Barrel length question

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by GREGULON, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. GREGULON

    GREGULON New Member

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    If I buy a 14.5 barrel and add a muzzle comp. Mine is a battle comp 1.0. Does that keep it all legal without having to get a tax stamp?
     
  2. frostyone

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    You would have to use the battle comp 1.5 and also have it pinned and welded to bring it to a total of 16". A 14.5" inch barrel and 1" muzzle device would require a SBR tax stamp.
     

  3. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Frostyone is Correct! The Comp must be brazed and pinned and must be at least be a full 16" in length combined!
    Otherwise it is Tax Stamp!
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  4. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    yes....be sure you get the 1.5 its long enough to make the overall length 16". I believe the 1.0 is too short.

    or get the 14.7" barrel some places offer.
     
  5. bigrock44

    bigrock44 New Member

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    That is the reason I decided to just go with a pistol lover. Simply to avoid the tax stamp issue. I am not fond of having to give up more money when I either don't have it, or I just don't want to give it up.
     
  6. GREGULON

    GREGULON New Member

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    So I'm better off going with the16".
     
  7. frostyone

    frostyone New Member

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    I had that same debate and decided to go with the 16". I would like to do a 14.5" later once I decide what muzzle device I want permanently attached.
     
  8. MikeJK

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  9. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    14.5 vs. 16" can start arguments as fast as 9mm vs. 45ACP. For myself I've gone with 16" because the extra 1.5" can save you a lot of grief. It's really up to you. Frostyone's comment makes a lot of sense.
     
  10. jg3

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    I am confused as to how you going with a pistol lower helps u avoid the tax stamp. If you put a buttstock you will still need an SBR stamp, irregardless of your barrel length? Or am I missing something??
     
  11. MikeJK

    MikeJK New Member

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    Yes. He's not putting a stock on it.
     
  12. jg3

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    I guess I got confused because the pistol lower comment was so off topic..the question was about choosing between a 16" and 14.5" barrel. I really don't think building an AR pistol is the answer to the OP
     
  13. MikeJK

    MikeJK New Member

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    I confused the OP for the guy who mentioned the pistol lower.