It isn't so much the legality (Carry & use of stamped weapons is fine in my state.), but the possible headaches involved if a defensive shooting were ever brought up in front of a prosecuting office for whatever reason. I use an Ithaca 37 as my home defense gun. Loaded with #4 buckshot, has one of those barrel/tube light mounts, and a bead sight -- because if you put anything other than a bead on a defensive shotgun, you're an idiot. I like ARs, but realistically I want to pull the trigger once in a defensive shooting. A shotgun is far more likely to incapacitate on the first shot than an AR will.Depends on your state, in mine they are protected and able to be carried if you can.
Yes I've went and bought tard cum with something with a giggle switch just to say I have. Also I'm far from alone using a can on my HD AR because FUCK is 223 loud indoors.
I'm not trying to be funny, but seriously if you've not had to suffer shooting an AR inside with a shorter barrel, it's enough to jar you. Now that's calm chilling at an indoor range. If you figure in HD I'll be woken up at 2am it'll be dark (can keeps from a muzzle flame too) it's not just to say LOL shot you with a title 2 gun, it's so I have some extra chance if indeed I have to pull the trigger and one rule about gun fights, is stack the deck best you can.
When the PSA clone comes out, if at all it's possible I'll snag a suppressed barrel and make my own mp5SD if not I am not sure if and when I'll get it to SBR because I'll probably get the a2 clone due to looks. Again this all comes once it's able to be touched and ordered, I've shot a2/3 and a K. Lovely guns but the geek in me needs it because PSA is making the locking action just like HK and stamped (super good stamping can be really nice HK has insanely nice machine tools and stamps well).
That being said, I'm pressing some 9x19 tonight sipping bourbon. What all gun stuff is going on with anyone else?
I have a pair of Peltors sitting on the night stand next to my shotgun. If I don't have three seconds to clamp hearing protection on my head, then I've fucked up every other aspect of home defense. Ultimately I would like a prosecuting office to read "man defends self with shotgun" rather than "man defends self with suppressed short-barreled rifle." Having a stamped weapon might make them look twice, which might mean more legal fees and headaches for me and my insurance. Fuck that, if I can't handle whatever is happening with seven rounds of #4, I'm either fucking famous or fucking dead.
On the subject of PSA's MP5s, I am extremely eager to get my hands on one to SBR it. MP5s just ooze that 80s and 90s SWAT cool that I love so much. Any recommendations on a 9mm can? I'm also considering building a 9mm upper for a Colt SMG (not automatic) build. 9mm subguns are some of the funnest guns out there to shoot.