CAA Roni with SB Tactical Braces

CAA will soon be shipping out their Roni platform equipped with an SB Tactical Stabilizer Brace to dealers and distributors. If you didn’t already know the ATF actually recently approved the collapsing version of the SB Tactical Stabilizer Brace made for the Sig MPX. The Roni platform from CAA has been around for a while, they’re a kit that accepts most popular pistols (Glocks, CZ, Sig Sauer, HK, Springfields, Beretta and a few others) and turns them into pistol carbines, a stockless version is available as well.

They include Picatinny rails for optics, iron sights, flash lights and forearm grips. They also feature an ambidextrous pistol cocking handle. They’re a drop-in kit with no pistol disassembly required. CAA also debuted their new Mi-Roni conversion kits at the 2016 SHOT Show which are even more compact than their previous models. Their newest model with the newly approved SB Tactical Brace is called the Roni Stabilizer, it’s available in either black, OD green or tan and weights in at 49.4 ounces. It retails for $546 and will include a 10 year warranty from CAA and will be available for the above mentioned pistol brand.  CAA also has a Mic-Roni version on the way soon. Check out for more info.

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  • Justin Roney

    Um…even with the stabilizing brace, wouldn’t that forward grip still make this an AOW? I know the ATF has said that a Magpul AFG is acceptable without making it an AOW or SBR.

    • thedonn007

      I was going to ask about the VFG as well. I saw a version of these with a spare mag holder in front of tbe trigger guard.

    • Captain Obvious

      The ATF has some convoluted ideas about what is what. Basically they say that since it is not made from a rifle it can’t be a SBR unless you hold the brace to your shoulder. Doing that magically transforms it. If it is longer than 26″ no matter what the barrel length it is not an AOW as long as you don’t conceal it. ATF uses 26″ as the arbitrary limit of what is concealable and what isn’t. Except that if you actually do conceal it then it is an AOW. Some suggestion that putting that Roni thing on a pistol makes it into a “firearm” (i.e, over 26″) which is neither pistol or rifle so therefore a forward pistol grip is allowed. On the other hand, simply putting a shroud over a pistol doesn’t change it from a pistol and thus a forward pistol grip makes it into an AOW. To know for sure ATF would have to rule on that specific setup.

      • Captain Obvious

        FYI, I just checked the OAL of that pistol Roni thing is only 22″. I would guess therefore that a forward pistol grip as in the photo about would not be allowed. But then again I am not a lawyer. YMMV

        • Alex Agius

          is that with the brace fully extended?

  • thedonn007

    I was kind of interested in buying one of these, but I was assuming that it would be priced somewhere around $300, not $550.

  • Duray

    That’s not a “cocking handle”

  • I want the MICRO-RONI for my P226 but they don’t make it.

  • Vhyrus

    Just think: For the price of a second pistol, you too can add three pounds to your GLOCK and prevent it from fitting into any of your holsters… without increasing it’s capacity, rate of fire, or barrel length!

    • Bacon Chaser

      But you do increase stability and accuracy, and even range to some degree.

      At least with the SBR’d Roni.

    • iksnilol

      But you get like 3-4 more points of contact. Or are you just as good with a pistol at a 100 as you’re with a rifle?

      • Vhyrus

        “But you get like 3-4 more points of contact.”

        Not legally.

        • iksnilol

          Holding the front rail isn’t illegal, nor is using an AFG.

          Using your cheek without using your shoulder isn’t illegal either.

          Pressing the brace against your shoulder isn’t legal.

          So this contraption used legally allows you 2 additional points of contact. Used “illegally” allows you 3 more points of contact compared to a regular pistol.

  • OJS

    Rubber meet road: ANY actual advantage in this armor plated wacky tactical device other than as a backup bludgeon?

  • Kelly Jackson

    So we’re not even pretending these things aren’t stocks anymore right?

    • MrEllis


      He’s just joking Mr. NSA guy. Hey, is that Snowden over there!

  • Nameson

    It better come with a pistol for $546 dollars.

  • Concerned Mother

    At that price level why would I buy this over any other PCC?

  • SLi-Fox

    LOL, the brace on this doesn’t make since unless you shoulder the thing. SBRs need to be taken of the NFA. This is just silly.

    • Jeff

      The entire nfa needs to be repealed. But that will never happen

  • Cal S.

    I need a plastic injection molding machine so I too can magically turn
    $55 in plastic and fasteners into $550. Not many investments yield that
    these days…

  • Increasing the effective range of a handgun. Hitting steel at 200 yards isn’t difficult using this. Also with the laws in Israel these are very popular.

    • MrEllis

      Plus you look like you’re ready to fight First Order on Jakku. pew pew pew

  • El Duderino

    I’m no Kel-Tec lover but I’d get a SUB2K over this, even if I already owned a compatible handgun. No looking over my shoulder for the ATF, an actual safety, and a real 16″ barrel.

  • MrEllis

    We have old laws concerning short weapons and a lack of carbine selection because of it.

  • MrEllis

    What do we want, CARBINES!
    When do we want them, meh.

  • Porty1119

    What in the seven hells of Chaos is that thing? Why wouldn’t I rather have my handgun AND a SUB2K or Hipoint carbine, for less money?

    Also, that thing is an AOW if its OAL is under 26″, with that vertical foregrip. Derp derp.

  • Marty Wolf


  • Southpaw89

    If a man shoulders a wrist brace in the woods, and no one is around to see it, is it still an SBR?

  • SirOliverHumperdink

    I need one for my Makarov, a Maka-Roni, please. Also, add some sort of mandolin slicer to make mountains of coleslaw.

  • Rocket Fiend

    Do away with that goofy flip safety and integrate the folding fore-grip into the frame. Have it cover the trigger guard when folded and title it a “safety.” No more foregrip…just an oversized external safety mechanism…