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Microcoding Firing Pins

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Weathermaker, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Weathermaker

    Weathermaker Washington Member

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    Talking to a friend a couple days ago...he says, "The Feds have passed reguirement that all firing pins have to be mircocoded starting sometime in 2010."

    I told him that it has been discussed, but there is no such requirement on the books yet.

    Anyone out there that can confirm one way or another? :huh:

  2. Dutchy556

    Dutchy556 Bend, OR Member

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    Bunch of BS..

    Legislation introduced at the state level in various states (including your own) but none of it has passed.

    I forget if HR 45 has microstamping in it but in any case that is, as far as I know, still DOA in committee...
  3. OreGunSun

    OreGunSun PDX/Clackamas Member

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    Doesn't seem like it would be super effective - as it would only apply to new manufactured firearms ( most likely Handguns) .

    Seems like a replacement firing pin - or even a simple file or wear would render the microcoding ineffective - ( but it would make replacement firing pins expensive.

    I think that Ammo - restrictions or reloading or other ammo avenues would be far more effective in constraining and controlling legal owners. ( Micro-coding is not going to stop the criminal.) What happens if a criminal uses a Revolver -or polices up their brass?
  4. Abe Froman

    Abe Froman West of Salem Active Member

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    I have heard of talk of doing that, but I believe it was incredibly useless. One person took an old pocket knife and scratched the numbers off in a test and the weapon still fired.