Believe me, I'm not crying...& I WILL BE A GOOD BOY & fill out the forms, pay for the stamp & wait... you're not the first person I've heard mention awkward & heavy in the same sentence when describing a Thompson pistol. Actually, those adjectives are a bit kind compared to what I've heard others say about them.
I do know about the days of the "Mail order Tommy Gun" & the gangsters that used them, but I DID NOT know about them shortening barrels, but not removing buttstocks. Thanks for the insight. It helps make a BIT more sense of that aspect of the NFA.
I guess I should have been more clear in the first post. I know about the NFA, not an expert, but enough to keep me out of trouble. I was looking for an "historical" answer, more of a "why does this part of the NFA exsist".
Fan of the 45 ACP, or just about anything "ACP" following a number for that matter.
Last edited by Rocker59; October 28, 2011 at 07:52 AM.