The only problem with that is the state-to-state traveling becomes a bit problematicMay not be up your alley, but another option is to file a BATFE Form 1 and register the weapon as an SBR. Then you can do pretty much anything you want to with it.
As they say, one man's opinion.....
sorry, i am slow on the uptake today- still not clear exactly what you dont like about the 10.5" pistol, and what you're looking to gain by having a rifle?It's a multifold thing- the legal bonuses of pistol v. rifle are nice, but the compact factor doesn't really make a huge difference with just 5" of change in this particular case. Maybe if I put a folder on, and had an even shorter upper. The whole AR pistol & brace BS Saga re: yea/nay//legality is annoying, and having injuries I was hoping it would be more useful for one handed shooting when I wanted to - but I think I'd need to go super light for that to actually work well (which this is not).
Good question though, and good to know it basically maintains the ballistic of the barrel.
I want the ballistics, the stock, the lack of 'waiting for the other shoe to drop' on Pistol/Brace issues- and the madness that will ensue if that happens .sorry, i am slow on the uptake today- still not clear exactly what you dont like about the 10.5" pistol, and what you're looking to gain by having a rifle?
I don't follow the bit about injuries and one handed shooting; Are you injured now or are you saying if you were to become injured ? Is your focus on replacing the brace with a proper stock ? If so, I would absolutely not suggest that in the privacy of your own home, you should slip a stock on instead of the brace and see if it delivers the difference you're expecting, before committing.....
Personally I like braces, they allow me to have a shorter, lighter 10.5" AR for around the house and casual 100yrd shooting. They are ( for now) legal, you can shoulder it like it was a stock and for 99.9% of shooting it functions as a stock. So for all intents and purposes, it behaves like a rifle , albeit it shorter, lighter one.
If I want a rifle length AR, then I'm going to want all 16" of barrel length to be rifled barrel and not flash hider.
I'm AZ in the winter and WA in the summer.....so yea big issue for meSubmit the interstate travel form to the ATF each January asking for a year of authorization. It’s not the big deal people make it out to be. And how often do people really take their SBR to other states?
I also have beat up joints and the lighter SBR format makes a world of difference.
I am in the process of doing the same thing. I have a 10.5 carbine upper that i do not use. I have it on the classifieds to try to trade for a 16” upper.
if you want to just swap out your barrel, primary arms has a 16” strike industries CHF carbine barrel on sale for $160 right now and i also saw a 16” Sig Sauer CHF barrel on Sigs site for a similar price.
edit: sorry just remembered the strike industries barrel is 14.5 with a pinned slim comp
Oh absolutely. That's part of the reason I bought it as a pistol, for the flexibility.Not legal advice but as I understand it, a pistol can be turned into a rifle with no consequences. Turning a rifle into a pistol is not allowed unless it originally started as a pistol under the same owner.