make a modern gun. Nor is the point merely theoretical. There is a booming garage industry in making guns like this in Chechnya, Nigeria and other places. It would be a lot easier to do it in the United States.
I will not be building this firearm, nor would I advocate that to anyone else. The BATF has no more sense of humor than the British constabulary on this subject. But I think such books are vitally important because they make it clear to politicians that such things are possible and keep them all just that little bit fearful of what the general populace might do if they ever go too far. I think a little bit of that sort of fear in the back of the minds of those in power is a healthy thing for a free society interested in remaining free. So long as it is there, the instructions in Mr. Luty's book will probably not need to be followed.