While there are more than a few people hoping for Magpul to jump on the “pistol brace” bandwagon with a class of product only they can deliver, it doesn’t seem likely that the company will ever develop an AR brace, cheekpiece or other “don’t call it a stock” device.
The decision is not for production or sales purposes, but rather legal and political ones, explained Magpul’s marketing director Duane Liptak, Jr. on the M4 Carbine forum.
“More braces and more opinion requests might just hasten an end to this whole market through an opinion reversal, which isn’t good for anyone, so we’ll likely steer clear of any products in this vein,” wrote Liptak. “I would prefer to see the ATF realize that this whole SBR thing is silly, as pointed out by the arm brace opinion, so that short barrels are no longer a determinant of NFA status.
“With all the more strict gun control in many, less free nations around the world, I’m not aware of anyone else that sees barrel length as something that needs to be controlled. It’s silly.”
The company will stick to what they’re currently up to for the foreseeable future.
We got in two of our best-selling Turkish imports from Landor Arms – the AR-style LND-117 shotgun and the bullpup BPX 902 – to give them a whirl on the range and see if the reliability could be paired with the affordable price.
Marlin once claimed their Model 39 as the eldest continually produced, shoulder-fired rifle of all time. Though that record ended when the Marlin brand was parted-off to Ruger, the rimfire world is anticipating a return of this classic.