Akdal owners, rejoice! The MKA 1919 has been reclassified by the RCMP from restricted to non-restricted, which has some very interesting implications
Edward, from TV-PressPass, announced on his blog that the RCMP have officially reclassified the Akdal MKA 1919 from restricted to non-restricted and is no longer considered to be a variant of the AR-15. He also notes that because the lineage of the firearm could be better traced to the AR10 design, and that because it is now non-restricted, he speculates that welcomed reclassifications of the AR10 platform may be in the works. From the FRT database:
“While the exterior of this model resembles the AR “family,” there is no direct lineage that this is exclusive to the AR15/M16 design. This model design could also easily be linked to the Armalite Division of Fairchild Aircraft AR10 design.”
Very exciting news, indeed, and comes after several other Turkish-made “AR15-style” shotguns classified as non-restricted were announced to hit the market at the end of 2015, such as the Derya, Uzkon, and Torun shotguns.
You can check out Edward play with his Akdal MKA 1919 with a 3-Gun review below.