Living in CT, land of the “other”, I agree with Barry’s assessment. The brace/ greater than 26" length also puts this gun into no man’s land re: potential future pistol brace issues.
Initially when these came out, the AFT said they couldn’t be shouldered (and each “other” would be assigned an agent to ensure compliance ). Shortly after facing reality, they backed off and allowed the brace to contact the shooters shoulder: awfully nice of them
As far as legality in PA, I am not sure, but have been made aware that a lower receiver originally classified as " other" can be made into a pistol or rifle. The reverse is not true, at least here in CT.
Yeah, but they are going to try to make them illegal soon. Unless you are willing to register them as an SBR. Damn them. Millions of them bought legally.
Based on the bump stock defeat, I think the lawsuits over the brace law will eventually be successful. They are most certainly in common use and previously totally legal. They can’t just create new laws.
But of course that never stops them from doing it anyway.
How many pistol braces have been sold?
A Congressional Research Service report estimated that there are between 10,000,000 and 40,000,000 pistol braces and pistol-braced firearms in common use.Nov 30, 2022
We are expecting an ATF change on pistol braces any day now…personally I wouldn’t even consider buying or otherwise acquiring one right now unless you are okay with either turning it in, registering it with the ATF (if even allowed by state law depending on how things though), or being a felon, any day now
I used to have a flintlock (Bess long land pattern replica) and loved it. I didn’t need to modify it to make it a “scary” gun, though. It had a bayonet, which by some political definitions already made it an assault weapon.