ATF Decides Q, LLC-manufactured AR-15 pistol with stabilizer brace is an SBR

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ATF Decides Q, LLC-manufactured AR-15 pistol with stabilizer brace is an SBR

Post by raptor2 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:58 pm

Any topic title with ATF in it is generally not good news.

If you own a Q,LLC manufactured AR-15 pistol you need to take immediate action to avoid a possible NFA violation. They also want to review 2 other AR pistols made by this firm.

The ATF is likely going to use this type of reclassification for future such "errors in approval" and or change in policy.

The pistol brace is made by SB Tactical and if you own one of these you should also keep an eye on this.

Q, LLC letter to customers ... -FINAL.pdf

ATF cease & desist letter to Q,LLC ... Letter.pdf
On August 3, 2020, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives issued Q a formal Cease & Desist letter, notifying us that ATF has taken the position that the Q Honey Badger Pistol is a short-barreled rifle regulated under the National Firearms Act. In response, Q has ceased all production of the Honey Badger Pistol, and submitted a comprehensive letter to ATF and the Department of Justice stating why we disagree with this classification. Additionally, we have provided recommendations on how to address firearms already in circulation. Q is seeking solutions that best protect you, the individual, and Q’s distribution network from falling out of compliance with ATF regulations, and federal law. At this time, Q has not received and definite guidance from the ATF.
They also suggest that the owners of such pistol either 1.) remove the upper from the frame and either dedicate it to another AR pistol or NFA registered SBR. 2.) transfer the upper a 3rd party who does not have a Q,LLC AR pistol and out of your ownership. 3.) once that is done apply for an NFA SBR stamp.
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