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Old March 30, 2019, 10:00 PM   #1
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AR15 pistol arm brace recommendations?

I have a PSA marauder with a 1.25" dia. buffer tube. what brace would you recommend that will add a few more inches of length to the back end? I do not want to change buffer tubes.

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Old March 31, 2019, 05:38 PM   #2
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none?
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Old March 31, 2019, 06:17 PM   #3
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Your requirement to not change tubes is oddly restrictive. Lots of options, but not with a large OD tube.
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Old March 31, 2019, 06:36 PM   #4
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^^This. Most pistol braces are manufactured around mil spec tubes because that's whats popular
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Old March 31, 2019, 06:37 PM   #5
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You right, none. Not without changing the buffer tube.
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Old March 31, 2019, 07:04 PM   #6
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so without getting rid of the 1.25" buffer tube there aren't any? I didn't know that. Thanks.
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Old March 31, 2019, 07:33 PM   #7
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Why is it necessary to keep your buffer tube? They are super easy to change.
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Old April 1, 2019, 05:00 PM   #8
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Changing out the tube is pretty easy, so I wouldn't hesitate to consider it. I wouldn't be surprised if there were options out there for you, however, and a brace is a brace is a brace. Godspeed.

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Old April 2, 2019, 07:32 AM   #9
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ok. what tube brace combo would you recommend to add a little more length to the back end?
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Old April 2, 2019, 12:25 PM   #10
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SBA3 or SBA4, is what I would go with.
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Old April 3, 2019, 05:38 PM   #11
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SBA3 (there's a PDW in there to). If you add a LAW folding mechanism, it would add some length when unfolded.



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Old April 4, 2019, 05:15 AM   #12
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looking on gunbroker there are a few friction fit braces that seem to be compatible with the 1.2" dia. stock tube, that will added about 2" to the overall length.
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Old April 4, 2019, 11:40 AM   #13
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IF you are saying all you have is a bare tube and you want to add a brace to it, then the KAK blade will fit the oversize tube and you set the position with a set screw.



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Rock6, what kind of muzzle device is that on the far left firearm? Never seen one . .. .
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IF you are saying all you have is a bare tube and you want to add a brace to it, then the KAK blade will fit the oversize tube and you set the position with a set screw.



with a standard tube what stops that set screw from gouging the tube and the brace moving around? I mean their own tube has a divot channel for the screw to fasten to...
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Nothing prevents the screw from marking the tube, but the tube is a $15 part...

Mine doesn't move around in normal use, and it would be simple to dimple the tube for the set screw if that makes you feel better.
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Rock6, what kind of muzzle device is that on the far left firearm? Never seen one . .. .
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It's Arsenal's 4-piece Cone Flash Hider:

https://www.arsenalinc.com/usa/arsen...ash-hider.html

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