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ATF announced its new final rule on stabilizing braces

On January 13, 2023, ATF announced its new final rule on stabilizing braces (Rule 2021R-08F, “Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached Stabilizing Braces,” found at, which appears to subject many of today’s firearms with attached stabilizing braces and the millions of individuals that own them to the provisions and requirements of the National Firearms Act (NFA).

Given the uncertainty caused by this rule, and at the advice of our legal counsel, Jacob Grey is taking action to comply with the rule as we currently understand it and, upon publication of the rule in the Federal Register, will no longer sell or ship pistols with stabilizing braces.

Jacob Grey offers a full selection of AR15 Rifles, AR10 Rifles, AR9 Rifles, pistols, receivers & builder kits; as well as custom 1911 Handguns that are constructed to the standards of the aerospace industry. We are redefining the modern sporting rifle.

The ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) is the federal agency primarily responsible for administering and enforcing the criminal and regulatory provisions of the federal laws pertaining to destructive devices, explosives and arson.