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Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by OR_VARMINT_HUNTER, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. OR_VARMINT_HUNTER

    OR_VARMINT_HUNTER Banks,OREGON Member

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    Does any one know if magpul angle forward grip is ok to put on an ar pistol? Or is it a conflict with nfa rules?
    Thanks
     
  2. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    this is out of the NFA handbook.

    The “any other weapon” definition excludes weapons designed to be fired from the shoulder that are not
    capable of firing fixed ammunition or a pistol or revolver having a rifled bore. However, certain
    alterations to a pistol or revolver, such as the addition of a second vertical handgrip, create a weapon that
    no longer meets the definition of pistol or revolver.14 A pistol or revolver modified as described is an
    “any other weapon” subject to the NFA because the weapon is not designed to be fired when held in one hand.

    I guess it would depend if an angled grip is the same as a vertical grip.
     
  3. Bookite03

    Bookite03 Aumsville, OR Member

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    Here is a letter from the ATF regarding this. As far as I know a Magpul AFG is legal, but any sort of vertical fore-grip is not.

    atf-afg.jpg
     
  4. OR_VARMINT_HUNTER

    OR_VARMINT_HUNTER Banks,OREGON Member

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    Sweet that's the answer I was hoping for ty
     
  5. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    I would sure make a copy of that letter. Nice post.
     
  6. Bookite03

    Bookite03 Aumsville, OR Member

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    Glad to help, I've got a copy on-hand myself...
     
  7. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Won't matter. ATF opinion letter are only valid to the person who sent it in. But after the same research I have an AFG living on my pistol.
     
  8. SIG383

    SIG383 Graham, WA Well-Known Member

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    I know this is kinda old, but where do I send my letter so I can get my name on an ATF opinion letter to cover my rear end? Thanks!
     
  9. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It is not a vertical grip so you are good to go.... but you know that by now lol. I have an AFG on my Draco (ak47 pistol) and I love it. I am also thinking about wasting $450 on a bumski stock for my AK47 rifle just so I can shoot "full auto" and give the ATF the finger.