I removed the brace so it can’t be re-attached.

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  • Worsley

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    Jan 5, 2022
    1,044
    Barrel profile doesn't matter for SBR.

    Anyway, it seems to me that this modified SBA3 is now no different than one of those Thorsden cheek rests which i think will remain legal (?), so.....
    That’s exactly how I was looking at it :)
     

    IMBLITZVT

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    Apr 20, 2009
    3,660
    Catonsville, MD
    I would say you likely would not be legal with that. It increases the surface area and extends it back for a shoulder pad. I would say almost for sure not.

    Also, since its clearly no longer a brace, now you have a questionable legal item on there now...
     

    Worsley

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    Jan 5, 2022
    1,044
    I would say you likely would not be legal with that. It increases the surface area and extends it back for a shoulder pad. I would say almost for sure not.

    Also, since its clearly no longer a brace, now you have a questionable legal item on there now...
    But the brace was removed so it can’t be re-attached
     

    outrider58

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    MDS Supporter
    Jul 29, 2014
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    I would say you likely would not be legal with that. It increases the surface area and extends it back for a shoulder pad. I would say almost for sure not.

    Also, since its clearly no longer a brace, now you have a questionable legal item on there now...
    In what respect?
     

    Docster

    Active Member
    Jul 19, 2010
    9,633
    Keep shooting them and let the courts figure it out. 40 million estimated braced pistols in the US, 8 ATF agents assigned to clear E-Form 1's you do the math.
    ^^Good strategy. Nobody should be ridding themselves of braces at this time
     

    Bountied

    Active Member
    Apr 6, 2012
    3,641
    Pasadena
    My advice to you Worsely would be to keep your pants on before you start chopping up $125 SBA3s and see what happens. You have 120 days from when the letter is filed to make a decision. It's not filed yet.
     

    Worsley

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    Jan 5, 2022
    1,044
    My advice to you Worsely would be to keep your pants on before you start chopping up $125 SBA3s and see what happens. You have 120 days from when the letter is filed to make a decision. It's not filed yet.
    Oh this was pure satire, and done to show how dumb the rule is.
     

    SouthCo

    Member
    Nov 20, 2012
    291
    Maybe I just don’t understand the rule. I just hate shootin straight buffer tube and I’m trying to figure out what I can do with all these pistol braces I have.

    You don't have to worry about the 29" rule unless you are trying to SBR it. If you have a braced pistol under 29" legally bought in MD, MD still sees it as a pistol. The ATF would like to make the brace illegal. So maybe eventually you have to remove the brace but MD still sees it as a legal sub 29" pistol even without the brace. Also, there is no issue with a pistol that has a buffer tube. I have seen a few posts mention the buffer tube itself as a potential concern but it is not a part of the brace. I would worry about a pistol without a buffer tube that shoots rifle caliber rounds before I worried about a pistol with a buffer tube that shoots pistol caliber rounds. But who knows what they will try in the future.

    Whether your hacked brace would be ok is hard to say but hopefully you don't have to worry about it.
     

    Blackbeard

    Junior Member
    Jan 1, 2019
    20
    SouthCo, thank you for the simple but clear explanation, been looking for that. Follow up question, if one had sub 29” pistol purchasEd legally in MD as a pistol, but change the 10” barrel for a 16”+ barrel can you retain the brace and is it now a legal rifle? Would this need to be registered in some form to comply with MD and/or ATF? Thx
     

    rbird7282

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    MDS Supporter
    Dec 6, 2012
    15,530
    The problem will be the range nazis turning each other in. Lots of public ranges banned mags over 10 rounds during the 2013 debacle.

    Ranges were banning something that was perfectly legal?
    What ranges?


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    Biggfoot44

    Active Member
    Aug 2, 2009
    27,589
    Just to clarify :

    Everything that isn't a Rifle isn't necessarily a Pistol .
    Everything that isn't a Pistol isn't necessarily a Rifle .

    Pistol = under 26 inches
    Rifle = over 26 inches , AND designed to be fired from the shoulder .

    Over 26 inches , but NOT designed to be fired from shoulder = Other Firearm

    Think " Shockwave type " shotgun - like objects . Over 26 inch , not shoulder fired .

    Think a cpl years ago the mini fad for over 26 in ARs with no stock , but WITH vertical foregrips .
     

    outrider58

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    MDS Supporter
    Jul 29, 2014
    40,832
    Before it was a brace, not a stock. What is it now? Not a brace... since you modified it, would it count as a stock now? Who knows.
    Okay, I'll go you one better; since when was a "cheek weld" a thing on pistols(a rhetorical question)?
     

    Blaster229

    God loves you, I don't.
    MDS Supporter
    Sep 14, 2010
    41,268
    Glen Burnie
    The problem will be the range nazis turning each other in. Lots of public ranges banned mags over 10 rounds during the 2013 debacle.
    :)
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    AssMan

    Meh...
    MDS Supporter
    Jan 27, 2011
    13,137
    Somewhere on the James River, VA
    I’ve never been asked for paperwork for any of my SBR’s or suppressors at any range. I also don’t walk around carrying a binder of tax documents with me. This whole thing is just ridiculous.


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    danimalw

    Active Member
    I’ve never been asked for paperwork for any of my SBR’s or suppressors at any range. I also don’t walk around carrying a binder of tax documents with me. This whole thing is just ridiculous.


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    I thought it was illegal for anyone other than IRS
    and maybe ATF to ask to see your TAX documents. But that's just my peabrain understanding but then again I don't have any to show.
     

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