According to Kevin, the ATF has not given a lot of clarity to Q on where the Honey Badger Pistol offended the ATF’s definition of Pistol vs SBR. They did not and do not give clarity and have left Q to keep guessing in the dark on why their braced firearm is an SBR where everyone else has a pistol.
Unlike the bumpstock which had estimated a 10,000-50,000 units in circulation number, the SBA3 brace alone has 1,000,000 units produced. Total pistol braces and by extension total pistols are between 3,000,000 and 4,000,000 and will impact millions of people.
This continues to look like an attack on braced firearms in general and Q happens to be a small enough target. Ruger, Sig, or Springfield might have a legal team and checkbook to make a larger and louder defense but a niche company like Q will not have that resource.
As infuriating as it is that the ATF are inking in felons by fiat, the lack of guidance on how to make a compliant device is doubly so.