Maglula 7.62mm/.308 Magazine Loader 23 sfg
Maglula 7.62mm/.308 Magazine Loader

23 Support & Field Gear Items to Improve Your AR

It’s all in the details—take your AR to the next level with Tactical-Life's list of support and field gear!

As the saying goes, the devil is in the details, and with AR-15 rifles and carbines a small tweak to, say, the trigger can mean the difference between a hit or a miss. Swapping in a larger charging handle will mean you can clear a jam more quickly and effectively. Single-point slings may have been born for battle and protecting the streets, but they are well suited for still-hunting with an AR.

It’s these finer details that can help a shooter, hunter or home defender put the finishing customizations on their firearm for optimum performance and shooting comfort.

Here’s a look at some support gear to keeping your AR running smoothly.


1. BCM Gunfighter QD KeyMod Sling Mount

BCM Gunfighter QD KeyMod Sling Mount 23 sfg

BCM Gunfighter QD KeyMod Sling Mount

The BCM Gunfighter Quick Detachable KeyMod Sling Mount is a low-profile mount that fits standardized KeyMod interface mounting holes. Standard push-button swivels are used, providing an eight-position attachment point that is flush with the surface, eliminating snags. When mounting, arrows locate the forward portion. An included Torx wrench tightens the two mounting screws after the assembly slips into place on the KeyMod. (; 877-272-8626)


2. BlackHawk AR-15 Offset Safety Selector

BlackHawk AR-15 Offset Safety Selector 23 sfg

BlackHawk AR-15 Offset Safety Selector

This drop-in replacement for an AR-15 selector offers improved ergonomics and facilitates easier manipulation. The Offset Safety Selector is available in both right-handed and ambidextrous variants. (; 800-379-1732)


3. Brownells AR-15/M16 Standard ArmorER’s Kit

Brownells AR-15/M16 Standard ArmorER’s Kit 23 sfg

Brownells AR-15/M16 Standard ArmorER’s Kit

AR weapons are a cinch to work on, especially if you have the right tools. Each tool serves a specific function, and the AR-15/M16 Standard Armorer’s Kit from Brownells has all the tools you need to completely strip down an AR to a pile of parts and rebuild it. Some 35 pieces are included in the kit, making it one of the most comprehensive groups of repair and maintenance tools ever assembled. (; 800-741-0015)


4. Crosshair Recoil Buffer

Crosshair Recoil Buffer 23 sfg

Crosshair Recoil Buffer

The Crosshair hydraulic buffer reduces felt recoil and muzzle rise to help an operator stay on target. This simple drop-in replacement buffer is constructed from aluminum and helps suppress bolt bounce. (

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