It would seem that pistol braces are the wave of the future for AR builders. One of the latest companies to jump into the fray is Maxim Defense with the Maxim CQB Pistol: PDW Brace.
Also called the Maxim Defense Arm Brace, this
PDW stock adjustable pistol brace for the infirm and others wanting more support when shooting an AR pistol with one hand uses the same housing as the company’s CQB Stock. In fact, the company states “It’s also the perfect stock to run on your pistol while waiting on your Form 1 to clear. When that day comes, keep the same housing installed and simply swap out the arm brace for one of our butt stocks.”
According to Maxim Defense, this pistol brace has a total of four positions that range from 5.375″ to 10″ in length. The housing is made of 7075 aluminum with built in anti-rotation sling mounts. A variety of springs and buffers are available including the captured spring assemblies from JP Enterprises.
Maxim is currently taking pre-orders with the intention of shipping these pistol braces toward the end of December.
This brace looks like a slick piece of gear. I do wonder, however, how far companies will push the pistol brace concept before the ATF steps in and claims these are functional stocks. Maybe then the industry and owners will exert a little pressure and have the SBR removed from the NFA.