I'm not knocking them, but all these horse pistol-sized two-handers with or without arm braces are just range toys. With a shoulder stock they have some practical use but if they are pure blowback guns they are cheek-pounders.Hard to beat the Scorp for the money, but you will want a 'brace' or a stock. The OEM folder is a sweetheart, but will cost you a tax stamp with a short barrel. Mine goes bang all the time, and they come with decent irons, but a red dot makes more sense (and ol' Moon doesn't like the words 'battery' and 'gun' in one sentence). The proprietary mags are cheap and good.
All kinds of bling available as well.
I think it's because they are mostly amateurs, influenced not by experience or training, but by what they see in movies or in video games.Likewise, I never understood the nearly universal choice by mass-murderers to use an AR in close confines such as schools, movie theatres, etc.
Moon, I don't think it's the amount of recoil per se, but the way it is poorly handled in closed-bolt pure-blowback "carbines" (or elephantine "pistols" with full or armrest stocks). I can comfortably spend an hour shooting a Mauser .375 H&H offhand without complaint. But the former are just nasty if you assume a firm cheek weld. The designers try to make the receiver as short as possible for compactness' sake, so there's not much travel to let the bolt exhaust itself by running out on the recoil spring(s). The recoiling mass is heavy because there's no locking system, and bringing it to a short halt transmits the impact to the shooter.Personally, I've never found the blowback guns objectionable in recoil,...
The brace is a classic 'work around', much like the infamous bump stocks, due to the '35 Firearms Act and full-auto bans.Every time I see one of those “arm-brace pistols”, especially in 5.56 or heavier calibers, I have to chuckle at the whole SBR restriction thing.
Damned if I know! You boys do like your thumpers.https://www.primaryarms.com/patriot-ordnance-factory-12-5in-308-win-revolution-ar-10-pistol-black
Why do I keep considering this?
Damned if I know! You boys do like your thumpers.......
Every time I see one of those “arm-brace pistols”, especially in 5.56 or heavier calibers, I have to chuckle at the whole SBR restriction thing.