In Response to the ATF Stabilizing Arm Brace Policy Letter

In the interests of continuing the legal education of our customers, clients, and students concerning firearms regulations, please take a moment to read the following policy letter retrieved from the ATF official website concerning the proper use of the SIG SAUER Stabilizing Arm Brace.

 

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For some time now, the use of this device as a shouldered stock has been something of a grey area. Recently however, the ATF has released a policy letter which more clearly defines the use of this device. As you will read in the letter, the Sig Brace was designed as a “stabilizing arm-brace” not a “stock”. It was never marketed, or intended for use as a stock. Pursuant to the exact definition of its intended use, the ATF has clarified that the use of the brace as a shouldered stock is illegal and any persons desiring to use it in this manner must proceed with the requisite ATF paperwork required for a regular stock on a short barreled rifle. The use of the brace for its intended purpose on an AR style pistol remains perfectly legal so long as the device is not shouldered as a stock.

Read the letter from Max M. Kingery, Acting Chief of the ATF.