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Discussion in 'Class III / NFA' started by RACER X, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. Recon2018

    Recon2018 New Member

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    A company recently got into hot water for having a folding BRACE on an AR PISTOL, with a forward grip attached. The forward grip, if the weapon is not 26" or longer, makes the weapon an "AOW" and is therefore no longer a pistol, and requires a tax stamp, according to the ATF AT THAT SPECIFIC instance. The ATF actually tracked down owners of the AR Pistol and confiscated their weapons. The reason is because though the weapons with brace unfolded were 26", as rifles length is measured, they decided to measure with the brace "folded" on the pistols in this case. THUS, i'd be careful with a stock that collapses like that and measure it at the shortest possible configuration (remember muzzle device as well) and remove a front grip if it does not measure 26" at that point.
     


  2. RACER X

    RACER X TGT Addict

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    They most likely got in trouble because they had a VFG (vertical fore-grip) vs and AFG

    VFG does put it into rifle status


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  3. Recon2018

    Recon2018 New Member

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    Yes, but if your AR PISTOL is over 26" long, it is actually OK to have a VFG on it, it is still classified as a pistol, as of now. It becomes an "AOW" (not a rifle) which needs a tax stamp, if you reduce it's overall length (via a folding stock or whatever) to less than 26" and leave the VFG on.

    Also, if you have a CHL, concealing it is still ok if it is NOT in "AOW" status, because it's still...well...a 26" pistol LOL Just whatever you do don't conceal it if it is AOW status without knowing your laws!! (i'm fairly certain that's illegal but not 100% sure)
     

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