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Old May 20, 2011, 12:25 AM   #1
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potato flaslight mount for Glock?

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?
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Old May 20, 2011, 12:33 AM   #2
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I don't think it would be illegal anywhere but the thing looks hideous.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ARR605-7.html
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Old May 20, 2011, 06:25 AM   #3
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Not illegal since not a vertical grip, but I am laughing at you already. What video game did you shoot one of those in?
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Old May 20, 2011, 07:16 AM   #4
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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.
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Old May 20, 2011, 10:57 AM   #5
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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.
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Old May 20, 2011, 02:04 PM   #6
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Maybe I shouldn't have used the potato grip as an example.

Maybe a better example would be like a picatinny riser, just something to grasp.
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Old May 20, 2011, 06:39 PM   #7
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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.
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Old May 20, 2011, 06:55 PM   #8
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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...

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Old May 20, 2011, 07:01 PM   #9
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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.
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Old May 20, 2011, 09:14 PM   #10
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Both the TC contender and the Encor have forward grips from the factory, and they are legal.
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Old May 21, 2011, 01:17 AM   #11
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No, I believe those are stocks, not grips, a legal distinction.
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Old May 21, 2011, 08:04 AM   #12
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If you need to use it as a two-hand hold, the standard Glock light will work just fine.
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Old May 21, 2011, 07:10 PM   #13
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Both the TC contender and the Encor have forward grips from the factory, and they are legal.
They also have bull**** SBR law exemptions...
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Old May 21, 2011, 07:15 PM   #14
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They also have bull**** SBR law exemptions...
The Contender and Encore have no SBR exemptions.
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