For God's sake guys, weapons become platforms when they are used to be the base gun for something else. Is a 1911 with a Pachmayr Dominator atop still a 1911? No, the 1911 is the platform used to make a long-range .308 pistol. Is a Saiga 12 an AK-47? No, but the AK was the platform from which it evolved. Too many people will tell me my Kimber Ultra CDP isn't a real 1911 and then tell me all the reasons why.
OK, fine, then my UCDP was somebody's brainchild based on the 1911 platform
. You can't have it both ways. If you're going to be so damn technical, don't be surprised or upset if somebody comes up with a workaround.