Category Archives: SBR

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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How do I expedite a Form 20?

Earlier this week I received a call from a client who had a last-minute opportunity to attend an out-of-state hunting event.  While he was excited about the opportunity, he had a problem.  The gun he wanted to take was an … 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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Which buffer tubes may I use on my AR pistol?

Recently a client contacted me to ask whether the addition of a carbine buffer tube to an AR pistol build would somehow transform the pistol into a short barreled rifle (SBR). This question illustrates just how much confusion there is … Continue reading

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Do I need to engrave an 80% receiver I am going to SBR?

This is a question that was recently asked by one of my client.  The answer, as with most issues involving the NFA and ATF regulations, requires a slightly detailed answer. First let’s talk about the general requirements for completing an … Continue reading

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Does shoulder-firing an AR pistol equipped with a pistol brace make it an SBR?

UPDATE: The ATF has released a letter clarifying their position on this issue.  For the latest information, read my article discussing their open letter. … It is an undisputed fact that putting a shoulder stock on an AR pistol will … Continue reading

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What do I need to do regarding my NFA items when I move?

Probably the single question I am asked most frequently by NFA trust clients is “What do I need to do when I move?” When I mentioned this to one of my law school classmates (who does not own any NFA … Continue reading

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May I abbreviate my trust name when I engrave an SBR?

Recently a client called me to ask if he could abbreviate his trust name when he engraved an SBR. As one might expect in the Google age, prior to calling me he had searched on the internet and, based upon … Continue reading

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We have an update on the ATF’s proposed NFA trust rule changes

Last week, the board of the American Silencer Association (ASA) met with the NFA branch to get an update on the status of the proposed rule change regarding the use of trusts to acquire NFA items. As you may recall, the … Continue reading

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Can I change the name of my NFA trust?

Recently I was contacted by a client who had, in years past, used a software package to make his own NFA trust. He had successfully registered several suppressors using the trust but had run into trouble when he decided that … Continue reading

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