Here are links to couple of letters for Gear Head Works braces both Mod 1 and 2:Here is an example of a determination letter for a brace that is approved to be used on a short barrel firearm without making an NFA item. It's for the Shockwave 2.0
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Basically but the original SB15 and it appears the MPX PSB are approved. If you are looking at buying a brace for use on a short barreled firearm, double check to make sure it has a BATF approval letter available.So the KAK Shockwave 2.0 is still legal on a pistol but any of the SB Tactical Braces arent because of Bureaucracy?
It's pretty messed up. I watched the interview Noir did with SB Tactical founder Alex. Alex seemed to put the blame on the BATF for not coming up with standards for braces. I guess he didn't want to have to submit each new design for a new approval letter.Gawd. How annoying is that...thinking SB Tactical was all approved....I emailed them asking if they refund for my year old brace since I was mislead by the advertising....
Even some of the retailers are involved in duping buyers of these "braces".Gawd. How annoying is that...thinking SB Tactical was all approved....I emailed them asking if they refund for my year old brace since I was mislead by the advertising....
I think after they sold that many braces that the atf would never go after it.... Unfortunately wrong and it seems we are left hung out to dryE
Even some of the retailers are involved in duping buyers of these "braces".
Primary arms list the KAK Blade as "BATFE approved for pistol use", which is true.
DetailsThe Shockwave Technologies Blade Pistol Stabilizer is a lightweight, ergonomic, BATFE approved AR-15 pistol enhancement. This high-strength polymer brace fits all pistols equipped with a standard AR-15 pistol buffer tube (up to 1.25" in diameter), for a secure, worry-free fit.NOTE: This...www.primaryarms.com
For the SB Tactical SBA3 "brace" they list it as "BATFE compliant". WTF does that mean, compliant for what?
DetailsDesigned for all platforms capable of accepting a MIL-SPEC carbine receiver extension, the SBA3 is a 5-position adjustable AR pistol brace that dramatically enhances versatility. This AR-15 arm brace kit even comes with a carbine buffer tube, so you can quickly and easily install it on a...www.primaryarms.com
SB tactical might go down as pulling the biggest gun accessory duping of all time. They have sold millions of these things and I'll bet most buyers thought they were approved for pistol use.
Because there is a fence around Columbia county to keep out the ATF and OSP?That's probably an oversight on BATFs part. Since SBM4 has been labeled as a shouldering device (stock), I am sure the SBA4 will also be included. At least Columbia County doesn't have to worry about this nonsense.
In order to effectively make the 2nd Amendment useless , one does not have to abolish it or take away any firearms.
All one has to do is :
Ban certain items from being sold.
Or make a it requirement to pay a "tax" or the need to pass a course / get a certificate to own something...
Also make sure there are lots of confusing rules and hoops as well as a pricey tax and or certificate.
Place limits on what one can buy and where one can buy firearms.
Make seemingly arbitrary rulings for what is legal in regards to firearms.
Change the wording and definition of previous defined words , terms and conditions.
Spin the portrayal of guns and gun owners in a sinister light.
To be honest here I have no desire for a firearm with a pistol brace.
But with that said...
I also have no desire for more useless rulings , bans , requirements and the like , that only serve to undermine the ownership of firearms.
Any firearm and any firearm accessory can make it to someone's "You can't own this " list.
To allow any firearm or accessory to be banned or restricted , is to pave the way for all firearms and firearm accessories to be banned or restricted.