Readers may remember the blog article I wrote when ATF dropped a bombshell at SHOT Show 2015 where it released an open letter which stated that the brace was neither designed nor approved to be used as a shoulder stock and that the use of the brace as a shoulder stock constitutes a redesign of the device because … Continue reading Brace for Impact…ATF Clarifies Its Illogical Position on Users Shouldering Brace Equipped Pistols.
If there was any question about whether ATF was paying attention to what individuals were using their SigTac SB15 Braces for, it has just been answered. ATF released an open letter to the industry today which hit my mailbox at 4:36 PM. The letter in its entirety can be found here. Since the SigTac SB15 … Continue reading Redesign or Redefine: An Open Response to ATF’s Unstable Determinations
We are all familiar with the story of Cinderella. How a poor girl met her fairy godmother who then cast some spells changing her rags into a beautiful gown complete with glass slippers, mice into horses, lizards into footman, a rat into a coachman and "POOF" a pumpkin to carriage. All to be undone when the … Continue reading Cinderella and ATF’s Determination: The Fairy Tale of an AR Pistol to SBR through Magic
ATF is at it again in their latest determination later. Previously, I discussed their determination in relation to the sample that Black Aces Tactical submitted and hinted that ATF might be shifting its view on stabilizing braces. In the newest letter addressed to Martin Ewer, the Firearms Technology Industry Services Branch (FTISB) examined a device … Continue reading Abrakadabra from Pistol to Short Barreled Rifle and ATF’s Magical Nonsense
On November 14th Black Aces Tactical received a determination letter from the Firearms Technology Industry Services Branch (FTISB) regarding their recent submission of what at first glance appears to be a SBS or AOW. Black Aces Tactical was hoping to have the item classified as a “firearm” thus removing it from the purview of NFA … Continue reading Black Aces Tactical, the SigTac SB15 arm brace and ATF’s misguided determination letter