First Look: SB Tactical SBA4 Pistol Stabilizing Brace

posted on May 28, 2019

Developed as a method to help disabled veterans get into the shooting sports, pistol-stabilizing braces for compact, rifle-caliber platforms have become one of the fastest-growing segments of the firearm market. More of today's shooters are rapidly discovering how the addition of a pistol-stabilizing brace to a short, AR-style pistol or other similar compact platforms can expand the capabilities of these shorter defensive platforms, giving users a firearm that's more capable of greater precision and accuracy than non-stabilized rifle-caliber pistols.

SB Tactical has been an innovator in this area since the very beginning. The company started the market rolling in 2013 with its original SB Pistol brace, and now new for 2019 is SB Tactical's latest model: the adjustable length SBA4 Pistol Stabilizing Brace.

Based on the popular SBM4 brace design, the SBA4 is a five-position adjustable brace compatible with all pistol platforms that will readily accept a mil-spec carbine receiver extension. Featuring an integral, ambidextrous QD sling socket, the SBA4 greatly enhances usability by adding a third point of contact for stabilization. The brace itself is thinner and lighter than previous SB Tactical pistol braces and offers enhanced cheek weld ergonomics, increased stability and improved accuracy, while only adding 10 ounces of additional weight.

The SBA4 brace has adjustable stops at 7.5 inches, 8.25 inches, 8.8 inches, 9.5 inches and 10.25 inches and ships with a 7075 mil-spec carbine receiver extension and adjustable nylon strap. Similar to other SB Tactical Pistol Stabilizing Braces, the SBA4 is BATFE compliant, U.S. veteran designed, and manufactured in the U.S.A. MSRP on the SBA4 pistol brace is $169.99, and it is available in either black or FDE. For more information on the SBA4 brace, please visit


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