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Old 08-22-2013, 08:06 PM   #1
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I have a foregrip bipod and i was wondering if its legal to put on my handgun
Heres a picture of the bipod for reference

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Old 08-22-2013, 08:16 PM   #2
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It is my understanding that a forward vertical grip is not allowed on a handgun, like a stock isn't.


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

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To lawfully add a vertical fore grip to a handgun, a person must make an appropriate application on ATF Form 1, “Application to Make and Register a Firearm.” The applicant must submit the completed form, along with a fingerprint card bearing the applicant’s fingerprints; a photograph; and $200.00. The application will be reviewed by the NFA Branch. If the applicant is not prohibited from possessing a firearm under Federal, State, or local law, and possession of an “AOW” is not prohibited in the applicant’s State of residence, the form will be approved. Only then may the person add a vertical fore grip to the designated handgun.
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Gello is absolutely correct. Add that to a handgun WITHOUT first doing the paperwork for an NFA firearm, you just committed a Federal felony good for 10 yrs and a $10,000 fine. No, Really.

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You would have to find one that was NOT vertical, and NOT designed as a fore grip. If you want a bipod, then a bipod is the way to go.

A Harris style bi-pod is not a fore grip, it is not designed to be a fore grip.

Most of those vert fore grips are poor bipods, in my opinion.

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Ah well thx for the info

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This type of thing is what really gets me upset. You bought a handgun. You passed the background check. You could have bought a 308 with a 50 power scope with the same check, but you can't put a grippod on a handgun.

A bipod on a handgun is not a tactical advantage. Bring a rifle. A forgrip, ok. Maybe helps. Bring an Uzi.

A pistol with a bipod or forgrip is not a force multiplier.

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This type of thing is what really gets me upset. You bought a handgun. You passed the background check. You could have bought a 308 with a 50 power scope with the same check, but you can't put a grippod on a handgun.

A bipod on a handgun is not a tactical advantage. Bring a rifle. A forgrip, ok. Maybe helps. Bring an Uzi.

A pistol with a bipod or forgrip is not a force multiplier.
It looks so cool though :/ they have one on call of duty!
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Ah well i'll be honest i was asking for the tacticool aspect. In that a foregrip bipod would look kinda cool. Thanks for the info and for keepin me outta trouble

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Ah well i'll be honest i was asking for the tacticool aspect. In that a foregrip bipod would look kinda cool. Thanks for the info and for keepin me outta trouble
The people with the Draco & similar AK-type pistols often use a sling attached to the rear of the "pistol" and hold the pistol out to taught the sling for added stability, like a stock in reverse.
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My understanding is the Magpul AFG is not considered a fore grip . You could always go that route

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