Understood on the legalities issue, I wasnt tryin to say anything- sorry and my apology if it came off like that... anyways- Until after USSC "Bruinen"- best wishes! I am so looking forward to doing my own build once we see how that is all going to shake down! Ive wanted a "slab-side M16" since VN days, unobtainium in my price range but I do have an original Colt AR 15 slabside.I made sure when I built this thing that it was legal from one end to the other. I chose the "stock" of the thing because it was so much removed from the thin, "blade" type of stock. The grip under the handguard cannot be "too vertical," such that it's like the forward grip on the original Thompson M-1928A-1. I made every effort to make sure the completed gun was legal; it wasn't just thrown together without respect for what was legal and what wasn't.
Ive always stayed away from FA even when they were readily available cuz of the ammo costs, but at my age and health I don't GAS anymore, would just like one to play around with before it's my time to enter Valhalla!