adcoch1 Member. The reason a shockwave isn’t a pistol is the overall length is greater than 26″. Making it longer with a non-stock doesn’t make it an NFA firearm. And as previously stated, it is legal to, occasionally, shoulder a pistol brace, according to the batfe opinion letter.
Is it legal to put a shoulder stock on a Mossberg Shockwave?
The Mossberg Shockwave
Short barreled shotguns without shoulder stocks and less than 26 inches in length are regulated under the NFA because they are easily concealed, and were favored by criminals at the time of the law’s passage. The product debuted to press explaining that yes, it is indeed legal.
Can you shoulder a shockwave brace?
By “permanent affixing,” ATF considers that to be adding permanent Loctite to the large set screw that secures the Blade into the dimples in the KAK tube. … Stay below 13.5″ and according to ATF, it’s okay to shoulder a Shockwave Blade.
Is the Mossberg Shockwave worth it?
If you’re looking for a tiny firearm that fires shotgun shells (and doesn’t require NFA hassle or breaking the law), then the Mossberg Shockwave is for you! However, if you’re weaker or aren’t super confident in your ability to run the pump-action design, you might want to stick to a full-size shotgun.
Is the shockwave brace legal?
We just received word today that, per the ATF, it is also perfectly legal to hold the Shockwave Blade pistol stabilizer against your cheek when firing. Just make sure you maintain a ray of sunshine between the rear of the Blade and your shoulder. In other words, “don’t use it as a shoulder stock.”
What is the penalty for having a SBR?
If in either instance you have a gun that falls under the NFA but is not registered you are violating federal law and the penalties associated with violations are only about $10,000 and 10 years of imprisonment or both, if the maximum penalties are levied against you along with the firearm being subject to forfeiture.
Is it legal to have a folding stock on an AR pistol?
Don’t put a VFG on an AR pistol that has a folding adaptor installed. An AR pistol without any type of VFG is quite legal to have a folding adaptor installed per federal law. As always, check your state laws as they may be different.
Is it legal to put a folding brace on an AR pistol?
A brace is legal for a pistol because it is not a stock so doesn’t make the gun an unregistered short-barreled rifle.
Is the Mossberg Shockwave a good home defense weapon?
If you live in a jurisdiction where the Shockwave is legal, the Shockwave can be practical for home defense. That’s the short answer. If you live in a jurisdiction where the Shockwave is legal, the Shockwave can be practical for home defense. That’s the short answer.
Can I turn my Mossberg 500 into a shockwave?
So yes, you can make your own shockwave as long as you start with a Mossberg 500 that came from the factory with a pistol grip, or a virgin receiver like Black Aces used to sell.
How far can a Mossberg shockwave shoot?
The Limitations of the Shockwave
You won’t keep the max effective range of an average shotgun, and even with slugs you are limited to under 50 yards to be effective. Though it’s based on a gun that can easily reach out to 100 yards with the right ammo, the 590 Shockwave is going to be for close-range engagements only.
Is the SB tactical brace legal?
Essentially, braces that are approved by the ATF are perfectly legal until you’re notified otherwise. … That resulted in the ATF issuing a “Final Ruling” in 2017, in a letter to SB tactical.
Is the Shockwave an AOW?
If a shotgun’s shoulder stock is removed and replaced with a pistol grip resulting in an overall length less than 26″ (even if the barrel is 18″ or longer) the shotgun’s legal status changes to Any Other Weapon (AOW). … Under these regulations the Shockwave is legally considered a “firearm,” not a shotgun.
Can you add a stock to the Shockwave?
The Mossberg 590 Shockwave has a 14-inch barrel and with the Shockwave Raptor grip is over 26 inches long. With a normal, 90 degreeish pistol grips it is too short and considered an AOW. … If you put a stock on it with an 18-inch barrel you are also still legal, however, it cannot go back to its firearm configuration.