Am I required to register my pistol if I want to put a vertical fore grip on it?
The firearm must be registered because such a firearm constitutes “any other weapon” (AOW) as defined in the NFA at 26 U.S.C. § 5845(e). To lawfully add a vertical fore grip to a handgun, a person must submit an ATF Form 1, Application to Make and Register a Firearm along with a fingerprint card bearing the applicant’s fingerprints, a photograph, and $200.00 making tax. An applicant’s ATF Form 1 will be approved if the applicant is not prohibited from possessing a firearm under Federal, State, or local law, and the applicant’s possession of AOW is not prohibited in the applicant’s State of residence. An applicant may only add a vertical fore grip to the handgun designated on his/her Form 1 only after the applicant’s Form 1 is approved by ATF.
[26 U.S.C. § 5845(e)]
I don't know which is which with regards to cost and AOW, etc., never having had applied for one, but that is a link to the ATF site so I think they know how much it costs - unless it is a typo.Wuh What ? What happened to the $5 AOW tax...have I been asleep ?
Ah.. so the Class 8 Manufacturer has to slip the grip onto the existing rail and then process the paperwork as usual. Two different amounts to do essentially the same thing, except that strenuous job of sliding it on the rail ...sheesh.Here - read this:
It covers the $5 vs $200 issue - last two paragraphs.
apparently the cost depends on who does the mode/manufacturingWell the link above sort of dances around the concept of an original pistol receiving a removable fore-grip, but not a shoulder stock. It was my understanding that configuration becomes an AOW with a $5 stamp...unless the cost of those stamps has been jacked up recently.
If you run a folding or collapsible brace , don't run a vfg. If you have a fixed receiver extension and OAL is greater than 26" , you can. Vltor A5 pistol tube and 11.5" barrel satisfy this.An ominous ATF letter has surfaced indicating that some Black Aces Tactical Pro Series firearms may in fact fall under the National Firearms Act (NFA) law.www.recoilweb.com