In the upcoming October 2014 issue of SPECIAL WEAPONS FOR MILITARY & POLICE, author Robert A. Sadowski has rounded up 25 of the best AR rails and grips available on the market today.

Sadowski writes, “With the broad use of Picatinny rail systems on modern tactical rifles, the ability to accessorize a weapon for a specific mission has become almost pedestrian in its familiarity. Need a long gun set up for night operations? How about for a CQB role? Need one set up as a precision rifle? With the proper gear, some basic tools and a few minutes, this can be accomplished with ease.

“For the modern AR rifle owner, there are many options out there on this front. Do you have a standard-pattern carbine or rifle with a non-railed handguard? Then read on to take a look at some of options out there for upgrading your weapon. Already have a forend with a rail system but are looking for some accessories for it that will enhance your rifle’s handling characteristics? For the newest and best in rail covers, magazine well grip enhancers and vertical foregrips, then read on to find out about your options.

“The AR/M4 Combo Kit (V1) from Aim Sports has everything you need to customize an AR, with a quad-rail, a vertical foregrip and flip- up front and rear sights. The quad-rail handguard has four Picatinny/Weaver-style rails for mounting tactical lights, laser aiming devices and other accessories. The handguard also free-floats the AR’s barrel for better accuracy. The flip-up front sight can mount directly to the handguard’s top rail while the 4.25-inch vertical foregrip attaches at the bottom of the rail. The flip-up rear sight mounts to the AR’s flattop receiver.”

To learn more, check out the October 2014 issue of SPECIAL WEAPONS FOR MILITARY & POLICE, available on newsstands and digitally Aug. 19, 2014. To subscribe, go to

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