Very few things that come along have the ability to shake the absolute fabric of our lives. The introduction of sliced bread…the discovery of fire….the introduction of the wheel….and now…..the advent of tactical AR arm braces!!! Due to the fact that these tactical braces make short guns even sweeter, today’s post will be short and sweet!!
One fateful day, USMC and Army vet Alex Bosco was shooting with a disabled combat veteran when the range master asked Bosco’s friend to stop firing for safety concerns due to lack of control. Bosco’s shooting buddy, had some unfortunate physical disabilities (sustained in service of his country) that prevented him from firing an AR Pistol securely. Bosco….driven to frustration immediately had an idea! He went to the quintessential drawing board, and a short while after produced the first Pistol Stabilizing Brace prototype in his garage. After securing the ATF’s green-light, production began in 2012. Bosco co-founded SB Tactical in 2012 and began making production prototypes for AR and AK platforms. Word began to spread about this new invention and it was off to the races!!! In January 2013, exclusive sales agreements were executed with SIG SAUER, Inc. and Century Arms International for the AR (SB15) and AK (SB47) braces, respectively. These companies were lucky enough to get in on the ground level, and many of their products now boast one iteration of the SB braces.
PSA is fortunate enough to have a couple of pistols equipped with one of the SB Tactical braces (the other one was out to lunch at photo shoot time!!!). Below you can see one of the earliest versions of the brace. Notice, that although the gun has a 10″ barrel, the addition of the brace allows it to be classified as a pistol!!! Please guys….no alterations to this brace (or you may be liable for litigation!!!).
*** If you are unfamiliar with firearms and/or their accessories, and want to learn more, PSA strongly suggests that you find, enroll, and attend a comprehensive and reputable firearms safety course. Firearms safety is all of OUR responsibility.
We want to thank you for taking out the time to stop by our lane at the shooting range!! We hope that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you stop back by early and often to catch up on all PSA updates! We truly hope that we were able to hit the target, and if you ever have any questions please don’t hesitate to shoot them our way!! We look forward to shooting the breeze with you soon again!!
And as always….remember to watch your six and stay low!!!