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Pistol Brace/Stock Information and Warning

***As of 03/20/2024 there is an injunction on this ruling and Braces are now allowed.  This may change without notice so please know the current laws***

The below information may not be up to date due to a court injunction against the ATF regarding pistol braces.

 

Any pistol with a stock is a NFA item and requires filing a form 1 with ATF otherwise this will result in a felony.

Background:  The BATF has created FINAL RULE 2021R08F

A brace on a firearm/pistol is now considered the same as a stock and is a NFA item.

Possession of an NFA item without being registered as such will constitute a felony and will get you thrown in jail.

 

To give perspective, adding a brace or stock to a firearm (pistol) now constitutes a NFA item same as a full auto machine gun and without filing a Form 1 with the ATF you will go to jail unless it is registered as a NFA item with the BATF.

The items for sale on this site may allow for a firearm to become an NFA item if put together.  You must register your pistol with BATF if putting on a stock or brace (which is now a stock).

As of 03/20/2024 there is an injunction on this ruling and Braces are now allowed.  This may change without notice so please know the current laws.

 

It is your responsibility to know

 

the law.

Below are resources to help navigate the new brace ruling.

Resources

BATF "Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached “Stabilizing Braces”": Click here

 

BATF "FINAL RULE": Click here

 

Reddit  r/NFA by NationalGunTrusts: Click here

ATF eForms website for Brace to Short barrel rife registration: Click here

ATF eForm normal website to register NFA items:  Click here

 

What is an NFA item?  Per ATF: 

Following weapons are regulated under the National Firearms Act (NFA):

  1. A shotgun having a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches in length;

  2. A weapon made from a shotgun if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches in length;

  3. A rifle having a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length;

  4. A weapon made from a rifle if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length;

  5. Any other weapon, as defined in subsection (e);

  6. A machinegun;

  7. Any silencer (as defined in section 921 of title 18, United States Code); and

  8. A destructive device.

Source: ATF https://www.atf.gov/firearms/qa/which-firearms-are-regulated-under-nfa

 

Please call 208-298-7916 for questions

Examples of NFA vs Non-NFA items

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