Originally Posted by Fate
Actually forward pistol grip is defined.
And this is where bobfried makes a faulty leap of logic when he said:
(c) above defines forward pistol grip as allowing a pistol style grasp forward of the trigger. It says NOTHING that includes the definition of a "pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon" from part (d).
So there's a disconnect. While it's logical that (c) would include (d), it doesn't. So a forward pistol grip is not bound by the web of the hand below the action definition.
(c) just states if you can get a pistol style grasp on a GRIP mounted in front of the trigger, then it's a forward pistol grip. It specifies "grip", so things like sling mounts, bipods, light mounts are not included.
The AFG is marketed and used as a grip.
I would not use one on a featureless build or a pistol.
Like it or not, this is a pistol style grasp using this grip:
Thanks for pointing out the separate definition of "forward pistol grip". But for the sake of argument, since the definition of "pistol grip" cannot be applied and all that is written in the law is the following:
"forward pistol grip" means a grip that allows for a pistol style grasp forward of the trigger.
Does this also mean that a finger stop or bipod leg could also be considered a FPG? I'm not sure if the terms used in marketing a product are relevant. If Magpul called it a "comfort rest" or something like that, would that help our arguments? This stuff is maddening, the placement and shape of a simple piece of plastic on our guns is the difference between being law-abiding and being a criminal