If you own an AR Pistol, there is some important new information for you to digest. Prince Law has done their usual excellent job of breaking down this latest ATF letter and it is an important one as it fundamentally changes the way we measure overall length. In a nutshell, the new ATF position seems to be that the brace does not count toward the OAL measurement, and the measurement will now be taken with the stock folded where applicable.
Prince Law – ATF RESCINDS PRIOR METHODS TO MEASURE A FIREARM’S OVERALL LENGTH WHEN EQUIPPED WITH A STABILIZING BRACE
Now we just need a firm definition on what constitutes a vertical fore grip. Are we to take the word vertical literally so that a BCM with a slight angle is ok? Does a vertical grip have to accept a full four finger grip or can I take a Magpul or BCM grip and chop it down to only accept two fingers?