The Franklin Armory Reformation is one of the oddball rifles on the market today. While not legal in all areas, it bypasses some of the restrictions in state and federal laws. The Reformation is not a rifle nor a shotgun. With the integration of a straight-rifled barrel, it bypasses many of the firearms definitions and is placed into an "other" category. Likewise, since it is not a rifle, pistol or shotgun, many of the NFA regulations defining short-barrel rifles do not apply. Currently, the Reformation is the only gun of this type. Despite the benefits, there’s a reason it stands solitary. Ballistically, the Reformation lacks the range needed in alternatives of the same caliber. For example, a .223 fired from a rifle barrel of the equivalent length may reach out to 400 yards with little difficulties. Regrettably, the Reformation starts producing keyhole targets in as little as 50 yards.