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9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 12/31/2005 1:58:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 2:01:48 PM EDT by DDiggler]
I bought three AMD-65 kits, back when they were under $100. One for me, one for my 12 year old, and one for my 2 year old.

I was going to just build them up with the extensions, but with the barrel ban maybe affecting future importations, and the rising cost of the AMD kits, I am thinking that it may be worth it to make one of them (mine, of course) with the correct barrel length.

Pros: Maybe increase the value? Cool factor. Correct form.
Cons: $200. I have no NFA right now, so my wife (and my older son, when necessary) can legally access my gun safe. If I build one with a short barrel, then I am the only one who can get into my safe. It would put my otherwise "off the books" AK into the biggest book of them all.

What do you guys think? I'm tempted to do it, but don't know if it's worth the hassle. If I do SBR it, could I put a separate combination trigger lock or something on it, so my wife can have access to the safe if necessary? I'd like to buy a MG in the future, and it would be worth it to lock the rest of my family out for THAT, but I'm not sure about locking them out over a SBR.

ETA: Also, do I need to use US parts in a SBR for 922 compliance?
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 2:06:32 PM EDT
My opinion....don't build them for the next few years..spend money on other affected kits..diversify into FALS and HK parts

and if you SBR it.......every part then becomes US since you are the new "Maker", you are free from 922r, this is how the Beretta Storm guys are threading their barrels and keeping everything else imported beretta
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 2:36:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 5:29:11 PM EDT
I wouldnt SBR it over 4 inches. I would only consider and SBR stamp for barrels 10 inches or less because they look more awkward with extensions. I plan on SBR'ing my sten because they really look stupid with that 10" extension.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 5:43:46 PM EDT
$200 is pocket change, it's the "big book" that bugs me, the wait, the paperwork, the accountability.

Do what you want but an AMD can look pretty cool with the right extension/fake can.

Please oh please no Tapco Snake brakes!
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 7:53:25 PM EDT
I say do it. If you have the cash why not. Everyone puts an extended brake or turns it to a pistol. Be diffenrent and one of the few that have a amd sbr'd.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:27:41 PM EDT
All AMD's should be made as SBR's.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:42:32 PM EDT
Just Dooooit. I mean doooooit.
You spend just as much making a 922r compliant rifle as you do an SBR.

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