SB Tactical SBA5 Pistol Brace for AR Buffer Tubes - Black

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sb-tactical-logo-1650908075-45309.original.jpg SB Tactical SBA5 Pistol Stabilizing Brace - Black

Fifth generation brace for platforms with AR buffer tubes

The SB Tactical SBA5 Pistol Stabilizing Brace offers enhanced stability and improved aesthetics for firearms in using mil-spec AR buffer tubes. This brace is the latest variant of the original SB15 arm brace.

The SB Tactical SBA5 Pistol Stabilizing Brace is a five-position adjustable brace designed to fit all platforms that can accept a mil-spec carbine receiver extension. The SBA5 is inspired by the SB15 arm cuff design and provides a firm brace against the arm that can help steady one-handed shots. 

Owners of AR pistols and other large format pistols face challenges in improving stability and accuracy due to the design of their weapons. They want to keep the weapon as a pistol, but also look the part of the SBR stock, and stay legal. The SB Tactical SBA5 Brace provides a practical solution by offering a 5-position adjustable design that enhances control without compromising the firearm's compact dimensions.

Features and Benefits:

  • 5-Position Adjustability: Allows for easier transportation and versatility in usage scenarios.
  • A Refined Classic: Cuff dimensions based on the original SB15.
  • Sling Compatible: Incorporates ambi QD sockets for sling attachment.
  • Adjustable Nylon Strap: Offers additional stabilization and adaptability for various arm sizes.
  • Compatibility: Designed to fit any mil-spec carbine buffer tube.
  • Made in the USA: The brace is designed by US veterans, ensuring quality and reliability.

The SBA5 folding brace is a premium accessory tailored to address the demands of shooters looking for an enhanced pistol shooting experience. It features integral QD sling attachment points, a velcro strap for custom fit, and five positions of adjustments. For optimal fit, the brace is compatible with mil-spec receiver extensions, the most common size.

This product is more than just a brace; it represents SB Tactical's commitment to providing innovative solutions for firearm enthusiasts who value efficiency, design, and tactical proficiency.

Why would I want a pistol brace?

In the intricate world of firearm customization, selecting the right accessories not only boosts the performance of your firearm but also ensures compliance with complex regulations. Enter the Pistol Brace—an innovative and essential accessory that provides both stability and legality to your firearm setup. Let's delve into the details of what a pistol brace is and why it's increasingly becoming the accessory of choice for tactical enthusiasts and those seeking practical advantages.

Understanding the Pistol Brace

Originally designed to assist disabled veterans in handling and firing handguns, the pistol brace, or stabilizing brace, has revolutionized the way we view pistol handling. This accessory attaches to the rear of a pistol, extending its length but not transforming it into a rifle, despite sometimes resembling a shoulder stock in form and function. The key difference lies in its design purpose: it is intended to strap to the arm, providing a platform for more stable, accurate, and safer use of a pistol, especially those with considerable recoil.

Enhanced Stability Without the Legal Hassles

One of the most compelling reasons to opt for a pistol brace over a traditional stock is the legal distinction under the National Firearms Act (NFA). Attaching a stock to a pistol effectively transforms it into a Short-Barreled Rifle (SBR), subjecting it to stringent regulations, including mandatory registration and tax. Conversely, equipping the same firearm with a pistol brace maintains its classification as a pistol, sidestepping the complexities and restrictions associated with SBRs.

The Tactical Advantage

For tactical operators, sports shooters, and firearm enthusiasts, the practical benefits of a pistol brace are clear:

  • Enhanced Control: A pistol brace significantly improves your ability to control and operate the firearm, resulting in more accurate and consistent shooting, even with one hand.
  • Ease of Transport: Given its classification as a pistol, firearms equipped with a pistol brace are easier to transport across state lines, avoiding the intricate legal requirements for SBRs. This characteristic is particularly advantageous for individuals who frequently visit different gun ranges or participate in competitive shooting events in various states.
  • Versatility: The adaptability of the pistol brace allows for a broad range of customization, enabling users to tailor their firearm to their specific needs without compromising on performance or legal standing.

Conclusion: A Blend of Performance and Compliance

In today's dynamic legal environment surrounding firearms, the pistol brace emerges as a superior option for those seeking to enhance their shooting experience without navigating the regulatory maze of SBR designation. By offering a combination of improved stability, legal ease, and tactical versatility, the pistol brace stands out as a prime choice for discerning firearm owners who demand the best in performance and compliance.

Whether you're a veteran shooter aiming for precision or a newcomer to the tactical scene, integrating a pistol brace into your setup promises a safer, more controlled, and legally compliant shooting experience. Embrace the future of firearm customization with the confidence that comes from knowing you've made a choice that's as smart as it is strategic.


  • FIT: Any platform which can use a Mil-Spec buffer tube.
  • WIDTH [MAX]: 2.1"
  • BRACE LENGTH: 6.2"
  • STRAP WIDTH: 1.0"
  • WEIGHT: 9 oz
  • COLOR: Black

Be sure to take into account any changes in local, state and federal firearms laws and regulations, as pistol braces have been the topic of wide swings in legal requirements.  The following is accurate at the time of writing, but it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW THE LAWS that apply to your situation.