I just purchased my first AR 15 (M&P 15 with EO Tech) from Gander..
I have a question In regards to the do's and don'ts (NY State law's) of options and accessories. The reps at the store all stated that you can not have a pre ban 30 round clip in a post ban AR. Thanks to this site I now see that this is not the case, post bans are legal so I just bought some pre ban colt clips from kyimports. (I think I will keep a copy of the NY law on hand while at the range with the AR, from what I see in postings not all law inforcement are aware of this)
While I was in the store they had a configured Ruger AR 15 (See photo). The Ruger AR has a fwd Hand Grip/ Flash light combo. My question is this a NY compliant configuration??? The store states it is, but according the NY "Evil Feature" I am not so sure:
Evil features are parts of the rifle that by themselves are legal but in any combination of 2 classify the firearm as an assault weapon unless it was manufactured prior to Sept 13th 1994. This only applies to semi-automatic rifles with a detachable magazine.
(i) a folding or telescoping stock;
******* (ii) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon************************
(iii) a bayonet mount;
(iv) a flash suppressor or threaded barrel designed to accommodate a
flash suppressor; (this does not apply to permanently attached muzzle devices as described above)
(v) a grenade launcher;
Since our AR15 already has a pistol grip, any one of these items in addition would classify it as an assault weapon making it illegal in New York State.
Magazines that have a capacity of more than 10 rounds are not legal in New York unless manufactured prior to Sept 13th 1994. This is a slippery area because most magazines manufactured prior to the assault weapons ban were not date stamped.
Based on the store configuration here is my question. Being that the Ruger AR has a hand/ pistol grip, is the fwd pistol/flash light grip combo NY compliant? (See photo)