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Category Archives: AOW
Understanding the implications of the recent ATF ruling regarding overall length measurements
Social media is buzzing about the recent release of a letter from the ATF regarding folding or telescoping ‘stabilizing braces’, non-standard receiver extensions, and the measurement of overall length (OAL). I have received several calls and emails from clients who … Continue reading
Posted in Administrative Law, AOW, AR Pistols, ATF, ATF Guidance Letters, ATF Ruling, BATFE, Overall Length (OAL), Stabilizing Brace Comments Off on Understanding the implications of the recent ATF ruling regarding overall length measurements
eForm 1: Documents needed
In the past, I have attempted to assist clients in filing their eForm 1 applications. The sheer volume has made it impossible for me to continue offering that as a free service since it can take over half-an-hour per application … Continue reading
Posted in 41F, 80% Lower, Administrative Law, AOW, AR Pistols, AR-15, ATF, BATFE, CLEO Notification, eForms, Form 1, Form 23, Manufacturing, NFA Trusts, Processing Times, SBR, SBS, Short Barreled Rifles, Short Barreled Shotguns Comments Off on eForm 1: Documents needed
Avoiding AOW status with a permanently attached muzzle device on a pistol with a vertical foregrip
In my latest article I discussed how permanently attached muzzle devices become part of the barrel length and overall length of a firearm. With that understanding, a client asked me to revisit my earlier article about vertical foregrips. As I … Continue reading
Posted in AOW, AR Pistols, ATF, ATF Ruling, Barrel Length, BATFE, CHP, Concealed Handgun Permit, Criminal Law, Federal Law, Firearms Technology Branch, Overall Length (OAL), SBR, Short Barreled Rifles, Short Barreled Shotguns Comments Off on Avoiding AOW status with a permanently attached muzzle device on a pistol with a vertical foregrip
When does the length of my flash hider or suppressor add to the barrel length or overall length of my firearm?
This is an understandably common question since the length of a firearm’s barrel and the overall length (OAL) of a firearm both factor into the determination of whether said firearm is regulated under the National Firearms Act (NFA). The ATF … Continue reading
Posted in AOW, ATF, Barrel Length, BATFE, Federal Law, Overall Length (OAL), SBR, Short Barreled Rifles, Short Barreled Shotguns Comments Off on When does the length of my flash hider or suppressor add to the barrel length or overall length of my firearm?
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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