Originally Posted by danf_fl
From what I understand, the AR pistols (and AK's) start life as pistols. The BATF hates people who turn long guns to hand guns.
My understanding is once you convert handgun to long gun, there is not turning back.
(But I've been wrong before. Ask my wife.)
You are correct. You can convert a handgun to a long-gun but "cannot" convert it back to a handgun within Federal Law. One exception made was the Thompson Contender Pistol/Carbine Kit of many years ago. You cannot legally convert a standard Contender Pistol into a rifle and back to a pistol within Federal Law. I know it's stupid, but thats the way it is..................