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Adding vertical foregrip to pistol

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms & Related Items' started by Harwood, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. Harwood

    Harwood New Member

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    The atf is very clear on adding a vertical grip to your pistol. ($200 if you do it your self, $5 if a nfa manufacturer does it.) either way it is a AOW requiring taxation. So here is the Question, What if you add a horizontal grip?
  2. kingjoey

    kingjoey New Member

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    That's a really good question. By the letter of the law, they specify a vertical foregrip, so I would assume that a horizontal grip is permitted. The recurring issue in the ATF regs is concealability, so since a horizontal grip would make it harder to conceal I'm guessing that is why they specify vertical rather than any in regards to a foregrip. Here's the letter addressing that issue

    http://atf.treas.gov/firearms/041006-vert_grip.htm
  3. southernshooter

    southernshooter New Member

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    A horizontal foregrip is alright. For example look at all the AR pistols and AK pistols that put horizontal grips and lights and what not on them

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