***This is a true story. None of the facts were changed or embellished.***
Once upon a time, there was a firearms enthusiast. He shopped at Fighting Sheep Dog. He purchased several firearms over the years, both at FSD and at other stores. The customer was a law-abiding citizen in good health and was loved by all who knew him.
The customer decided to purchase an AR pistol and convert it to a short barreled rifle. FSD sold him a gun trust and helped him file to obtain his SBR paperwork from the ATF. The customer paid the $200 tax stamp. FSD engraved his firearm. The customer waited patiently and eventually, the ATF granted his wish for an SOT stamp. FSD called the customer to come pick up his SBR.
Suddenly and unexpectedly, the customer passed away.
As the customer was the sole occupant of the home at the time, the police confiscated all of the deceased customer’s firearms…except for the SBR. The SBR went to the trustee and beneficiary of the gun trust that the customer purchased at FSD.
Unfortunately, the SBR was the ONLY firearm in the trust at the time because the deceased customer hadn’t gotten around to adding the rest of his firearms to the trust. The remainder of the firearms were distributed to the customers’ family members – none of whom had any contact with or interest in the customer when he was still with us.
The moral of the story?
- Always have a trust – even if you don’t have any suppressors, SBRs, or SBS’ yet. They take 10 minutes to set up and mean everything to the protection of your firearms and other serialized items.
- Always have a plan for your estate – even if you don’t think you have anything worth planning for yet. Tomorrow is promised to no one and having a plan for the SBR is what helped the beneficiary be able to take possession of it. If he’d had the rest of his guns in the trust, there would be a completely different ending to the story.
- Always make sure everyone involved in your estate planning is aware of what should happen if something happens to you. The beneficiary of the trust in this case knew that he needed to contact an attorney and then FSD in order to obtain possession of the item because he and the customer had talked about it ahead of time.
Interested in purchasing a gun trust for yourself?
Come on down to Fighting Sheep Dog and pick yours up today!!!
I probably answer the “What’s going on with silencers?” question a dozen or more times a day. Literally. With the Governor of Tennessee passing the “Tennessee Hearing Protection Act”, what does that mean? Can we all run out and make/carry suppressors now? The short answer is no. Well, not yet. Here’s what I mean by that… Continue reading
“…an NFA firearm has not necessarily been made when the device is not re-configured for use as a shoulder stock – even if the attached firearm happens to be fired from the shoulder. To the extent that the January 2015 Open Letter implied or has been construed to hold that incidental, sporadic, or situational “use” of an arm-brace (in its original approved configuration) equipped firearm from a firing position at or near the shoulder was sufficient to constitute “redesign,” such interpretations are incorrect and not consistent with ATF’s interpretation of the statute or the manner in which it has historically been enforced.”
That’s ANY brace. Sig, SB Tactical, Thordsen, you name it.
Ready to grab your Pistol Stabilizing Brace? Let us know at Fighting Sheep Dog! We’ve got an order we’re placing tomorrow (Wednesday) and need to know how many to grab!
At Fighting Sheep Dog, we see an awful lot of patriotic American customers who come in, excited about the possibility of the passage of the Hearing Protection Act.
And who can blame them? The mere thought of having suppressors removed from the NFA list brings a tear to the eye.
No more waiting.
No more $200 stamp.
Just buy a suppressor the same way you would a firearm through an FFL.
While we can certainly understand the draw of wanting to wait to purchase a suppressor until the government decides one way or the other whether or not to pass it, there are a few things we think you should consider: Continue reading
Sometimes, you gotta remember that due diligence trumps it all. Contrary to popular belief, if you read it online, it is not always true (Bonjour!) Continue reading
An ATF update: Due to so many customers wanting to know the status of their suppressor stamp, I thought it prudent to create a blog post about it so everyone can be updated at once. Continue reading
Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or suppressors/SBRs aren’t your thing) you know that the deadline for the new ATF regulations (41F) is looming.
Lemme back up and ‘splain: Continue reading
One of the questions we hear most often deal with convering an existing AR or several other firearms (or having one built) to handle fully automatic fire. It’s not as simple as you might think!
Today, we’ll answer the question “What does it take to go full auto?” Continue reading