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Old October 11th, 2018, 07:52 AM #21
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You can avoid the handgun issue in MD by doing this:

Convert your AR Pistol into a Rifle.

Pull the Pistol Upper off and install a 16" or longer HBAR upper (MD Legal). If the AR Pistol has an SBA3 Brace, you can remove the brace and install a standard M4 collapsible stock.

Get rid of the bullet button. It's does nothing in regards to MD Law.

Now you have a HBAR carbine that is 100% MD Legal. Just can't have a folder (collapsible is ok), or a grenade launcher on it.

SBA3 is $120
HBAR Uppers (No Bolt or Charger) is $300

If you bring a handgun and get into a simple car accident, or vehicle break in, can cause you serious issues of they find a handgun in MD.

When you get back home you can change the AR Carbine HBAR back into a Pistol.

I just assumed that a rifle would be more difficult to bring while traveling interstate, especially into Maryland. I was not aware of the heavy barrel law. So one of my rifles is set up with 16" Heavy Stainless fluted barrel with a compensator threaded on. Is the Maryland legal?

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I just assumed that a rifle would be more difficult to bring while traveling interstate, especially into Maryland. I was not aware of the heavy barrel law. So one of my rifles is set up with 16" Heavy Stainless fluted barrel with a compensator threaded on. Is the Maryland legal?

Yup. Aditionaly if you had a "light barrel" rifle in .300 you would also be fine. the HBAR requirement only applies to .223/5.56 rifles.
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Old October 11th, 2018, 08:35 AM #23
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I just assumed that a rifle would be more difficult to bring while traveling interstate, especially into Maryland. I was not aware of the heavy barrel law. So one of my rifles is set up with 16" Heavy Stainless fluted barrel with a compensator threaded on. Is the Maryland legal?

That gun is MD Legal if the gun is marked HBAR or is advertised by the manufacturer as being an HBAR.

Just can't have a grenade launcher or a folder hinge installed.
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And the Bullet Button can inadvertently get you into problems . Fixed magazines over 10 round capacity ( centerfire) are themselves banned .

But in light of above , back to your heavy bbl AR plus prefered flavor of carry pistol for use on rest of trip .

Plus of course anything else for recreational or hunting use while you're here .
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