Author Topic: Legality of 1ShotArm?  (Read 1383 times)

Bryan

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Legality of 1ShotArm?
« on: March 10, 2018, 02:42:11 PM »
USA1Shot recently released the 1ShotArm dynamic pistol rest. It uses an ATF approved pistol brace.
https://rsrstore.com/collections/u-s-military-dod/products/1shotarm-for-sig-sauer-p226-p229

When connected to a pistol, does the pistol become a short barrel rifle and require an NFA tax stamp?

What if the pistol brace is replaced with a buttstock? Since the device is not permanently attached to the pistol, and the pistol is not altered in any way, would the pistol become a short barrel rifle and require an NFA tax stamp?

Bryan

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Re: Legality of 1ShotArm?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2018, 12:19:56 AM »
Here is a comment I found.

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If you used this device WITHOUT HANDS as IS shown in the trailer the company released, the ATF IS correct–it doesn’t attach to the stock and is not an SBR. BUT–and this is a big but–consider, if you used a shoelace to tie it onto the gun, it does become an SBR regardless of the knot you use or don’t use. Likewise, if you use your hand to prevent the stock from coming loose from the gun, you have attached it to the firearm likewise creating an SBR irrespective of how easy it is to detach. The temporary attachment, albeit with your hand, does create an SBR. Folks, just pay the $200 tax stamp and stay on the legal side of this.
http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2015/08/foghorn/aps-1shot-a-stock-for-your-glock-no-stamp-needed/

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Re: Legality of 1ShotArm?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2018, 03:34:00 PM »
Bryan. Using the pistol rest shown in the link you provided does not turn a handgun into an SBR. As an ATF approved pistol brace, the rest is not designed or intended to be used for firing from the shoulder.  The ATF has been a bit unclear on what level of use of the brace to fire the from the shoulder results in creation of an SBR. “Incidental” firing from the shoulder does not turn a pistol with one of these braces into an SBR, but regular firing from the shoulder or other modifications that would cause the firearm to be designed to be regularly fired from the shoulder would turn this gun into an SBR. If you use the brace as intended, you should have no problems and will not need a tax stamp.
Attaching the shoulder stock, however, would be an illegal modification. DO NOT DO THAT. The definition of an SBR includes a collection of components that can be readily converted to an SBR. If you have a shoulder stock on the “brace,” it could easily be temporarily or permanently attached to that pistol. Attachment would certainly make it an SBR, so using such a configuration would result in the creation of an SBR even if you don’t attach it.

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Re: Legality of 1ShotArm?
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2018, 08:18:00 PM »
This is excellent information, especially the part about incidental and regular firing from the shoulder. I didn't know there could be discretion with that. Thanks.