Compliance, Applications
& Advantages

The Pistol Stabilizing Brace® from SB Tactical® provides you with all of the advantages of a handgun, but with greater stability by adding a third point of contact. Greater stability means greater accuracy and control — and that’s what all of our Pistol Stabilizing Braces bring to the shooting experience.

COMPLIANCE

  • LEGAL TO OWN
  • LEGAL TO PURCHASE
  • LEGAL TO INSTALL
  • LEGAL TO USE

and DOES NOT change your firearm’s classification.

The ATF has determined that attaching a Pistol Stabilizing Brace to a firearm does NOT alter the classification of the firaarm or subject the firearm to NFA control. 

Always confirm the laws in your jurisdiction.


Compliance FAQs

  • Pistol

    18 U.S.C., § 921(A)(29) and 27 CFR § 478.11

    The term “Pistol” means a weapon originally designed, made, and intended to fire a projectile (bullet) from one or more barrels when held in one hand, and having:

    • a chamber(s) as an integral part(s) of, or permanently aligned with, the bore(s);
    • and a short stock designed to be gripped by one hand at an angle to and extending below the line of the bore(s).

  • Short Barreled Shotgun

    The term "short-barreled shotgun" means a shotgun having one or more barrels less than eighteen inches in length and any weapon made from a shotgun (whether by alteration, modification, or otherwise) if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than twenty-six inches.

  • Rifle

    § 5845(c) — The term “Rifle” means a weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder, and designed or redesigned and made or remade to use the energy of the explosive in a fixed metallic cartridge to fire only a single projectile through a rifled bore for each single pull of the trigger.

  • AOW

    An AOW as defined as "any weapon or device capable of being concealed on the person from which a shot can be discharged through the energy of an explosive," other than a handgun with a rifled barrel". This umbrella definition includes many improvised firearms ("zip guns") and disguised firearms. Potential examples of AOW’s would be smoothbore firearms (shotguns) with a barrel less than 18”, a pistol grip, no stock and an overall length less than 26”, or, a pistol less than 26” in OAL with a vertical fore grip installed..

  • Firearm

    The GCA defines the term “firearm” as: (A) any weapon (including a starter gun) which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive; (B) the frame or receiver of any such weapon; (C) any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; or (D) any destructive device.

  • How OAL is Measured

    The overall length, or OAL, of a firearm is the distance between the muzzle of the barrel (less any removable muzzle devices) and the rearmost portion of the weapon measured on a line parallel to the axis of the bore. The OAL of a braced firearm is measured in its shortest configuration (folded or collapsed).

  • Short Barreled Rifle

    An SBR is legally defined as a rifle with a barrel shorter than 16 inches, or an overall length of less than 26 inches. Pursuing that route requires registering the rifle as a Title II weapon (often referred to as an NFA weapon) under the National Firearms Act (NFA) and paying an excise tax.

  • How LOP is Measured

    Length of pull, or LOP, is the straight line distance measured from the middle of the face of the trigger to the end of the gun’s stock or brace. The ATF has advised that a braced pistol should not have an LOP in excess of 13.5”.

Applications & Advantages

Because a pistol equipped with an SB Tactical Pistol Stabilizing Brace is classified as a handgun under NFA regulations, NO TAX STAMP is required. You can purchase and sell, transport and carry your brace-equipped PDW pistol just like any handgun, in accordance with the laws in your jurisdiction.
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Transfers

Legally purchase and sell your PDW pistol as you would any other handgun. There is no NFA paperwork or wait times when purchasing or selling your pistol equipped with a Pistol Stabilizing Brace. And for owners who intend to SBR their pistol, the Pistol Stabilizing Brace allows you to use the firearm while waiting for a stamp.

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Manuverability

PDW pistols are much more compact and maneuverable than a rifle. Use your brace-equipped pistol for training, home or personal defense.

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Transportation

Legally transport your pistol across state lines without the need to notify the ATF.

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Carry & Concealment

Legally carry and conceal your pistol where you’d legally carry any handgun, like in your get-home-bag or loaded inside a vehicle.

Shooting Techniques

Whether you’re having fun at the range, training, defending your home or afield, there is a legal and proven shooting technique that will help you maximize the effectiveness of your brace-equipped PDW pistol.
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Strapped

Strap the brace to your arm for maximum single-handed control. This technique is ideal for individuals with limited upper body strength.

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Sternum Mount

Sternum mounting provides an extremely stable platform and is optimal with a laser sighting system.

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Cheek Weld

Cheek welding provides an ideal third point of contact while allowing the shooter to easily deploy the pistol’s sighting system.

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Sling

Locking the pistol out on a fully tensioned sling is a common technique of CQB practitioners.

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SB Tactical redefined the PDW pistol market and ignited an uprising as the inventors of the Pistol Stabilizing Brace. Our catalog features detailed information about our cutting-edge products and our commitment to stay ahead of the curve while providing hard-core shooters what they need.
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