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Short, Compact, slick, and just plain fun to shoot. AR pattern pistols are becoming the rage as of late, since the ATF gave the green light to the now famous "Arm Brace", particularly the SIG Arms brand Arm Brace as seen in the photo above.
The ATF states that since it is by definition, NOT a stock, the weapon is still a pistol, and not a Short Barreled Rifle (SBR) which requires registry and a $200 Tax Stamp.
This statement has caused an explosion of AR-15 pistol sales, as well as AK style pistols with a similar device. While I love the fact that these weapons are becoming more prevalent, and that it has been given the ATF's so-called "blessing", it goes to prove just how stupid the Bureau's view of Short Barreled Rifles is.
AR Pistol with Arm Brace : Perfectly legal to own, perfectly legal to install arm brace, perfectly legal to shoulder the arm brace as a stock.
Short barreled AR with a stock: Major Felony if not registered and Tax Stamp paid.Another example of the stupidity of Big Government.