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    Postak AR-15 pistol Buffer recoil tube PAD.

    I was looking over this new AR15 pistol that I now have a PSA PAD stock deal on the recoil buffer tube. It is a soft rubber kind of thing which looks like a real small stock. But, if feels like a real stock. Before I take this thing out to a regular public range, is there any kind of length standard or other functional limit by which this thing remains an AR15 pistol but does not turn into an SBR?
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    Cannot find any mention of a "PSA PAD stock deal" on the 'net, got a link to the manufacturer's site? Is it marketed as a stock or an ATF approved "Arm Brace"?

    ATF's current stance is if you install an approved "Arm Brace" it remains a pistol, even if you shoulder it, as long as you don't "modify" it. Removing a strap or changing mounting methods apparently is considered modifying.

    Actual stocks, or anything intended to be a stock, attached to a pistol turns it into a rifle, regardless of bbl length. Under 16" bbl/26" OAL would be an SBR.

    Pistols, OTOH, do not have any length requirements. You could make one with a bbl so short the bullet tip extends out the muzzle when loaded, or slap on a 5 foot long one if you wanted to.

    Just be aware a forward grip would bring it into AOW territory unless the OAL was 26"+.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kernelkrink View Post
    Cannot find any mention of a "PSA PAD stock deal" on the 'net, got a link to the manufacturer's site? Is it marketed as a stock or an ATF approved "Arm Brace"?

    ATF's current stance is if you install an approved "Arm Brace" it remains a pistol, even if you shoulder it, as long as you don't "modify" it. Removing a strap or changing mounting methods apparently is considered modifying.

    Actual stocks, or anything intended to be a stock, attached to a pistol turns it into a rifle, regardless of bbl length. Under 16" bbl/26" OAL would be an SBR.

    Pistols, OTOH, do not have any length requirements. You could make one with a bbl so short the bullet tip extends out the muzzle when loaded, or slap on a 5 foot long one if you wanted to.

    Just be aware a forward grip would bring it into AOW territory unless the OAL was 26"+.
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    I was at Triggers in KY looking at AR parts last Thursday. They had three brand of Arm Brace, but I refuse to pay $100+ for this thing. I'll make my own.
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