Biden Administration Pistol Point Calculator

Congratulations! Your Pistol is now an SBR under the ATF's new Proposed Rule!

You have the following options to comply with said rule:

  1. Register your gun as a Short-Barreled Rifle (SBR), pay a $200 tax stamp, and the additional fees for engraving.*
  2. Rebuild your pistol (potentially soon-to-be illegal SBR) into a rifle at your own cost, which costs about $400 on average.
  3. Destroy your gun following the ATF's guidelines.

* Option 1 is not available if you live in the following states, so you may ONLY choose options 2 or 3:
- CA, DC, HI, NJ, NY, RI
- ME: must be 29 inches or longer
- MD: must be a rimfire rifle only
- CT: As long as it passes Assault Weapon Ban

Disclaimer: This calculator is educational information only and should not be taken as legal advice. Please research your own state and local laws for further clarification.

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Congratulations!

Your total score for section 2 is and your total score for section 3 is !

You have the following options to comply with Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached “Stabilizing Braces”:

  1. Register your gun as a Short-Barreled Rifle (SBR), pay a $200 tax stamp, and the additional fees for engraving.*
  2. Rebuild your pistol (potentially soon-to-be illegal SBR) into a rifle at your own cost, which costs about $400 on average.
  3. Destroy your gun following the ATF's guidelines.

* Option 1 is not available if you live in the following states, so you may ONLY choose options 2 or 3:
- CA, DC, HI, NJ, NY, RI
- ME: must be 29 inches or longer
- MD: must be a rimfire rifle only
- CT: As long as it passes Assault Weapon Ban

Even though you passed, the ATF may still decide your pistol is an SBR:

"Even if a weapon accrues less than 4 points in each section, attempts by a manufacturer or maker to circumvent Federal law by attaching purported “stabilizing braces” in lieu of shoulder stocks may result in classification of those weapons as “rifles” and “short-barreled rifles.” (Pg 29 ATF 2021R-08)"

Help us fight back against unconstitutional gun laws by commenting on the ATF’s proposed rule here!

Disclaimer: This calculator is educational information only and should not be taken as legal advice. Please research your own state and local laws for further clarification.

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Your Weapon Fails Prerequisites

Your weapon does not qualify to take this survey. The ATF considers it a Short-Barreled Rifle based on these arbitrary prerequisite criteria.

You have the following options to comply with Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached “Stabilizing Braces”:

  1. Register your gun as an Short-Barreled Rifle (SBR), pay a $200 tax stamp, and the additional fees for engraving.*
  2. Rebuild your pistol (soon-to-be illegal SBR) into a rifle at your own cost.
  3. Destroy your gun following ATF guidelines, losing your ability to freely practice your Second Amendment Rights.

* Option 1 is not available if you live in the following states so you may ONLY choose options 2, or 3.
- CA, DC, HI, NJ, NY, RI
- ME: Must be 29 inches or longer
- MD: Must be a Rimfire rifle only
- CT: As long as it passes Assault Weapon Ban

Disclaimer: This calculator is educational information only and should not be taken as legal advice. Please research your own state and local laws for further clarification.

Take action and help us fight back against unconstitutional gun laws by commenting on ATF’s proposed rule!

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How Our Pistol Point Calculator Works

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This tool uses the criteria found in the ATF’s proposed Worksheet 4999 to make the ATF’s Proposed Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached "Stabilizing Braces" understandable and accessible to the average gun owner.

Armed with the knowledge from this tool, it will become apparent that the Proposed Rule ATF 2021R-08 is designed and intended to ban as many pistols as possible and is not a good-faith clarification of agency guidance.

As proposed, President Biden’s new rule would force law-abiding gun owners to submit their estimated 40,000,000 legally acquired firearms and firearm accessories to registration and taxation or to confiscation and destruction.

Once you have finished calculating whether the ATF wants to regulate your pistol as an illegal short-barreled rifle (they do), we urge you to participate in the public commenting process using GOA's tool here!

Together, let’s fight back against unconstitutional gun laws and gross agency overreach!

Section I – Prerequisites (Suitability of “Brace” use)

The weapon must weigh at least 64 ounces.

* Weighed with magazine - unloaded / accessories removed

The weapon must have an overall length between 12 and 26 inches.

* Length measured with all non-operational accessories removed

The weapon must not have a smooth bore and use shotgun ammunition.

* This rule does not appear on the ATF Worksheet Form 4999. Rather, it is buried in the Proposed Rule itself. See requirement here.

Weapon must meet all Prerequisites in order to proceed to Section II.

Section II - Accessory Characteristics (Determination of use as a “Brace” vs. Stock)

Section II Must Score LESS than 4 in order to proceed to Section III

Total Score: 0

Accessory Design

Rear Surface Area

Adjustability

Stabilizing Support

OR:

OR:

Section III - Configuration of Weapon (Determination if a weapon is shoulder fired)

A Score of 4 Points or More Indicates a Shoulder-fired Design

Section III Score: 0

Length of Pull - w/Accessory in Rear most “Locked Position”

Attachment Method

"Stabilizing Brace" Modifications / Configuration

Peripheral Accessories - Check all that apply


* Weighed with magazine – unloaded

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Note: Criteria listed are taken from the ATF’s Proposed Worksheet Form 4999, which you can find here.

Note: The purpose of this calculator is purely educational in nature. All responses are anonymous and will not be recorded.