Yes, “the next big thing” is a bold statement. Here is a quick overview of what A & S Conversions, LLC (A&S) will be bringing to the NFA market in the first quarter of 2019 for the M10 registered receiver Machine Gun. Presenting the Tenko 10-16 adapter.
The adapter will:
-Allow the use of unmodified Ar-15/M16 barreled upper receivers and magazines to be fired full auto using an M10 registered Machine Gun e.g. .22, 9mm, .45, .223/.556, 7.62×39 and 300 Blackout or virtually any other AR upper receiver by pushing the two AR take-down pins.
-An off the shelf Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) buffer does not require any modification to the M10 lower receiver and can be tuned for different AR caliber applications.
-The basic design already has a determination by the Firearms and Ammunition Technology Division of the NFA Branch, that the adapter is not a firearm nor does it break any other laws.
–A & S Conversions is currently waiting for the FATD determination of the refined version so we can release the adapter for retail sales.
-We – Practical Solutions will be the exclusive retailer of the Tenko adapter series made by A&S Conversions . If you are interested in the Tenko adapter for the M10, there is a waiting list developing. To be added to the list please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
-A provisional patent has been filed with the U.S. Patent Office for the mechanism that this adapter uses.
-Below is a video of the adapter being used with a Powder Springs Mac 10 lower receiver. This receiver does not have reinforcement tabs. No appreciable wear developed in the front pin hole of the receiver or the Tenko adapter after 10,000 rounds of use.
As the release date gets closer, more details will be forthcoming. Please do not contact A&S Conversions for further details at this time. But we will be happy to talk with you about this project.
Further, A&S Conversions is also working on a prototype for the M11/NINE RR Machine Gun which should be available by the third quarter of 2019 if not before.
We hope you are as excited as we are!