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Posted: 6/26/2021 6:09:28 AM EDT
Ok so I have a NC CHP and built several AR pistols myself. I see private sellers asking that people must have a valid PP permit or CHP to purchase a complete AR-Pistol. Is it legat for Joe citizen of legal age to purchase a lower and order an upper assemble it and legally poses this weapon!
I can’t seem to find the laws to make it legal or not? Is it technically a handgun?
Link Posted: 6/26/2021 2:48:45 PM EDT
Yes.  The pistol purchase permits are a money generating tool for the county sheriffs.  Build as many AR pistols as you want, the stripped receivers are "other," so you can make them a rifle or a pistol.  Then you can convert an AR pistol to a rifle, you just can't turn it back to a pistol.
Link Posted: 6/26/2021 5:29:06 PM EDT
Yes that’s what I thought.

Thanks
Link Posted: 7/3/2021 4:54:16 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By NC_Andy:
Yes.  The pistol purchase permits are a money generating tool for the county sheriffs.  Build as many AR pistols as you want, the stripped receivers are "other," so you can make them a rifle or a pistol.  Then you can convert an AR pistol to a rifle, you just can't turn it back to a pistol.
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Don't think that is correct.  Once a rifle, always a rifle.  A pistol can go to a rifle and back to a pistol.  US vs Thompson Center.


CD
Link Posted: 7/11/2021 8:31:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/12/2021 2:05:00 AM EDT by H53EXPERT]
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Don't think that is correct.  Once a rifle, always a rifle.  A pistol can go to a rifle and back to a pistol.  US vs Thompson Center.


CD
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Originally Posted By Combat_Diver:
Originally Posted By NC_Andy:
Yes.  The pistol purchase permits are a money generating tool for the county sheriffs.  Build as many AR pistols as you want, the stripped receivers are "other," so you can make them a rifle or a pistol.  Then you can convert an AR pistol to a rifle, you just can't turn it back to a pistol.



Don't think that is correct.  Once a rifle, always a rifle.  A pistol can go to a rifle and back to a pistol.  US vs Thompson Center.


CD


I think legally he is correct. But how is anyone going to prove you used a stripped upper to make a rifle, then made it a pistol and back or vice versa?

Barring some extremely bizarre circumstances, the only way you can get hung up is if the lower left the factory as a rifle. And even that would take contacting the manufacturer and confirming it was transferred to a distributor as a rifle.
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