ATF Appeals (Most Likely in Vain) Texas Federal Judge’s Ruling

 

 

So what’s new on the legal front with regard to pistol stabilizing braces? Well, as we anticipated in an earlier blog, the Department of Justice did in fact appeal Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk’s ruling in Britto v. ATF to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. One of the ATF’s main arguments is that the Northern District of Texas Court shouldn’t have applied the ruling from Judge Reed O’Connor (also of the Northern District of Texas Court) in the Mock v. Garland case in determining issuance of the nationwide injunction that’s currently in place. You may remember that relief in the Mock v. Garland case included an injunction for members of the Firearms Policy Coalition, Second Amendment Foundation, Gun Owners of America, and others.

Now if that all sounds a bit like legalese word salad, that’s because it kinda is. NGL The short and sweet of it all is that we gun owners still enjoy a nationwide injunction on the pistol stabilizer brace ban that the ATF tried to put in place. The ATF is appealing the injunction at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Do they stand a chance of winning? Doubtful. The ATF has lost two big cases at the 5th Circuit in recent years: the bumpstock ban and the ghost gun ban. And those cases weren’t nearly the clear-cut violation of the 2nd Amendment that this overreach is.

So what’s next, you ask? As we wrote before, the consensus within the legal community is that the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will support the injunctive relief and issue a permanent injunction in the coming months. The various lawsuits against the ATF will continue for some years. No doubt that the issue will find itself in front of the U.S. Supreme Court at some point. In the meantime, Americans will be protected by the injunctions

Pistol Stabilizers are BACK! | Federal Judge Blocks Nationwide Enforcement of the Pistol Brace Rule

Last Wednesday, Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk of the United States District Court in the Northern District of Texas granted injunction relief (an injunction) to prevent the ATF from enforcing the ATF’s Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached Stabilizing Braces rule-nationwide. What does this mean? In short, as far as pistol braces go, we’re back to 2021.

To obtain this injunction, the plaintiffs needed to satisfy four rules:

  1. They must be likely to prevail on the merits.
  2. They would suffer irreparable harm if denied.
  3. The injury outweighs any harm that would be caused if the injunction is granted.
  4. The public interest supports relief.

Judge Kacsmaryk also noted that the rule would cause horrendous strain on companies who produce stabilizing braces. “Additionally, ATF admits the 10-year cost of the Rule is over one billion dollars,” he wrote. “And because of the Rule, certain manufacturers that obtain most of their sales from stabilizing braces risk having to close their doors for good.” Here at Shockwave, we are very thankful for all the support our customers and 2nd amendment organizations have provided to help keep the fight going. We wouldn’t still be here without you.

In the ruling Judge Kacsmaryk stated,“[T]he Court is certainly sympathetic to ATF’s concerns over public safety in the wake of tragic mass shootings. The Rule ’embodies salutary policy goals meant to protect vulnerable people in our society,’” Judge Kacsmaryk wrote in Britto v. ATF. “But public safety concerns must be addressed in ways that are lawful. This Rule is not.”

There are two main items he noted in his ruling for injunctive relief:

  1. The ATF did not follow the Administrative Procedures Act (APA).  

He wrote, ‘[t]he controlling law of this case is that the Government Defendants’ promulgation of the Final Rule ‘fails the logical-outgrowth test and violates the APA’ and ‘therefore must be set aside as unlawful’ under the APA,’”

  • The ATF is violating the 2nd Amendment.

He added,“Absent injunctive relief, the Final Rule will impair and threaten to deprive them of their fundamental right to keep and bear commonly used arms as a means of achieving the inherently lawful ends of self-defense. See U.S. CONST. AMEND. II (providing that the ‘right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.’).”

Here at Shockwave we worked tirelessly with U.S. Congressman Bilirakis, U.S. Congresswoman Anna Paulina Luna, and U.S. Senator Rick Scott to help overturn this rule through the power of the vote. While it won in the House, it did fail in the Senate.  So, it was back to the courts to help stop this overreach. Throughout the recent months there have been many injunctions set in place for Gun Owners of America, Second Amendment Foundation, FPC, and more. However, in order to be protected you would have needed to be named plaintiff or a member of one of these originations. With this new nationwide injunction from Judge Kasmaryk, that is no longer the case. All Americans are protected.

 

We are very thankful for all the hard work these 2nd amendment organizations do to help support companies like us and law abiding citizens who enjoy their 2nd amendment rights. So where do we go from here? Most certainly the Justice Department will appeal this ruling to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The consensus among the legal community is that they will support the injunction relief and issue a permanent injunction in the coming months. As to the various lawsuits themselves? These will be a long endeavor and will likely take years to work through the legal system. Eventually, the U.S. Supreme Court will probably hear them. In the meantime, Americans will be protected by the injunctions.

Shockwave offers four different pistol stabilizers.

Pistol stabilizers improve the shooter’s safety and accuracy as the AR pistol is stabilized on their forearm for support.

Blade Stealth

Blade Classic

Blade 2M

Blade Pistol Stabilizer 

Veterans Day

This Veterans Day, we would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to all those who have served—and to their families as well. Shockwave was founded by a veteran, and today’s management team has several veterans in their families. We are forever indebted to those who have given so much to protect our country’s freedom for all Americans.

Honor the heroes in your life and say “thank you” with a sepcial gift. Save on Shockwave™ accessories this weekend.

Veterans Day Sale

Which Firearms are Compatible with Shockwave?

What makes Shockwave™ Technologies’ line of products so great is not only the unparalleled quality of the items, but that they’re also Made in America and veteran designed, engineered, marketed, and sold. Check out some of our popular product lines at Shockwave Technologies and experience the difference yourself. Find out which firearms are compatible with Shockwave below.

 

Shockwave™ Raptor™ Product Line

 

Raptor™ Grip 

Shockwave raptor grip
The unique angle of the Raptor™ Grip minimizes felt recoil, allowing maximum control shot after shot. Paired with the Raptor F1™ Forend, you gain a great hold on your firearm with their enhanced texture. The glass-filled polymer construction is virtually indestructible.The Raptor™ Grip is compatible with both 12-gauge and 20-gauge firearms with 18.5”, 20”, and longer barrels.

 

Our Raptor™ Grip 500/590 is compatible with:

  • Mossberg 500 12-gauge firearms (aka 500A)
  • Mossberg 500 20-gauge firearms (aka 500C)
  • Mossberg 590 and 590A1 firearms (12-gauge)
  • Mossberg 510 Mini firearms (12- and 20-gauges)
  • Mossberg 835 firearms (12- and 20-gauges)
  • Mossberg 535 firearms (12- and 20-gauges)
  • Mossberg 600 (New Haven) firearms (12- and 20-gauges)
  • Maverick 88 (12- and 20-gauges)
  • Coast to Coast model CC 660 Master Mag (12- and 20 gauges)
  • Mossberg 590A1 and 500 Compact Cruiser AOW

 

Our Raptor™ Grip 870 and Raptor™ Grip for 870 with QD is compatible with:

  • Remington 870 12-gauge firearms
  • New England Firearms (NEF) Pardner Pump Protector 12-gauge
  • Harrington & Richardson (H&R) Pardner Pump 12-gauge
  • Protector 12-gauge
  • Interstate Arms Corp (IAC) Hawk Model 98 12-gauge
  • Interstate Arms Corp (IAC) Hawk Model 982 12-gauge
  • Interstate Arms Corp (IAC) Hawk Model 981R 12-gauge

 

Our Raptor Grip 870 for 20-gauge and Raptor™ Grip for 870 with QD is compatible with:

  • Remington 870 20-gauge firearms
  • New England Firearms (NEF) Pardner Pump Protector 20-gauge
  • Harrington & Richardson (H&R) Pardner Pump 20-gauge
  • Protector 20-gauge
  • Interstate Arms Corp (IAC) Hawk Model 98 20-gauge
  • Interstate Arms Corp (IAC) Hawk Model 982 20-gauge
  • Interstate Arms Corp (IAC) Hawk Model 981R 20-gauge

 

Our Raptor™ Grip 500E is compatible with:

  • Mossberg 500E .410 gauge firearms 
  • Mossberg 590E .410 gauge firearms



Raptor™ F1 Forend

Raptor™ F1 Forend
The cutting-edge design of the Shockwave Raptor™ F1 forend meets improved handling and fast target acquisition. A bolt-on replacement for your factory or aftermarket forend.

 

Compatible with:

  • Mossberg 500 12-gauge
  • Mossberg 590 12-gauge
  • Mossberg 590 Shockwave 12-gauge
  • Remington 870 12-gauge
  • Remington Tac 14 12-gauge

 

Features include:

  • A total of 10 M-LOK® slots for mounting lights,vertical grips, angled grips, Picatinny rails, and more
  • The optional upper heat shield to prevents burns and offers rifle sights for fast target acquisition
  • Rugged glass-reinforced polymer
  • Lightweight
  • Extra length lets you personalize forward handhold
  • Ribbed inset area provides secure gripping
  • Front and rear handstops improve safety
  • Veteran designed



Raptor™ Forend Tool

Raptor™ Forend Tool

If you’ve ever tried to remove or install a forend nut on a pump-action shotgun, you know how frustrating that can be — and the potential damage to your gun. Whether the nut protrudes or is recessed, and no matter how long your magazine tube, you can now quickly and easily reach it. The nut tool works for all forends including the Streamlight TL-Racker forend. Replace your forend in under two minutes.

 

The Shockwave Technologies Raptor™ Forend Nut tool is made for Mossberg 500/590 and Remington 870 Forends. One side fits Mossberg 500/590, and the other Remington 870 and Hawk 982 12-gauge firearms.





Raptor™ Strap Kit

Raptor™ Strap Kit

The Raptor™ Strap kit includes the strap, attachment hardware, and detailed instructions with full-size template. It’s easy and quick to install in about 10 minutes. And it improves handling immensely!

 

The Raptor™ Strap is designed for the tactical forearm, but will also fit the standard handguard. It will also fit other shotgun models from other manufacturers.

 

The Raptor™ Strap kit is compatible with:

  • Mossberg 500 forends
  • Mossberg 590 forends
  • Remington 870 forends
  • Magpul forends
  • Shockwave Raptor F1™ forends






Shockwave Blade® Product Line



Blade® 

 

Made from high-strength glass-reinforced polymer, the Blade® is manufactured to exacting tolerances and fits all pistols equipped with a standard AR-15 pistol buffer tube (up to 1.25? in diameter). Just slip it on and tighten the large set screw for a rock-solid installation.

 

Blade® fits all pistols equipped with a standard AR-15 pistol buffer tube (up to 1.25? in diameter) AR pattern, Glock, CZ Scorpion Evo 3, HK9X pattern, etc.

 

Features include:

  • Available in black, flat dark earth, OD green, and stealth gray
  • Quick and easy to install.
  • Provides additional support during firing.
  • Weighs a scant 5.0 ounces.
  • ATF approved for pistol use 








Blade® 2M 

Shockwave Blade® 2M 

Made from high-strength glass-reinforced polymer, the adjustable Blade® 2M pistol stabilizer is manufactured to exacting tolerances and fits all pistols equipped with a Mil-spec buffer tube. Just slip it on and lock in place.  Adjusts with a simple finger lever.

 

Compatible with all pistols equipped with a Mil-spec buffer tube: 

  • AR-15 pattern
  • MPX
  • Glock
  • CZ Scorpion Evo 3
  • HK9X pattern
  • etc.

 

Features include:

  • Available in black, flat dark earth, OD green, and stealth gray
  • Quick and easy to install.
  • Provides additional support during firing.
  • Weighs a scant 4.0 ounces.
  • ATF approved for pistol use 





Shockwave ZMAG™ Product Line

 

30 Round ZMAG™ and 50 Round ZMAG™

30 Round ZMAG™ and 50 Round ZMAG™

The design of the all-metal 30-round Shockwave ZMAG™ and 50-round Shockwave ZMAG™  for the Cobray/SWD M-11 (9mm and .380) is head and shoulders above the competition. 

 

The Shockwave ZMAG™ 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)

 

Some exclusive 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.
  • 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 hole.
  • Rugged black Cerakote finish will protect your ZMAGs for decades to come. 

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

Mossberg:

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

Remington:

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