SB-Braced RONI Legal to Shoulder Now But — The Ugliest Gun Ever Made? Just Thought I’d Leave This Here

Press release [via]:

CAA, developers and manufacturers of advanced battle-tested firearms accessories, have received confirmation that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Firearms Technology Industry Services Branch (FTISB) has determined that the “l Stabilizing Brace” mounted on a semi-automatic pistol can now be lawfully shouldered and fired and is not classified as a “short-barreled rifle” as previously defined in the NFA, 26 U.S.C. § 5845(a) (3).

Announced just days ahead of the 146th National Rifle Associations’ Annual Meetings and Exhibitions held in Atlanta, Georgia, the classification is being heralded by CAA, CEO, Lt. Col. (IDF Ret.) Mikey Hartman, as a return to “common sense” firearms usage by responsible citizens of the United States.

“The Stabilizing Brace has been a great alternative for many disabled shooters and has provided a recourse for our injured vets to return successfully to a sport they love,” Lt. Col. (Ret. IDF) Mikey Hartman, CEO of CAA and Hartman Optics said. “The new ATF ruling is truly a common sense ruling in that many more people can now enjoy the flexibility the stabilizing brace offers, whether strapped to the arm or shouldered.”

The Micro RONI Stabilizer Brace conversion kit for Glock models has seen incredible press coverage. More end users embrace the ease of use and installation, improved handling and seriously improved accuracy out to 200 yards and beyond. “The Micro RONI is the fastest assembly and disassembly conversion kit on the market, as well as the most cost effective,” said Hartman.

No tools are needed to assemble and disassemble. The Micro RONI Stab is also available as an Advanced Kit which adds an integral 500 lumens flashlight, thumb rests, front and rear flip up sights, sling swivel and one point bungee style sling, giving the user added value.

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  1. avatar lolwut says:

    “The Stabilizing Brace has been a great alternative for many disabled shooters and has provided a recourse for our injured vets to return successfully to a sport they love,” Lt. Col. (Ret. IDF) Mikey Hartman, CEO of CAA and Hartman Optics said.

    Disabled people I’ve seen using the brace as it was designed = zero
    Regular people shouldering it = everyone, including disabled people

    Screw the ATF, but seeing the “we love handicap people” card is just total marketing bullshit. lmao

    1. avatar Rabbi says:

      The original brace was, in fact, designed for a disabled veteran who was not allowed to shoot his AR pistol, one-handed, at the range due to safety concerns of the safety officer.

  2. avatar Prudiikal says:

    The Calico is uglier

    1. avatar jwm says:

      But the Calico is forty years in the past. Haven’t we learned anything since?

  3. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    That. Is. Ugly.

  4. avatar Eremeya says:

    It is ugly but looks better than a KRISS.

    1. avatar Pwrserge says:

      Having shot an actual KRISS machine gun, I’ll beg to differ. The only thing I really don’t like about it is the separate safety / fire mode selector.

    2. avatar Zachary Arnold says:

      Came here to say that. The Vector is as ugly as sin.

  5. avatar Pwrserge says:

    It’s not THAT ugly. Tactically useless as it doesn’t really add anything to a Glock other than bulk, but not horrible. Honestly, I’d still rather have a MPX 4″ SBR with an echo trigger.

  6. avatar Lawbob says:

    The Roni in your pic is an nfa

    1. avatar Eric in Oregon says:

      I thought so too (the vertical foregrip) but I guess it might be over 26″ OAL and thus non-NFA.

    2. avatar Wyvern says:

      Yep. Here is the one that is being discussed.

    3. avatar Robert Farago says:

      D’oh! Sorry it took so long to fix it.

  7. avatar Nanashi says:

    Can we get attachable holsters for handguns declared non-NFA now?

  8. avatar POTUS DJT says:

    Who luvs ya, baby!…….?

  9. avatar MouseGun says:

    Am I the only one here who thinks this thing looks awesome? It looks like something a marine in the year 2552 would use to fight space nazis on the dark side of the moon.

    1. avatar WRH says:

      I kinda like it but I’d prefer it in black. And your simile is really funny.

    2. avatar Lost Down South says:

      I have to admit I’m drawn to it. My tastes have always been more mall-ninja than genteel wood.

    3. avatar Katy says:

      Don’t know if it’s that modern, but definitely could pass for the Zorg ZF-0

    4. avatar Ryan says:

      I don’t think it’s particularly good looking but they are fun to shoot.

  10. avatar No one of consequence says:

    Well … bless its little Glock-y heart.

  11. avatar Bob says:

    I think we can all agree that “bullet buttons” and “high cap mag restrictions” are hurting our disabled veterans, making it more difficult for them to function.

  12. avatar Shire-man says:

    The non-NFA one isn’t the one pictured. Its the stabilizer brace version and it’s far uglier than the one pictured.

    1. avatar lawbob says:

      Some idiot will see this picture / article and purchase the NFA one.

    2. avatar Robert Farago says:

      Oops. It was the image on the press release. Swapped it out. Thanks for the heads-up and sorry for the delay.

  13. avatar Jack says:

    Hi point carbines are uglier.

  14. avatar W says:

    It is a little known fact that the TTAG grandpappy worked at Los Alamos during the war. When he first laid eyes on Fat Man, he noted that it was ugly and asked for a redesign.

  15. avatar Noishkel says:

    I wonder if there was a way for someone to use one of these kits to build a P.O.G. firearm using a 80% Glock lower. Just remove the ‘stock’ and add a new for pistol grip. Long as it was made to the right length with now real ‘stock’ you would be theoretically fine.

  16. avatar Lordhat says:

    I like it, aesthetically.

  17. avatar Ryan Cleckner says:

    That thumb rest could easily make this an AOW – similar to a forward pistol grip on an AR-pistol. If it’s a pistol designed to fire with two hands = AOW.

  18. avatar Docduracoat says:

    Why is everyone acting like the a TF can pass and rescind laws?
    The whole thing about not shouldering us a pistol brace was an opinion letter by the ATF
    This does not become law until someone is arrested and brought before a federal judge and the judge renders an opinion on the validity of this opinion letter as a matter of law
    Of Course no one wants to be the test case, but this is not an actual law

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