GUN AR "pistol" is not an NFA item, correct?

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  1. P-chan

    P-chan New Member

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    I'm wondering why someone who wanted to build an SBR wouldn't just build something like this :

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    And stick a cut tennis ball on the back of the buffer tube if they needed some "shoulder support". :o

    hmmmm
     
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    Correct, it isn't a NFA item. Just normal pistol restrictions and laws apply.

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  3. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    is there a plate that can go over the back to cover the gas tube if you want to make a .22 ar pistol?
     
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    a .22 conversion from one of the many manufacturers would give you a .22 AR pistol
     
  5. bobotech

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    You cannot add a tennis ball or rod or bar or anything on the buffer tube from talking to AR guys at my local range, that makes it a SBR. There is supposed to be no provision for a stock but obviously the AR pistol still has to have a buffer tube so the ATF lets it go.
     
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    Because AR pistols are fucking gay!
     
  7. FreakinSyco

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    AR noob, Why is the tube neccassary? Why can't you just do without?
     
  8. The tube houses the buffer and spring. When the action cycles, the carrier moves backwards into the tube against the buffer and compresses the spring, then the spring force pushes everything forward again and strips a round off the magazine and chambers it.
     
  9. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    http://www.armytimes.com/projects/flash/2007_02_20_carbine/

    You can see the recoil spring compress inside the stock/buffer tube and the goldish colored bolt move back inside the buffer tube when fired. Without drastic and mostly inefficient changes to the design of the gun, the AR platform has to have the buffer tube there, even if no stock is mounted on it.
     
  10. thegooch

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    exactly
     
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  12. Pineapple Devil

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    so does anyone know if there is something that can go over the back of the lower that will screw in and cover the spot where the gas tube is supposed to go if im wanting to make a .22 ar pistol?
     
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    like a buttstock? :rofl:
     
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    Guvnor NYM3 and Me

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    Atleast a tube is required for the average civilian to own it. You can't put a stock on a SBR like the one pictured above unless you have a C3.
     
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    He's asking if there is something that can replace the buffer tube on the back of the lower receiver since it's no longer needed with said .22 conversion kit.


    PineappleDevil... I haven't seen anything like that, but I don't think it would be too hard to make. Cut down a buffer tube and tackweld a disc into the center so it just forms a cap that's flush with the back of the receiver :dunno:
     
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    No, the tube is required because there's a buffer and spring inside and it's necessary for the rifle to function.
     
  18. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Some of us shoot on private land exclusively, and having a mutilated tennis ball in the back of your truck is not 'constructive intent'.

    I, however, do not condone AR pistols or breaking the law.
     
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    spike's sells the block off plates
     
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    whut?
     
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    Since the entire post makes no sense, I'm going to go with something along the lines of not being able to have an SBR unless you own a 1968-1982 Corvette. :mamoru:
     
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    :cool: thanks. i'm thinking of building an mp5k-like ar pistol in .22. now i just need a dedicated shorty upper
     
  23. bobotech

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    Huh?

    I never said anything about constructive intent. I only mentioned that putting anything on the stock to make it easier to shoulder is breaking the rules and could get you nabbed by an overly zealous ATF agent with a plain jane AR pistol.

    I remember tennis ball being mentioned as one of the no-nos.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I was just saying that if you don't shoot @ a range who's going to know you had a tennis ball on there.
     
  25. thegooch

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    You're missing the point, could I buy a SBR and attach it to my non SBR lower? Sure. Would anyone ever find out? Doubtful. But part of being a gun owner is being responsible and adhearing to the laws in place, no matter how dumb they might be.
     

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