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    Interest in a PDW Brace Group Buy

    I wanted to gauge interest in a possible PDW telescoping brace group buy before approaching manufacturers.

    With all the pistol builds going on, I've been looking at the Maxim PDW brace and the SB Tactical brace.

    Main differences between the 2:

    SB is longer collapsed, shorter extended, no gap between the RET and the cheek piece, and uses a standard carbine buffer and spring.

    Maxim PDW is shorter collapsed, with more length to extend, has a proprietary shorter RET, buffer, and recoil spring. There is also a special short JP SCS available for it with various weights.

    The SB has one QD plate socket underneath, whereas the Maxim has QD sockets cut into the telescoping arm housing assembly.

    SBs go for around $220 normally, whereas the Maxim goes for around $400.

    If you want compactness and more adjustability in LOP with more QD sling options, the Maxim seems to be the one to beat.

    If you want lower price with commonality of standard buffers and aren't as concerned with compactness, and don't mind the shorter LOP when extended, the SB seems to be the way to go.

    I personally want the Maxim CQB Brace in FDE.

    SB Tactical Brace:




    Maxim PDW Brace:







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    I would certainly have interest in a group buy like this. I also would lean more towards the Maxim brace. But i could be happy with either.

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    +1 for maxim

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    Have you looked at...

    http://www.thordsencustoms.com/ar-ak...-saddle-black/

    Running it on my Lilja 12.5 pistol. Battery storage, Pretty solid,
    2 QD's 1 left 1 right and you can buy a keyed endplate QD for single point slings. No LOP adjustments but sold in diffetent sizes.
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    Using a Thordsen custom on my Lilja pistol as well. With law tactical folding adapter. Not 100% in love with it, I’d be interested in the Maxim.

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    +2 for the maxim. I have decided on this one for my build!

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    I could be interested in the Maxim.

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    I am interested. I lean more toward the SB from a cost and compatibility standpoint.

    Here are the lengths
    Maxim PDW: 5.375” closed, 6.875” 1st position, 8.375” 2nd position, 9.24” fully extended
    SB PDW: 6.75 in (collapsed), 8.125 in (mid), 9.375 (extended)

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    I'd be interested. Do either or both come with proprietary buffers?

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    fyi, DSG has the sp tactical mpx pstol brace on sale for 164 atm
    have to log in to see the price

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    I would probably be interested in either

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    I think I like the Mamim with the proprietary buffer tube/spring. Not that I'd turn down the SB if the price was right.

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    Anyone else looked at the gear head works tail hook mod 1? That's what I'm going with.. https://www.rainierarms.com/gear-hea...-page-product2

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    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakal View Post
    52,

    Have you looked at...

    http://www.thordsencustoms.com/ar-ak...-saddle-black/

    Running it on my Lilja 12.5 pistol. Battery storage, Pretty solid,
    2 QD's 1 left 1 right and you can buy a keyed endplate QD for single point slings. No LOP adjustments but sold in diffetent sizes.
    Yes, I've seen and used them.

    There's no point to them anymore with the new letters.

    We can basically have PDW telescoping stock performance in a brace now, which is a big change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Profit Joseph Sith View Post
    I'd be interested. Do either or both come with proprietary buffers?

    SB uses standard carbine buffers in the AR15.

    Maxim uses its own short buffers, which come with the kit.
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    I would probably be in for a Maxim Brace in FDE

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRRPF52 View Post
    Yes, I've seen and used them.

    There's no point to them anymore with the new letters.

    We can basically have PDW telescoping stock performance in a brace now, which is a big change.
    i didn't know there was new letters. inwas just on the gearhead website checking out their next mod II kr whatever and it uses a full carbine tube and everything which i thought was totally illegal..
    so good to know, thanks!

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    The only reason to SBR now is so you can have a wider selection of normal carbine stocks in practice.

    The pistol brace telescoping MP5-like braces kinda make normal stocks pointless if you're trying to gain a compact option for the AR15 pistol.

    Someone sent a letter requesting clarification from ATF about using braces in manners other than intended by the manufacturers, to include placing the brace against your shoulder.

    Someone had actually walked by ATF's booth at SHOT Show with a brace duct-taped to their shoulder as a joke, to point out how preposterous their rulings are.

    Anyway, they returned the clarification letter saying that they would not be able to regulate people placing braces against their shoulders.

    I place stocks on my pectoral muscle anyway, so the parts of the human anatomy being discussed and debated about whether or not they can be regulated don't apply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LRRPF52 View Post
    I place stocks on my pectoral muscle anyway...
    Please elaborate! Are you trying to square up to the target? Where is the stock vertically -- below on on the collarbone?

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