Arm Braces & Pistols Legal, Even When Fired From Shoudler

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson
Alex Capp’s shoots the SIG SB-15 from his shoulder.

Before you complain, yes I agree, TFB content has been too legal heavy in the past couple of weeks. But this morning when I got the ATF letter I thought it would be beneficial to the community to post it. This letter affirms that it is perfectly legal for a shooter to fire a firearm by resting an arm brace, such as the SIG SB15 stabilization brace, against their shoulder, just as it is legal to rest the rear part of a pistol, such as a AR-15 buffer tube, against the shoulder. Alex Capps can be seen shooting the SB15 from his shoulder in the above photo (Alex used an SBR lower to ensure we were not inadvertently breaking the law, which in retrospect was unnecessary).

Here is the the full letter

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  • Jev Adiah Jev Adiah on Aug 11, 2014

    Now try handing the local gestapo the letter while they have their boot on your head. It looks like a stock, functions like a stock....guess what?

  • SNNN SNNN on Aug 26, 2014

    "Gun regulations have been around since the NFA and they will always be
    around. And, like all other federal regulations, they will be created by
    a federal agency, not by Congress. It's legal, it's normal, it's the
    way things are done.

    .....and completely UNCONSTITUTIONAL. That we are now working, essentially outside

    the law is a reality here. Just because we think its OK....its not. I don't see a "federal agency," in my copy of the Constitution. If Congress is to lazy to do their job ,maybe

    they should resign so someone who does can replace then in the next election cycle.
    I realize this runs close to "politics" mods so delete if needed.