SB Tactical’s Adjustable Pistol Stabilizing Brace now available


Years ago when the first pistol built on the AR platform appeared, it seemed rather cumbersome and rather poorly balanced.

While the concept appealed to a lot of shooters, for a variety of reasons, the execution was somewhat disappointing. Over the years, the AR-type handgun evolved and along with that evolution came what has generically become known as a stabilizer brace.

Now comes SB Tactical with a rather interesting take on this accessory, and it deserves a close look by anyone who owns an AR pistol. The Pistol Stabilizing Brace takes the next evolutionary step with the SBA4, and from what we’ve read, this device was worth waiting for.

To answer the obvious question, yes, the SBA4 is compatible with all pistol platforms that accept a mil-spec carbine receiver extension, according to a statement from SB Tactical. It features an integral, ambidextrous QD sling socket, the company reports, and it adds a mere 10 ounces to the weight of the firearm.

This brace tightens up thanks to an adjustable 1-inch wide nylon band around the rear that stays in place once it is adjusted. The shooter pushes the gun arm through the brace, which is firm around the forearm and it allows the gun to better balance to the arm.

SB Tactical says the SBA4 is adjustable to five different positions, so it should fit any shooter. It ships with a 7075 mil-spec carbine receiver extension. The brace measures a compact 7.5 inches when fully collapsed, and stretches to 10.25 inches when fully extended.

And, according to SB Tactical, this new brace is BATFE-compliant, which is definitely important to modern semi-auto handgunners. The website notes that “the ATF has determined that attaching a Pistol Stabilizing Brace to a firearm does not alter the classification of the firearm or subject the firearm to NFA control.”

Designed by veterans, the SBA4 is offered in either black or FDE (full dark earth). At the widest point, it is 2.25 inches across. The cavity is 6.75 inches deep.

Of course the SBA4 is not the only product from this outfit. SB Tactical manufactures braces for a wide range of firearms on the AR, AK and CZ platforms, and there are also specialty braces available for a variety of gun models.

They also offer various shooting accessories. For a look at their full line visit It’s worth a visit just to look over the photo gallery. You’ll find images of all kinds of SB Tactical accessories.

The SBA4 retails for $169.99