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AR15 Pistol..Legalities of front grip

Discussion in 'GATE AR-15 Forum' started by ATL_GLOCK, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. ATL_GLOCK

    ATL_GLOCK

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    Hi there!

    Just put together an AR15 pistol but was curious, what are the legalities of putting a front pistol grip or a magpul AFG on the hand guards? Does that start to be a contradiction of it's "pistol" designation?
     
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    They are NOT legal on a pistol.
     

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    does the ar pistol have to be on a dedicated lower marked "pistol"? Or can I use any old lower to build it on?
     
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    It must be on a virgin receiver or one that has never been a rifle.
    If the receiver was sold to you as a rifle you can not build a pistol on it.
    If the dealer wrote "rifle receiver" it can not be used to build a pistol.