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Posted: 9/24/2001 6:22:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2001 8:51:16 PM EDT by badassjon]
i have a carbon 15 pistol.. i know i cant put a handguard on it ..but can i legally attach a folding bipod? saw this done at a gun show..but want to check the legalities thanx in advance' john in houston
Link Posted: 9/24/2001 8:06:19 PM EDT
The problem there might be that the folded bipod would provide a forward grip/heat shield, which would be forbidden for the post-ban pistol.
Link Posted: 9/24/2001 10:39:45 PM EDT
I don't see why not, after all, if someone was to clamp a SureFire light to the underside of the barrel and had the pressure switch mounted on the side it wouldn't be a handle, it is a flashlight. [X]
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 11:00:47 AM EDT
USNJoe: A flashlight mount under or to the side of the barrel might also be illegal on an AR-15 post-ban pistol. It's ok on more conventional pistols because they don't have a magazine which mounts outside of the pistol grip (another 'evil feature').
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 3:39:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 2:50:34 PM EDT
checked with the pro-ord people and guess what.. per them you can attach a bipod with out voiding your warranty and they sell laser and flash light mounts for their ar-15type pistols john
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 4:13:16 PM EDT
YES you can attatch a bipod to your pistol. People have been putting bipods on pistols for over 60years. I wouldn't worry about it.... JEEZE some of you guys are just SO scared of the simpelest things. If YOU aren't sure you damn well know that ANY COP doesn't have a clue. BISHOP
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 6:00:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 6:55:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BISHOP: YES you can attatch a bipod to your pistol. People have been putting bipods on pistols for over 60years. BISHOP
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With all due respect Sir,what people have been doing for the last 60 years doesn't mean crap as to what we can do in the year 2001. I personally don't know the answer to badassjon's question , but I do know the answer isn't what was legal for the last 60 years. It's what legal now. While I don't always agree with Troy, I have always trusted his opinions in these matters
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 8:52:07 PM EDT
1st thanx for all the replies to my question 2nd let me tell you what the atf technical branch agent told me today 09/26/01..i can legally attach the bipod ..or flash light or a laser ..as these thigs are not handguards or heat shields and can not (read that to say should not?) be used in that manner . so.... flash lights are flash lights and bipods are bipods..today anyway john in houston p.s. the pro-ord pistol is very easy to fire without a handguard.. the magazine makes a fine hand hold if you slip the offhand thumb thru the trigger guard and grasp the magwell john
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