Author Topic: Buy SBR or convert AR pistol to SBR?  (Read 25905 times)

les snyder

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Re: Buy SBR or convert AR pistol to SBR?
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2012, 12:23:59 PM »
FWIW.... a carbine length Spikes buffer tube, with a "crutch tip" end cap places my nose on the charging handle of my ARpistol... you have to face the target, with elbows pulled in

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Re: Buy SBR or convert AR pistol to SBR?
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2012, 01:38:04 PM »
A SIG 556 SBR will allow a true side folding stock instead of the AR collapsible. If that matters to you, an AR SBR will still have the buffer extension sticking out the back (unless you go with the late Para or new RRA side folders) and be longer than a 556.

If you go AR, you might also consider a factory SBR. No engraving required, same tax $ and time as a pistol or rifle conversion. Of course, you couldn't take it home until the paperwork clears; so if you want to play with a AR rifle or pistol in the meantime this wouldn't work.

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Re: Buy SBR or convert AR pistol to SBR?
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2012, 01:52:49 PM »
Adding a stock to a pistol makes it a aow.  Which is a $5 stamp, not $200.  The process is the same.   my  $.02 is to build a rifle, then get the stamp for a sbr.  That way you atleast have a working gun while you wait.   
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Re: Buy SBR or convert AR pistol to SBR?
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2012, 03:41:21 PM »
Adding a stock to a pistol makes it a aow.

IANAL. Let me know how that works out for you.

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Re: Buy SBR or convert AR pistol to SBR?
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2012, 04:22:53 PM »
IANAL. Let me know how that works out for you.
OK, could you two explain the acronyms for the rest of the class?
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Re: Buy SBR or convert AR pistol to SBR?
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Re: Buy SBR or convert AR pistol to SBR?
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2012, 04:29:36 PM »
OK, could you two explain the acronyms for the rest of the class?
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aow= any other weapon.  This student knew that one.
IANAL= I'm not a lawyer.  This student had to look that one up.

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Re: Buy SBR or convert AR pistol to SBR?
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2012, 05:58:32 PM »
TAB is right that AOW tax stamp is $5, that's what MB paid for his Serbu super shorty 12 Ga.
Whether ATF would go that route with an AR is open to debate.

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Re: Buy SBR or convert AR pistol to SBR?
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2012, 07:00:16 PM »
aow= any other weapon.  This student knew that one.
IANAL= I'm not a lawyer.  This student had to look that one up.
Ahhh, short for, I'm Anal, it makes sense now. Perfect for lawyers. Or in this case I'm not Anal if you're a non-lawyer. Either way, it works.;D
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Re: Buy SBR or convert AR pistol to SBR?
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2012, 07:46:00 PM »
I believe TAB is wrong on the $5 AOW for a rifle.

I think that only applies to shotguns.

A SBR, regardless of whether it is a converted rifle, or a pistol that has has a butt-stock added (thus making it fall into the 'rifle' category by ATF logic) requires the $200 stamp.

As ScottR posted, I Am NOT A Lawyer........... and neither is TAB.   ;)   ;D

Call the ATF or look it up before taking the leap.

JMHO, FWIW......YMMV   ;D
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Re: Buy SBR or convert AR pistol to SBR?
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2012, 07:51:26 PM »
Dittos to Peg. When you're signing a contract or mortgage the $500 you spend to have a lawyer read it first is money well spent. When screwing up can put you in jail for a decade if you get it wrong, I wouldn't think twice about dropping the cash. FWIW.
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