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  1. #1
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    Question Why is the Shockwave chosen over the AR15 style?

    They both appear to do the same thing, but perhaps there's something else I'm not seeing.
    Maybe legal issues?

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    If you mean, "why the shockwave instead of a stock" it's simply because a stock makes it an SBR under the purview of the NFA. A "pistol stabilizing brace" which isn't intended to be shouldered, leaves it as a pistol works almost the same.
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    Well, if you put an AR stock on it you have to register it as an SBR.

    Also, unless it was a very light stock, it would ruin the balance. This is a very light weapon.
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    Legality and weight. The Shockwave Stabilizer is not legally a stock, it is a "brace." It negates the need to go NFA and pay the $200 tax to make your Glock a SBR. Something you would need to do if you put a stock on it instead. The Shockwave is also very light and minimalistic, so the balance of the weapon isn't changed much. Its perfect for this application.

    If you were asking why the Shockwave, and not another brace: because the Shockwave is the best option on the market right now. If someone else comes out with a better brace, you can bet we will all switch to using that one in short order. We don't get too sentimental about our tools around here.
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    Speaking of that, the gear head tallihook looks promising, although probably not in this application.

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    OR did you mean why a Glock PDW instead of a AR pistol? If that's the question, well, there are lots of Pros/Cons to both weapons; but the Glock PDW is simply more portable. Its a Stocked Pistol VS a SMG. Bot have theirs roles. Personally Im a HUGE fan of SMGs, even tiny SMGs like the Vz61 Skorpion( which is in a special classs of SMGs), but the Glock PDW is a winner in the Stocked pistol class (Broomhandle Mauser, Beretta 93R, etc) because its NOT an NFA weapon. It LIGHT weight. It should be a duplicate to your EDC gun. Its easy to hand to a novice and say shoot that F'er.

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