Which SB Tactical Braces are ATF Approved?

AR Pistol stabilization braces have been around for almost a decade (debuting in 2013). In the past several years, they have gone from living in a very narrow niche to being featured on firearms from nearly every major manufacturer.

Because of their inherent design, pistol braces have become the bane of the ATF’s existence, for really no reason, other than to put the squeeze on law-abiding American citizens.

While there has been some back-and-forth at the ATF about shouldering a brace, it should be noted there is no legal prohibition from doing this as you would a stock. According to the ATF, you’re allowed to have ‘brief’ contact with the shoulder. Until they decide it’s not ok….again.

Which SB Tactical Braces are ATF Approved?

The true advantage of the pistol brace is circumventing the National Firearms Act paperwork associated with Short Barreled Rifles.  With a pistol brace installed, an AR15 with a barrel length shorter than 16 inches isn’t an SBR that requires a $200 tax stamp anymore, it’s a pistol.

SB Tactical has been at the forefront of the AR Pistol Brace debate with the ATF and DOJ, encouraging them to provide clear guidance to the public on what constitutes a brace and the standards to which they are measured.

SB Tactical has submitted the SBA3 to the ATF for review, but they have still not issued a statement or letter on it. Although SB Tactical has not given up attempting to continue discussions, the ATF has, more or less, gone dark on them.

Knowing the reputation of SB Tactical and the fact that they are willing to work alongside the ATF and DOJ regarding these laws and regulations, leads me to believe the braces they manufacture are well within the legal guidelines of a pistol brace. In addition to that, the ATF has never asked them to stop manufacturing and selling pistol brace products. So get them while you still can.

SBA3 AR Pistol Stabilizing Brace

Designed for all platforms capable of accepting a mil-spec carbine receiver extension, the SBA3™ is 5-position adjustable, dramatically enhances versatility, and features a minimalist design with an integral, ambidextrous QD sling socket.

 

SBA3 Specifications

  • Fit: All platforms capable of accepting a mil-spec carbine extension
  • Length: 6.75", 7.6", 8.25", 8.75", 9.5"
  • Weight: 6.75 oz
  • Width: 1.8"
  • Cavity Depth: 6.0"
  • Strap Width: 1.0"
  • Color Options: Black, FDE, OD Green, Stealth Gray

SB Tactical SBA3 Pistol Stabilizing Brace

$99.99
at GunMag Warehouse
Prices accurate at time of writing

SBA4 AR Pistol Stabilizing Brace

Designed for all platforms capable of accepting a mil-spec carbine receiver extension, the SBA4™ is 5-position adjustable and features an integral, ambidextrous QD sling socket.

 

SBA4 Specifications

  • Fit: All platforms capable of accepting a mil-spec carbine extension
  • Length: 7.5", 8.25", 8.8", 9.5", 10.25"
  • Weight: 10 oz
  • Width: 2.25"
  • Cavity Depth: 6.75"
  • Strap Width: 1.0"
  • Color Options: Black, FDE, OD Green, Stealth Gray

 

Check out our blog on AR Pistol Laws where we break down the best pistol brace options amid the ATF letters.


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