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Can the Magpul AFG be used on a pistol? Current ATF ‘guidance’ is that a vertical forward grip makes a pistol and Any Other Weapon, subject to NFA laws and taxes and such like a machine gun. A couple of courts have told ATF that they’re full of it. Now, the Magpul Angled ForeGrip isn’t exactly vertical.

4 Responses to “Good question”

  1. Wolfwood Says:

    Ah, but it’s not horizontal, either. If I were the ATF’s lawyer, I’d argue that because there’s some amount of vertical in the forward grip it triggers the VFG prohibition. Of course, even if a court buys that part, a court may want there to be more vertical than horizontal in order to count. At that point, I predict that we start getting thumbhole foregrips, sideways foregrips, strappy things, and all sort of other nonsense.

    It’s been said before and it’s worth saying again: Can’t we all just get a long gun?

  2. Rick Randall Says:

    The definition is question is a grip extending below and at an angle to the axis of the bore.

    I’d say it’s at least a 50:50 shot ATF will rule it an AOW.

  3. Mikee Says:

    Any forward grip might have some portion that has an angle to the bore, including every heat shield with a rail on it, as the regularly spaced “attachment points” usually have some kind of notch, curve, or bump that has an angle nonparallel with the bore, usually below the axis of the bore.

    I’ll stick with my 303 Enfield, thanks.

  4. Rick Randall Says:

    The “notch, curve, or bump” of a Picatinny rail isn;t a “grip”. You can’t grip it.

    This you can — in fact it’s designed to be gripped.

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