AR Pistol Brace Comparison

AR Pistol Brace Comparison

John reviews a few pistol braces in his collection while addressing the pros and cons of each. At the top of his list is SB Tactical. If you’re wondering why you need one, he briefly discusses the laws regarding rifles and barrel length, as well as what constitutes a buttstock.

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  1. Goddamn .DRE on August 21, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Little did we know s while year later they would try to illegally get rid of something legally to make a of us criminals for comply in the first place.

  2. Adam Griffin on August 21, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    I’m a little late to the party but from my understanding. If you say "oops" Everytime you shoulder a brace, you are good.

  3. Joshua Espinosa on August 21, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    I identify as a person who lives in a world with the ATF

  4. robison87 on August 21, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    I also read that if you buy the $200 tax stamp you also gives the ATF the right to go into your home at anytime to inspect your now SBR. In short, don’t do it.

  5. MeanGene1990 on August 21, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Feeding the algorithm

  6. oscar morales on August 21, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Great info thanks

  7. Guruthos Sindarin on August 21, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    If you bought it as a rifle, you can’t legally convert it to a pistol. If you buy a stripped lower, always have it called a pistol lower at the FFL.

  8. YODO on August 21, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    If it works use it, stop being pansies , adapt and send.. this is the problem with civilians wanting to pretend to be tac..

  9. Steve on August 21, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    Is what if you put an ar pistol brace on a 14.5 inch barrel? Would you NFA item?

  10. commiefornian on August 21, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    I treat my ar pistol like a baby and hold it against my chest safely it’s not a parrot

  11. Tom Olofsson on August 21, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    A legal note: If your gun is licensed as a rifle (SBR = Short Barreled Rifle) from the factory then adding a pistol brace does not turn your rifle into a pistol. Pistol braces are meant for pistols and not for rifles.

  12. Logical Axxhole on August 21, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Thanks brother. You are doing good.

  13. Stealth 107 on August 21, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Pistol braces look ugly and stupid.

  14. robbledot on August 21, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    does the SBPDW work with the Sylvan Arms folding adapter?

  15. AJ on August 21, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Thicc brace gang buddy

  16. WTrax71 on August 21, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Lol you are a Nerd like all Dads self included… Great Video my Friend and I love the SB braces and have a few due to some “on the Job” Injuries it’s difficult for me to manage certain tasks with a Longer Rifle. It was the Window Licking Mouth breathers Laughing at the BATFags while Shouldering the Brace that put SB in there Crosshairs. Stay safe my Friend Semper Fidelis

  17. ROBERT MORAN on August 21, 2022 at 8:10 pm


  18. Sigma Epsilon on August 21, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    2021 Update….Its still a fking mess 👍

  19. catalin chelsoi on August 21, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    What is that stock on the rifle all the way to left of the screen? The one that is not a pistol! Anyone?

  20. Eric Solon on August 21, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    The outtakes are my favorite part of these lol

  21. NG+ on August 21, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    @ Everyone especially John Lovell and crew

    If you’re complying with the brace policies you’re part of the problem, your an individual that say "I’m free" yet asks permission.
    If it comes with government permission , it’s not Freedom, and your compliance to such policies is an act of subversion.

  22. camberlin on August 21, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    That’s some badass Jeff Speakman style hair bro. Well done.

  23. Bmxr1991 on August 21, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    What about the sig mcx folding brace?

  24. BlackFaceGaming on August 21, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Please update the video for Biden’s new BS

  25. CatusBrutus on August 21, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    Is John a closeted gay or does he get pegged by the wife? What do you think?

  26. Joshua Bruce on August 21, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    got a wolfpack armory le9 that came with the sb3 and I was thinking about the sbpdw until I realized it makes safety manipulation difficult. Think I’ll just stick with what’s on there already.

  27. Kenneth Mitchell on August 21, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Well. I own one now and I’m not paying $200 to kiss the ring. You want it? My cold dead hands

  28. Cold Truth on August 21, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    This “brace” stupidity is like the CA “bullet button.” They make guns unsafe when you fool with the compliance artifacts dangling off your (sometimes) loaded weapon. I wonder if their attorneys had the ATF back off because sooner or later they might be sued over a wrongful death. But I am not sure if Government can be “sued” at all…

  29. NG+ on August 21, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Let me get this straight John Lovell is a" Ranger" and rangers lead the way…..
    Lead the way to where, boot licking???

    Warrior poets society/ John Lovell an army ranger that leads the way in corporate America boot licking
    You are subverting the constitution with your compliance to such policies.
    Like I said

  30. Tsensabaugh5 on August 21, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    What kind of mags are those with the red stripe on the bottom?

  31. K Jackson on August 21, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    And here we are today.

  32. Inka311 on August 21, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    Thanks for making the video funnier than most of the others…they’re way too wordy and boring 😴.. Keep kickin out good videos and dad jokes! Lol. "What’s the best kindve dinosaur?"

  33. Abolish the ATF and Repeal the NFA on August 21, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    If people would just collectively laugh in the faces of these tyrant scum making these so called "regulations and laws" they would be powerless. Stop backing blew loins and licking boots so we can be free again for gods sake!

  34. Fuckyocomments on August 21, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    2021: No more pistol braces* 😑😑😑

  35. Bryan Harness on August 21, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Subbed thanks for info. Talk about government making people felons over night with their dumb decisions lol

  36. Mark Young on August 21, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Excellent presentation thank you for your time posting this excellent information.

  37. Don Fransisco on August 21, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    funny how you added the stock at the end of the thumbnail, good shit

  38. ZAZEN RISE on August 21, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Atf 🙄

  39. John M. Steer Sr. on August 21, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    Nice keep me informed!!

  40. QB1 on August 21, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    I’m rocking an SB Tactical SBA3 on my Stribog 🙂

  41. NG+ on August 21, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    You know I’m right John Lovell and team you lead the way in boot lickings and compliance to corporate Americas policies. You and your team actively violate the 2A.
    Comply to man’s policies cause you’re free to do as you’re told.
    That s what you " vets" fought for.
    Free to do as you are told

  42. Chris Beal on August 21, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Thanks for this video. I’ve never built a pistol before only rifles, so the brace thing is all new to me. You have some very good content my friend. I’ll be getting the SBA3.

  43. TwoFeatherChannel on August 21, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    the point of a firearm is What it was intended to be used for
    Self Defense. so if the goobers at the a.t.f. are around when I’m using it for self defense, they can use theirs to help or sit down and shut up and Leave Me Alone

  44. Redkelly Re on August 21, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    i have installed turn signals on my ar

  45. Sam A on August 21, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    Fuck the ATF, they can’t make laws. Only enforce one’s congress pass.

  46. Ben on August 21, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    That’s the same sound my SB PDW makes when I reposition it.

  47. N English on August 21, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    dude, the 90’s called and said that haircut is for under 30’s

  48. Tom on August 21, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    Best policy to have a tax stamp and switch to pistol configuration for travel.

  49. Jack de Graad on August 21, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    The ATF doesn’t have the man power to arrest everyone who wants to continue using their pistol braces.

    If there was was a campaign across the internet to not comply with the the new ATF brace rules and everyone actually kept their braces, the ATF couldn’t do anything about it. I feel like if everyone came together on this particular issue, their authority/legitimacy would be revealed as nothing more than a thinly-veiled guise of control that they don’t actually have.


  50. Jason Pierucci on August 21, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    As far as balance goes what sb brace is ideal for a 12.5 build? A3 or A4? Havnt played with either.