Shockwave Blade Pistol Stabilizer Legal to Cheek Weld, Too

We just received word today that, per the ATF, it is also perfectly legal to hold the Shockwave Blade pistol stabilizer against your cheek when firing. Just make sure you maintain a ray of sunshine between the rear of the Blade and your shoulder. In other words, “don’t use it as a shoulder stock.”

Using the Blade for a cheek weld also gives you an incredible amount of additional stability. I wouldn’t have believed it if a customer of mine hadn’t tried it (with one of the latest prototypes we handed out during SHOT Show) and prompted me to give it a try. That third point of contact against your cheek really gives you a great amount of stability. (I guess three points really do determine a plane. Who knew that junior high school geometry would come in handy some day?) And the recoil of 5.56mm or .300 BLK or even 7.62mm x 39 is easily managed with just one or two hands. 🙂 And according to my contacts at FTISB, two hands on a pistol doesn’t “automagically” redesign the pistol into an AOW—regardless of what the “interwebs” say.

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14 replies on “Shockwave Blade Pistol Stabilizer Legal to Cheek Weld, Too”

I have searched for an ATF letter stating what you claim but have been unable to find this info from the ATF.If you have this could you please publish it.Would like to have it with me at the range. Thanks Eugene

Hello Eugene,

It’s in the underlined portion in the second paragraph at this link:

“provided the Blade AR Pistol Stabilizer is used as originally designed and NOT used as a shoulder stock.”

I phoned Tech Branch for clarification and their response was: “If you are holding the Blade up to your cheek, you are not using it as a shoulder stock.”

I hope that helps,

If your range is concerned about arbitrary ATF rules then I would like to suggest you are going to the wrong range.

For my part I am in open rebellion against the ATF, FBI and all of Washington State and refuse to obey any laws other than typical gun safety rules and using two hands wherever practical. If WE do not act in this manner they WILL take away our 2A Rights. We need to ALL stick together on this amd present a United Front.

I was going to swap the blade & tube out from my FX-9, but after reading this and doing lots of research on the ATF and other comparable accessories and keeping the setup Freedom Ordinance supplied. I like having a document attesting to the legality of the parts.

Hi John,

Everything changed with the new rule. Our attorney is reviewing and we will have something posted on our site in the coming weeks.

As of today (11/10/23), there is a nationwide injunction in place to prevent any kind of enforcement. Of course things can change.

Listen. If an Always The Fools agent runs up on you with a caliper or ruler attempting to measure the distance between your blade stabilizer and your shoulder….. slap the s h it out of em and carry on. Those who fought bravely to make this country didn’t have to leave space between their weapons and shoulder did they?

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