View Full Version : Rifle caliber pistol build

June 20, 2005, 07:37 PM
Anyone know the rules on this? Can I buy any reciever ie: ar-15 or ak47, and build a gun. I am looking at buying an AMD parts kit for $180 and a reciever for less than $100.....Put it together and I have a $300 AK pistol? Can I do the same with the AR lowers and buy the 10" upper for SBR's or pistols and have a National Match trigger AR pistol? I have the Bushy Carbon 15 pistol, It says "PISTOL" on the receiver. Does the reciever I buy have to be designated as a pistol?.......Thanks!

June 21, 2005, 05:09 PM
You need to get a receiver specifically for a pistol, typically from the manufacturer. Federal prohibits making a pistol from a rifle, so the receiver needs to have never been logged as a rifle receiver. I've never tried to buy one, but assuming you're buying from the mnufacturer, they shouldn't cost any different... the difference is how they're recorded in the books.

June 21, 2005, 07:10 PM
You also have to make sure that you have enough US made parts.