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Is there anyone here who can recommend this Captured Guide Rod Assembly available from Taylor Tactical INC?
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The website states that international orders are't possible. Is it the American law that makes it impossible to ship such parts to a foreign destination?
 

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The website states that international orders are't possible. Is it the American law that makes it impossible to ship such parts to a foreign destination?
ITAR - International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

This is a US regulation that controls the manufacture, sale, and distribution of defense and space related articles and services as defined in the US Munitions List. Businesses wanting to import or export items on the USML must register with the State Department, pay a fee, and follow their guidance.

In other words, it can be done legally but ain't cheap.
 

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@Redcat94, many thanks for your explanation of the legal situation. I have just one more question. Does this law affect private exports by individuals too or professional business only? In other words: could someone living in the US send me such an item like the featured rod without getting in trouble?
 

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@Redcat94Does this law affect private exports by individuals too or professional business only?
Unfortunately ITAR affects private citizens too.

This thread has reminded me of my old job. I worked at a small machine shop right out of college. The owner also had a second business that dealt in used aircraft parts located in the same building. He wound up getting arrested because he sold some parts to an Iranian national living in Switzerland. The first batch made it through, but the second was stopped by US Customs. It turned out that the FBI had wire tapped our phones and were able to prove that my boss new that the end destination of these parts was Iran.

Fun times!

 

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Unfortunately ITAR affects private citizens too.
Many thanks for your further comments on that for people like me very unfavourable law! But even worse is that Walther has provided such an unfortunate design for the PPQ 22's recoil spring. Looking at Walther's American website, I have the impression that the PPQ 22 is a discontinued model anyway. Hopefully, Walther will bring a PDP 22 soon onto the market that can be disassembled and reassembled without the need of any annoying tools.
 

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I hope so too but with the release of the WMP I can't see a PDP22 being announced any time soon. Maybe next year.
In the meantime, even all PPQ models have disappeared from the US website, not only the PPQ .22. Perhaps a PDP .22 will come sooner than expected after all, especially since SIG Sauer can otherwise penetrate the market with its P322 with almost no competition.
 
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