Since its humble beginnings as a garage workshop invention, the pistol stabilizing brace (PSB) has gone through a few generations worth of changes, upgrades and advancements. Some iterations were strictly functional, focusing on comfort over aesthetics. However, recent models have evolved into braces that are nearly indistinguishable from their stock counterparts. Collaborating with SB Tactical, the firearm and silencer designers, builders and manufacturers at Q have created a PSB specifically for the Honey Badger stock attachment assembly.
While we have only gotten our hands on a few of the pre-production models pictured below, the final design is both clean and sharp, fitting the Honey Badger’s personality nicely. While the brace is certainly functional as designed, it also works perfectly well when shouldered should the need arise.
Without announcing a formal release date, the Honey Badger Pistol with Brace is expected to hit the market in a matter of weeks. Currently, prospective customers can pick from a 7” Short Barreled Rifle (SBR) NFA model as well as a 16” (non-NFA) Title 1 Firearm.
Also in the works is a Honey Badger stock assembly for standard AR15 lower assemblies. It will eventually be available as a stock or as a PSB variety. Release dates are still unknown.
If you have never had a chance to fondle a Honey Badger (get your mind out of the gutter), it would be easy to write it off as just another 300BLK SBR or pistol with a brace. But, after a few minutes of alone time with the little gun, you can really start to appreciate its small stature and light weight.
Check back tomorrow on TFB’s Silencer Saturday where we will take a look at a few more projects underway by the Portsmouth, NH based Q crew.
The original Honey Badger was developed at AAC by previous owner and Q CEO, Kevin Brittingham and his R&D team at the request of an elite US special operations group looking to replace their MP5-SD’s with an upgraded platform. Requirements included the ability to shoot a rifle caliber round while maintaining low visibility and excellent signature suppression. Developed in conjunction with 300 AAC Blackout, the Honey Badger was born, exceeded expectations, but never made it to the commercial market.