Hi Guys, I thought I had this all clear and then I begin to read about this here. There are a couple of previous threads I read, and now I am questioning the facts. Here is what I believe to be true. I can build a pistol using a virgin R700 action. The over all length cannot exceed 26". Then, it seems I can pull that barrel and put on a longer barrel if I want, exceeding the 26" rule. (read about the Contender court case on here) So, now I am a bit confused. Can anyone help me clarify before I make a move here. Sure appreciate it. (Below is a pic of my ELR chassis, with rifle shoulder stock removed and handguard. I then spun on the pistol brace. It currently measures 17.5" from back of pistol brace to the bolt face. Does this mean the first barrel I buy needs to be 8.5" or less? Then, one thing that crossed my mind is the pistol brace can be moved forward or back on the tube by loosening the 2 screws and thereby changing the length. Help please...(Bat action laid in there for fun, I will be using the Virgin R700! Althought, the Bat is also a virgin.