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AOW Question

Postby nvisn » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:38 pm

So CT's AWB is clearly not going anywhere. I would really like a full on AR "pistol" with a shroud and the whole 9 yards. What is to stop me from building an AR "pistol" with a v-grip and NFA registering it as an AOW. That would make the build not a pistol or a rifle in the eyes of the law. Perfect loophole? Thoughts?


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Postby brian83 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:32 am

Ok, first off, what's a v-grip?

I think AOW exists on their books just to describe unique things that aren't clearly a pistol. shotgun, or rifle, like cane-guns or pistols converted to shoot shotgun shells. For example, you can't just walk around with an AR 15 with no buttstock, overall length and everything. I don't think you can apply for an aow if your build is clearly an AR pistol, can you? I'd be interested to know, you can always call them and ask.

That being said, between the laws of '68 and '86, I'm almost positive that you can't:
1. Buy/own/receive etc any automatic weapon made AFTER 1986
2. Manufacture an automatic weapon
3. Own the parts to make a weapon automatic

So I'm thinking even if they let you call it an aow, it would be illegal to make it.

And in CT it has to be auto only, not select fire, and under a certain weight if it is a pistol.
And you have to pay taxes to have shitty roads and support welfare people and be a good quiet person that doesn't own guns but plays the lottery. Such a nightmare for "fun guns" in this state.
Anyway, there's probably a reason why you've never seen a full auto AR pistol in CT and I unfortunately don't think that will be changing soon.

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Postby nvisn » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:17 am

A v grip is a vertical grip. Once you put a forward grip a pistol becomes an AOW not a pistol. I am only looking to do a semi build. Not full auto.
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Postby brian83 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:26 pm

Ah, I guess I assumed rock and roll when I read "full on AR"


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