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n00432774
02-17-2013, 15:48
Been reading that putting the Magpul AFG on my AR pistol will not classify it as an SBR or AOW (don't really get the difference b/w the two either...). Just wanted to see if any experts can clarify the legality of doing something like this before I get harassed by a local LEO. Thanks.

4095fanatic
02-17-2013, 17:51
ATF published a letter I saw on anther forum saying the AFG was legal. Not sure if it applies to afg2. I'd write them yourself just so you have an accurate source


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CJStudent
02-17-2013, 18:22
Been reading that putting the Magpul AFG on my AR pistol will not classify it as an SBR or AOW (don't really get the difference b/w the two either...). Just wanted to see if any experts can clarify the legality of doing something like this before I get harassed by a local LEO. Thanks.

Like 4095 said, the ATF published a letter saying the original AFG was legal. Me personally, I'd write them and get a written response before doing so just to cover my own backside, but that's just me.

As to the difference between SBR and AOW: an AOW has never had a stock on it, and can have a vertical foregrip. An SBR is a rifle (i.e. has a stock) that also has a barrel less than 16", and/or an overall length of less than an amount that I can't recall off the top of my head at the moment. You mostly see AOWs with short, pistol-gripped shotguns with a vertical foregrip, such as the Serbu.

DreamWeaver88
02-17-2013, 18:58
An SBR is a rifle (i.e. has a stock) that also has a barrel less than 16", and/or an overall length of less than an amount that I can't recall off the top of my head at the moment.

26" :thumbsup:

DustyJacket
02-17-2013, 19:03
I have a BATFE letter on my AFG on my AR Pistol.

http://www.dustyjacket.com/shooting/rra_lar9-1.jpg

Haldor
02-17-2013, 19:06
Key point of all this is that if you put a vertical foregrip on a pistol then you have created an AOW which requires a $200 tax stamp and an ATF Form 1 (at least a six month wait).

The Magpul angled forgrip has been determined to not be a vertical foregrip and can be installed on an AR pistol without turning it into an AOW.

http://www.atf.gov/press/releases/2006/04/041006-openletter-nfa-adding-vertical-fore-grip.html

I am building up a short barreled .300 ACC AR. To start I am building it as a pistol and when the ATF Form 1 gets here I will put a stock on it. I have been considering putting an angled foregrip on it just to make it more shootable as a pistol.