New SIG SBX Brace on the way?

| April 29, 2014 | 8 Comments

The SIG SB15 brace has been a popular accessory for those who are interested in an improvised shouldering aid (not a stock) or as an interim holdover before their NFA stamp comes back from the ATF.

Apparently SIG has announced a new version of the brace and had it on display at the NRA national convention.

Sig Folding Brace 1

Sig Folding Brace 2

Yep, that’s a folding mechanism on it. No word if the brace comes with the folding adapter standard or if it’s an add on piece.

WarriorTalk member SVO had this to say:

Sig will stop selling the SB15 shortly, supposedly by September (I bet plenty will remain with wholesalers after this time). The replacement is the SBX, which looks much less like a stock and more like someone duct taped the buffer tube to their arm. It may or may not work as well as the SB15. That is to say, it looks rigid enough, but I have no idea if it is, yet.

Gun Mutt, another WarriorTalk member, wrote that the SIG rep stated the brace will be available in about two weeks and is made out of a more rigid material than the first one.

I feel like the profile is more streamlined than the first version, which is helpful for my particular endeavor of highly portable rifles and PDW. However, there is some concern that the new version won’t be as useful as an improvised stock. Time will tell.

No information about price yet.

If it’s less than $250 it’s a slam dunk, since the Law Tactical folding buffer tube adapter is $200 on its own.

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8 Comments on "New SIG SBX Brace on the way?"

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  1. Charles says:

    The LAW folder just released an updated version too.
    It sure would be keen to learn more about Sig Brace II (comparison?) soon! , so that a builder could scoop up some of the early versions before they dry up (if the original turns out to be more desirable!) .

    • Short Barrel Shepherd Short Barrel Shepherd says:

      I wrote to Zach over at Law Tactical today to see if I could get some details about pricing, availability, etc. Hopefully I can get an evaluation unit, but we’ll see.

  2. Charles says:

    So far, I’m seeing the original a a bit more versatile. I’ve tried it on a couple different length/brand of buffer tubes (Spikes pistol & KAK w/integral spacer) and it’s sort of a toss-up as to which I prefer.
    If only KAK would put a QD socket on the end like the Spikes (like I keep pleading for them to do!) that would cure the indecision for me.

  3. Charles says:

    I like the idea the it is more compact, but if it is integral to the tube and hinge I don’t know that it has quite the draw for me.
    Hell, I guess it would just mean adding another AR pistol (6.8? – how about a straight .308? heh-heh) to the collection.

  4. B R Kurtz B R Kurtz says:

    I too, am a bit concernd it wont be a “useful”. If SIG is re-tooling (a new mold) theres a reason; but why. Have to wonder if our “uncle” suggested it? Yep this one is slimmer and less rubber; but is there enuf’ of a cost savings on a proven unit to make the cost of the change worthwhile?

  5. Chris says:

    Has anyone heard if it comes with the buffer tube folder?

    • Short Barrel Shepherd Short Barrel Shepherd says:

      I haven’t been able to get any additional information so far. In looking at the pictures more it looks like the folding piece might be part of the firearm and not the SBX Brace.

      I am trying to contact Brownells to get an advance copy but I don’t know if I will be able to get one before they are commercially released.

  6. Stephen says:

    No word yet on the SBX, that I can find. Any news on why this isn’t out yet?

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