Tyrant Designs has continued to rapidly grow their line of AR15 grips with the addition of their new HALO Series HandStop. The HALO Series HandStop shares similar curves and style as the HALO MiniVert foregrip but with a shorter body. It also is compatible with both KeyMod and MLOK….just swap the mounting hardware and you can use it on whichever rail system you want. Just like the HALO MiniVert, the HALO Series HandStop is made completely out of aluminum and has had all of the edges chamfered for a very comfortable feeling in your hand.
If you’re in the market for a new HandStop for your AR15, these are definitely worth checking out. Tyrant CNC has partnered up with Rainier Arms for this product launch so both companies have these available in Black, Grey or Red and priced at just $37.95 for a limited time. Direct Links to this new product on both websites are listed below.
Tyrant Designs knows that all Dad’s need to have a good grip on any situation 😉 so they are offering FREE SHIPPING on all of their AR-15 Grips for Father’s Day. Head on over to www.TyrantCNC.com to order yours.
Tyrant Designs CNC, an industry leader in high-end aftermarket AR grips, has announced that their top selling line of AR-15 accesories, the AR-15 MOD Grip and MOD ForeGrip will soon (a few weeks to be exact) be available in a nickel finish! This has been rumored to be a limited release only, and will be available on Tyrant’s website as well as a few select distributors.
The MOD Series has made itself popular due to the ability to intermix different sized polymer straps to create a custom fit for each individual’s needs, all while maintaining the ergonomics of a plastic grip with the aesthetics of a wild aluminum grip.
“The amount of inquiries we have had over the past 6 months for a polished MOD Grip has been staggering. We always love listen to our customers and fans, but we did not want to come out with anything less than what we thought was perfect. Polishing was just out of the question due to the man hours involved to polish each grip, and even then it didn’t look great. After lots of trial and error we finally found the perfect combination of media blasting and electroless nickel finish. The process itself is still time consuming and more expensive than our current line of colors, but given the amount of time it has taken for us to get this down perfect we feel we owe it to our customers to release the Nickel Line at the same price point.”
Tyrant Designs CNC is an AR accessories manufacturer based just outside of Chicago. They have had several successful designs for AR pistol grips and are releasing their line of vertical grips and handstops next month.
New for 2017 – Finger Stops for 1913 Picatinny rails and Inline Scout Mounts for Troy and VTAC Alpha handguards
Like our KeyMod, M-Lok, and CMR versions, the new Finger Stop for 1913 Picatinny rails was developed as a low profile, minimal control accessory. This new version functions well as both a forward index point or rear hand stop due to its wider shape and smooth contour. The Finger Stops are machined out of 6061 aluminum and weigh only 0.4 oz.
The new Inline Scout Mounts for Troy and VTAC Alpha handguards feature recoil lugs specific to each handguard and utilize a durable steel back plate to secure the mount. Like the KeyMod and M-Lok Inline Scout Mounts, these are made from 7075 aluminum for extra strength and include three sets of mounting holes for the light. This allows you to tuck the light up close to the top rail or move it outwards to gain additional clearance beside front sights or other accessories. Compatible with Surefire M300 and M600 Scout lights, Arisaka 300 and 600 Series lights and bodies, and the Streamlight Protac Rail Mount 1 and 2.
Tyrant Designs has expanded their grip options to now include the MOD ForeGrip. The MOD ForeGrip features an all metal grip body with polymer straps that are similar in design and looks to their most popular pistol grip called the MOD Grip. The MOD ForeGrip is available in Black, Gray and Red and will definitely add a cool look to your AR. Another cool feature is that you don’t have to pick between MLOK or KeyMod as it will work on both.
– Durable (polymer straps and aluminum body, near indestructible) – Interchangeable with M-LOK and KeyMod – Lightweight- 1.7 oz – Beadblasted and Hardcoat anodized Black – Comfortable (chamfered edges for a smooth feel) – Temperature variation resistent – Polymer strap – Comes with everything needed for installation (screws and allen keys)
Rainier Arms has secured the first run of Tyrant Designs MOD ForeGrips and is offering them at an introductory price. Head on over to www.RainierArms.com to order one for yourself. These will ship in about 2 weeks.
Travis and Nate of Haley Strategic Partners have started a 6 part video series called “Tricking Your Stick with Nate and Trav”. Each video focuses on a different part of your rifle and shows you tips on “Tricking Your Stick”. So far they have release the first 5 videos which you can see below. Video 1 focuses on the Buttstock, Video 2 focuses on the Pistol Grip, Video 3 focuses on the Foregrip, Video 4 focuses on the Trigger and Video 5 focuses on the Weapon Light and Video 6 focuses on Optics. Big thanks to guys like Travis and Nate for sharing some knowledge.
SLR Rifleworks Labor Day Sale. 15% off all in-stock items and if you happen to spend over $350 you’ll also get Free Shipping. If its been a while since you’ve checked out the SLR website you’ll be amazed at how many products they offer now. AR15 and AR10 rails, 5.56, 7.62 and 9mm muzzle brakes, Gas Blocks, AK Parts, optic mounts, accessories, etc. Head on over to www.SLRRifleworks.com.
Aaron from Sage Dynamics did a great overview of the new Karve handstop by Railscales. The Karve is a handstop that can be used on both M-LOK and KeyMod rails while maintaining an extremely small footprint thanks to the C O G (Common Overt Geometry) system that Railscales developed. The new Railscales Karve is available for purchase now at www.GetRailscales.com.
The new Griffin Armament Low-Pro RIGID rail kits are now available! The kits include your choice of a 8.6″, 10.5″, 13.5″ or 15″ complete Griffin Low-Pro RIGID™ MLOK rail system, Griffin Primo Gas Block, Griffin Rail Shield 4-piece rail cover kit and the Wrench and Hardware to mount this kit to your weapon. If you are looking for a nice upgrade to your current rifle or looking to finish off a build, these kits are a high quality yet surprisingly low cost option. Check out the press release, pics and video below. You can purchase these kits now at www.GriffinArmament.com.
Griffin AR15 rail kits include rail panels, gas block assemblies, and all tools and hardware needed for a turnkey rail system.
The design objective for the Griffin Low-Pro RIGID™ rails were to provide a slim, ultralight M-LOK rail, with increased rigidity over current similar market options.
“We had been looking at the market for a while and noticed that there were two types of rails essentially. Rails that were beefy and strong, and rails that were slim and unfortunately weaker. We wanted to combine the desirable attributes of both category products into one optimal rail system.”, Austin stated, Primary owner and Lead engineer for Griffin. He went on, “The final design resulted in 70% more rigidity than current similar market slim rails. This is important for those who need to use IR lasers as armed professionals or for hunting. There are a lot of great options now in IR laser aimer products that have solid mounting and solid bodies and we wanted to make a slim rail that provided industry leading point of aim / point of impact for those aimers.”
Low-Pro RIGID™ rails feature a 7075 aluminum barrel nut which can be installed with the included Griffin Armorers Wrench. The mounting is done with included shims and flat head cap screws for an ultra-flush and low profile mating to the receiver. 17-4 stainless QD flush cups are included which thread into the barrel nut through holes in the rail.
The kits include the Griffin Primo Gas Block™, a 416R stainless .750” ID gas block which can be set screwed in place and / or pinned.
Additionally, the rail kits include the Griffin RAIL SHIELD™ panels as standard equipment. This 4 piece kit provides a 4.6” length surface for heat protection and griping. The user can choose to use the flat bottom panel or angled grip panel for enhanced recoil control.
If you’re looking for a great deal on some great accessories for your AR, this is right up your alley. Arisaka Defense just emailed me letting me know they have added a bunch of blem parts to their website that are fully functional but may have a slight ding or scratch or anodizing inconsistencies. All blem items are 30% OFF or MORE plus they get FREE First Class Shipping. Items such as 300 Series Light Bodies, all versions of Finger Stops, Ring, Inline and Offset Light Mounts, etc are in-stock and ready to go. Head on over to www.ArisakaDefense.com and pick up a great deal.
I recently had a chance to put some of the new Griffin Armament furniture kits to use and so far over the first few weeks I have really enjoyed them. They’ve been run at the range a bit and definitely have a great feel and a very unique look. Even though I liked the unique look at first, it has grown on me even more. I will be writing up a full review on these once I’ve had more range time with them. I’ve seen some torture testing they did with the ECS stock and was pleased to see it outlasted other stocks like the Military issued SOPMOD stock. Below are some crappy photos I took 😉 and the press release from Griffin Armament. The new Griffin Armament furniture kits are now shipping. Order yours at www.GriffinArmament.com.
The design objective for the Griffin AR furniture products were to bring quality, functional options to the market that offered unique benefits at affordable prices. The ECS™ (Extreme Condition Stock), RailShield™ M-LOK™ compatible rail covers, and A3 grip are available in Black, FDE, OD Green, and Grey.
“The Extreme condition stock definitely took the most effort.”, Austin stated, Primary owner and Lead engineer for Griffin. He went on to say, “I wanted to make something unique and better. There is a lot of stuff that has come out on the market the last few years that is unique but doesn’t necessarily add any new function or improvement over what already existed.”
The Extreme Condition Stock features a proprietary low drag latching system designed around a beefy stainless tool steel locking pin. This mechanism in conjunction with optimal geometry, and impact modified injected materials, allow the ECS™ to pass a 10 foot drop test when used with the Griffin MRE-HD (Maritime Receiver Extension Heavy Duty). In Griffin’s testing, the ECS stock, when used in conjunction with their MRE, allowed direct impingement Ar15s to pass an “Over The Beach Test”. Holes in the rear butt plate and along the sides of the stock communicate with holes in the MRE allowing for reduced pressure in the operating system when fired immediately after the firearm is removed from the water. The stock has a canted rear butt angle for improved ergonomics to the body. This also ensures recoil is kept high and in-line with the barrel to minimize muzzle rise. Also the top of the stock is “beard friendly” meaning there is no hole present as found in mil-spec style stocks. A low profile anti-rotation QD sling swivel socket is the provided means of sling attachment.
The A3 grip is simple in that it doesn’t have a plug on the bottom. “We polled a lot of our friends from military and contracting and a very small percentage ever used storage in plug grips even when they had them.” Said a representative from Griffin. The goal of this product was to make a very affordable improved grip over the A2 grip. “It features a more vertical grip angle and deletes the annoying finger shelf that nobody really likes.”, He went on to state.
The RailShield™ panel kit sections are 4.6” long ensuring that you can get a full hand grip on the panels protecting your hand from thermal transfer of a hot rail if you are going through a lot of ammo fast. The styling of the kit matches the A3 grip. Four pieces are included. The user has the option of running the bottom flat panel or palm stop panel. The palm stop geometry is placed as rearward as possible, again allowing a full hand grip while giving the shooter an anchor point to pull the gun hard into the shoulder pocket to control recoil and grab fast follow up shots.
ECS™ (Extreme Condition Stock): $ 59.95 msrp
– Fits mil-spec buffer tubes
– Water / debris evacuation ports function when used with Griffin MRE (available separately)
– Proprietary low drag, heavy duty latching system
– Stainless tool steel locking pin
– 17-7 locking spring is all weather durable
– Stainless spring tempered ambidextrous anti-rotation QD sling swivel socket
– Ergonomic angled non slip rubber butt pad
– Available in Black, OD Green, FDE, and Grey
– Weight: 8.9oz
– Length: 6.8”
A3 GRIP: $15.95 msrp
– More vertical angle for reduced wrist fatigue and anatomically correct pointing characteristics
– Ambidextrous thumb shelves
– No finger grooves allow universal fitment
– Signature square texturing provides comfortable gripping surface
GunPoint just released cerakoted options for their popular Skeletonized version of the B5 Systems GripStop. You can now get them in Black Stealth (no markings), FDE, OD Green and Patriot Brown in both the Standard and K size GripStop. GripStops work with any Hand Guard that has deadspace every 2 3/8″ which is used in the majority of rails and handguards on the market today. For handguards with threaded inserts every 2 3/8″, such as the LWRC and Warsport etc. you can bolt the gripstop on directly. They are selling really fast head on over and try to snag one before they are all gone.
The very popular Reversible Hand Stop or RHS from Zero Bravo is now available in an M-LOK compatible model. I have quite a few KeyMod RHS’s and they are one of the most comfortable hand stops out there. The RHS can be positioned in either direction giving you a lot of freedom with how you use the hand stop. With M-LOK being pushed heavily by Magpul and many other big name companies in the industry it is definitely here to stay. Now you can get the same comfortable RHS for your M-LOK rails. Check out the pics below then order one for yourself over at www.ZeroBravo.com