Escort and Pointer shotguns are made in Turkey. Legacy Sports is the importer for the Escort and Pointer shotguns in the USA. Because these shotguns are not manufactured in the USA, they are subject to Title 18 Chapter 44 Section 922(r) of the United States Code, commonly known more simply as 922(r). This basically means it is illegal to install a pistol grip only, folding stock, telescoping stock or a magazine tube extension. For this reason, we do not offer such things in the USA, nor can we recommend putting one on your Escort or Pointer shotgun.
A shotgun with a telescoping stock or a magazine greater than 5 rounds is prohibited from importation into the United States under the provisions of section 925(d)(3) of Title 18, United states code (U.S.C.). Assembly of such a shotgun from imported parts is prohibited under 18, U.S.C. Section 922(r). The implementing regulations in Title 27, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 478, Section 478.39 (formerly Part 178, Section 178.39) prohibit assembly of such a shotgun that contains more than 10 of the imported parts listed in paragraph (c) of the regulation. Please see the enclosed brochure for further information. Assembly of such a shotgun using 10 or less of the listed import parts is not prohibited. The shotgun is also subject to whatever State laws and local ordinances may apply.
We thank you for your inquiry and trust that the foregoing has been responsive to your request.
The brochure contains the following:
(c) For purposes of this section, the imported parts are:
- Frames, receivers, receiver castings, forgings, or stampings.
- Barrel extensions
- mounting blocks (trunnions)
- Muzzle attachments
- Bolt carriers
- Operating rods
- Gas pistons
- Trigger housings
- Pistol grips
- Forearms, handguards
- Magazine bodies
John A. Spurgeon
Chief, Firearms Programs Division, BATFE