Category Archives: Short Barreled Rifles

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 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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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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It’s time to comment on ATF’s disastrous proposed rulemaking

For those of you who are not familiar with the issue, the ATF is proposing to modify the regulations governing NFA applications for trusts, corporations, and other non-individual legal entities. If you are not a NFA collector, you might be tempted to … Continue reading

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May I have extra uppers for my SBR in the same gun safe as Title 1 lowers?

There is a lot of confusion regarding the concept of constructive possession as it relates to components which can be assembled to make a regulated firearm (in this case an SBR). And people are right to be concerned. There are … Continue reading

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May I have multiple uppers for my SBR?

A client called me today as she was completing her Form 1.  She wanted the option to configure multiple uppers on her SBR once she received her approved Form 1 and tax stamp. Her question, which seems to pop up … Continue reading

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