REDESIGN : B&T TP9 Returns To Its Roots For 2018

It seems that every time we start taking about unique, interesting and useful firearms in the U.S., we are also forced to discuss the irritating, irrational and unnecessary legal pitfalls that surround gun ownership. The two most referenced laws, 18 U.S.C. 922r and the National Firearms Act (NFA), can also be the most complicated to understand. It is these laws that prevent the importation of foreign made guns in their natural form. Today, we’ll discuss the Swiss-made B&T TP9 and the efforts to restore this unique personal defense weapon (PDW)/pistol to near its original form.

As designed, the B&T MP9/TP9 was made to be a compact pistol with an integrated vertical fore grip and folding wire stock. Unfortunately, both of these features prevent its importation in this original form, excluding government and law enforcement customers.

The folding stock makes the TP9 a short barreled rifle that is subject to 922r importation regulations –…

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