Monthly Archives: May 2015

UPDATE: ATF Form 1 denials from WA

This was recently posted on, hopefully it looks like a resolution is in sight.

So here is what I got from Brian Blake, the original sponsor of the bill.

A staff member at the DOL had a conversation with the ATF a few weeks back and the discussion centered on SB 5956, and lack of clarity and confusion about manufacturing SBR’s. This person is not a policy maker, but apparently the ATF person may have taken it that way. The head of Washington DOL Firearms Division will be contacting the ATF to let them know that the conversation was not with a representative allowed to direct policy on behalf of Washington State.

The AG’s office has not made any official statements on the bill at this time.

Also, the DOL did not advise the ATF to not approve the forms, nor did the AG’s office. The DOL’s position is that it isn’t their position to interpret the laws, and that it is up to the ATF to make their own interpretation.

Also, Thanks RichM for sending me Ted Clutter’s contact information and email addresses. Brian Blake and the DOL have that information now and they will contact Ted. The rest of you may want to not deluge Mr. Clutter with a bunch of emails. Brian says he will work on this. Please let him work through the process.


BREAKING: ATF NFA Branch Examiner Ted Clutter mass denying Form 1 SBR applications

Just today there have been a number of both e-filed and paper Form 1s for manufacturing an SBR rejected in WA citing “RCW 9.91.190(2)” which is not even a valid RCW.

RCW 9.41.190(2) states the following:

(2) It is not unlawful for a person to possess, transport, acquire, or transfer a short-barreled rifle that is legally registered and possessed, transported, acquired, or transferred in accordance with federal law
People have been assuming that making has been covered under the “acquire” language as the ATF have approved numerous Form 1s until today, 5/27
Apparently that has changed
UPDATE: Across the forums above and Facebook groups I’m in, I have counted between 30-40 independent reports of Form 1 SBR Denials.
Anyone else who has had a denial please send me the control number(s) below

Saker 762 and .300 Weatherby Magnum

Just got this e-mail back from Silencerco, in case anyone is interested:

From: Chris Wilkening

The calibers listed for the Saker 762 are “5.7mm to .300 RUM”, would this include .300 Weatherby Magnum?

Thank you,


From: K.C. Hutchinson (Wed, May 13, 2015 at 8:37 AM)
To: Chris Wilkening
Cc: Silencerco Accessories and Merchandise <>

Thank you for contacting us. You will be fine shooting 300 Weatherby Mag through Saker 762 so long as your barrel is 20″ or longer. Please let me know if there is anything else we can help you with.

Have a great day,


Back stateside

Just returned from Prague a week ago, and made some modifications to my WASR.
The Magpul Zhukov-S stock and Zhukov Handguard provide folding stock capability for standard stamped trunnions, and a platform for mounting accessories with the M-Lok slot system.

I’ll be taking this rig up into the mountains to practice some live-fire handling with some basic BSA templates, shooting on the move, and other basic manipulations since I have limited time on the AK platform. I’ll also be bringing out my ARs to get some trigger time in, to test some gear and other accessories.

Magpul Zhukov-S AK