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Top 5 Banned Guns


– [Alex] Hey guys, it’s
Alex C with TFB TV. The topic of today’s top five is going to be the top five banned guns. These are all firearms that are banned from import into the USA under the 1989 George Bush executive order. Basically, in 1968, the Gun Control Act established that non-sporting firearms were not suitable for import and the very strange executive order made it so that if an AR-15 was made here in the USA, it’s legal for sale. But when made in, say, Denmark, it is illegal because, reasons? Maybe foreign guns are
just scary to politicians, or maybe the reduction in competition was just a convenient boost for domestic manufacturers, but I digress. Anyways, let’s get on with it. We’re gonna start with the FN FNC, which is one of my favorite
rifles of all time. The FNC was imported by HOWCO, Steyr, and Gun South, and about
6 or 7000 were brought in. It is the standard
service rifle of Belgium. Sweden has the AK-5,
and Indonesia as well. A good amount of them have been legally converted to select fire by either a Registered Receiver Conversion, as done my companies like Fleming, or with the addition of a legally registered auto sear, like this example. The FNC has some great features including a gas setting
for adverse conditions that simply slides over a hole and allows less gas to escape. The folding stock is very rigid, and when folded, allows for a very nice and compact package that is
great for vehicle crewmen. The rear sight is flip-adjustable for 250 and 400 meters, and the front sight is a simple post that is
adjustable for elevation. The selector is nice and intuitive, and goes from safe, to
semi, to three-round burst, to auto, but this is of course
only for select fire models. A bolt hold open is present, but it must be manually operated by pulling the bolt back and
pulling the charging handle out. Like an AR-15, the FNC’s upper and lower are held together by two takedown pins, and it hinges right open for cleaning. Many people have likened the FNC to the AK, and it’s easy to see why. Seen here’s the piston and carrier, which are one piece, and the bolt which looks suspiciously similar. Anyways, the FNC just works. I’ve shot this gun thousands
of times and it doesn’t jam. It’s damn accurate, controls are great, and I really wish that FN would bring these in like they do the SCAR. We can all dream. So next up, we have the HK Legacy guns. This category includes all the Cold War stamp pieces that everyone wants. I say this because people aren’t exactly chomping at the bit to get a
hold of their $3000 AR-15’s. They say there’s nothing more dangerous than entrenched success, and you could use HK as a textbook example. They were at one point making over 2000 G3 rifles a day, and in the 80’s every police department was clamoring for MP5’s and pretty much
anything else that they made. Hell, HK even got into
the hunting rifle business because people just couldn’t
get enough of their stuff. Then, in 1989, the ban stopped Americans from getting roller delayed goodness like the HK 91, 93, and 94. In 1989, the ATF sent
letters to manufacturers seeking their input about just how sporting their rifles were, and exactly one company
attempted to stop this nonsense. Thank company, H&K. HK even posted advertisements discussing how useful their firearms were for various sporting purposes, and encouraged HK owners to write the ATF with accounts of how they had used their products as sporting arms. The one company to step up and say this isn’t right was the
company supposedly hates us. Maybe HK doesn’t hate us after all. Anyways, many shooters are
familiar with the stamped HK’s. Many have been converted to MP5’s, G3’s, 53’s and 33’s, but the tap got shut off and it doesn’t seem like HK can recover. After 89, guns like the SP89 and PSG1 were legal to import, but that all stopped in 1994
with an additional ban. So, HK got hurt very
badly twice in five years, and people wonder why they’re hesitant to place a bid on the
American marketplace today. While I can’t say I blame them, you look at companies
like PTR, POF, and Zenith, and you see that the demand is there. Damn you, 1989 ban. So next up is the Beretta AR70, the service rifle of the Italian military. The AR70 was briefly imported into the USA but I’ve heard all kinds of rumors regarding its importation, including one that Beretta was
hesitant to ship them here. I suppose some proof I have would be that the box says “Congratulations on “the purchase of your
new Beretta shotgun,” and lists the gauge as 223. It isn’t unusual to see
something like that, I suppose, but you
usually see caliber/gauge. Anyways, the Beretta AR70 is
essentially an Italian SIG 550. Stamped, relatively simple long-stroke piston, and a rotating bolt. Some neat features are present though, including an AR-15-like
spring-loaded dust cover, easy to remove mags
that rock in like an AK, rear-mounted flip sights, a fixed front sight post and a flash hider/barrel shroud combo that unscrews for grenade launching. The trigger mechanism is very FAL-like with an offset spring. Now, my one beef would be that to get the rifle from safe to fire, you push the selector upwards, and this is contrary to just
about every other gun I have. The receiver hinges open for cleaning like an AR-15 as well, and this is quite nice, all things considered. It’s a shame that this
piece is unimportable, but the biggest shame is that it’s being replaced by Fish Gun, I mean, the new ARX. Next up is, well, I’ll just say it. The best AK-pattern rifles that have ever been imported into the USA, The Finnish Valmet rifles. The Finns have a history of taking Russian small arms and really making them their own with various improvements, and when they got a hold of AK’s,
they kept this tradition. Valmets came into the US
in many configurations and calibers, stamped, milled, 5.56, 7.62 by 39, and even 308. The common variants here in the US are the RK 62-derived guns, and this is essentially an RK
62 76 with a wooden stock. Unfortunately, I do not have the sling, which is actually made from reindeer hide. I’m not kidding. Anybody familiar with the AK platform would really admire the Valmet rifles. Controls are similar with
the hybrid safety dust cover, rock-in mags, and
familiar charging handle. Not satisfied with a sight mounted on the barrel a la the Nineteenth Century? The Finns rear aperture
sighted the Valmets and made it so the ladder
flips forward for night sights. The front sight is hooded, but also had a flip-up night sight. This assembly is similar to any other AK, but you notice that the piston has a series of extensions to allow for less slop and a smoother
shooting experience. Also, if you’re like me, and you hate fumbling with the gas tube lever on AK’s, the Valmets have a small tube that comes out of a dovetailed
section from the rear. The Valmet is still hefty, though. Coming in at 3.6 kilos… and about eight freedoms. I wish these guns were still being brought in for reasonable prices. There are plenty of AK’s out there today that are truly amazing, but think, if it weren’t for the
89 ban, we could have Finnish guns like these and RK 95’s. So lastly, we have the Daewoos. These were cheap when they
were for sale in the USA, and people really didn’t pay
that much attention to them. This model is the K1A1, the civilian version of the Korean military’s K1. The Daewoo K1A1 could accurately
be called Korea’s AR-15. Liberal uses of aluminum, Stoner-style psuedo-direct impingement, and controls that are almost identical. They shoot very well and
are comfortable to carry, and I figure if they’re good enough to point at the minions of a certain peninsula-based dictator,
they’re probably good enough for anything I’m going to do with them. The Daewoo K1A1’s feature, a magazine release access by your pointer, a right side charging handle, a thumb-actuated safety, and a familiar ping pong
paddle bolt release. The collapsible stock has three positions, but I’m not too crazy about it. It isn’t flimsy, but the metal
tines heat up like crazy, and your cheek will
not thank you for that. The rear sight is almost
identical to an M16A1’s and the front sight
post is similar as well. The rear sight is also flip adjustable. The receiver pivots open like an AR-18, and you can remove the recoil springs, guide rods, and bolt group. Humorously, the bolt group looks like an M16’s carrier’s tail snapped off. All in all, the Daewoos are accurate, light, simple, and fun, and it’s a shame that we can’t get any more of them. So the 1989 ban on foreign quote, non-sporting, end quote firearms is one of the strangest and most confusing pieces of gun legislation on the books. The strangest part is that
if any of the firearms on this list were made
here, they would be legal. What the feds deem as non-sporting can be something as simple as magazine configuration, or even
the rear sight setup. And to me, that’s some arbitrary nonsense. Anyways, thanks for
watching our new video. We hope that, if anything, it showed you either a gun you maybe
had not seen before, or got you writing a letter to someone trying to change our bizarre process for deeming what is okay and what isn’t. Big thanks to Ventura Munitions, our ammunition sponsor, for
making our videos possible. We hope to see you next time. (gun cocks) (bursts of gunfire)

100 thoughts on “Top 5 Banned Guns

  1. Whats the point of bannging "Certain guns" …. All guns has the same function. Shooting lead. Difference in fire rate , distance and power.but all can kill

  2. Any gun control laws of any kind infringes on the right to bare arms and your 2ed amendment is infringed on already!

  3. As a one time owner of a H&K 93 you aren't missing anything by not being able to get one. Proprietary magazines, scope mounts, pretty much anything you wanted to do with the rifle you had to buy from H&K and they always were 2 to 3 times the cost of the same item for any AR rifle. They are heavy and although I regret some guns I have gotten rid of over the years that wasn't one of them.

  4. I absolutely hate barrettas safteys engage the wrong direction wtf you complete ruin a gun with one stupid saftey that is easily fixable

  5. Bushes are new world order 100% as are the Clinton's.bill only got.elected cause he did a favor of allowing cocaine shipments in the 80s for Bush Sr. He got paid back by becoming president. This is conspiracy you think? Do the research, spend hours. Read FOIA docs, and come to the conclusion.

  6. You can stil get sling for your Valmet m62 https://erareppu.kotisivukone.com/tuotteet.html?id=32646/752936

  7. The reason the ban went into effect is because of the perfect quality of these firearms and US companies became very afraid. Old man Bush's ban was a crock of political bullshit.

  8. Yeah right Chicago turns criminals lose who use guns to commit crime sure banning guns from citizens is working real good

  9. I really enjoyed your video!! The problem is do to medical conditions, I'm living in a retirement community, unable to even hold a rifle, pistol, etc. Brings back memories of; H.and K, Colt at -15, Ruger, S.& Wesson.etc. etc. My love; working, bluing, loading, cleaning, friendship of o others like me. What a life I had!!!!

  10. Now I know where Canada got its "Firearm Restriction Table " from. Around 1991 a whole whack of guns were banned for no apparent reason. M14s are still allowed, but no G7 or FAL, for instance. The Mini 14 used in the mass shooting that prompted the overhaul of Canadian Gun Laws remains non-restrcted. Gun Laws are written by folks who know nothing about guns and who have an irrational hatred for them. Meanwhile, criminals who want guns just go and get a gun with no magazine limits or background checks.

  11. I need to move to an island and establish my own country. Only thing banned are democrats and Muslims.

  12. “The gun came in at about 3.6 kilos…. and about 8 freedoms…”

    As I metic user/defender I really do appreciate a good dig at the metric system every once and a while

    The flag on the moon comment from the other video was top tier.

  13. This video shouldnt exist. We should have access to all forms of firearms semi, burst, auto, explosive, and foreign without jumping through legal hoops. Our government has become what our founding fathers warned us abt and fuck all who disagree.

  14. try bit more research on that ban in first part……………….every ban must be supported by some sort of evidence, so if you saying you dont understand, it mean you never rear or researched any evidence behind that specific ban, ergo that make you look like you dont do research before you make your video.

  15. Under No Pretext

    Conservative and liberal politicians are all rich assholes who work for their corporate sponsors. Fuck liberals, and especially fuck republicans.

  16. DR. Die
    Itching and burning, Itching and burning…
    Stank and fishy, stank and fishy…
    fish and stanky, fish and stanky…
    I got STDs…
    They make my coochie itch!

  17. Trump could reverse Bush's Executive order anytime but he won't.
    Republicans always ban guns.
    Trump will sign Nationwide RED FLAG LAW and next assault weapons ban.
    2nd Am isn't about Sporting Purpose.

  18. Gonna say maybe American brand sucks so much in making guns that they envy great foreign gun companies because they are more prefered by americans. I do not know…

  19. Its strange that the u.s doesn't allow small fire arms to be sold to other countries like pakistan. Glocks cost us about $ 2.5k

  20. Btw all guns are banned in Indonesia, so u can't defend yourself using guns but using Knives

    Love from Indonesia, Salam Kontol

  21. Those Italians just won't stop trying to get us to accidentally shoot someone/something… The world's oldest firearm manufacturer is just as stubborn as the world's oldest living humans

  22. I bought an HK-91 in 85 for $650 new in box. Loved the rifle. Magazine cost was high, $30 plus for standard 20rd mags and over $45 for a 5rd hunting mag, this was in 1985 dollars. Took 2 white tail deer with it and several hogs. Still kick myself for selling it in 86.

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