Not a Stock, Not a Brace! A New Stabilizer from Black Collar Firearms — SHOT Show 2022

The all-new Black Collar Firearms adjustable pistol support, or APS.

Black Collar Firearms is releasing their MBA and SBD bolt actions, as well as a stabilizer that legally classifies as neither a stock nor a brace. Providing real innovation throughout each of these products, Black Collar Firearms is a company you will want to be keeping your eyes on.

First, their modern bolt action rifle (MBA) is a ground-up design that features a straight-pull bolt action that provides “significant mechanical leverage for primary extraction.” This straight-pull action is both faster and smoother than traditional bolt guns and it will also require less movement needed to operate the gun. This allows users to stay on target by eliminating the sideways rotational force typical bolts require.

While the action is unique to the MBA, users will be thrilled because they can still swap in standard AR-10 parts. From the pistol grip, magazines, and trigger, the MBA also uses AR-10 bolt heads and barrels (minus the gas port).

To keep flawless repeatability, and rock-solid construction, the MBA features a two-piece receiver system that uses bedding blocks and a recoil lug integral to both the upper and lower receiver. Each MBA will come with a “matched bolt head and barrel extension mated to a match-grade barrel.”

Black Collar Firearms offers the MBA in rifle, pistol, and builder variations, and the MSRP target is $2,499.

Black Collar Firearms MBA.

The SBD lineup of integrally suppressed firearms may be configured as a rifle, a modular SBR, or a modular integral pistol. With a retail price starting around $3,250, each offering comes with a different chambering ranging from 300 Blackout, 308 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor, to 375 Raptor.

Using AB suppressors to integrally suppress these firearms, Black Collar Firearms was able to achieve under 130dB firing supersonic 308. These compact packages are capable of 1 MOA five-shot groups with quality factory ammunition. Subsonic loads are expected to be between 1.5 and 3 MOA depending on ammo choice. After getting hands-on with the SBD, this compact and very capable package just won’t leave the forefront of my mind.

The infamous Black Collar Firearms SBD.

Last, but certainly not least, Black Collar Firearms debuted a new class of rear firearm accessories. Neither legally a stock nor a brace, this adjustable pistol support (APS) provides for a finely-tunable, adjustable monopod with a great surface area for shooting from the prone position.

While looking at it originally I was skeptical, but it is both comfortable and functions as a great monopod. Designed to provide a third point of contact with a front bipod, this APS does the trick.

Standard pistol braces are designed to brace against the body, but Black Collar Firearms changed the game by offering an accessory not intended to be in contact with the shooter. When used for bench rest or flat range shooting, the APS provides that perfect support that rubber pistol braces could not.

While the details are still being finalized, the final models should be shipping in 3 months with an estimated MSRP of around $149. The internal screw may be more coarse than the one shown, to allow for quicker adjustments, but you will just have to stay tuned to see how this turns out.

For more information on the APS, you can find it on Black Collar Firearms website here.

Vertical adjustments

To find more information about either the MBA, SBD, or the APS Stabilizer, check out Black Collar Firearms’ homepage HERE.

Additional Pictures:

Designed to clamp to any pistol buffer tube or adapter that works with a Gear Head Works Tailhook MOD1.
Two screws to attach the APS to a buffer tube.

About the author: Mitchell Graf is passionate about hunting and competition shooting. During college he was the shooting instructor for Oklahoma State’s Practical Shooting Team, and these days he spends as much time as he can chasing after pigs and coyotes with night vision and thermals. You can follow Mitchell’s adventures over at his Instagram @That_Gun_Guy_

{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Ej harbet February 2, 2022, 11:42 am

    I wonder if the bolt handle can be mounted to the other side for southpaw? Savage does it with the impulse. Str8 pull for the win

  • Ej harbet February 2, 2022, 11:39 am

    Enough of the BS! Repeal nfa/gca.
    Want to Maga?
    Make the constitution law again

  • Dan Barnes February 2, 2022, 8:52 am

    Buyer beware. This gizmo may be classified as “neither legally a stock or a brace” TODAY, but since the ATF has shown an eagerness to change the rules on the fly, who can say whether that will still be true, tomorrow, next week, or next year. Pistols with braces are on the verge of being classified as SBRs while bump stocks, binary triggers, forced reset triggers, and small rectangles of sheet metal with pictures on them have all been called machine guns.

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