Class III? I'm not sure...

Discussion in 'GA Laws and Politics' started by dbaker, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. dbaker

    dbaker New Member

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    I really don't know too much about this but I was wondering what you would have to go through to purchase a Glock 18 (or modify a Glock 17). I heard someone once tell me that a Class III firearms license is required but I don't have any facts.
     
  2. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    A civillian can not legally own a G18 in the US. Even with a class III, you can't own a class III weapon made after 1986.The only "real" G18's (not converted 17's) that I have heard of in the US have been LEO demos. Clydes Armory in Athens had one on their website for a while.

    This site seems to have some general info on getting a class III. http://publicrights.org/NFA/index.html

    As far as how to convert A G17 to full auto, I wouldn't know where to start other than gettng a Class III permit, and posting in th efree fire zone of Glock Talk.

    Edit: I checked, the G18 is still on their website. http://policeguns.com/2006/cart.cfm?CFID=233488&CFTOKEN=93545526&id=prodView&ProductID=5392
     

  3. dbaker

    dbaker New Member

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    Thanks for the info! If I had an 18, I really wouldn't know what to do with it anyway. I see no practical use for the weapon except to waste ammunition :lol:

    Looks like getting a Class III isn't an easy process...
     
  4. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    i know of aleast one member on here who has a class III. He may be able to give you more info.
     
  5. foshizzle

    foshizzle New Member

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    I think there are 2 legally transferrable G18's in the United States that came in right under the ban.

    If you are an SOT you can have one... but it's gonna be a demo pistol.

    You don't 'get' a class III. It's not a permit. It's more of a class of weapons... but you have to go through the ATF to get them. If you can buy a pistol or rifle, you can get anything ClassIII. The only hard part is getting a crappy Chief-LEO to sign off on your paperwork. There are ways around it... I have been thinking about getting an SBR forever... it's always something that comes up and it moves to the back of the line.
     
  6. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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    Trust baby. Create a trust.
     
  7. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    How about Beretta 92R

    Beretta made a select-fire version of their 92 model. This was built as far back as the late 1970s, I think. They were all supposedly for military teams and police only, but I think any of them that were originally registered (to anybody, or any agency) prior to 1986 would be tranferable. So if you want a 9mm pistol that looks like a real handgun but fires like a submachinegun, this may be an option. There are more of them out there in the market.
     
  8. foshizzle

    foshizzle New Member

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    I bought 'willmaker' a while back the last time I wanted a Class III gun. Maybe I should dust it off and set up my trust once and for all. I'm looking at a AK-74 next, maybe instead I'll just buy an AR lower, do the form for making it an SBR and slap an 11.5" barrel on it.

    There is also a 200 dollar "tax stamp" just for the privilege of doing so.
     
  9. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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  10. pro2am

    pro2am New Member

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    Is the tax stamp one time only or is it recurring?
     
  11. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    I think it's very time you purchase a Class III weapon.
     
  12. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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    Bingo
     
  13. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    If you mean members who own NFA weapons, I can think of half a dozen on this forum. I know the majority of them have even shown up at GPDO informal shoots with them.
     
  14. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    I do not know what is so difficult about this. In fact, I have never heard of a resident of Georgia experiencing a problem in obtaining such a signature. Do you have any bad experience to relate?

    You can get the AK-47 in SBR, too. You can even make one yourself! :D
     
  15. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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    No. I just like the option to write my family members into the trust so they can legally posses the weapon/device.

    Also, I don't have to submit prints. I know they already have them, but if I can legally thumb my nose at their system I will.
     
  16. gunsbillygun

    gunsbillygun New Member

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    yep , its called brother n law, is the shreiff