I always look at this and sometime get more confused, lol. For the weapons people actually care about in CT, an AoW is essentially a firearm with a VFG. If the wait times weren't so damn long, I think more people would go this option. If I remember correctly, Mad started with AoW's, then the Mossy Shockwave made non NFA a better option. So it didn't take much to make a non NFA version of an AoW with the right barrel/ OAL set up.
My question for those that own them, does showing the tax stamp count for anything if a cop were to question you about the guns legality? And I assume the AoW still has to at least sport a 12.5 barrel to not be a pistol?