Buttstock or Not

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by starving030, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. starving030

    starving030 New Member

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    Why do some shot guns have a buttstock and some not? Is there a legal difference on who can own what, like overall length laws for rifles?

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  2. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Shotgun barrel must be 18" and the overall length must be 26" or it's a short barreled shotgun that requires a tax stamp. No restriction on stock. A pistol grip is commonly used for CQB or when working in tight hallways.
     

  3. hiwall

    hiwall Active Member

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    Yes there is a minimum overall length. I think it is around 26". But someone smarter then me will tell you soon.
     
  4. starving030

    starving030 New Member

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    ok. So the same rules apply than with any rifle. I kinda thought that. It just seemed to be popular seeing them online more. Thanks.
     
  5. gearhead396

    gearhead396 New Member

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    Here in Texas if your not 21 you can not buy a shotgun with a pistol grip installed or if you get caught with I e and your not 21 and it has a pistol grip it's illegal over 21 it's fine
     
  6. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    The shorty is probably registered as a pistol. As long as the barrel is 18" then it's a shotgun and you can do what you want to the grip/ but stock. Here is mine for example, it's got an 18" barrel and the rest of the configuration is legal.
     

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  7. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Huh? I missed that part. If it has a barrel at least 18" long and is at least 26" overall, it is NOT illegal in Texas for someone under 21 to purchase/possess.

    You are confusing Federal Law with State Law. An FFL dealer cannot sell such a shotgun to you if you are under 21..

    And, barrel length requirement for rifles is 16"
     
  8. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    Sorry I'm in Komifornia, and bought it here at LGS.