I gotta admit, I’ve never been drawn to AR pistols. The guns have reliability issues, ear-splitting muzzle blast and so-so ballistic performance. And those are just the minor issues. The real deal-killer: accuracy. I can no more hit the target with an AR pistol than I can by throwing a piece of popcorn at the bullseye. Others have tried and failed to make AR pistols more functional. Now SIG SAUER is entering the fray, selling a $139 doodad—the SB15 Pistol Stabilizing Brace—that might succeed. If it remains legal . . .
The SIG SAUER SB15 Pistol Stabilizing Brace is a padded sleeve that mounts to the buffer tube and slips over your forearm to hold the gun in place. Of course it also looks like you could ignore that silly wrist sleeve and just stick it up against your shoulder, but you’ll notice that none of SIG’s co-ed demonstrators are using it that way. Would a legal device become illegal if you ‘accidentally’ forgot to stick your arm through it?
SIG promises that they’ve received ATFE approval for this device. If it works like I’m guessing, if the ATFE doesn’t pull the regulatory rug out from under it, this might actually persuade me to order an AR pistol upper once there’s some ammo to shoot through it. Watch this space.
Oh and we know someone who’s got to be really pissed right about now. Either that or he’s cashing a serious check.