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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 7/1/2002 6:54:23 AM EST
I only know of one company that makes pistols with Picatinny rails on the bottom for mounting lights and other goodies. SVI Gusn usedd to make a frame that had a rail built in but they seem to have stopped makng it. Anyway, Springfield amrory make sit in the form of the Operator 1911A1 (rail stnadard) and a TRP 1911A1 variant with a Rail.

Now my question is: sicne it is a Picatinny rail I could mount a forawrd grip or even one of those 500 dollar SureFire grip/light thingies, right? Now how legal is this,e sp. in Nj, I cannot find any laws contrary but am just wondering how legal and usefull/doable this is. It sounds great. Hey... two handing a gun is always good.

Doggonit

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Link Posted: 7/1/2002 7:05:17 AM EST
Putting a forward grip on a pistol makes it an AOW (any other weapon) and therefore you have to register it with the BATF. I think it's a $5 tax to make an AOW.

If you put a stock on a pistol, it becomes a short barreled rifle, and that needs the SBR NFA tax stamp ($200).
Link Posted: 7/1/2002 3:29:21 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/1/2002 3:40:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By Armitage22:
Putting a forward grip on a pistol makes it an AOW (any other weapon) and therefore you have to register it with the BATF. I think it's a $5 tax to make an AOW.



Let me guess... If I bolt a lampshade to my 1911 it becomes an AOW and I owe the BATF 5 bucks. Go figure.
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 3:31:03 PM EST
Some models of Springfield 1911s (Operator models) have under-rails.
Link Posted: 7/3/2002 10:44:40 AM EST
Beretta's new Vertec pistol has a Picatinny rail mount.
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