Category Archives: Short Barreled Rifles

eForms is back for Form 1 Submissions

At the beginning of October, the ATF announced that Form 1’s are once again available for submission via eForms. Initial applicants have astonishingly reported approvals in as little as 15 days!  And while I suspect that number will increase with … Continue reading

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Common mistakes when completing a Form 20

Whenever you need to temporarily or permanently transport a Short-Barreled Rifle (SBR), Short-Barreled Shotgun (SBS), Machinegun, or Destructive Device (DD) across state lines, you will need an approved ATF Form 5320.20 (more commonly known as just Form 20) before doing … Continue reading

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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

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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

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The ATF is effectively reversing their position on stabilizing braces once again

In the Fall of 2014, I wrote about a series of actions on the part of the ATF that lead me to believe that they were attempting to modify their interpretation of the stabilizing brace issue. On January 16, 2015 … Continue reading

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Understanding 41P / 41F

The other shoe has finally dropped … As many have been predicting since the action date was moved to January last month, yesterday the Attorney General signed a final version of 41P (now known as 41F). The final rule, which … 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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What are the requirements for engraving an item you are building on a Form 1?

This is one of those questions that gets asked over and over again and I should have written about it long before now. But today I correct that omission. Let’s walk through this in 10 easy steps. 1)  When you build an … Continue reading

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The ATF has issued an open letter on the stabilizing brace issue

Update:  The ATF has reversed their position once again.  See my March 21, 2017 update for the latest news. ……… Based upon a flurry of questions from friends and clients, on December 28th of last year I wrote an article entitled … Continue reading

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Who can ask to see my tax stamp?

I tell all of my clients to keep a copy of both their approved tax stamps and their NFA trust on them at all times they are in possession of their NFA items.   But if you follow that advice … Continue reading

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