Pocket Rifles: Micro Rimfire SBRs

I previously mentioned Pocket Rifles in another post.

A ‘Pocket Rifle’ is a special class of rifle. First, they are registered as Short-Barreled-Rifles under the 1934 National Firearms Act. They cost an extra $200 tax to transfer ownership and require a few pages of paperwork.


A Pocket Rifle, however, it not just an SBR. It is an incredible small rimfire SBR. They typically have a barrel of 10 inches or less, and some have a barrel approximately 4 inches long. They almost always have a folding stock for the sake of ultra-compact storage and transportation. The end result is a rifle that weighs less than 4 pounds and will easily fit in a messenger bag or backpack.



Although I can’t explain it, there is an intoxicating appeal to a micro rifle, the sort of thing that can always be kept nearby. Despite the premium on small size, the purpose is almost never a violent one. Rather, they serve as tiny little smile makers. Combined with a sound suppressor, they allow the owner to always keep a rifle handy in case of pest control or merely a chance to shoot some tin cans.

Typical dimensions (without a suppressor) are about 7 inch barrel, 17 inches when folded closed, and 23 inches when folded open. Adding a suppressor increases all of those by about 6 inches.


Pictured here is a new take on it from AGP Arms. The barrel is easily removed and can be stored inside the folding stock. The barrel length is 7.25 inches and is threaded for a suppressor, flash hider, or compensator. It’s really slick. I already have the stock, so I’m planning to register a 10/22 as a SBR when I get out of California. Hopefully AGP will still be in business. As discussed, things I like have a tendency to be discontinued.



About jurmond

'Jurmond' was the name of my first character in a homebrew D&D campaign. He was a gunslinger and tinker, creating and carrying strange weapons that belched fire and smoke. That was well over a decade ago but I still think of him whenever fiction and firearms collide, so it seems the perfect pen name for this project.
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