Monthly Archives: January 2015

… Sig Responds to the ATF’s Open Letter

Sig Brace Sig released a press release regarding the ATF’s opinion letter regarding the Sig Brace, read below:

NEWINGTON, N.H. (January 21, 2015)—SIG SAUER, Inc., has issued the following statement about the recent opinion by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in regard to the SB15 and SBX pistol stabilizing braces. As reaffirmed in an Open Letter by ATF’s Firearms and Ammunition Technology Division dated January 16, 2015, the Pistol Stabilizing Brace (SB15 and SBX) is legal to own, legal to purchase, and legal to install on a pistol. SIG SAUER® believes that the PSB improves the single-handed shooting performance of buffer tube equipped pistols, and offers the product both as an accessory and pre-installed on a number of pistols.

The Open Letter goes further to rescind a previous private letter regarding the ‘intent’ of the user of the pistol stabilizing brace. In the letter of January 16, 2015, ATF opines that a person’s actual use of the product as a shoulder stock can change the legal classification of the product. However, the Open Letter explicitly states: “ATF hereby confirms that if used as designed—to assist shooters in stabilizing a handgun while shooting with a single hand—the device is not considered a shoulder stock and therefore may be attached to a handgun without making a NFA firearm.”

We question ATF’s reversal in position that the classification of the brace may be altered by its use. We are reviewing the legal precedents and justification for this position, and will address our concerns with ATF in the near future. “We will vigorously defend the classification of all of our products and our consumers’ right to use them in accordance with the law. If we find that the open letter opinion is outside the scope of the law, we will seek further review.”

The Sig Brace Saga continues…

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The Sig Brace Strikes Back!

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Users of the Sig Brace will not be held down! There appears to be a movement to overrule the ATF’s opinion relegating the shouldering of a Sig Brace to NFA through the legal method of Declaratory Relief. More information can be found in this article, but be assured this is on the end of the Sig Brace Saga!

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2015/01/foghorn/next-step-atf-pistol-arm-brace-decision-declaratory-relief/

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Keep Poking the Bear and the Bear Writes An Opinion Letter

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Continuing the Sig Brace Saga, the Acting Chief of the ATF released an opinion letter, revoking all other ATF letters on the subject, clarifying the proper use of the Sig Brace as well as how improper use (ie. Shouldering) violates NFA. Read the opinion letter at the link.

http://www.atf.gov/sites/default/files/assets/Firearms/FirearmsIndustry/open_letter_on_the_redesign_of_stabilizing_braces.pdf

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NEW Glock 35 MOS Kim Firm Guns Hands-On First Look!

Jin H. Kim from Kim Firm Guns recently got a sneak peek of the new Glock 35 MOS (.40). This new Glock has provisions for an optical sight on top of the slide. It will also be available in 9mm and called the Glock 34 MOS. These new Glocks will debut at SHOT Show in two weeks!

Glock has teamed up with our favorite local Georgia holster manufacturer, BlackPoint Tactical, to offer their high-quality kydex holsters specially designed for the new Glocks.

See the photos below!

Glock 35 MOS

Glock 35 MOS

Glock 35 MOS

Glock 35 MOS

Glock 35 MOS

Glock 35 MOS

Box of New Glock MOS

Box of New Glock MOS

Glock 35 MOS in Black Point TacticalKryptec holster

Glock 35 MOS in BlackPoint Tactical Kryptec holster

Glock 35 MOS in BlackPoint Tactical Kryptec holster

Glock 35 MOS in BlackPoint Tactical Kryptec holster

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