Category Archives: AOW

Does putting a bipod on a pistol make it an AOW?

I received an email this morning from a client asking whether or not they could add a bipod to their pistol without making it an AOW. As I have pointed out on more than one occasion, the answer to almost … Continue reading

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What’s going on with 41p now?

UPDATE:  The final rule has been released ————————————————— Since the comment period for 41p ended on December 9th, 2013, we have been waiting to see how the ATF would respond to the record breaking number of comments they received, which … Continue reading

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Has the ATF changed their mind about the Sig brace?

UPDATE: The ATF has released a letter clarifying their position on this issue.  For the latest information, read my article discussing their open letter. … Over the last week I have had a flood of emails from clients wanting to … Continue reading

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Does the ATF treat angled fore-grips the same as vertical fore-grips?

I received an email today from a client who wanted to know whether an angled fore-grip on an AR pistol makes it an AOW subject to the requirements of the National Firearms Act (NFA) as is the case with a … Continue reading

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What do I need to do when traveling out-of-state with my NFA items?

Many of us, myself included, live in an area where we often cross state borders. When such a trip includes your NFA items then certain federal statutes may come into play. In particular, 18 U.S.C. 922(a)(4) specifies that: (a) It shall be … Continue reading

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Does the Mako magwell grip make an AR pistol into an AOW?

Over the last several weeks I have been discussing accessories for the AR pistol platform and the NFA classification issues that arise when they are used. I started by discussing the Sig Sauer pistol stabilizing brace and how its use … Continue reading

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Can you add a vertical fore-grip to an AR pistol?

 In the article I posted last week  about the Sig Sauer stabilizing brace I included a picture of a reviewer shooting an AR pistol equipped with the brace. The pistol in the picture also featured a vertical fore-grip and I … Continue reading

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