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C0untZer0
May 20, 2011, 12:25 AM
I am going to be getting a G17L, and I would like to use my left hand to hold it, like you would a rifle or a shotgun. I can see mounting a flashlight and holding the flashlight, but what I was wondering is.

If I were to mount something like the potato grip for the flashlight - would that be illegal?

kingkeoni
May 20, 2011, 12:33 AM
I don't think it would be illegal anywhere but the thing looks hideous.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ARR605-7.html

David Hineline
May 20, 2011, 06:25 AM
Not illegal since not a vertical grip, but I am laughing at you already. What video game did you shoot one of those in?

C0untZer0
May 20, 2011, 07:16 AM
I am trying to get an 8" barrel on it, I'm just thinking it's going to get unweildy to fire with a normal two handed pistol grip.

Willie Lowman
May 20, 2011, 10:57 AM
You don't think it's going to be unwieldy to shoot this longer-barreled-potato-gripped-long-slide with one hand under the dust cover? Really?

First find your 8" barrel and try it with just that before you spend any money on one of those goofy potato grips.


Or you could get the grip and put it on the 17L while you search for your 8" barrel. Post pics. :D

C0untZer0
May 20, 2011, 02:04 PM
Maybe I shouldn't have used the potato grip as an example. :rolleyes:

Maybe a better example would be like a picatinny riser, just something to grasp.

Sleuth
May 20, 2011, 06:39 PM
Why?
Why do you need something out front to grasp?
Why do you feel the need for an 8" barrel?
(With normal pistol ammo, you can expect lower velocities, as the charges are optimized for 5" barrels.)
And even with the "Potato" grip, you may run afoul of ATFE - I don't recall the exact wording of the law, as to if it says vertical grip or forward grip.

Ridge_Runner_5
May 20, 2011, 06:55 PM
Guns like these make me think the ATF is taking a no nonsense approach to any handgun that you grasp out forward of the trigger...

http://dealer.americantactical.us/public/product_gallery/products/images/1260288639.jpg

Microgunner
May 20, 2011, 07:01 PM
Guns like these make me think the ATF is taking a no nonsense approach to any handgun that you grasp out forward of the trigger...





AR-15 and KelTec PLR-16 pistols have forward grips (non-vertical) and are legal. I own a couple .22lr target pistols with forward grips (again, non-vertical) and they are legal.

claymore1500
May 20, 2011, 09:14 PM
Both the TC contender and the Encor have forward grips from the factory, and they are legal.

Double Naught Spy
May 21, 2011, 01:17 AM
No, I believe those are stocks, not grips, a legal distinction.

smince
May 21, 2011, 08:04 AM
If you need to use it as a two-hand hold, the standard Glock light will work just fine.

Ridge_Runner_5
May 21, 2011, 07:10 PM
Both the TC contender and the Encor have forward grips from the factory, and they are legal.

They also have bull**** SBR law exemptions...

Microgunner
May 21, 2011, 07:15 PM
They also have bull**** SBR law exemptions...

The Contender and Encore have no SBR exemptions.