Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Pistol Stabilizing Brace®?

Invented by SB Tactical™, the Pistol Stabilizing Brace® is an accessory which, when added to a PDW pistol, provides the shooter with an additional point of contact, greatly enhancing the control of the host firearm. Additionally, installation of a pistol stabilizing brace does not change the classification of the firearm under the Gun Control Act.

Are Pistol Stabilizing Braces legal?

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has stated that the SB Tactical™ Pistol Stabilizing Brace® is “legal to own, legal to purchase and legal to install on a pistol.” The ATF has consistently stated that a pistol with a Pistol Stabilizing Brace attached remains a pistol under the Gun Control Act when used as designed.

To learn more about compliance, visit our Compliance page

What buffer tubes work with your braces?

SB Tactical™ pistol buffer tube braces are compatible with most standard pistol buffer tubes. The cavity of the brace is ideally suited to buffer tubes that are 1.1” to 1.25” in diameter. SB-Tactical’s STDTUBE is a standard pistol buffer tube that has been designed to maximize brace performance by minimizing brace rotation and slippage.

What if the buffer tube fit is too tight or loose?

When it comes to installation on buffer tube-equipped pistols, be aware that pistol buffer tubes don’t have a standard diameter so the initial fit may be too tight or too loose. The cavity on the brace is ideally suited to buffer tubes with diameters ranging from 1.1″ to 1.25″, which covers the vast majority of commercially available tubes.
Tight: If your initial fit is tight and you have difficulty mounting the brace, try a light application of talc or baby powder on the tube and in the cavity.
Loose: If your initial fit is too loose, wrap the buffer tube in electrical or duct tape to the desired thickness.

To learn more, watch the How to Install: AR video

How do I become a dealer?

Please submit all dealer inquiries using our Contact Form or by emailing support@sb-tactical.com.

Do you offer a Military/Law Enforcement/First Responder Discount?

We certainly do! It is the least we can do to thank service members for their sacrifices to our country and our communities. To learn more and to verify your eligibility, visit our Service Discount page.

What is your warranty policy?

SB Tactical™ warrants its products to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use for one (1) year from date of purchase. If you believe this product has any defects in materials or workmanship, cease use immediately and contact support@sb-tactical.com for a remedy. All returns must include the proof of purchase and documentation specifying the claimed defect.

SB Tactical makes no other warranties express, implied or statutory, including without limitation any implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or merchantability.

What is your return policy?

This policy applies to products purchased directly from SB Tactical™. If you purchased your item from a dealer or other online retailer, please contact that dealer directly. All returns require a return merchandise authorization (RMA) number. Return instructions will be provided to you by emailing support@sb-tactical.com. Refused shipments, returns due to bad addresses or unattainable delivery signatures will incur a 25% restocking fee.

Returns must take place within 30 days of the original SB Tactical shipping date and must be returned complete and in the original retail packaging for full credit.

What is your shipping policy?

SB Tactical™ only ships within the United States of America. Shipping, handling and tax are additional and the responsibility of the Buyer unless otherwise expressly indicated at the time of sale. Title to products passes from Seller to Buyer upon shipment to Buyer. Loss or damage that occurs during shipping by a carrier selected by Seller is Seller’s responsibility. Loss or damage that occurs during shipping by a carrier selected by Buyer is Buyer’s responsibility. You must notify Seller within 30 days of purchase or shipment of product, if you believe any part of your purchase is missing, wrong or damaged. Shipping and delivery dates are estimates only.

Can I cancel my order?

Orders placed through sb-tactical.com may be canceled prior to the order being processed by the warehouse, typically within 8 hours of order placement. If the order has already been processed and you wish to cancel, please contact support@sb-tactical.com for resolution.

Where can I find your product?

SB Tactical products are carried by many of the industry’s leading distributors, dealers and online retail partners. To view a list of our partners, please visit our Partners page.