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    Question Home Made AR15 Stocks

    Hi everyone, with the new AR15 pistol grip law change in December I was wonder if you are allowed to make your own stock? And if you do, do you have to get it approved by the police? I have just noticed websites selling the new A-CAT stocks say they are “Police approved”.
    I understand you are not allowed to just bolt a metal bar between the base of the pistol grip and the stock.
    But can it be done, if it’s done properly, which my understanding is:
    • The grip is connected to the stock at two points, one at the top and one from the base of the grip.
    • The connection is permanently connected to the grip and stock (i.e. not removable).
    Are there any other criteria it has to meet, like:
    • The connection between the base of the grip and the stock must be a certain thickness?
    • The connection point must take up a certain area of the stock?
    • The connection must be made of a certain material?

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    does it say that the grip must be connected to the stock at two points .

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    There's no reason why not. Approval can only come after it's finished. Just take cues from the popular ones and go for it

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    There is a lot of f**king around to make your own thumbhole stock for an AR.
    Key issues, weight, strength, ability to use the safety properly with your thumb, destroying the selector spring when removing a thumbhole grip with attached grip and making sure the stock screw doesn't extend too far into the end of the buffer tube.

    If you think you can do a better job than Spearmags, Guncity or another option, go ahead. There will be plenty of people keen to buy one from you, so some $ to be made.

    Glu, when are we going to see your prototype stock?
    Welcome to Sako club.

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    We have some out there but we backed of when the spear mag stock was being made and started making stocks to fit the 308 rifles but I am getting calls every day about our stock and am looking at a new machine which will help with production . It is just finding the time to get back into building them .
    The stocks were just something we did on the side and have our main production to keep going first hopefully I will get another batch of 223 ones out in a couple weeks when our main production slows down and full time staff onto them in a few weeks.

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    The police can't actually approve or disapprove a stock, so that's a moot point. Basically if you don't have a pistol grip, as defined by the Governor General, it's A cat.

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    Interpretation


    (1) In this order, unless the context otherwise requires,—


    free-standing grip, in relation to a firearm, means a grip that,—

    (a) is designed to be gripped by the whole or most of the trigger hand of a person firing the firearm; and


    (b) is (if any trigger guard is disregarded) structurally connected to the firearm at only one point; and


    (c) when deployed, protrudes from the firearm in a direction that is closer to being perpendicular to the barrel than to being parallel to it; and


    (d) is neither—

    (i) a thumb-hole stock; nor


    (ii) a stock of the type commonly described as a Dragunov stock or Dragunov-style stock



    This is the definition of a pistol grip taken of the police website so if the stock does not fit the above description it does not have a pistol grip so is fine .

    I can not find anything to say if a stock is legal or if a stock is not legal it just must not be a pistol grip as defined above. You could put an A2 stock on and no grip if that is what you want .

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    So a pistol grip attached to an AR15 at 2 points is not a pistol grip. Drill and tap a second hole with a second bolt and have fun with your AO
    This little gem courtesy of NZ First MP Richard Prosser.
    savageshooter and veitnamcam like this.

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    GLU - I get quite a few enquiries regarding 308 stocks. I will push them your way.

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    Get hold of Glenn at Broncos Tauranga, think hes making them, good dude to deal with.
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Thanks everyone,

    My idea is to make a stock out of my existing pistol grip and a fixed version of the collapsible stock. I was going to create a frame between the two and then fibreglass it all together (so it was is not removable).

    I just wanted to check what the legal requirements were before I even started looking into the logistics of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lahee View Post
    Thanks everyone,

    My idea is to make a stock out of my existing pistol grip and a fixed version of the collapsible stock. I was going to create a frame between the two and then fibreglass it all together (so it was is not removable).

    I just wanted to check what the legal requirements were before I even started looking into the logistics of it.
    You made any progress with this?

 

 

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