Compliance, Applications and 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.


According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the SB Tactical Pistol Stabilizing Brace is legal to own, legal to purchase, legal to install on a pistol and DOES NOT change your firearm’s classification. Based on ATF opinion, you can legally fire a PDW pistol equipped with a Pistol Stabilizing Brace using many proven shooting techniques.

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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.

  • Sales: 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.
  • Transportation: Legally transport your pistol across state lines without the need to notify the ATF.
  • 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.
  • Maneuverability: 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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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.

  • Strapped: Strap the brace to your arm for maximum single-handed control. This technique is ideal for individuals with limited upper body strength.
  • Cheek Weld: Cheek welding provides an ideal third point of contact while allowing the shooter to easily deploy the pistol’s sighting system.
  • Sternum Mount: Sternum mounting provides an extremely stable platform and is optimal with a laser sighting system.
  • 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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