Horizontal Grip?

Discussion in 'NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion' started by killerclowns, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. killerclowns

    killerclowns New Member

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    The ATF is very clear on adding a vertical grip to your pistol. ($200 if you do it yourself, $5 if a NFA manufacturer does it.) either way it is a AOW requiring taxation. So here is the question, What if you add a horizontal grip?
     
  2. BrassMonkey

    BrassMonkey New Member Supporter

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    I would write the ATFs division of firearms technology with this question before I tried anything cute. I suspect they will see the adding of any type of forward grip on a pistol as an AOW.
     

  3. LEO

    LEO New Member

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    Here is your answer

    If you do it yourself and not register it.. your looking at 10 years in prison.

    To me... it is not really worth turning a pistol into a AOW for so much money. Unless your looking to have something your friends do not have. :)

    It appears that only the state of MA does not allow AOWs.

    www.atf.gov/firearms/041006-vert_grip.htm

    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.

    A person may also send the handgun to a person licensed to manufacture NFA weapons. The manufacturer will install the fore grip on the firearm and register the firearm on an ATF Form 2. The manufacturer can then transfer the firearm back to the individual on an ATF Form 4, which results in a $5.00 transfer tax. If the manufacturer is out of State, the NFA Branch will need a clarification letter submitted with the ATF Form 4 so that the NFA Branch Examiner will know the circumstances of the transfer. Questions can be directed to the NFA Branch or the Firearms Technology Branch.
     
  4. gtcontender

    gtcontender New Member

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    Seems like splitting hairs to me, Yes I do agree that it does say Vertical but after all the legality HubBub you would have and the lawyers argue over the wording, just would not be worth the hassle. If you just have to have one for the cool factor and are a patient person, find a Class2 that you can send it too and let them register it and transfer it back on a Form4, but if you ever wanted to get rid of it would have to go thru the long wait of AOW paperwork to sell it to somebody.
     
  5. dmickey

    dmickey New Member

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    To what pupose would this extra grip be used. Seems like a waste of money to me. :mad:
     
  6. LEO

    LEO New Member

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    Ya... Just to add a grip can cost some money!

    Not really worth it to me unless you want an conversation piece... Something a little different.