Submit a Comment to ATF to Protect Pistol Stabilizing Braces

On June 7, 2021, the ATF proposed a rule on pistol stabilizing braces that’s going to impact millions of Americans. They’re calling it: Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached “Stabilizing Braces.”


Here are a couple key highlights in this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM):


  • ATF is trying to update the definition of a rifle to include any weapon with a rifled barrel that has a stabilizing brace because they believe firearm owners are using these pistol stabilizers with the intent of converting pistols into short-barreled rifles.
  • ATF would apply a “point system” (up to 4 points) to determine whether a pistol stabilizer would convert and classify it as a short-barreled rifle.  


If this rule goes into effect, it will be the largest firearms ban in the entire history of the United States that will impact millions of Americans with privately-owned firearms (including thousands of jobs in the firearm industry). These firearms will suddenly become unlawfully possessed  unless owners do the following:


  • Add a longer barrel to the firearm so it won’t be considered a short-barreled rifle
  • Surrender the firearm to ATF 
  • Completely remove and destroy the pistol stabilizer (if the firearm was assembled from scratch). 
  • Completely destroy the firearm (if it was an OEM-made firearm because a pistol cannot be made from something that was first manufactured as a rifle).  
  • Pay ANOTHER $200 tax and register the firearm with ATF.  



That means millions of Americans will become felons by owning these items if this rule gets put in place. 


For the sake of gun owners across the country (including yourself) who own a pistol stabilizing brace for your firearm, we need your help to stop this.






How to submit a quality comment to make sure it gets counted:


  • Include why the proposed rule is arbitrary, vague, complex, and burdensome.
  • Mention the rule is going after lawful gun owners and not criminals.
  • Detail that the rule is vague or complicated and that the “score card” doesn’t make sense
  • Show how the rules is arbitrary
  • Remind them that Arm braces are common
  • Remind them that they are common because the ATF always has said they were legal and provided approval letters
  • Discuss potential for felony penalties
  • Describe how the rule is complex and will be impractical to enforce



What NOT to include in your comment:

  • Talk about unrelated matters
  • Use the words Tyranny or bootlicker
  • Use profanity
  • Ramble
  • Submit anonymously – it won’t count


Comments must be submitted on or before September 8, 2021.


You can submit comments in one of three methods (but only one – do not submit multiple times or by more than one method). 


  • Federal eRulemaking Portal:
    • ATF recommends that you submit your comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal at and following the instructions
    • Link to Comment: Federal Register :: Factoring Criteria for Firearms With Attached “Stabilizing Braces”
    • Keep the comment tracking number that is provided after you have successfully uploaded your comment.
  • Mail:
    • Send written comments to:
      Denise Brown
      Office of Regulatory Affairs, Enforcement Programs and Services, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
      ATTN: ATF 2021R-08
      Mail Stop 6N-518
      99 New York Ave. NE
      Washington DC 20226
    • Written comments must include:
      • the reference agency and docket number: ATF 2021R-08
      • Legible and appear in minimum 12-point font size (.17 inches)
      • Commenter’s first and last name
      • Commenter’s full mailing address
      • Must be signed
      • Must be postmarked on or before September 8, 2021
  • Facsimile: 
    • Submit comments by facsimile transmission to (202) 648-9741
    • Faxed comments must include the following:
      • Reference agency and docket number: ATF 2021R-08
      • Legible and appear in minimum 12-point font size (.17 inches)
      • 8 ½” x 11” paper 
      • Commenter’s first and last name 
      • Commenter’s full mailing address
      • Must be signed
      • Must be transmitted on or before September 8, 2021 
      • No more than five pages long

Contact your senator and house representative today to let them know this is unconstitutional and illegal under the current laws under the NFA. 


It does matter. It does impact you. 


Do your part and make your voice heard to keep this rule from being put in place. 

Learn About the New Shockwave Blade Classic & Blade Stealth

Unsatisfied with the current pistol stabilizer options on the market, Shockwave Technologies released the game-changing Blade pistol stabilizer back in 2015. Since then, our products have only gotten better. 


As the Blade enthusiast population has rapidly grown the past several years, dealers, firearm manufacturers and DIY gun builders interested in pistol stabilizers have grown right there with it. This demand has allowed Shockwave to continue making advancements to these products to create the best-in-class pistol stabilizers on the market.


In 2020, Shockwave is excited to announce the all new Blade Classic and Blade Stealth.


Blade® Classic

shockwave blade classic pistol stabilizer

The new, veteran-designed Shockwave Blade® Classic pistol stabilizer takes a slightly smaller traditional and signature Shockwave Blade® look with all the new desired features. 


The Blade Classic pistol stabilizer is manufactured to exacting tolerances, adjustable with a simple pull mechanism, and fits all pistols equipped with a Mil-spec buffer tube: AR-15 pattern, MPX, Glock, CZ Scorpion Evo 3, HK9X pattern, etc. It’s made from high-strength glass-reinforced polymer with a QD swivel cup (QD swivel not included). 


With the vertical pull mechanism on the bottom of the Blade, you’ll be able to adjust it to different lengths and gain more support, giving you a boost in your marksmanship game and more all-around comfort with each shot.  

Blade® Stealth

shockwave blade stealth pistol stabilizer

The Shockwave Blade® Stealth pistol stabilizer is our latest creation. The new slick look and slightly smaller profile makes it an extremely comfortable brace for any user. The Blade Stealth is adjustable with a simple pull mechanism. 


Just like the Blade Classic, it’s also made from high-strength glass-reinforced polymer with a QD swivel cup (QD swivel is not included) and fits all pistols equipped with a Mi-spec buffer tube.


Ultimately, both of the affordable Blade Classic and Blade Stealth pistol stabilizers remain lightweight, durable and thin with its robust design.

Shockwave Blade® Classic and Shockwave Blade® Stealth features include:


  • Available in Black (coming soon in FDE, ODG, and Gray)
  • Side quick disconnect for sling attachment on either side
  • Quick and easy to install. Just slip it on and it locks in place.
  • Provides additional support during firing.
  • Weighs a scant 4.0 ounces.

For dealer orders or packages please contact us at: 


How the Shockwave ZMAG™ 30 Fixed Zytel Magazine Issues

The Big 80s Were Great! 80s Plastics Technology? Not So Much.



The Issues with Zytel Magazines


Nearly as much as has been written about the issues regarding Zytel magazines for the M-11/NINE guns as the guns themselves. The main criticisms were primarily that the plastic feedlips would wear out prematurely, leading to feeding unreliability, and that the magazine bodies would sometimes split open, which would add to feeding issues — or simply dump your ammo all over the ground.


The springs in Zytel magazines also tended to be quite weak. The springs lacked the strength necessary to tightly push the bullets up against the feedlips, which all too often led to cartridges “nosing down” into the magazine body and causing a jam.

That’s When Shockwave Stepped In

Shockwave ZMAG 30

All these issues with the Zytel magazines created a demand for a better-designed magazine. That’s when Shockwave Technologies entered the picture for MAC owners. Working with a team of American engineers who had decades of experience in sheetmetal stamping, we designed, prototyped, tested, and—in 2014—began manufacturing and selling our ZMAG 30. The 50-round version—the ZMAG 50—followed several months later.


Shockwave’s ZMAGs are the perfect upgrade to liven up your M-11/NINE pistols and submachine guns. They’re designed to last generations with their durable steel construction, feed flawlessly with their polymer followers and dependable Wolff springs, and look attractive all the while with their gorgeous Cerakote finish. The ZMAGs also feature witness holes, so you can see at a glance how many rounds you have on tap at any time.


Strong, lightweight, easy to load, and simple to disassemble, Shockwave ZMAGs are the last word in M11/NINE magazines.

Back-in-Stock Alert: Shockwave ZMAG™ 30


The metal 30-round Shockwave ZMAG for the Cobray M-11 (9mm and .380) is back in stock! Its 8.2 ounce weight and unbeatable design make it head and shoulders above competition.


Shockwave ZMAG 30 features include:


  • Mag stop is a go/no-go feature in our opinion. It prevents over-inserting a mag into your gun and bending your ejector rod, which can quickly ruin your day at the range.
  • Robust, high-reliability feedlips are designed for optimal ammunition feeding. If you have a feedramp that’s out of spec, resolve your feeding issues once and for all with the super-reliable ZMAG.
  • Anti-tilt, low-friction polymer follower ensures the utmost in reliability.
  • Wolff spring improves feeding reliability.
  • Compatibility with the factory Cobray loader and the Butler Creek Uplula lets you easily load your ZMAGs using these very handy loaders.
  • Works with all stock designs, including the factory folding stock.
  • Ammo witness holes on the left side of the ZMAG allow you to see remaining ammo at a glance.
  • Optimally placed mag catch.
  • Rugged black Cerakote finish will protect your ZMAGs for decades to come.


The Shockwave ZMAG 30 fits and functions in all M-11 guns that originally shipped with the Zytel magazines:


  • SWD M-11/NINE Submachine Gun (9mm)
  • SWD SM-11/NINE Semi-Auto Pistol (9mm)
  • SWD SM-11/NINE Semi-Auto Carbine (9mm)
  • SWD M11-A1 Submachine Gun (.380)
  • SWD SM-12/380 Semi-Auto Pistol (.380)
  • LEINAD / FMJ PM-11/NINE AWB-Compliant Semi-Auto Pistol (9mm)
  • LEINAD / FMJ PM-12/380 AWB-Compliant Semi-Auto Pistol (.380)
  • LEINAD CM-11/NINE AWB-Compliant Semi-Auto Carbine (9mm)
  • LEINAD TM-11/NINE AWB-Compliant Thompson-Style Semi-Auto Carbine (9mm)


*ZMAGs are not available for sale in the following states/areas: CA, CO, CT, MA, MD, NJ, NY, and Chicago*

Firearm Shortage 2020: How Dealers Can Quickly Restock Shelves

shockwave model

Pandemics. Economic Crises. Presidential Elections. Riots. Prisoner releases. These are just a few ingredients to the recipe for panic, causing the firearm shortage 2020 across the nation. Any form of civil unrest can lead many to fear for their families and homes, and they’ll do anything to protect and preserve it. 


There has been a record-breaking surge in firearm sales and new gun owners in 2020. In fact, according to NSSF, there was a 135.7% increase in background checks in June 2020 compared to June 2019 for folks to purchase or possess firearms — that’s nearly 5 million new gun owners so far this year. With Mossberg 590 Shockwave at the top of the Pump action shotgun sales, it’s clear that gun owners are gearing up for home defense


Much like the toilet paper demand in the Spring of 2020 with the coronavirus outbreak, gun stores have been selling out of supplies like hot cakes and forced to put a limit inventory sales to “slow the curve” of shortages for local gun owners. Due to the shortage of firearm supplies, local stores are struggling to stay afloat because they have nothing on their shelves to sell. The national shortage of firearms, firearm accessories and ammo affects everyone.


However, while there is low supply and high demand for dealers and stores selling supplies, there is still hope for restocking those shelves quickly.


Need help restocking your shelves? Fill it with Shockwave products


Contact Shockwave Technologies to restock your shelves quickly with reputable firearm products. We’ve ramped up staffing and production to ensure we can provide products in a timely manner. We currently have no supply issues and ship the following business day. 


Restock your shelves during the firearm shortage 2020 with some of our most popular firearm accessories:


  • Raptor™ Grip
  • Raptor™ F1 Forend
  • Raptor™ Forend Tool
  • Raptor™ Strap Kit
  • Blade®
  • Blade® 2M
  • 30 Round ZMAG™ and 50 Round ZMAG™

Find out which firearms are compatible with Shockwave.

Shockwave Technologies Product Review by Shotgun Nation

We’re proud to feature a review of our products from Shotgun Nation. Check out the video below or watch it on YouTube here.



In this video, Shotgun Nation reviews installation and tests out performance of these quality Shockwave Technologies products:


These products are also available for the Remington 870 and Remington Tac 14:


Raptor F1 Forend/Heatshield

The Raptor™ F1 Forend/Heatshield is available for Mossberg 500/590 and Remington 870. It features glass reinforced polymer, an integrated removable heat shield, 10 M-LOK® slots, front and rear hand stops and sights. The heat shield prevents burns from the hot barrel of the shotgun. Also featured in the video is our Forend Nut Removal Tool available for the Mossberg 500/590 and Remington 870 12-gauge. 


Raptor™ Grip

Created for the Mossberg 500/590 and Remington 870, the Raptor™ Grip is made of super-tough glass-filled polymer and provides an enhanced texture to give a great hold on your firearm. This video features an installation of the Raptor™ Grip on a Mossberg 590 and fits a variety of firearms listed here. The Raptor Grip is also available for Remington 870


Raptor™ Strap Kit

Designed for the Mossberg 500/590 and Remington 870 forends, the Raptor™ Strap Kit includes the strap, attachment hardware and detailed instructions with full-size template. A quick installation is demonstrated in the video. 


Blade® 2M Pistol Stabilizer

The video shows the Blade 2M Pistol Stabilizer and the new feature that sets it apart from the original version: the ability to easily adjust the stabilizer. This product fits all pistols equipped with a Mil-spec buffer tube to provide additional support during firing. 


All Shockwave Technologies products are proudly veteran designed and made in the U.S.A. Special thanks to Shotgun Nation for demoing our products. Follow along for more of their awesome content here


To enter the Shotgun Nation contest to win any of the items reviewed in the video, be sure to join the Sluglife Facebook group at and like our Shockwave Technologies Facebook page at

Buyer Beware: Are You Buying a Real Shockwave Product or a Fake?

Here’s the unfortunate truth: online scams, counterfeits, and con artists have been on a rising rampage — especially during COVID-19. 


And this applies to firearm sales, too. 


At Shockwave Technologies, we want to ensure our customers are protected from buying into these scams and frauds. We’re proud to have all Shockwave products (truly) made in America and strive to support local businesses every chance we can. But unauthorized fake products coming in from other countries threaten our economy and swindle gun buyers into purchasing low-quality (or illegally made) products without them realizing it. 


Let’s take a look at a few steps gun buyers (like yourself) can take to prevent being swindled and combat this “dark side” of purchasing guns and gun parts, both online and in the store. And specifically, how to ensure you’re getting a genuine Shockwave product.


Do your due diligence.


If you’re buying a true Shockwave product, you’re paying for a top-quality product that is built on ethical standards. Don’t let scammers take advantage of you by taking your hard-earned money and giving you a fake item. And not just fake — a poorly built or illegally-made item, too. So it’s essential to do your due diligence and ensure a product has all the right components of a true Shockwave product. 


Let’s take a look at what makes a product fake, why it’s important, and a checklist of things you need to look for.


What makes a product fake?


Fake products are anything that’s claimed to be something that it’s not, from designer bags to collector items and everything in between. Some gun dealers falsely claim the Chinese-made products they are selling are Shockwave products, made in America, and ATF approved. Genuine Shockwave products are truly made in America and ATF approved.


Why does it matter?


Think about it — if you pay $100 for a fake product that is normally $200 for the real product (for example), you didn’t save money at all. You just wasted $100 on something that is low quality, likely illegally made, potentially dangerous for you and/or your firearm to use, and won’t give you the product experience you think you’re getting with the real product. Giving even one dollar to a false manufacturer or dealer is supporting their scam and keeping them in business to continue growing and scamming gun buyers with their fake products. 


These unethical dealers not only rob ethical, American-made companies from providing the real deal to everyday guy buyers, but they rob their own customers by tricking them to spend their hard-earned money on a counterfeit product. If you’re going to pay hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars for a gun and gun parts, you deserve to get the real deal. 


Diligently examine the products you plan to purchase with the intent of finding a red flag. If you don’t find an immediate red flag, follow the checklist below. It’s better to be a skeptic going into purchasing expensive, dangerous products than it is to assume it’s legitimate.


How to make sure you’re getting a genuine firearm product:


  1. Does the price sound too good to be true? Then it probably is. The price of the gun or gun part should be reasonable and comparable. Huge discounts on high-end products, items that are highly underpriced from the average cost, or advertisements that push a major sense of urgency with a great deal (i.e. “one time only”) tend to be scams and counterfeits. 

  2. Is the dealer reputable and established? Check out their return policies, secure payment options, and make sure you’ll get a descriptive receipt. You can look at their FAQs, policies, and terms of purchase to understand what’s guaranteed. Here’s an example of this information that Shockwave provides. Be skeptical if you read passive words like “probably,” “in the style of,” or “type.” 

  3. Is there a serial number on the gun? Or a patent number on the Shockwave gun part? There should be. If there isn’t one, be skeptical. But how do you know if it’s a bogus number? You can check out Google’s Advanced Patent Search to determine if a patent number is real, and HotGunz to look up a gun’s serial number to determine if it has been stolen or a fake.

  4. Are there multiple photos of the gun? The best sellers and dealers will post multiple photos, including close-ups. Make sure the photos don’t look Photoshopped or altered. 

  5. Is there a detailed description? A complete description that shows all details of the product for sale is important for making sure all information is accurate. 

  6. Is there a secure payment method accepted? Do not use PayPal or a PayPal-affiliated platform, as they have banned firearm sales and will seize your transaction funds if you try to use it. Money orders and checks are a scammer’s preferred way to get paid because it’s untraceable and makes it easy to steal information for identity theft. The best bet is to pay securely via credit card.

Channel your inner detective.


Following the provided checklist is an important method to ensure you purchase a genuine product. But let’s walk through a couple actual fake copycats of Shockwave products and show you how to play detective. 

Counterfeit Shockwave Blade

This is a Chinese product that sold lookalike counterfeit items labeled as “Blade” — but don’t worry, we got them shut down. The item claimed to be a Shockwave Blade, but it was a fake. 

Counterfeit Raptor Grip

Counterfeit Raptor Grip

These items are still being sold and marketed as a Raptor grip, but don’t be fooled — this is no raptor grip. It is yet to be determined who is making these but they falsely claim to be a Raptor grip. 


They also claim these products are made in America, but that is yet to be determined. These items are counterfeit because they have no plug for the bolt hole and are not made by Shockwave Technologies or used by the Mossberg or Remington firearms.


When it comes to our Blades, it is especially important that consumers have a brace that is ATF approved for pistol use. We have found some very interesting ones on the market that are alarmingly fake (and ugly, if we might add).


New Shockwave Blades are labeled with our patent number. Grips have the Shockwave Technologies name on it and a plug in the back. 

Contact Shockwave directly to confirm.


Contact Shockwave Technologies directly to confirm that the site or product you are buying from is reputable and accurate. It also lets us know who else is out there trying to scam our customers into spending their hard-earned money on fake products. 


We continue to work closely with anti-counterfeiting attorneys to protect our customers from being scammed and receiving a low-quality product. We won’t let scammers continue to get away with it as much as we can help it. And you can help by letting us know if you come across a fake product being sold. 

Unfortunately, these scammers and counterfeit dealers are getting smarter every day. Even their packaging can look really similar to Shockwave’s, but it’s not from us. We invite you to help us combat these fake sellers and products by taking the steps we mentioned above, and let us know about it so we can work with our legal team to shut them down and protect our customers. 


All of these tips and tricks to ensuring you’re getting a genuine product can be overwhelming, but we are here to help. 


If you’re interested in buying a true Shockwave product, you can buy directly from us on our secure website or contact us if you have any questions.

Shockwave Raptor F1 Forend

Introducing the Shockwave Raptor F1 Forend for Mossberg 500/590 and Remington 870.



The Shockwave Technologies Raptor F1 Forend and Heat Shield is MADE IN AMERICA. With its enhanced texture, you gain a great hold on your firearm. Its glass-filled polymer construction is virtually indestructible.


When you want to turn up your shotgun’s badass factor up to 11, reach for the Shockwave Raptor F1 forend. Cutting-edge design meets improved handling and fast target acquisition.


Features include:

  • Rugged glass-reinforced polymer
  • Lightweight
  • Avaliable in Black, FDE, OD Green and Gray
  • Extra length lets you personalize forward handhold
  • Ribbed inset area provides secure gripping
  • Front and rear handstops improve safety
  • A total of 10 M-LOK® slots for mounting lights, vertical grips, angled grips, Picatinny rails, and more
  • Upper heat shield to prevents burns and offers rifle sights for fast target acquisition
  • Forend Tool simplifies and speeds installation
  • Compatible with Mossberg 590 12-gauge firearms and Mossberg Shockwave 590 12-gauge
  • Veteran designed
  • Made in U.S.A.


Various packages avaliable


Raptor F1 Forend only for 500/590

Raptor F1 Forend only for 590

Raptor F1 Forend+ Heat Shield 500/590

Raptor F1 Forend + Heat Shield 590

Raptor F1 Forend + Heat Shield + Forend Tool for 500/590

Raptor F1 Forend + Heat Shield + Forend Tool for 590

Raptor Grip + Raptor F1 Forend + Heat Shield + Forend Tool for 500/590

Raptor Grip + Raptor F1 Forend + Heat Shield + Forend Tool for 590


Raptor F1 Forend 870

Raptor F1 Forend + Heat Shield 870

Raptor F1 Forend + Heat Shield + Forend Tool for 870

Raptor Grip + Raprot F1 Forend + Heat Shield + Forend Tool for 870