American Built Arms Company MOD1 Hand Guard: The MOD1 Hand Guard from A*B Arms is designed to accommodate gas piston or direct gas impingement systems. The two-piece design with upper and lower heat shields offers maximum cooling on carbine-length AR platforms. The ergonomic grip area, which includes a hand stop, has a well-textured surface to provide shooters with a sure, comfortable grip.
American Built Arms Company SBR P*Grip: The SBR P*Grip (Pistol Grip) is lightweight and has a small, ergonomic profile that works well with shooters with small hands. Made from high-heat-rated nylon with high-strength fibers, the SBR P*Grip is strong and features a weather-resistant, internal storage compartment that will fit two AA batteries or one CR123 battery.
Bravo Company BCMGunfighter Grip Mod 3: Offering a reduced angle for improved ergonomics and trigger control, the BCMGUNFIGHTER Grip Mod 3 is wider than the Mod 1 and Mod 2 grips. It features an extended forward tang that is designed to close the gap between the triggerguard and pistol grip. A small, water-resistant storage compartment is accessible by a hinged trap door on the base of the grip, and the backstrap is similar to a high-rise beavertail.
Bravo Company KMR Handguard: The KMR (KeyMod Rail) system provides a great deal of tactical flexibility in what accessories are added to your rifle. Smaller than a conventional Picatinny rail, the handguard system has less bulk in hand. Available in a variety of lengths, the rails are made from a blended aluminum and magnesium alloy that is 30 to 40 percent lighter than aluminum.
BCMGunFighter Vertical Grip Mod 3: The VG-1913 Mod 3 vertical grip directly mounts to a Picatinny rail via a patent-pending anchor system that not only secures grips, but spreads the energy and force throughout the accessory. The flat sides of the grip, along with an aggressive texture, give an operator better yaw control during firing.
Daniel Defense SLiM Rail: The free-floated SliM Rail (Slim, Lightweight, Modular) uses a KeyMod system for attaching accessories at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions. Constructed of aircraft-grade 6061-T6 aluminum, the SliM offers an uninterrupted Picatinny top rail in three lengths: 9-, 12- and 15-inch options to fit your carbines and rifles with ease. The rails offer superior cooling and ergonomics while maintaining strength and durability.
Diamondhead VRS T-308L Free-Floating Handguard: The VRS T-308L Free-Floating Handguard will mount on a 7.62mm AR with a low-profile gas block. Constructed of 6061 aluminum, the VRS T-308L is sturdy and lightweight. The rounded triangular shape is comfortable to hold for extended shooting sessions. The Picatinny rail offers numerous mounting options for optics.
Guntec Thin Profile Handguard: The free-floating, lightweight Thin Profile Handguard from Guntec USA has removable side and bottom rails and is made from light T6 aluminum. The top features a long monolithic rail, and the modular sectional rails are designed to be moved and attached to different positions on the handguard. Available in black and dark earth Cerakote finishes.
Hogue Beavertail Grips: Incorporating ergonomics-enhancing finger grooves in the frontstrap and a comfortable texture for a secure grip, the Hogue overmolded beavertail grips provide extended length of pull and added support for the web of an operator’s hand. It includes a triggerguard filler and is available in black, OD green, Flat Dark Earth, Ghillie Green, Ghillie Earth, pink, purple and Red Lava.
Lancer LCH716-CX-L Carbon-Fiber Handguard: The LCH716-CX-L is designed specifically for Sig Sauer’s piston-driven SIG 716 carbine in 7.62mm NATO. The handguard is constructed of lightweight yet extremely rugged carbon fiber and free-floats the barrel to better aid accuracy. Aluminum receiver extensions ensure a rock-solid attachment to the receiver. The unit is available in two lengths: 13.3 or 7.4 inches.
Magpul MOE-K2+ Grip: The reinforced polymer body construction and comfortable, wrap-around rubber overmolding of the MOE-K2+ Grip gives a user maximum weapon control in adverse environments. This drop-in grip is easy to install and similar to Magpul’s MOE-K, except that the MOE-K2+ is slightly larger for more of a full grip. Available in black, Flat Dark Earth, Stealth Gray or olive drab.
Midwest Industries MI-SSK 12-Inch KeyMod Rail: Slim and light while packing in a lot of performance, the MI-SSK KeyMod Rail in its 12-inch version weighs only 8.5 ounces. Made from 6061 aluminum and featuring a hardcoat anodized black finish, the top features a long Picatinny-style rail while the sides are KeyMod. Both rail types offer numerous attachment points for accessories.
Mountain View Designs PRV15 Tactical Foregrip: The PRV15 grip is a Picatinny rail-mounted foregrip with a V-shaped design that offers operators a 15-degree rotation of the handle. The grip is designed with operator comfort and stability in mind. A small Picatinny rail is attached to the grip so accessories are in easy reach without changing hand placement.
Stark BRU Pistol Grip: The BRU (Basic Rifle Upgrade) Pistol Grip is similar to Stark’s SE-1 grip, but it has no integral triggerguard so the BRU can be installed on nearly any AR platform, even those with billet lower receivers. The grip geometry offers a natural shooting hand position. The hand stop on the upper backstrap locks your hand in at the same position so your index finger is at the same angle to the trigger every time for consistency.
Sun Optics USA Tactical Grip with Red Laser and White Light: This vertical grip from Sun Optics offers users a 250-lumen LED white light and a red laser. With the touch of a button, the two-stage laser can go from constant to strobe mode. The laser is also adjustable for windage and elevation. The unit mounts to any Picatinny-style rail and runs on two CR123A batteries.
TacStar AR-15 Tactical Front & Rear Grip Set: The ergonomic design and aggressive styling of the AR-15 Tactical Front and Rear Grip Set offer operators secure weapon handling in any environment. The finger-groove design of both the rear and front grip offer excellent control. The front grip can be pushed forward or aft to suit the situation. The grips are made from Pachmayr’s recoil-absorbing Decelerator material.
TangoDown BG-17 Battlegrip: The B-17 is larger than TangoDown’s BG-16 grip. The increased size and extended backstrap with beavertail are made for users with large hands. The soft rubber conforms to a user’s grip and helps reduce felt recoil. In the butt is a small weather-resistant storage compartment. Available in black or Flat Dark Earth finishes.
ZeroBravo RHS: The ZeroBravo Reversible Hand Stop (RHS) for KeyMod rails allows an operator to mount the unit in multiple locations depending on the situation. In the forward position on the bottom of the rail, the RHS can be used as an indexing point for added weapon control. Position it rearward on the side of the rail as an indexing point or near the front as a hand stop so your hand does not touch the muzzle or suppressor.
No two operators are the same and the ability to customize the AR platform’s grips and rails mean the weapon can be personalized for each user. A good-fitting pistol grip means more shooting comfort and better weapon manipulation when you bring the gun into your work space.
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For more information on the rails and grips mentioned in the gallery above, please visit the following websites:
- American Built Arms Company SBR P*Grip: abarms.com
- American Built Arms Company MOD1 Hand Guard: abarms.com
- Bravo Company BCMGunfighter Grip Mod 3: bravocompanyusa.com; 877-272-8626
- Bravo Company KMR Handguard: bravocompanyusa.com; 877-272-8626
- BCMGunFighter Vertical Grip Mod 3: bravocompanyusa.com; 877-272-8626
- Daniel Defense SLiM Rail: danieldefense.com; 866-554-4867
- Diamondhead VRS T-308L Free-Floating Handguard: diamondhead-usa.com; 413-739-6970
- Guntec Thin Profile Handguard: guntecusa.com; 480-478-4517
- Hogue Beavertail Grips: hogueinc.com; 800-438-4747
- Lancer LCH716-CX-L Carbon-Fiber Handguard: lancer-systems.com; 610-973-2600
- Magpul MOE-K2+ Grip: magpul.com; 877-462-4785
- Midwest Industries MI-SSK 12-Inch KeyMod Rail: midwestindustriesinc.com; 262-896-6780
- Mountain View Designs PRV15 Tactical Foregrip: tacticallypractical.com
- Stark BRU Pistol Grip: starkequipment.com; 603-556-7772
- Sun Optics USA Tactical Grip with Red Laser and White Light: sunopticsusa.com; 817-783-6001
- TacStar AR-15 Tactical Front & Rear Grip Set: tacstar.com; 800-225-9626
- TangoDown BG-17 Battlegrip: tangodown.com; 909-392-4757
- ZeroBravo RHS: zerobravo.com
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