Now here’s a name die-hard gun fans might remember. A once-popular pistol returns with the release of the ET Arms PlumCrazy Generation 2 AR-15 Pistol.
The original PlumCrazy turned some heads back in the day. The polymer AR-style, large-format pistol, chambered in 5.56mm drew serious attention. Unfortunately, some of that attention came from the ATF. Long story short, the ATF eventually deemed the firearm illegal. The ATF didn’t appreciate the way PlumCrazy marked its serial number on the firearm. To be fair, you could get rid of it fairly easily, if we remember correctly. Eventually, PlumCrazy disappeared from Gundom.
ET Arms PlumCrazy Generation 2 AR-1 Pistol Details
Now the brand returns via a company new to us–ET Arms. And the ET Arms PlumCrazy Generation 2 AR-15 Pistol appears to fix any problems associated with the original, all in a package well-suited to today’s AR pistol market.
The new PlumCrazy pistol comprises the first pistol platform for ET Arms. The modern version utilizes modern machining technology for a better polymer platform, according to ET Arms. It “equates to better performance, lighter weight and a reduction in costs,” said a company statement.
The PlumCrazy sports a 7.5-inch, 1:8 twist barrel. Chambered in 5.56x45mm, the pistol comes with a 7-inch M-LOK handguard. Both the upper and lower receiver feature polymer with metal overmold inserts. It comprises one of the strongest AR pistols on the market, according to ET Arms. Inside, the Saf-T-First Trigger allows the functionality and use of the safety, regardless of weapon condition. The pistol ships with one, 30-round magazine.
ET Arms, based in Arizona, bills itself as a producer of “high-quality, lightweight polymer rifles.” They claim feature-packed guns sold at an affordable price. With an MSRP around $550, they are off to a good start. For even more info, please visit etarms.us.
How cool, a blast from the past? If in name only, die-hard gun folks likely remember the ol’ PlumCrazy pistols. An early polymer variant on the theme, problems led to it seemingly disappearing forever. But this version, in what we’ve seen so far, looks pretty interesting. Of course, the ATF continues making pistol ownership and even production for manufacturers a sort of leap of faith. So I guess that makes us appreciate this new initiative even more. We hope to get some more intel on this one as soon as we can. So stay tuned.