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Old 08-28-2020, 2:25 PM
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Default Looking for a pistol brace

Is there anything out there shorter than a Maxim PDW brace? I'm running a bufferless upper so something like an MPX brace but with wider adjustable struts.
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Old 08-28-2020, 2:33 PM
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Center fire rifles do not have pistol braces.
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Old 08-28-2020, 3:15 PM
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I don't think they get shorter than the pdw style
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Old 08-28-2020, 3:48 PM
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Pretty good guide

https://www.recoilweb.com/pdw-stock-...de-126684.html
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Old 08-28-2020, 6:19 PM
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I like that! but too bad I'm looking for a brace. I sent this link to my brother who's stamped for Supressed SBRs

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Old 08-28-2020, 6:20 PM
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Center fire rifles do not have pistol braces.
Good thing my OP was for pistol braces.
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Old 08-28-2020, 6:40 PM
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Use this from KNS Precision:



And find something soft that attaches to the picatinny rail that can serve as a buttstock.
Like this:

https://www.ebay.com/c/1458500587

(But be ready to argue with the ATF that though it is not a brace, it is still a pistol. What if you were to put a Luger pistol or a Browning Buckmark against your shoulder? Does it become a SBR?)


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Old 08-28-2020, 6:48 PM
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Yup, then you can use folding braces commonly used on SIG MPX's and MCX's.
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I think those PDWs feel cheap and look uncomfortable as hell. I’d go for a folder if you don’t need the buffer. Does gear head works have something for the MPX?

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Maybe something like this
https://triggerdepot.com/product/sb-...l-brace-3-pos/

Or as you mentioned, side folder.
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Old 08-29-2020, 5:22 AM
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Maybe something like this
https://triggerdepot.com/product/sb-...l-brace-3-pos/

Or as you mentioned, side folder.
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Yup, then you can use folding braces commonly used on SIG MPX's and MCX's.
Would the adjustable struts hit the upper reciever though? I see the MPX upper has reliefs accommodate them.
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Old 08-29-2020, 5:27 AM
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Use this from KNS Precision:



And find something soft that attaches to the picatinny rail that can serve as a buttstock.
Like this:

https://www.ebay.com/c/1458500587

(But be ready to argue with the ATF that though it is not a brace, it is still a pistol. What if you were to put a Luger pistol or a Browning Buckmark against your shoulder? Does it become a SBR?)


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I'm for sure going to get that adapter. And as for a folding brace I'm gonna go with a Zenitco PT-1 folding stock, and replace the stock with a pistol brace but not sure which one yet.

Just wish there's something out there that's similar to the MPX style but shorter. A folding brace is CA compliant questionable I think.
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Old 08-29-2020, 7:29 AM
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I'm for sure going to get that adapter. And as for a folding brace I'm gonna go with a Zenitco PT-1 folding stock, and replace the stock with a pistol brace but not sure which one yet.

Just wish there's something out there that's similar to the MPX style but shorter. A folding brace is CA compliant questionable I think.
While I love Zenitco’s stuff, consider the weight penalty before you plunk down your money. I have their full AK kit, but it weighs a ton.

In Russia, you don’t lift rifle, rifle lift you.

Once you have a picatinny rail back there, you have a world of choices. I’d start looking at Custom Smith Manufacturing and J Mac Custom for pic rail to brace adapters. You’re going to have fun.

CSM’s adapter:
https://customsmithmfg.com/shop/ols/...old-separately

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Would the adjustable struts hit the upper reciever though? I see the MPX upper has reliefs accommodate them.
I think they’re talking about side folders, those channels on the MPX are for the collapsing stock.

Fitting a side folder to an AR would be tricky as far as stock/brace adapter to receiver, ejection port, controls, etc. interference. They’re not meant for an AR after all. I find CSM is the easiest to work for one off projects. (Not affiliated, just a happy customer)

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A side folding triangle brace like a CNC Warrior or SB would be shorter when folded than a retractable.
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Old 08-29-2020, 9:37 PM
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While I love Zenitco’s stuff, consider the weight penalty before you plunk down your money. I have their full AK kit, but it weighs a ton.

In Russia, you don’t lift rifle, rifle lift you.

Once you have a picatinny rail back there, you have a world of choices. I’d start looking at Custom Smith Manufacturing and J Mac Custom for pic rail to brace adapters. You’re going to have fun.

CSM’s adapter:
https://customsmithmfg.com/shop/ols/...old-separately

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Thanks for your input and showing me a bunch of cool stuff! I'm going with the 1913 mount and a couple Jmac Customs folders. I'll end up posting a pic when I pick my lower up from jail.

Thank you everyone for your input and showing me a bunch of options I have out there.
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Good thing my OP was for pistol braces.
That's a pretty snide response from someone who posted this in the CENTERFIRE RIFLES subforum. Genius.
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Old 08-30-2020, 4:59 PM
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That's a pretty snide response from someone who posted this in the CENTERFIRE RIFLES subforum. Genius.
So should I ask the handgun guys AR15 related stuff? Which 12.5" barrel they use on their handgun or buffer weight/gas block they use for their handgun to cycle right?
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Old 08-30-2020, 5:00 PM
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A side folding triangle brace like a CNC Warrior or SB would be shorter when folded than a retractable.
Right, and that is def the route I'm taking.

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So should I ask the handgun guys AR15 related stuff? Which 12.5" barrel they use on their handgun or buffer weight/gas block they use for their handgun to cycle right?
“All you need is a Glock 19”


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“All you need is a Glock 19”


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done!

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Very nice!


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