Pistol Braces

History, so far..

  • 2012 1st Brace – Letter
    – exclusive agreements with SIG SAUER & Century Arms
  • 2013
    – Sig Brace
    – SB-47 Stabilizing Brace – Century Arms PAP M92 PV Pistol
  • 2014
    March 5 ATF approval letter that declared it was legal
    to shoulder an AR-15 pistol equipped with the SIG Brace
  • 2015
    Jan ATF issued an “Open Letter” claiming that using the arm brace as a
    shoulder stock was a “redesign” of the pistol as an SBR
  • 2016
    Oct 3 Gear Head Works Tailhook Mod 2 – Letter
  • 2017
    Jan 12 Gear Head Works Tailhook Mod 1 – Letter
    March 21ATF reversed the position of the 2015 open letter
    Oct 3KAK Shockwave Blade Stabilizer 2.0 – Letter
  • 2018
    – OAL measured with brace folded ??
    Maxim PDW Pistol Brace
    Nov 12SB Tactical FS1913
    SBTactical – SOB47
    SBTactical – SBPDW
    Strike Industries AR Pistol Stabilizer
  • 2019
    SBTactical – SBA4 Brace
    ATF issued ‘final’ memorandum = OK to shoulder Braces
  • 2020
    June U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz – Warning of ATF action
    Recover Tactical 20/20 Arm Brace
  • 2021
    – ???


2015, There was a Comment Period like this one for a proposed
Import Ban on M855 Ammo Ban

Notice to those Commenting on
the Armor Piercing Ammunition Exemption Framework

      Thank you for your interest in ATF’s proposed framework for determining whether certain projectiles are “primarily intended for sporting purposes” within the meaning of 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(17)(C). The informal comment period will close on Monday, March 16, 2015. ATF has already received more than 80,000 comments, which will be made publicly available as soon as practicable.

Although ATF endeavored to create a proposal that reflected a good faith interpretation of the law and balanced the interests of law enforcement, industry, and sportsmen, the vast majority of the comments received to date are critical of the framework, and include issues that deserve further study. Accordingly, ATF will not at this time seek to issue a final framework. After the close of the comment period, ATF will process the comments received, further evaluate the issues raised therein, and provide additional open and transparent process (for example, through additional proposals and opportunities for comment) before proceeding with any framework.

– Link


The Official Text (on FederalRegister.gov)
Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with “Stabilizing Braces”
– Link
.pdf copy

2A Laws in the USA

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