A quick update, I picked up my gun yesterday from Jack at JT Custom Guns & Collectibles (https://www.jtcustomguns.com/). The experience could not have been any better. He was an hour and a half drive for me, which is far, but I would do it again in a heartbeat, and will probably have to when my wife's permits arrive.
I had never purchased a gun before and had only dealt with Jack over the phone and over the internet, so I was really nervous heading there initially, but his reputation on here and reviews online were exceptional. Even so, it isn't every day you head over to a person's house to buy a gun.... As soon as I met Jack, my mind was at ease. He was extremely friendly in person, very knowledgeable and professional. Knowing that I was a first time gun buyer, he really went out of his way to make me feel at ease with the process and to educate me on my gun and guns in general. He showed me how to take down the gun, how I would clean it, oil it and put it together. We reviewed some issues I could experience when I'm at the range and how to troubleshoot it, reminding me several times that if I really get stuck to just give him a call or facetime him. Knowing I had kids in the house, he provided me some literature regarding gun safety and security/education. He then made a few suggestions on guns my wife could check out to ease her into the sport. I don't really have a first hand point of reference, but talking to family members and friends, they never experienced the kind of patience and thorough 1-on-1 interaction with any gun dealers they've bought from.
Overall, if you have a good idea about what you want, I would highly recommend giving Jack a call. His prices are good, he loves the sport and you can truly tell his priority is to make sure your gun buying experience is a good one.
Here she is, I named her Stella.
There is nothing official from the ATF that states a brace must meet a 13.5" lop, so you don't have to follow that.
The brace is considered a removable accessory and has no bearing on the classification of the firearm. Since its a brace, there is no LOP. Of all the ATF letters, not a single one measured lop.
Ive used Mark Hartshorne from Pinnacle High Performance for revolver work and he has done a great job. He is in Quakerstown, PA. I have two revolvers in his shop now waiting for his bench.