Pistol in rifle stock

Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by Dust, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. Dust

    Dust Active Member

    Been looking at ARs, and Savage Strikers, and someting has been bothering me. Can I put a pistol action, into a rifle stock, and still be legal?
     


  2. TimberWolf7.62

    TimberWolf7.62 Active Member

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    As long as the barrel is 16 inches or more.
     
  3. kingofwylietx

    kingofwylietx Well-Known

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    Yep, if you don't have at least 16" barrel and add a stock..........you have just built an SBR. You could get in very hot water.
     
  4. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    Just having a rifle stock in the same place as a pistol AR is considered constructive possession and you can be charged for it.

    If you have a rifle AR and a pistol AR, then having the stock around isn't necessarily constructive possession, as you can claim the stock is for the rifle.

    But, so long as it is of legal length, 16" barrel and 26" overall length, then you are good to go.
     
  5. Dust

    Dust Active Member

    What about the bolt action? I am honestly more worried about it.
     
  6. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    It doesn't matter what the action is. If it is a rifle (bolt, semi, etc.) then it has to be 26" in overall length and 16" barrel. They measure the barrel length using a dowl that is inserted down the barrel with the action closed. It wouldn't hurt to leave a little extra, just to be safe. That's why most shotguns are 18.5".

    Honestly, I don't think it's advantageous for a 16" bolt rifle. A bolt rifle is a single shot accuracy machine, so why give up velocity and increase muzzle buffeting for the sake of 4" of barrel?
     
  7. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    One other thing I've seen is people thinking they can add a fore-grip to a pistol length AR. That also is a no-no. You can do it on a pistol grip shotgun, but the shotgun must then have a 18" barrel and an overall length of 26". The Remington 870 with the dual pistol grips fits that bill.
     

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