A company that makes pistol braces gets its customer database breached. There are four possibilities here:

  1. ATF was doing a little illegal sneak and peek so they know whose dogs to shoot
  2. ATF had one of their partner informants do it for them
  3. A freelance SJW is planning on outing everyone
  4. Criminals are just doing what they do

I am betting that the incident is either 2, above. Some lefty is going to anonymously notify the ATF that they have a list of lawbreaking owners of SBRs. Since the new rule outlawing unregistered pistol braces was published today, you have 120 days to register your (now) SBR or become a felon. Isn’t that a sweet little coincidence?

The miscreants got away with each user’s credit card number, expiration date, CCV code, cardholder name, address, phone number, and email address. If you have ever done business with SB tactical, you should consider all of that information as being compromised and in the possession of people who mean to steal your money, your life, or your freedom.

We know that the feds are now enlisting people in the private sector to do their unconstitutional dirty work. It can’t be too much longer before the informers are everywhere and people become vzyali.

On a side note, as of today I will no longer be in possession of a pistol brace equipped firearm. I am not registering shit.


Joe Blow · January 14, 2023 at 6:16 am

There are a TON of classified ads all over here with people selling pistols+brace configurations. Cash sales, person-to-person, no recepit. Love Tennessee.

Elrod · January 14, 2023 at 10:03 am

AR-15 receiver extensions (aka “buffer tubes”) are, IIRC, 7.25 inches long and 1.185″ dia (mil spec), 1.170 (commercial) with an ID of – IIRC – 1.0 inches. Disregard outside diameter in this instance.

Let’s say, for the purpose of imaginary and fanciful conjecture (because I’ve never seen an arm brace, just read about them), an arm brace adds 2.5 inches to the length of a buffer tube. Adjusted for larger persons, maybe 3.0 inches.

What does it take for a manufacturer to produce 9.75- 10.0 inch long buffer tubes and also sell 1.0 inch diameter spacers in 1.5, 2.0, etc.lengths?

I haven’t read it in full yet, but skimming the new release, it appears that a completely round and flat-ended metal receiver extension without any incorporated fixtures or features which would allow attaching any kind of brace or bracket are fully approved and completely legal under the “new rules.”

As far as I can tell (without having read the entire deocument word by word), there doesn’t seem to be a regulation on overall length of an AR-15 receiver extension.

Any bets on how long it will take BATFE to amend the new document?

    Divemedic · January 14, 2023 at 11:04 am

    I’m mostly disappointed by the loss of my Scorpion EVO pistol, which I had setup as a PDW with an SD Tactical armbrace.

Ben · January 14, 2023 at 12:35 pm

With regard to the four possibilities laid out in the post, what about, “5. All of the above”?

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