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pgo shotgun

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Birdmang, Feb 1, 2011.

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  1. Birdmang

    Birdmang Member

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    Can you put a pistol grip on any shotgun?

    what are the laws with pistol grips?


    thanks
     
  2. TexasRifleman

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    Are you asking if you can take a regular full length shoulder fired shotgun and remove or modify the stock, leaving only a pistol grip?

    If that is your question then the answer is yes, if after you are done the thing still has an 18 inch barrel and a 26 inch overall length.

    If you shorten it less than 26 inches you have made an NFA firearm, a "weapon made from a shotgun".

    http://www.atf.gov/firearms/guides/identification-of-nfa-firearms.html#made-from-shotgun

    That's why you can buy PGO firearms new, because the receiver has never been made into a long arm. Once it's made into a long arm you can't make it into a pistol or other type of non long arm, it becomes "a weapon made from a shotgun".
     
  3. Birdmang

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    Yes that is the question. I have a 20 gauge shotgun with 28 inch barrel and just wanted to try the pistol grip on it. It looks real dumb with a huge barrel and pistol grip, but just making sure its legal. Thanks.
     
  4. macadore

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    I believe you can cut the barrel, as long as the overall length is 26 inches and the barrel is 18 inches.
     
  5. The Lone Haranguer

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    I have a feeling that after you try a few shots you will be wanting to put the full buttstock back on. ;)
     
  6. Birdmang

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    Yep I probably will put on the stock, i got the grip for $2 so I figured it was worth a try!
     
  7. macadore

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    That was my experience. You had better hit your target with the first shot because getting a follow up was going to be slow in coming.
     
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