Franklin Armory, longtime experts at finding gaps in between the NFA rules, now offers the Title 1 AR-style semi-automatic firearm for heavily regulated markets. Not a rifle, nor pistol, nor shotgun the Title 1 is simply a firearm and does not qualify as an “assault weapon” by state laws.
Because of this, it can legally use detachable magazines, and in California, magazines with a capacity greater than 10 rounds if they were previously legally purchased.
The Title 1 combines rifle and pistol features in order to stay outside the boundaries of either designation. Chambered for 5.56 NATO, the gun has a 16-inch barrel with a modular free-floating FST M-Lok handguard and a padded buffer assembly instead of a conventional assembly with a buttstock.
“The … Title 1 was created for our friends behind enemy lines where the modern sporting rifle is neutered beyond comprehension,” said Franklin Armory. “While fixed magazine and featureless platforms will continue to have their place, the Title 1 provides a full-feature option to the consumer in restrictive jurisdictions.”
“Whether for hunting, competition or defense, Franklin Armory is constantly working to provide new options for the American firearms enthusiast.”
In addition to the standard push-button magazine release, the Title 1 has a custom-tuned trigger and comes standard with Magpul accessories including a 10-round magazine, MOE SL pistol grip, and a forward M-Lok grip. It has a standard safety lever, bolt catch assembly and A2-style birdcage flash hider.
The Title 1 is priced competitively at $944. Franklin Armory will be building these to order but delivery times are expected to be low at two weeks or less.
Franklin Armory will debut the Title 1 at this year’s NASGW trade show later this month, but they’re taking orders and shipping firearms now. Click here for more details or to place an order.