I hope this is the right forum for this, I just turned 19 and I want to build my first AR, was thinking I'd rather a 14.5 barrel over a 16 inch since I'll be using it for HD and shooting targets mostly, leave room for SHTF and zombie uprisings of course. What could I have to go through to get the shorter barrel? Will I have to wait till 21? And will the 14.5 CL be more moeny then a 16 inch CL? Thanks.
You can either pay a $200 NFA tax to build a short barreled rifle since its less than 16" or buy a 14.5" upper with a permanently attached flash suppressor to make up for the length like I did.
Isn't 21yo the rule to own NFA...
It may be a state law where you live (I doubt it!). The Federal law is 18.
i think its 21 to own nfa/cIII
but if its going to be oal of 16" then there's no problems
You must be 21 to own NFA items, regardless of your state of residence.
order then put on Phantom be sure to WELD it
M4 is almost 16 inches anyway
BRAVO COMPANY has LMT 14.5 Very Nice
Sorry not trying to high jack the post. Can I buy a 14.5" bbl and then put the FH on it? The reason I am asking is I want to buy a 14.5" bbl from Bushmaster and have a locale gun smith permanently attach a Talon Arms SDI Extended A2 Flash Hider. Or can I send the FH to BM( or some one else) and have them permanently attach it? What I want to know is can I have the short bbl shipped to me, then I take it to a gun smith to do the job.
Yes. It might not be a good idea if it is a complete upper, but just the barrel should be okay. I'd recommend sending it off ASAP though.
O and I only have one lower so would it be ok to have the short bbl if I left the lower at frinds house tell I got the FH put on?
You'll be fine just buying a complete 14.5 M4 upper and shipping it off to ADCO for a perm attached vortex/phantom/whateveryoulike
You can buy complete uppers no problem I have done it several times and done 14.5" barrels by themselves as well. You can purchase them if you a re a toddler. No age restrictions on parts.
buy whatever but make sure its sent off to become legal for you to own in the shortest time possible.
Many feel that a complete upper would fall under constructive possession, as it is able to be installed in seconds. A barrel, on the other hand, takes much longer to install.
I'd say that you would be okay to get the complete short upper, and immediately forward it to someone like ADCO for the work. You might even be able to have it shipped directly there from where you purchased it, and never even have it in your possession until the flash suppressor is permanently attached.
small arms review did an artical on this several years ago .. If you are 18 years old you can build your own short barrelled shot gun or rifle ,or buy it from an individual , but it can't be bought from a ffl .
And it has to be legal in your state !!!!!!!!!!!!!!KEY
MG - machine gun
SI - sound suppressor (silencer)
SR - short barreled rifle
SG - short shotgun
AOW - any other weapon
LBDD - large bore destructive device
EXPDD - explosive, incendiary or poison gas destructive device
STATEMG SI SR SG AOWLBDD EXPDD Comments
AK Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
AL Y Y N N Y Y ?
AR Y Y Y Y Y Y ? (state registration of pistol cal. MG's over .30)
AZ Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
CA Y N Y Y Y Y Y (requires discretionary and rarely issued permit for mg, lbdd or expdd from state Dept. of
Justice; no AOW pen guns; C&R sg, sr only)
CO Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (requires state explosives permit for expdd)
CT Y Y Y Y Y Y ? (no select fire mg's-full auto's only, after 1993 assault weapon ban, state registration of
DE N N Y N Y Y N (no smooth bore pistol AOW's)
FL Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
GA Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (no incendiary expdd's)
HI N N N N N N N
IA N Y Y Y Y Y Y (only si, sr, sg, lbdd and expdd designated as collector's items by the Comm'r of Public
Safety - they use the ATF C&R list)
ID Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
IL N N N N Y ? N
IN Y Y Y N Y Y N
KS N N Y N Y Y N DEWAT machine guns are OK.
KY Y Y Y Y Y Y ?
LA Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (mg's require a permit to purchase - war relics only; mg's, sr, si, sg and some expdd's
require a permit to purchase)
MA Y N Y N N Y N (license for mg's required; 1998 law bans covert firearms (AOW's), short shotguns)
MD Y Y Y Y Y Y N (mg's must be registered)
ME Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
MI Y N Y Y Y Y Y (FFL needed to own machine guns; no incendiary expdd; C&R sr, sg only)
MN Y N Y Y Y Y ? (C&R mg, sg only, registration required)
MO Y N Y Y Y N N (C&R mg, sr, sg only to non-FFL holders; FFL holders (including C&R) any mg, sr, sg)
MS Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (as of 7/1/00, silencers are legal, but must be registered with the state)
MT Y Y Y Y Y N N (state law banning silencers and requiring pistol cal. mg's over .30 be registered with state
NE Y Y Y Y Y Y N
NC Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (sheriff's permit required for mg's; must be FFL holder (including C&R) for mg, si, sr, sg
lbdd and expdd, or fall into another exception, see comments below)
ND Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (fed. "licensees" required to register all NFA weapons with state when possessed for
"protection or sale")
NH Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
NJ Y N N N Y N N (mg requires discretionary and rarely issued permit from state court)
NM Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
NV Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
NY N N N N Y Y N (AOW smooth bore handguns are allowed, on a state pistol license)
OH Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
OK Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
OR Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (no incendiary expdd's)
PA Y Y Y Y Y Y N
RI N N N N Y Y ?
SC Y Y Y Y Y Y ? In 2001, S.C. law was changed to permit all Federally registered items
SD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
TN Y Y Y Y Y Y ?
TX Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
UT Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
VA Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (state registration of all mg's)
VT Y N Y Y Y Y Y
WA N Y N N Y Y N (silencer may not be used on a gun)
WI Y Y Y Y Y Y Y (permit required for expdd, no incendiary expdd's; no pistol caliber mg's w/o permit)
WV Y Y Y Y Y Y ?
WY Y Y Y Y Y Y ?
Then the article was wrong. You MUST be 21 to own an NFA item. Even corporations cannot allow someone under 21 to possess one of the NFA corporate assets without supervision by a corporate officer over the age of 21.
That 1.5 inches will help you with your tactical tin can assault ! ! !
That 1.5 inches Will help you with your urban combat super ninja tactical room clearing that must be done every 15 min.
And you get to tell all your friends that your FH is pinned amd welded on !
or you can wait 2 years +6months(nfa paperwork) and pay 200.00 dollars