New ruling on Sig Brace for Shotguns

Nicholas C
by Nicholas C

A post on Shooting Sports Retailer mentions a ruling on using the SB15 Sig Brace and that shooting it from the shoulder is a no-go. However this applies only to shotguns.

“The submitted weapon, as described and depicted above … is not a ‘firearm’ as defined by the NFA provided the SicTac SB15 pistol stabilizing brace is used as originally designed and not used as a shoulder stock,” wrote Acting Chief of the BATF’s Firearms Technology Branch Max Kingery. “However, should an individual utilize the SigTac SB15 pistol stabilizing brace on the submitted sample as a shoulder stock to fire the weapon from the shoulder, this firearm would then be classified as a ‘short-barreled shotgun.’ ”

Black Aces Tactical makes tactical shotguns with stocks. They were unaware of the previous ruling the ATF made about the use of the SB15 and AR pistols.

People are now concerned if the ATF might revoke their previous ruling of the Sig Brace. We shall wait and see.

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  • Kivaari Kivaari on Dec 07, 2014

    If I remember correctly, the ATF, doesn't consider a firearm a "firearm", unless it is a machinegun, short barreled rifle/shotgun, smooth bore pistol, hand grenade, AOW, Molotov cocktail, or large IED or live ordnance such as aerial bombs, rockets w/wo warhead. Even though they control conventional guns you and I would have under "normal conditions".
    The NFA law is truly one of the worst laws. Also keep in mind the feds wanted to include handguns the same way they handle machineguns. In 1934, an additional $200 FET, would have been just one more example of the rich v. the common man. Elitism, where we little people get left behind.

  • Bruce Cambell Bruce Cambell on Dec 11, 2014

    I'm not sure how the ATF could make a regulation based on the shooters firing position. They can only regulate the physical form of the firearm, not the manner in which it is used by the operator. Whats next? ATF determines that shooting a handgun sideways "Gangsta" style is racist and therefore should be banned.