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Smith & Wesson AR-15 Not Allowed

truthfultruthful Member Posts: 1,907 ✭✭✭✭
edited August 9 in Ask the Experts

My granddaughter is required to purchase her own AR-15 after completing her POST certification. Her PD does not allow S&W and FN ARs for some reason. Anybody have any ideas why that is? She is small, and is looking for a SRB (Short Barrel Rifle) and S&W seems to have exactly what she wants with an 11.5 inch bbl for law enforcement only.


  • toad67toad67 Member Posts: 12,958 ✭✭✭✭

    You should probably ask them why..

  • mac10mac10 Member Posts: 2,445 ✭✭✭✭

    Sounds like a Glock or SIG shop

  • nmyersnmyers Member Posts: 16,856 ✭✭✭✭

    It may have to do with state or local law requiring PD firearms meet the same requirements as those bought by regular folks. It would help if you told us her state/county.


  • MobuckMobuck Member Posts: 13,518 ✭✭✭✭

    Is she willing to wait a year for the SBR tax stamp?

    Darned near every AR maker has a 'pistol' version of their product so a brand specific choice seems a bit odd.

  • COPPER TOPCOPPER TOP Member Posts: 208 ✭✭

    Silver Star is dead on.

  • MobuckMobuck Member Posts: 13,518 ✭✭✭✭

    Still haven't answered the NFA stamp of approval comment?

  • Anthony Anthony Member Posts: 96 ✭✭

    Why? Likely some crotchety desk jockey 30 years out of his prime with a bone to pick with those brands.

    AR's aren't going to change dimensions necessarily just by brand. 99% of all AR's on the market go off the same specs. The only thing an SBR is going to offer you is a shortened barrel length. As far as shouldering the thing, if she can't bear the weight of a 16" barrel then we got deeper issues. Otherwise, the length of the stock is the same on all of them.

    I know this gent brought up a pretty valid point but it doesn't have to be like that, it all boils down who the weapon is being registered to. If the department is allowing her to register the NFA item with the agency then your wait is under 24 hours. If it's to her personally, then she surely is looking at about 4 months granted the dealer e-files as opposed to submitted a paper copy.

  • MobuckMobuck Member Posts: 13,518 ✭✭✭✭

     "If the department is allowing her to register the NFA item with the agency then your wait is under 24 hours. "

    Wouldn't the dept have to OWN the serial number to get a quickie pass on the NFA stamp?

  • Anthony Anthony Member Posts: 96 ✭✭

    As far as the ATF is concerned, they don't care where the money comes from. So longas the weapon is legally registered under their own arbitrary rules.

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