View Full Version : AR Pistol advise

02-09-2011, 1:33 PM
Would this magwell grip be considered a forward pistol grip on an AR pistol build http://www.makosecurity.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=MWG&Category_Code=Other
like it but I'm not sure if it would be legal.:confused:

02-09-2011, 1:52 PM
I don't think there is any cut-and-dry answer to that, but in my opinion, that would be legal. It's more of a magwell enhancement than a pistol grip. But again, that's just my opinion and unless there is some sort of official letter out there (like w/ the Magpul AFG) regarding this exact piece, then there is probably a little bit of gray area. I'm sure others more knowledgeable than me will chime in as well...

EBR Works
02-09-2011, 4:03 PM
VMG Tactical makes a similar grip for the AK:


The AR product you referenced attaches to the mag well, not the mag so you may want to contact Mako.

EDIT: Found this: http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1285457804

Here is a letter from ATF confirming that the VMG product is not a vertical grip and will not cause a pistol to become an AOW. Mako should be able to provide something similar for their product.: