Pistol Braces: What Are They and Are They Legal? | USCCA

Pistol stabilizing braces — their application, usage and legality — are often the subject of a lot of confusion within the gun community. Why? The reason is simple: the federal government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) controls the legality of pistol stabilizing braces. There has been a total of four administrative letters issued by BATFE regarding stabilizing braces and their legal/operational status between 2012 and 2017. So let’s unravel some of that confusion … at least as it currently exists.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/blog/pistol-braces-what-are-they-and-are-they-legal/

A $200.00 Federal Tax Stamp! If I recall my history, didn’t the British start a Stamp Tax which in turn was the precursor to the American Revolution? Read about the 7 Years War French/Indian vs the Colonies & British and then the build-up to the American Revolution. When it comes to our 1st, 2nd and 4th Amendments it seems history is repeating itself. To bad the agenda is to not teach our history anymore so the younger generations won’t even notice their Constitutional Rights are being dissolved!


Regarding the graphic and symbolism conventions, note that the pistol and SBR have barrels less than (<) 16", not greater than (>). With or without that flat bracey-sort of thing stuck on the :back: end. :slight_smile:

We’re just trying to keep you on your toes, @techs! New graphic is on the way. :smiley:

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