Shockwave Introduces the Blade AR Pistol Stabilizer

I was inspired to develop the Blade AR pistol stabilizer after purchasing a competitive product, which was introduced to the market a couple of years ago. Like many, I am a military veteran with limited use of my preferred firing hand (my right hand). Also like many, I am very fond of the AR-15 pistol platform. However, with limited use of my right hand, I find it difficult to accurately shoot such pistols.

 

I purchased the competitor’s product to see if it helped with marksmanship. It did—somewhat. However, I was very put off by the product’s hard rubber cuff. It was incredibly uncomfortable. As a long-time firearms product inventor, I knew we could come up with something better. And I believe we have.

The patent-pending Blade AR pistol stabilizer incorporates a flexible stabilizing “fin,” which the user rests against the inside of their forearm when in the firing position. This stabilizes the firearm in the horizontal plane. The friction created between the user’s forearm and the fin stabilizes the firearm in the vertical plane. This provides the shooter with additional support of a firearm while it is still held and operated with one hand—without the discomfort of the competitor’s product.

Further, if a user wishes, they can wrap a standard sling around the Blade AR and their forearm and secure it with the thumb of their firing hand to further stabilize their firearm in both the horizontal and vertical planes.

Unlike the competitor’s product, the Blade AR weighs a scant 5 oz.

Like the competitor’s product, the Blade AR pistol stabilizer is neither designed nor intended to enable a user to fire a weapon from the shoulder. (And that’s what the ATF actually cares about for classification.) For one, the Blade AR pistol stabilizer has no buttplate or provisions for attaching a buttplate. In fact, its lateral cross-sectional area is less than half that of the competitor’s product.

Pending ATF classification, our goal is to begin selling the Shockwave Blade AR in March 2015.

To get on the Blade-AR waiting list, email us.

-Marty

128 thoughts on “Shockwave Introduces the Blade AR Pistol Stabilizer

    1. Yes, I’m sure it can. As long as the receiver extension (buffer tube) is 1.25″ O.D., it should fit just fine.

      Thank you,
      Marty

  1. Assuming this passes, will the retail price be able to compete with the competitors price? Still able-bodied enough to do without, considering the price tag…..

    1. We are aiming to price the Blade AR at approximately $54. That’s about half the price of the competitor’s nearly 1-lb offering.

      Thank you,
      Marty

  2. Lets face it, pistol arm braces are stupid PERIOD. I’ll admit though, I have one on my ar pistol, but I’m also waiting on a form 1. Looks neat. I hope the price is better than the competitor, being whats look like a piece of plastic.

    1. We are aiming to price the Blade AR at approximately $54. That’s about half the price of the competitor’s nearly 1-lb offering.

      Thank you,
      Marty

  3. I need one. I hate the SIG brace – this one looks awesome. Please make it and please make it affordable. My pistol needs one.

  4. Will the brace have to but up against the receiver/plate or can it be used with the tubes that provide a spacer or extension area to push out the brace a little farther for us with much longer arms?

    1. We have redesigned the mounting and aesthetics of the Blade AR. You will be able to position it wherever you like on your pistol buffer tube.

      Thank you,
      Marty

  5. Will this work with the KAK industries super SB-15 buffer tube?
    Add me to your emailing list I will be glad to purchase one once they are produced and ATF approved!

    1. I don’t have a KAK super buffer tube to check. But I don’t think so. I have heard that the SB-15-specific tubes are smaller in diameter than standard pistol buffer tubes, as SIG made the SB-15 mounting hole too small for standard pistol buffer tubes.

    1. Hello A R,

      Thank you for your interest in the Blade-AR and for writing. We are still waiting for the opinion letter from Tech Branch. We were notified on October 15th that we should have the letter by the end of November.

      Thank you again,
      Marty

    1. Hi Chris,

      Thank you for writing. We will add you to the list to notify when we have these in stock and ready to ship.

      Thank you again,
      Marty

    1. Hi Matt,

      Thank you for your inquiry. We will put you on the list to notify once we are shipping production units.

      Thank you again,
      Marty

    1. Hi Frank,

      Thank you for your inquiry. We will put you on the list to notify once we are shipping production units.

      Thank you again,
      Marty

    1. Hi Tim,

      Thank you for your inquiry. We will put you on the list to notify once we are shipping production units.

      Thank you again,
      Marty

  6. Please add me to the list I would love one, some of my ar group members would also like one so when i know you have them over 100 people will know about them

  7. Hey Marty, have you thought about adding a couple of built-in areas on the upper or lower sides of the pistol stabilizer to slide Velcro straps through? You could then use the offside hand to tighten the straps for a secure fit.

    1. Hi Craig,

      We have thought about it, but have ruled it out to date. If one wants to add a velco strap, they can certainly do so.

      Thank you,
      Marty

  8. I have the SigTac SB15, and I find it very very uncomfortable and awkward to use. Please add me to the list! Email sent.

  9. I would like to purchase a blade as soon as they are available. Please add me to your notification list.
    Thanks.
    Mike.

  10. I received mine earlier this week and used it for the first time today. It performed better than expected. Thanks for a fantastic product.

  11. What about shooting the Shaockwave Blade from the cheek? Do you have clarification from the ATF on that? It is a brilliant product, I am very impressed with it so far.

  12. The blade brace is awesome. The only thing I would suggest and you guys more than likely tried it would be instead of the pointed set screw could you use a rubber pad that would not cut into the buffer tube? I’m amazed at how well it works. The line of sight is awesome.

    1. Hello Jason,

      Thank you for your kind words. The pointed set screw is a necessary “evil.” 😉 And yes, the ability to use your sights was one of the main driving forces behind the Blade.

      Thank you again,
      Marty

      1. Couldn’t a nylon tip set screw be used to lock in place without damage to the buffer tube? I use them on my reloading dies and they work like a charm for that duty.

        1. Hi Dennis,

          Thank you for writing. In our testing, the nylon-tipped set screws didn’t hold well enough.

          Thank you again,
          Marty

    1. Hi Robert,

      We just introduced OD Green yesterday. 🙂 Working on getting them on our site right now.

      Thank you,
      Marty

  13. Seem to have misplaced my letter clarifying that the brace is… well a brace and not a stock. How can I re-obtain a copy??

  14. Hello Marty, I ordered in the past on one of your products, and I enjoy having and using it….can you invent a product “like” the Raptor grip (solid form), but in a way use it as a balancer/stabilizer at the back of trunion of the M92 Pistol AK. Because of its balance 50% receiver weight and 50% and 50% on rear trunion balancer (solid weight ball), the trigger is the pivot balance point. Just wondering.
    Matt

  15. Hello. I was wondering how well or if this works well with the Midwest Industries Receiver Extension Sig Brace Pistol Buffer Tube? Thanks.

    1. Hello Joshua,

      Thank you for writing. The Blade will fit that tube, though tubes for the SB15 tend to be smaller in outside diameter than the standard of 1.25″. The Blade is designed for a 1.25″ O.D. tube, such as the KAK Shockwave tube with dimples.

      Thank you again,
      Marty

    1. From what I know of the Vltor A5, it is undersized in O.D. to fit a competitor’s product. You won’t be 100% happy combining the A5 with the Blade. My best suggestion is to just get the $20 KAK Shockwave tube. All problems solved. Thank you, Marty

  16. Do you have any plans to make the Shockwave Blade for the Kel Tec PLR 16 pistol.
    I bought it from you a while back for my CZ Scorpion EVO. Can’t say enough good about it.

    Buck

    1. Thank you for the kind words, Buck. We are working on an adapter for the Kel Tec pistols. Look for it later this year.

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