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blerg
08-17-2011, 4:23 PM
I am confused.
For a 'normal' pistol (e.g. Glock) you do not need a bullet button even if the pistol has a 'pistol grip'.
Now for an AR15 pistol that has been legally built from a 80% lower (going the single shot route): why would I need a bullet button? Why is the pistol grip an evil feature here but not on the the Glock?

Sorry if this has be answered before. I was unable to find a convincing answer.
Thanks

wash
08-17-2011, 4:25 PM
Because the mag well is outside the pistol grip.

Use the pistol flowchart.

Ed_Hazard
08-17-2011, 4:26 PM
Needs to be bb to avoid Ca. AW laws covering pistols that have the magoutside the PG.

blerg
08-17-2011, 4:27 PM
thanks! got it!

ALSystems
08-17-2011, 4:29 PM
Because the mag well is outside the pistol grip.

This makes a pistol more dangerous.

Stupid, isn't it. :1eye:

FXR
08-17-2011, 5:17 PM
anyone working on a "bullpup" AR pistol?
something slightly better thought out than this would be... interesting... at least it wouldn't need a BB!
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=110736&stc=1&d=1313626536

command_liner
08-17-2011, 6:16 PM
I can make that bullpup AR. Use the same trigger layout as the Colt 1911, just
scaled for the AR 15.

Get a lower made from a non-anodized, machinable aluminum and that is a build
that would not be difficult. Trigger creep might be terrible, but that might not
matter.

chiz
08-17-2011, 8:51 PM
It would still be illegal because it has a barrel shroud.

wash
08-18-2011, 10:04 AM
You can get around that by leaving off the handguard or possibly using an upper with an integrated rail.