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Old 01-19-2013, 06:38 PM   #1
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ok, i haven't done anything, yet...so no worries...

i live in texas, so i think i'm okay. but if someone could quickly answer this or send me a reference, i would appreciate it. its a bit of a dumb question...

but my question is, is it legal to put a pistol grip & a forward vertical grip on a shotgun?

i wasn't aware of any rule prohibiting in my state, but i wanted to be sure that there wasn't some state or fed law i was unaware of.

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ok, i haven't done anything, yet...so no worries...

i live in texas, so i think i'm okay. but if someone could quickly answer this or send me a reference, i would appreciate it. its a bit of a dumb question...

but my question is, is it legal to put a pistol grip & a forward vertical grip on a shotgun?

i wasn't aware of any rule prohibiting in my state, but i wanted to be sure that there wasn't some state or fed law i was unaware of.

thanks.
As long as the barrel is 18" up & overall length is 26" or more you shud be fine- (So far)
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not illegal, but why?
shotguns are pointed, not aimed.
pg and vert grips are for steadying a shot.
waste of money on a shotgun.

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not illegal, but why?
shotguns are pointed, not aimed.
pg and vert grips are for steadying a shot.
waste of money on a shotgun.
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Just don't move to Noo Yark with it.

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not illegal, but why?
shotguns are pointed, not aimed.
pg and vert grips are for steadying a shot.
waste of money on a shotgun.
Probably the same reason for a chainsaw grip. Looks.

Also, if it is a pistol grip only gun, a second pistol grip helps distribute recoil.
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Like this? I've since removed the chainsaw grip but they sell and make it.

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As long as you're not taking off a full length stock to replace it with only a pistol grip than you're fine. You can only put a pistol grip on your shotgun if it came from the manufacturer that way or process it through the ATF. I believe it changes the classification. Now if you're replacing the standard buttstock with say a pistol grip and recoil reducing buttstock you're fine. I don't believe there are any laws regarding front vertical grips. The ATF is a great resource for these questions. I call them all the time to get answers for the specifics. This is actually a question I had to ask them before.

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As long as you're not taking off a full length stock to replace it with only a pistol grip than you're fine. You can only put a pistol grip on your shotgun if it came from the manufacturer that way or process it through the ATF. I believe it changes the classification. Now if you're replacing the standard buttstock with say a pistol grip and recoil reducing buttstock you're fine. I don't believe there are any laws regarding front vertical grips. The ATF is a great resource for these questions. I call them all the time to get answers for the specifics. This is actually a question I had to ask them before.
i am looking at replacing the orginal stock, but the pistol grip i want to install is one that has a butt stock, not like the pistol grip above.

thanks for info. any other input appreciated. i guess i should just contact them myself as you said.
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Like this? I've since removed the chainsaw grip but they sell and make it.
nice. but the pistol grip i want to install has a buttstock as well.
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