Franklin Armory® is pleased to announce the limited availability the Binary Firing System™, which has a mode that fires one round with every function of the trigger (whether pull or release,).
The BFS™ will be appreciated by three gun competitors, tactical shooters, and recreational enthusi-asts. It too features a three position selector that allows the user to switch from Mode 1 for Safe, Mode 2 for traditional Semiautomatic Mode, or Mode 3 for Binary Mode. In Binary Mode, the firearm will discharge one round with every function of the trigger whether a pull or a release. Similar to the RFS™, a user can negate the round that would otherwise be fired during the release function by simply moving the selector back to Mode 2 and then safely releasing the trigger.
It is important to note that as of this writing Franklin Armory® has waited 117 days for the second letter of determination from ATF-Firearms Technology Branch. In the first letter, ATF-FTB asked Franklin Armory™ to address one nuanced element, which was immediately remedied. Given that ATF-FTB has not rendered an opinion within the customary 90 day period, Franklin Armory™ took the extra step of contracting an evaluation to be performed by Mr. Daniel O’Kelly, Principal at Inter-national Firearms Specialist Academy.
Mr. Kelly is himself a retired ATF agent, and he concluded in his professional opinion that, “At no time did it […the BFS™…] fire more than one shot per function of the trigger, no matter how quickly in succession the trigger was pulled and released.” Consequently, the BFS™ trigger system “is not a firearm under the purview of the Gun Control Act nor the National Firearms Act.”
It is understandable that some consumers may have a concern about the potential of the ATF-FTB ultimately producing a negative letter re the BFS™. While our internal legal review and third party testing would not support that unlikely event, Franklin Armory™ has a solution that we wish to broadcast in advance of any sales. In the event that ATF-FTB were to produce a derogative letter, Franklin Armory™ would voluntarily recall any and all BFS™ equipped firearms so that they may be either modified or reequipped with an RFS™ trigger. If this should happen, parts, labor, and ship-ping would be paid for by Franklin Armory™. Obviously we would not venture down this road unless we knew we were on solid footing.
It is important to note that both triggers will only be available in complete firearms for the initial launch to ensure that no production issues jeopardize the product success. Every firearm will be tested with a full magazine before shipping so that we can guarantee that every trigger is working absolutely perfectly.
The BFS™ will be available in select Franklin Armory® firearms initially, and they will start shipping during the first week of November.