Gas system is turned off at the Superlative Arms Gas Block under the handguards.How will you be turning the gas system off? If its a adjustable gas block pretty sure that will be a no no with the PGC, gun has to be modified so that it can't be switched back on easily.
With the gas system on the AR-15 turned off, fired rounds must be ejected and chambered by manual operation just like a "traditional" bolt action, pump, lever or single shot rifle. Not semiautomatic with the gas system turned off.that's what I thought, how are you going out for deer ??....
That's not the point.What's to stop you from turning it on/off in the field? I would tread lightly
Yes, I am willing to test it in court. No legal fees if I represent myself . . . only fines and cost if found guilty.For the record I'm not saying that your particular interpretation of the law is wrong. My point is more are you willing to test it in Court? At best you're probably looking at more than the price of the gun in legal fees. Even if you're in the right it would probably result in a re-writting of the laws.
Doc,In 2009 l shot a doe with a Colt AR-15 model 6721 rifle. I took out the gas tube and put a steel plug in the gas port. It took about five minutes to convert the AR-15 to a "manually operated" rifle. I had a W.C.O. examine the conversion and he said it was legal. Unless the law has changed since 2009, this should be legal. I haven't use an AR-15 to hunt deer since 2009. If I was thinking about using an AR for deer season, I would certainly show the W.C.O. the conversion to see if it was still legal. Doc in Pa
The AR-15 is not a recoil operated system. It is a direct impingement gas system.Better check with the PGC before making a decision to use it. Don't know if it's still this way, but years ago it was that the recoil system had to be permanantly altered so it could not be re-converted to semi. Also, I don't think suppressors have been passed for hunting yet? Might be wrong on this though.
... The weapon has to be permantly altered to become legal. Show me this in black and white print. Do you have case law to back it up? Temporary mods can be changed in the field. And, if they are, THEN it falls under the definition of semiautomatic otherwise it is manually operated because it is no longer a "firearm which reloads without aid of the shooter". Instead of playing word games to try a skirt the law. Why not wait for semis to become legal. I am not trying to skirt anything. The definition is what it is.