AR Pistol Braces - Opinions?

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AR Pistol Braces - Opinions?

Post by itsnunya » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:42 pm

Considering building an AR Pistol (behind the times I am sure...) and looking at brace options - Pros & Cons

Appreciate any input or first hand experience with the various options out there.

FWIW I am looking at 10-12" barrel length with potential for conversion to SBR at a later date.

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Post by DaveM » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:16 am

I've had the Sig brace for a few years already. It does a good job. Very comfortable to shoot. Even when it accidentally touches my shoulder.


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Post by N4KVE » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:13 am

Shockwave blade pistol stabilizer. It's 1/3 the price of the Sig brace. Let's face it. Unless you have one arm, these are all basically a cheap SBR loophole. GARY
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Post by Beck77 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:27 pm

I have the Shockwave on my 9MM AR pistol, I liked the price and it works well.

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Post by Waldo1 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:33 pm

itsnunya wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:42 pm
Considering building an AR Pistol (behind the times I am sure...) and looking at brace options - Pros & Cons

Appreciate any input or first hand experience with the various options out there.

FWIW I am looking at 10-12" barrel length with potential for conversion to SBR at a later date.

Thanks,

Bill
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Re: AR Pistol Braces - Opinions?

Post by theblaze » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:13 pm

I'm collecting up the parts for my first pistol build and it is the Shockwave that I am going with.

I like how minimal it is and I also like that it is cheaper than a lot of the other ones.

i got the whole kit at KAK here https://www.kakindustry.com/shockwave/s ... kage-black

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Post by 870Mike » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:06 pm

In addition to the SIG brace, I have the Maxim CQB Pistol PDW Brace...

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...and the Tailhook brace...

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Both are the most "stock-like" (although I'd never DREAM of shouldering them! [smilie=033.gif] )
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Post by TC6969 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:36 pm

theblaze wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:13 pm
I'm collecting up the parts for my first pistol build and it is the Shockwave that I am going with.

I like how minimal it is and I also like that it is cheaper than a lot of the other ones.

i got the whole kit at KAK here https://www.kakindustry.com/shockwave/s ... kage-black
Good choice!

I had one and sold it, but not because there was anything wrong with it.

I liked it.

When you get the LOP set the way you want it. dont tighten the set screw any more than it takes to get it good and snug or it will dent your buffer tube.
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Post by Rentprop1 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:33 pm

Good advice I've seen a couple dented tubes one had to be replaced because the buffer spring wouldn't allow the bolt to move all the way to the rear....you can find an appropriate sized socket and pound it back oUT but it's too much work for a careless error
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Post by itsnunya » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:15 pm

Thanks All for the input and suggestions. Now to start gathering the parts. _:
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Post by jwperry » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:09 pm

870Mike wrote:In addition to the SIG brace, I have the Maxim CQB Pistol PDW Brace...

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...and the Tailhook brace...

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Both are the most "stock-like" (although I'd never DREAM of shouldering them! [smilie=033.gif] )
I've considered buying the PSA kit I keep seeing advertised with these. Do these run with the special bolt carrier?

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Post by 870Mike » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:13 pm

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Post by jwperry » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:08 am

I like the looks of that Maxim..

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Re: AR Pistol Braces - Opinions?

Post by NorincoKid » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:23 pm

That Maxim seems pretty sweet.

I wonder if it would clear the side of the receiver of a MP5K with a buffer tube adapter on the back. I think either the maxim or tailhook would be (aesthetically) nicer than the blade.

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Post by jwperry » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:24 pm

NorincoKid wrote:That Maxim seems pretty sweet.

I wonder if it would clear the side of the receiver of a MP5K with a buffer tube adapter on the back. I think either the maxim or tailhook would be (aesthetically) nicer than the blade.

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That looks slick!

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Post by Chinerd00 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:12 pm

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Post by Dave M » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:06 pm

I bought one of these and it is very slick.

If you look at how they tested this thing it is very durable.

https://www.rainierarms.com/strike-indu ... pre-order/

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