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Why didn’t we install the ArachniGRIP Slide Spider sooner?
When ArachniGRIP offered to send some of their Slide Spider pistol slide grip enhancers we figured “sure, why not?”
We put them in the review queue, meaning it would take a month or 3 before we got to them.
Looking back, that was a mistake.
Had we known how simple and effective the ArachniGRIP Slide Spider would be on our Glock 26, Glock 34, Glock 17, and XDm 40 pistols, we would have taken the required 23 seconds to install them the day they arrived.
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What is a Slide Spider?
To my untrained eyes, an ArachniGRIP Slide Spider appears to be a small piece of friction tape like you would find on a the deck of a skateboard. However, Slide Spider tape is custom cut to match the grip serrations on the slide of specific semi-automatic pistols.
The texture is similar to that of course sand paper, with large, grippy bits of friction material. The back is your typical waxed paper covering a self-adhesive coating.
The ArachniGRIP Slide Spider name should be evident from the picture on the right… it looks like a big spider that you put on the slide of your pistol.
Field Report from Jason
“It worked great. I found that it had positive grip on alot of surfaces, including my pants legs, which allowed for one hand cocking (very useful drill to simulate being shot in one arm). The only draw back I’ve found is longevity. The 2 samples I had were placed onto a Glock 26 and 34. The 26 is normally carried concealed in my N82 professional IWB and the 34 is normally carried in a kydex combat holster. I ran chambering, and off hand chambering drills using only the grip tape in contact with a surface. While doing so I did not count the number of cycles they were put through but I would estimate somewhere in the neighborhood of 350-400. This exercise didn’t phase the grip tape, but riding against other gear or against my duty belt did. They started to peel back first on the leading edge on top and then on the sides at the bottom of the slide serrations.
Overall though, I was impressed. They gripped pretty well and with normal use would probably last a good while.”
What does the ArachniGRIP Slide Spider do?
Simple. The Slide Spider provides improved grip on the slide of a semi-auto pistol. If you have ever tried to rack the slide of a Glock 17 with cold, wet or dirty hands, then you know how challenging it can be to get a strong enough hold on the slide to fully cycle it. Strategically adding a low profile, high friction grip surface to a pistol slide can be a big benefit.
Other Slide Spider benefits include:
- Easier weapons manipulation for those with weaker hands, like younger or elderly shooters
- Enhanced ability to rack the slide off of other objects that might otherwise slip, like walls, metal or wood railings, tables, fences, door frames, etc.
- Improved aesthetics. Yes, I admit that I find the ability to have custom printing on the Slide Spider to be rather cool
Who should use the Slide Spider?
So far we have installed Slide Spiders on 2 Glock pistols and a Springfield XDm-40, all of which are carried in concealment holsters a lot, used them for a couple of months and found them to work as advertised on all 3 pistols. At this point we haven’t found any real down sides to using the Slide Spider since it makes weapons manipulation easier in a variety of situations. If you own a pistol that a slide spider will fit on, then it seems like a no-brainer to order a set and install them. At $20 per set (Slide Spider + spare) you could even split a set with a friend. The ArachniGRIP Slide Spider is priced right to make a great stocking stuffer, birthday present, or custom gift for any pistol shooter that ArachniGRIP makes a Slide Spider for.
Where to buy Slide Spiders
The full line of ArachniGRIP Slide Spider are available directly from ArachniGRIP.com. Smith & Wesson M&P Slide spiders are also available via Amazon Prime.
What guns will the Slide Spider fit on?
As of this writing, that includes semi-automatic pistols from:
- Heckler & Koch
- Para USA
- Sig Sauer
- Smith & Wesson
- Springfield Armory
For some brands, makes and models there is a different slide spider cut for each model. For others, like Glock, the slide serrations are the same for all double stack Glocks, so the same ArachniGRIP Slide Spider will work on all of these models:
While the Single Stack Glock model fits the Glock 42 and Glock 43
What is the down side to the Slide Spider?
In our use so far we haven’t really found any down sides to using the ArachniGRIP Slide Spider on Glock or Springfield handguns. We have noticed that the way the Springfield XDm 40sits in it’s Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 IWB holster the edge of the holster rubs against the Slide Spider. After a few days this friction rubbed a hole in the ArachniGRIP slide spider. There have been no ill effects, as it is a very small rub spot which is surrounded by intact friction material. Slide Spider knows that the friction tape won’t last forever, so they include a spare Slide Spider with each purchase. Order one and you will receive two.
How to install the ArachniGRIP Slide Spider
Installation is pretty simple.:
Make your pistol safe by removing the magazine and clearning the chamber.
Put the ammo in another room so you don’t accidently re-load the pistol (sounds silly, but better safe than sorry)
Without removing the waxed paper backing, align the Slide Spider with the grooves on your pistol slide. This should be an exact fit. If it does not fit perfectly, then you likely have the Slide Spider backwards or you have an aftermarket rear sight installed that requires a bit of Slide Spider trimming. Trimming is easily done with scissors or a sharp knife.
Use the included alcohol swab to clean the area
Once perfectly aligned, remove one side of the waxed paper. Working from the top center of the slide, press the Slide Spider into position, aligning the fingers of the Slide Spider with the grooves on the pistol slide as you go.
Then remove the other side of the waxed paper and repeat pressing the Slide Spider into position, from the center down to the ends of each finger.
And that is it. Easy, huh?
What if I don’t like the ArachniGRIP Slide Spider?
No worries. It is just a sticker. Peal it off and rub off any adhesive that might still be on the slide. It is pretty inexpensive, so not a lot of risk here.
A long list of brands sent parts for this build. Here is a quick overview of installing all of the Mosin parts on the Hunting Rifle build.
Shorten, thread, crown and install muzzle brake on 1943 Izhevsk Mosin Nagant 91/30. Four separate tasks, all performed by our friends at Bluegrass Gunworks. While they are most known for a range of stunning custom stocks for Mosin Nagant, K-31 Swiss rifles, they also have a close relationship with Rock Solid Industries and do a lot of install work in their machine shop independently and in conjunction with RSI.
I will update this section when we get more details from Bluegrass Gunworks. What I know for certain is that they:
- Threaded the barrel for 5/8″ – 24 threads to time and install the R&J Keg Muzzle Brake 7.62
- Crowned the barrel with a 11 degree target crown (as recommended by Rock Solid Industries)
- Installed the R&J Keg Muzzle Brake 7.62. Most folks cut the threads and use a crush washer to time the muzzle brake. The guys at Bluegrass Gunworks went above and beyond to time the threads so that the muzzle brake aligns perfectly without the need for a crush washer.
Install scope mount
You will notice a trend developing… we opted to rely on the pros to install the scope mount as well.Brass Stacker sent their M9130 M9159 Go Low™Scout Scope Mount model MN9130GLM-M for use on this hunting / bush rifle. After an embarrassing incident involving a failed attempt to slug the barrel of our donor 1943 Izhevsk Mosin Nagant 91/30, I opted to ask Bluegrass Gunworks to install the Brass Stacker M9130 M9159 Go Low™Scout Scope Mount while they had the barreled action for barrel work. Unlike some Mosin Nagant Scope Mounts that use the rear sight base as part of the installation, the Brass Stacker M9130 M9159 Go Low™Scout Scope Mount requires
removal of the rear sight base. If the Mosin rear sight base pins are secured by interference fit pins, then one might be able to simply drive or push the pins out. However, if the pins are also secured with silver solder, then heat will likely be needed to melt the solder so the pins can be driven or pushed out. While I hear that this job is well within the capabilities of most DIY gun folks, the combination of a bruised ego and limited time meant it would be best to “hire out” this job.
A couple of things to note about the Brass Stacker M9130 M9159 Go Low™Scout Scope Mount:
- The picatinny rail atop the Go Low™Scout Scope Mount is secured by 2 hex screws which allow alignment of the rail to the barrel
- The Go Low™Scout Scope Mount base slides onto the rear scope dovetail atop the barrel. If the barrel is not timed properly, then the scope base will be canted by the same amount that the barrel is mistimed. This is the case with our barrel, although we have yet to notice any ill effects while shooting.
- The Go Low™Scout Scope Mount is held to the dovetail by 2 screws in place of the interference fit pins that held the rear sight base. We like easy to remove screws vs pins as they are easy for the DIY upgrader to install and can be removed easily.
- The Go Low™Scout Scope Mount installation makes no permanent changes to the Mosin. If you ever decide to go a different direction, like putting the rear sight back on the rifle, then the rifle can be returned to the original configuration with no evidence that it ever wore a scope.
Install the ATI Mosin Nagant Monte Carlo Stock
Finally, something that I did myself!
I asked ATI for this stock since I happen to like the maintenance free, durable, all weather aspects of polymer stocks, and the Gear Report team universally liked the aesthetic of a traditional Monte Carlo rifle stock on a hunting rifle.
At first, installation of the ATI Mosin Nagant Monte Carlo Stock seemed REALLY easy.
- Remove the two action screws that hold the barreled action and magazine to the Mosin Nagant stock
- Remove the barreled action from the stock
- Remove the magazine from the stock
- Slide the magazine into the bottom of the ATI Mosin Nagant Monte Carlo Stock
- Place the barreled action in the top of the ATI Mosin Nagant Monte Carlo Stock
Install the two action screws that hold the barreled action and magazine to the Mosin Nagant stock
It took less than 2 minutes for me to complete the initial installation, and it looked really good.
However, I would soon learn that this was just the very beginning of the ATI Mosin Nagant Monte Carlo Stock installation. Two issues caused varying degrees of headache:
- The Huber Concepts Match Grade Stainless Steel trigger trigger has a taper above the finger bend which interfered with the sides of the trigger well in the ATI Mosin Nagant Monte Carlo Stock. This was relatively easy to rectify by inletting the sides of the ATI Mosin Nagant Monte Carlo Stock trigger well with a dremel tool once I finally figured out where it was interfering (which took me much longer than it should have).
- The stock touched the left side of the barrel. I knew it was likely that I would have to sand away a little material along the barrel channel of
the ATI Mosin Nagant Monte Carlo Stock in order to make sure that there was at least a 2 sheet of paper thick gap between the barrel and stock. What I had not been prepared for was a slight curve in the forend of the stock that required removal of a good bit more stock material on the left side of the barrel than the right. Since I prefer to remove a little at a time, then reassemble to check fit, I spent more than 3 hours gradually removing more and more stock material to achieve a free floated barrel.
Once properly fitted, then ATI Mosin Nagant Monte Carlo Stock feels nice in the hands and has produced a very nice shooting rifle. The ATI Mosin Nagant Monte Carlo Stock recoil pad is a VERY welcome addition to the old 1943 Izhevsk Mosin Nagant 91/30.
Ohuhu, a chinese importer that sells via Amazon.com, offered a range of products for review right about the time we started the Mosin Modernization Project. We opted for their Harris Bipod / Caldwell bipod style Ohuhu 6-9-Inch Adjustable Rifle Bipod for use on our hunting Mosin. Installation is very simple and easy:
- loosen the clamp screw
- spread the clamp arms
- position the clamp arms so their pins sit in either side of the hole in the sling swivel
- tighten the clamp screw
The entire installation can be done in about 20 seconds, once you know what you are doing. Getting the clamp arm pins aligned with the sling swivel holes can be tricky, but it gets easier when you have done it a few times.
Polish Bolt and Install Bent Bolt Handle
For this operation I again deferred to the pros. The whole bold assembly was removed and sent to Rock Solid Industries. When it returned it had a sexy new down-turned bolt handle. The only other visible change is a bit of white grease poking out from the innards. A quick call with Ken at Rock Solid Industries revealed a variety of hidden polishing that had been done to the bolt. However, the biggest thing that Ken told me is that the internals really need to be CLEAN. Not sort of clean, not mostly clean, totally clean. It seems most people get lazy and never really clean their bolt inside an out. Years of cosmoline build up and cook as the rifle is fired, making a sticky, gooey mess. You can find more details on tuning your Mosin Nagant bolt here: http://www.rocksolidind.com/tips-and-tricks/
Install Mosin Trigger Upgrade
If you haven’t read our Big AR-15 Trigger Upgrade Review series, then you might not understand just how much of a difference a trigger upgrade can make to any rifle. Before our big trigger review I didn’t really understand the difference a good trigger can make. After the test I am convinced that the single biggest opportunity improvement in the accuracy and shootability of most consumer grade rifles can be achieved via a trigger upgrade. The Mosin Nagant is known to be a clunky, yet reliable rifle with wide manufacturing tolerances and often crudely made parts… including the trigger. So, the potential to improve the Mosin trigger is high. Many people opt for the easy, modular, drop-in Timney Triggers #307 Mosin Nagant Trigger with it’s ultra short, crisp and adjustable weight of pull. However, for this hunting build I wanted something with a different feel with a slightly longer pull and full adjustability. Fortunately, John Huber jumped at the chance to send his Huber Concepts Match Grade Stainless Steel trigger. Installation of the Huber Concepts Match Grade Stainless Steel trigger was really simple:
- remove the sear screw
- remove the trigger pin
- remove the old Mosin Nagant trigger and sear
- insert the sear and Huber Concepts Match Grade Stainless Steel trigger
- install the trigger pin
- install the sear spring
- adjust trigger via allen screw on top
- drop test to ensure trigger is drop safe
While the Huber Concepts Match Grade Stainless Steel trigger felt nice when installed and reduced trigger pull weight from the stock 8+ Lb to a much nicer 4.75 Lb, the area on the sear spring where the trigger slides was a bit rough with machining marks running perpendicular to the travel of the trigger… like a series of speed bumps on the sear spring that the trigger would have to ride across. I polished this a bit with a dremel polishing wheel which smoothed out the trigger feel considerably. I also wanted to reduce the trigger pull weight a bit and bent the sear spring in 2 places to lessen the trigger pull force, while still maintaining the proper sear engagement height and angle. It took a few tries to find the right combination of angles and trigger adjustment screw setting that gave a lighter trigger pull while still passing the drop test, but the result is a smooth pull of 3.75 Lb with a clean break.
Please, if you choose to bend your sear spring, then you must diligently test the rifle to be sure it is drop safe before loading it.
When it came time to pick an optic for each of our Mosin Modernization Project builds I deferred to the experts. Brass Stacker stepped up with a budget recommendation of the NCStar SSB27522G and even offered to send one for us to test. Here at Gear Report we don’t really care what brand name is on a product. We only care whether it works or not. Even so, the NCStar brand has such a poor reputation among many shooters that I was skeptical. Brass Stacker assured me that the NCStar SSB27522G is a good Long Eye Relief scope, and a great value for the money. Brass Stacker went so far as to tell me point blank that this is the ONLY NCStar product that they actively recommend to their customers, having used a number of NCStar SSB27522G scopes on a variety of rifles with stronger than average kick over a long period of time with no issues. Installation of the NCStar SSB27522G LER scope was typical and simple:
- mount the scope in the supplied scope rings, leaving the rings loose
- mount the scope rings on the scope mount (leaving the rings loose in the first step allows you to slide the rings forward and aft on the scope tube to get the proper ring spacing on the picatinny rail and eye relief) and tighten the attachment nuts
- level the scope
- tighten the scope rings
After cleaning, assembly and lube test firing was in order.
You can see how well this Modernized Mosin hunting rifle shoots. At 25 yards it was on paper, and I walked it in towards center over several shots, putting the last 3 shots through the 2 touching holes just below and to the right of dead center.
This build be set up in a deer & feral hog hunting configuration for use in Central NC… so most shots 200 yards or less and from a tree stand. We will shorten the barrel to about 20″ to make it easier to maneuver when deer hunting in the brush. Although, if pursuing feral hogs on foot I’ll likely use the WMD Guns WMD-10, AR-10.
The donor Mosin Nagant is just a run of the mill, arsenal refinished 1943 Izhevsk Mosin Nagant 91/30 picked up at the local big box store for $185 out the door. My research indicates that of the 37 MILLION+ Mosins made, this is one of the most bland and uninteresting models available… if not THE least desirable Mosin in the eyes of collectors.
- Start with a donor Mosin Nagant rifle, the 1943 Izhevsk Mosin Nagant 91/30 noted above.
|Improved ergonomics||ATI Mosin Nagant Monte Carlo Stock||Yes, the ATI has a raised cheek rest and semi-pistol grip handle for improved ergonomics.|
|detachable magazine||No, the ATI Mosin Nagant 7.62x54R Monte Carlo Stock does not have a detachable magazine.|
|recoil pad||ATI Mosin Nagant Monte Carlo Stock||Yes, the ATI Mosin Nagant 7.62x54R Monte Carlo Stock has a very nice recoil pad.|
|bent bolt handle||Rock Solid Industries bent bolt service||We sent the bolt to Rock Solid Industries for installation of a bent bolt handle.|
|Free float the barrel||ATI Mosin Nagant Monte Carlo Stock||This took considerable work, but eventually I removed enough material to free float the barrel in the ATI Mosin Nagant Monte Carlo Stock.|
|Install bedding pillars||Rock Solid Industries||No, the ATI Mosin Nagant 7.62x54R Monte Carlo Stock does not have pillars.
Rock Solid Industries may send pillars to install.
|Upgraded trigger||Huber Concepts Match Grade Stainless Steel trigger||Easy install. Lighter, more consistent pull and clean break.|
|Target crown barrel||Bluegrass Gunworks||Sent to Bluegrass Gunworks to cut, crown and thread barrel.|
|Install scope mount||Brass Stacker‘s M9130 M9159 Go Low™||Scout scope mount replaces rear sight base & does not cover loading/ejection port in receiver.|
|Install scope||NCStar SSB27522G supplied by Brass Stacker||Long Eye Relief (LER) scope for use with Scout Mount. NCStar doesn’t have a great reputation, but Brass Stacker stressed that this scope is rare gem in the NCStar lineup.|
|Install muzzle brake to lessen felt recoil||A bit more mass on the end of the barrel to tame harmonics. Serious felt recoil reduction. Installed by Bluegrass Gunworks.|
|Shorten barrel to make lighter and more handy||Bluegrass Gunworks||Sent to Bluegrass Gunworks to cut, crown and thread barrel.|
|Install bipod for stability||Ohuhu 6-9-Inch Adjustable Rifle Bipod||Attaches to front sling swivel on ATI stock.|
|Thread barrel so a silencer can be attached for hearing protection||Bluegrass Gunworks||Sent to Bluegrass Gunworks to cut, crown and thread barrel.|
How did the Mosin Nagant Rifle perform before upgrades?
For a 70+ year old military surplus rifle that was made at the height of Russia’s wartime production, when production numbers were more important than quality, I suppose it wasn’t that bad. By modern standards it wasn’t very good. At 85 yards our old 1943 Izhevsk Mosin Nagant 91/30 only managed to put 2 of 3 shots on our EZ2C bullseye target. The picture shows the target which has a one inch grid pattern. The 3rd shot is near the top left corner of the image along the left edge… on the wood about an inch from the paper. The group measured nearly 9 inches shooting a mix of old milsurp and PPU rounds. Shooting was done from the Hyskore Dual Damper shooting rest, which should have helped a lot to tighten up the groups, but suffered from a the shooting bench being less than totally stable due to uneven ground and having to boost it up a little to shoot over a fence.
We changed to a taller shooting bench to see over the fence easier and switched to only shooting Prvi Partizan PPU 182 gr FMJ BT. This shrunk our best group to about 4 inches. Not good, but better than the first attempt.
What is the Mosin Modernization Project?
Simply put, a quest to make an old MilSurp Mosin Nagant rifle more accurate, ergonomic, and usable.
I stumbled on a cool, modern looking sniper rifle in a social media post, but didn’t know what it was. A bit of research revealed that the ultra cool looking modern rifle was in fact an over 60 years OLD military surplus Mosin Nagant rifle receiver, bolt and barrel installed in a new stock, with a scope mount, scope, new trigger, muzzle brake and magazine. Please understand that I use the term “sniper rifle” rather loosely in this case to mean that the rifle had a variety of aesthetic characteristics that resemble those on a modern competition or sniper rifle. I didn’t know anything about mosins. So, I hit the internet intent on figuring out exactly what is involved in such a project. A bit of research turned up a whole sub-industry of brands that make really cool parts marketed to improve a Mosin Nagant rifle.
Hey. I like cool looking stuff as much as the next guy, but I don’t have the time nor the inclination to do a project like this just for looks. The biggest prerequisite for the Mosin Modernization Project is that whatever we do MUST be aimed solidly at boosting performance and/or usability of the Mosin Nagant rifle.
My philosophy on accessorizing firearms is pretty simple:
- Less is more. Every tacticool new accessory you add is another potential failure point when you need the firearm the most.
- Guns are tools, not toys. If someone can mistake your gun for a toy, then you have done something wrong. Save the bright colors for Toys R Us.
- Define the gun’s purpose and K.I.S.S. For example, you don’t need a flashlight, laser, bipod, vertical foregrip or drum magazine on a deer rifle.
With these guiding principles in mind I set out to build my version of the Ultimate Modern Mosin.
The Mosin Nagant 91/30 rifle is very long, heavy and lacking in ergonomics and recoil mitigation. Mosins are fed via 5 round stripper clips while the bolt is open and are not known to be incredibly accurate. Simply put, we want to bring this late 1800s design into the 21st century.
Here is the plan:
- Start with a donor Mosin Nagant rifle, likely a rather bland 91/30
- Swap in an aftermarket stock with:
- improved ergonomics
- ability to free float the barrel
- detachable magazine
- recoil pad
- Install bent bolt handles for better leverage and clearance for scope mount
- Swap in an aftermarket stock with:
- Free float the barrel
- Install bedding pillars
- Upgraded trigger for lighter, more consistent pull and clean break
- Target crown barrel
- Install scope mount
- Install scope
- Install muzzle brake to lessen felt recoil
- Shorten barrel to make lighter and more handy
- Install bipod for stability
- Thread barrel so a silencer can be attached for hearing protection
We were overwhelmed with support from brands that wanted in on this project, so we decided to expand to two Mosin Modernization Project rifles (and may end up doing THREE). The only thing we couldn’t find a brand to send us was the donor Mosin Nagant rifle. Although, Mach1Arsenal.com gave us a good deal on the last one they had.
Hold up, chump! You aren’t going to defile a piece of history!
Yeah. I know. Some folks are pretty passionate about NOT cutting up ANY old Mosin Nagant rifles. Period. EVER!
Well, I’m not one of those people.
I did, however, make sure that the donor mosins for this build were “nothing special” from a Mosin collector standpoint. More on the specifics of each build below. So, yes. We we will defile this Mosin Nagant rifle, but I promise it will be done in the most loving way possible.
And for the record, the Gear Report stash includes no less than 3 classic M91 Mosins (all sporting Finnish upgrades) and 2 Russian M44s. So, we have drawn the line and won’t cut up any of those, which are more interesting and have some modicum of collector value.
Each build is detailed on it’s own page. Click the title links below for the full details.
The donor Mosin Nagant is just a run of the mill, arsenal refinished 1943 Izhevsk Mosin Nagant 91/30 picked up at the local big box store for $185 out the door. My research indicates that of the 37 MILLION+ Mosins made, this is one of the most bland and uninteresting models available… if not THE least desirable Mosin in the eyes of collectors. The second Mosin is a very slight bit nicer, from a collector standpoint, but was already obscenely defiled by Molot Oruzhie when they laser etched a variety of model number and import marks all over the receiver, ruining much of the pure collector value of the 1932 Hex receiver.
The Mosin Modernization Project – Modern Mosin Nagant Sniper Rifle (link to come when article is ready)
The Mosin Sniper Rifle build will be set up for casual bench rest shooting and hunting, mostly from tree stand with a solid shooting rail or shooting bench. If it performs well enough this rifle may get the nod for deer and feral hog hunting sites that have up to 500 yard shooting lanes (the longest shots of our hunting options).
This donor Mosin 91/30 is a bit nicer, from a collector standpoint, but was already obscenely defiled by Molot Oruzhie LTD of Vyatskie Polyany, Russia when they laser etched a variety of model number and import marks all over the receiver, ruining much of the pure collector value of the 1932 Hex receiver.
The most frequent question I see among new Mosin Nagant rifle owners is which mosin scope mount is best.
Here are a few good options, along with when it might be best to choose each.
Gear Report is in the process of reviewing the Rock Solid Industries M-24-C Mosin Nagant scope mount, the Rock Solid Industries Mosin Nagant Scout Scope mount and the Brass Stacker M9130 M9159 Go Low™ Scout Scope Mount. Look for full reviews soon. In the mean time, some observations from our experience thus far and from other mosin scope base options on the market:
Rock Solid Industries produces the most solid mosin nagant scope mounts we have found. If you want a mount that will not move even when bumped, then the Rock Solid Ind. scope mounts, which are one piece mounts, have no parts to slip or wiggle. However, they do require the rifle receiver be drilled and tapped as part of the installation. Install a Rock Solid Industries scope mount properly and it should never move. You can easily remove a RSI scope mount from your Mosin Nagant rifle. However, the mounting screw holes are hard to get rid of once drilled and tapped. I suppose you could weld them closed and refinish the receiver, but I would consider that overkill.
- Choose a long scope mount like the RSI M-24-C if you will put multiple optics or devices on your rifle. For example, a magnified optic at the rear, over the ejection port, so that you can get proper eye relief, and a laser, flashlight or clip-on Night Vision device in front of the scope. There really is no substitute for the additional real estate of the long M-24-C scope mount. The M-24-C, or any other mount that puts your scope over the ejection port will require the mosin bolt handle be modified so that it will clear the scope. It also blocks the use of stripper clips for loading. Rock Solid Industries installed bent bolts on our two Mosin Modernization Project bolts and they feel fantastic.
- Choose a shorter scope mount like the RSI Scout Scope mount if you plan to use a long eye relief scope that will be mounted forward of the ejection port. A mosin scout scope does not require a bent bolt.
Brass Stacker‘s M9130 M9159 Go Low™ Scout Scope Mount model MN9130GLM-M requires that the rear sight base be removed from the Mosin Nagant rifle’s dovetail. Many folks are able to do this at home with no issues, although some sight bases are secured by pins that prove rather difficult to remove. Once the Go Low scout scope mount is installed, there are 2 hex screws securing the rail to the scope mount base. These allow the rail’s lateral alignment to be adjusted if the dovetail alignment is a bit off. The Brass Stacker M9130 Scout Scope Mount does NOT require that your rifle receiver be drilled or tapped. If you think you might ever want to return your Mosin Nagant rifle back to original form, then the Brass Stacker M9130 Go Low mount might be a good choice since no holes or permanent modifications to the rifle are required for installation. Brass Stacker also offers the MN9130SSM Scout Scope Mount for Mosin Nagant Rifles, which mounts over the top of the existing rear sight, with no removal of the site base.
- Choose a shorter scope mount like the RSI Scout Scope mount if you plan to use a long eye relief scope that will be mounted forward of the ejection port. A mosin scout scope does not require a bent bolt. We are using the Brass Stacker M9130 M9159 Go Low™ Scout Scope Mount model MN9130GLM-M with a NCStar SSB27522G supplied by Brass Stacker (they stressed this is the ONLY NCStar product that they recommend).
- TrueShot Technologies See Through Scope Mount allows use of the original iron sights on the Mosin Nagant rifle. I have reached out to TrueShot requesting a review sample and will update when it arrives and has been tested. Having no direct experience with the TrueShot Technologies Mosin scope mount I can only attest to seeing various heated arguments between supporters of RSI and TrueShot on some online forums. It appears both have passionate and loyal followings.
- One might choose a see through scope mount if you prefer to retain use of your iron sights while also using an optic on your Mosin Nagant. However, understand that see through scope mounts are usually taller. A taller see through sight base will raise your optic further above the bore axis of your barrel. Adjust your point of aim accordingly when sighting your optic.
- JMECKS Scope Mount for Mosin Nagant Rifles offers an option to Mosin shooters who prefer not to drill their receiver to install a scope mount, and allows use of iron sights. As with the TrueShot, I have reached out to JMECKS requesting a review sample and will update when it arrives and has been tested. The JMECKS mount uses a band to attach the scope mount to the Mosin Nagant rifle, similar to the method used to attach the rear sight to the Chinese T53 Mosin Nagant variant.
- One might choose the JMECKS mount if you like the no drilling installation of the Brass Stacker, but wish to retain use of the iron sights.
- ATI Mosin Nagant Scope Mount Kit is another that we haven’t tried, but were asked to include by readers. While we have had success with other ATI products, we have heard nothing but bad things about the ATI Mosin Scope Mount kit. On the plus side, the kit is designed to be installed by the customer and includes a bent bolt handle. However, given the reputation of this product for poor tolerances and durability, we can not recommend it at this time. Since we prefer only to review products that we expect to like, I am not sure if I even care to ask ATI for a review sample. Please let us know in the comments if you have experience with the ATI mosin scope mount or ATI mosin bolt handle.
- Leapers UTG Mosin Scope Mount offers both the top rail as all other scopes listed here, but also 2 side rails for accessories. Installation is via the two pins in the rear scope base with no drilling. We have not tested this mount and can give no further feedback at this time.
We have shot with both the RSI and Brass Stacker mosin scope mounts and found both to work very well. If you care to purchase your Mosin Scope Mount through a trusted firearms retailer, then check out the Mosin Mounts offered by Brownells (link).
While there are also some cheaper options available online via eBay or Amazon, we have read enough bad reviews that we don’t trust most of them.
What other brands of Mosin Nagant Scope Mounts do you have questions about?
What is a bullpup?
A bullpup shotgun or bullpup rifle relocates the action and chamber from the typical area above, or above and forward of the trigger, to a position just in front of the shoulder, effectively inside the buttstock. This allows a bullpup to have a shorter overall length than a standard shotgun or rifle with the same barrel length. In some situations, having a shorter shotgun or rifle is advantageous as it allows easier maneuvering.
Um… Why convert a pump action shotgun to a bullpup?
Because it is handy. Pump action shotguns are often chosen for their combination of reliability and capacity. While a single shot shotgun is likely the most reliable option, it only holds one shell at a time. A pump action shotgun allows for rapid follow-up shots without the sometimes questionable reliability of semi-automatic shotguns. Wrapping these benefits in a shorter package can be a big advantage for some uses like home or vehicle defense, law enforcement or close quarters hunting.
Reducing the overall length of a rifle or shotgun via a bullpup conversion can:
- Make the weapon easier to handle in confined spaces
- Improve the balance of the weapon
- Reduce the functional perceived weight of the weapon by bringing the mass of the weapon closer to the body, thus reducing the leverage that mass exerts and making it feel lighter
- Make the weapon easier to store and transport
- Allow a longer barrel for greater bullet velocity and accuracy vs a traditional stock
- Improve the looks of the weapon.
These benefits aren’t without compromise. Common issues with bullpups include:
- Trigger linkages that can be troublesome and/or unreliable
- Shorter sight radius for iron sights vs a traditional stock
- Poor loading ergonomics due to chamber being further aft
- Chamber location beside or aft of shooter’s head, which increases danger in the event of a chamber, action, or barrel failure
Do the benefits outweigh the risks?
Only you can decide if a Bullpup is right for you. However, modern bullpup designs used with appropriate ammunition and safety practices are thought to be relatively safe.
Let us know what questions you have about Bullpup rifles and Bullpup shotguns.
We are currently reviewing the Bullpup Unlimited Mossberg 500 bullpup conversion kit and have a rifle bullpup conversion it in the review queue for Q4.
How to convert a pump shotgun to a Bullpup shotgun.
In the video Jeff converts a Mossberg 500 Magpul edition shotgun to a bullpup shotgun using the Bullpup Unlimited conversion kit. This is a very similar process as converting a Remington 870 to a bullpup.
Installation of the Bullpup Unlimited shotgun conversion kit on the Mossberg 500 Magpul edition shotgun is about a 15-20 minute process if you do everything right on the first try. I inadvertently left the forearm nut off when installing the forearm and had to take it apart after the video to install the forearm nut, which took about 5 minutes. Don’t make the same mistake.
If you can follow directions better than me (should be most people), then I consider this to be a pretty easy home install. However, if you have any concerns about doing the installation yourself, then have a qualified gunsmith do it.
The video shows how I did it, but should not be considered expert instruction. Use the video to assist in your installation at your own risk.
Let us know in the comments if you have any questions.
Here is another product that I was a bit skeptical about until I had it in my hands and realized exactly how cool it is.
The AR Soc is… well… a sock, for your standard capacity AR-15 magazine. From looking at the pictures on the arcustoms.com website, I had surmised that the AR Soc is a thin decorative cloth sleeve to give a new aesthetic appearance to an AR-15 magazine. And it is… and more!
Now that I have held one and installed on a magazine, I openly admit to initially underestimating how cool a decorative magazine sleeve would be.
The decorative aspect is only one benefit. The thin neoprene base material of the AR Soc improves grip on the magazine a bit. The graphics improve grip a LOT. I don’t know what sort of rubberized printing medium AR Customs uses when they print the graphics on the AR Soc, but it is just grippy enough, without being tacky, where you would expect it to pick up dirt, sand, etc.
I’m actually looking forward to using a magazine with an AR Soc on it in one of my hunting stands this fall, as the shooting rail is at just the right height and distance from me that the magazine tends to bump it. The AR Soc should silence the magazine contact with the shooting rail. I also expect that spare mags won’t clang around as much when wrapped in an AR Soc.
So… looks cool, adds grip and quiets the magazine… all worthy benefits, but the one that blew me away is that you can have your own design printed on the AR Soc! The more I look at the AR Soc, the more ideas I have… custom birthday presents and Christmas gifts, branded promotional items, gag gifts, or even just because they look cool. If my math is correct, they have about 120 different designs listed on their website.
I sent AR Customs a Gear Report logo, and a few days later, these smoking hot nuggets of badassery landed in the Gear Report mail box:
I put the PMag version AR Soc on a brand new ProMag RollerMag and it fit just fine. Because the base of the RollerMag is pretty wide, I removed the base first and slowly worked the AR Soc up the magazine until it was in place. The whole process took all of about 4 minutes. The following is cut and pasted from ARCustoms.com, as they do a great job of describing the product and installation process.
“AR Socs are available for 30rd AR15 style USGI mags and also available for most all other polymer 30rd mags including PMags. They are 2 different sizes. Many more sizes and configurations are currently in development. When purchasing your Soc on the product page select the size of your magazine. Remember when installing your AR Soc™ to take it slow and alternate from side to side and top to bottom when pulling it up on the magazine to prevent overstretching. Each Soc takes a minute or possibly more to get into place correctly and slight adjustments may be necessary to line it up the way you want it. They fit tightly. Each Soc has a 30 day satisfaction guarantee as well. All our Socs are handmade by us in Texas and if you have any quality concerns, or are not happy with yours for whatever reason, please contact us and we’ll make it right!
AK Socs are currently made for 30rd steel AK47 style magazines only. It is very important to install them onto a smooth surface steel mag. Also we recommend using “Sprayway” or any other ammonia free foaming glass cleaner to make the installation easier and avoid possibly overstretching. Spray the bottom half of the magazine and slide it on. The top end of the Soc has a slit cut into it and the slit lines up with the ridge on the back of the magazine.
These Socs are a result of almost 2 years research and development. We tested every material and compound known to man to come up with the best product possible. They are made from a super strong, super thin neoprene rubber compound made to our specs and fit tightly around the base of the magazines. They will not move around once theyre installed unless you want to move them and can be uninstalled and reinstalled as many times as you want. They will not obstruct the magazine from installing in the gun when properly installed and look great.In addition to the improvement in the way the guns look the other great thing about our product is that we install a grip assist coating on both sides of the Soc that gets you extra grip on your mags and feels great! We appreciate and look forward to your feedback. Please contact us if theres some other design or image youd like us to put on your Socs. Custom Socs are easily done and we’d love to make you one!”
Having recently acquired an old Soloflex Muscle Machine that came with nearly every original part… except the instructions and soloflex exercises poster… I tracked down what info I could find on the web to preserve it here. Much of this is from the current Soloflex website. Although I do not know how stable the company is today, or how long the site might be around.
Click here for a .pdf of content pulled from an old version of the Soloflex web site, it is dated 2004 and has a bit more info than is on the current site (2015, as of this writing). I found this online and did not create it.
To the right is the best image I could find of the original Soloflex workout Poster. Please leave a comment below if you have a better image.
If you are looking for home exercise equipment, check out these brands that are currently in production:
If you are looking for home exercise equipment, check out these brands that are currently in production:
If you didn’t win this give-away, don’t fear! We spend most of our time reviewing gear and have neglected our social media channels lately. We want to reward you for helping us spread the word about Gear Report by giving away more FREE stuff when:
- the Gear Report facebook page reaches 300 likes – winner’s choice of a new Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 holster, or an Ohuhu travel hammock
- the Gear Report GunDistrict.com Page reaches 100 member – a Gear-Report.com shirt and a Hexmag
- the Gear Report YouTube channel reaches 100 subscribers – a Gear-Report.com shirt and a Hexmag
- the Gear Report Instagram account reaches 300 followers – a Gear-Report.com shirt and a Seal1 sample and sticker pack
- the Gear Report Twitter account reaches 1500 followers – a Gear-Report.com shirt and a Seal1 sample and sticker pack
And now our Facebook 200 Likes winner…
Thanks to the magic of Excel’s random cell selector formula, the winner of the Gear-Report.com 200 FB Likes give-a-way is:
Patty H from Montana!
Patty, THANKS FOR BEING AWESOME! Send your address and shirt size via FB message and we will get your shirt in the mail to you early next week.
Facebook 200 Likes give-a-way winner
.300 Blackout… officially “300 AAC Blackout” or “300 BLK” (SAAMI short name)… sometimes called “.300 AAC”… it goes by a number of names.
The 7.62 x 35mm, .30 caliber rifle cartridge was designed to give a larger, heavier bullet option that is backwards compatible with the 5.56×45 AR-15/M-16/M-4 platform rifles and accessories, requiring only a barrel change. 300 Blackout is becoming well known for the ability to fire supersonic projectiles that are roughly double the weight of typical .223/5.56 projectiles, as well as heavier, slower projectiles in the 200 – 220 grain range at subsonic speeds. Subsonic rounds fired from a .300 BLK through a silencer are dang-near “Hollywood quiet”, as our friend Don Berckman of GP Arms says.
Sure, .300 AAC has some interesting ballistics and a range of potential uses, but the ammo can be pretty pricey. Most people I know that shoot .300 Blackout choose to load their own ammo since you can cut the cost to about 1/3 of the price of factory .300 Blackout ammo (or less if you buy components in bulk). I have found .330 BLK to be one of the easier rifle rounds to load. However, since it is a relatively new cartridge and many people who shoot it keep their brass to reload, finding economical brass cases to reload can be challenging, with factory new .300 AAC brass cases sometimes costing as much as factory loaded ammunition.
Maybe I should say “inexpensive” instead of cheap, but the best way I have found to get .300 BLK cases without breaking the bank is via converting .223 Remington or 5.56×45 cases to .300 AAC. The process isn’t that difficult… cut the spent .223 or 5.56 case down to the specified length, lube and run it through the .300 Blackout sizing die, trim to finished length, chamfer, tumble, swage, etc. However, it is a multi-step process that can be time consuming.
AGBArms.com to the rescue!
If you either don’t have the tools, time, or inclination to convert your own .300 Blackout brass, then I suggest you talk to the guys at AGBArms.com (All Guns Blazin’ Arms). AGB Arms sent us a batch of 1,000 converted .223/5.56 cases to test and review. So far, we have not loaded all of the cases, but have nothing but great success with the AGBArms.com converted .300 Blackout brass that we have used. In fact, a couple of weeks after sending us the brass to test AGB Arms identified a trend of some cases of a certain brand being a bit more challenging to load, so they sent us a box of replacement cases to cover any of the troublesome brand that _may_ have been in the batch of cases we were sent. Talk about customer service!
AGBarms.com – In their words…
“We are a very young company in this industry. We are a group of four who also own and have owned other businesses in a number of different industries. We are slowly but surely finding where each of our expertise can be valuable to this business. Randan, who is the other active partner besides myself is really the brains as this industry has been a major part of his life from when he was a young boy, to serving in Afghanistan as a Marine Scout Sniper, to our current time being a key factor in this company.The other three of us function together as the financing for this business and I also work the day to day with Randan.Initially we are working on becoming a reliable brass company for reloaders and manufacturers alike. We are solidifying relationships with primer companies, projectile companies, and powder companies, so that we can soon be a full on component supplier. It is then our goal to be a once fired ammunition company.Our brass is inspected twice. once during the sorting process and once again for the brass that has been fully reprocessed. Reprocessed cased are cleaned in a dry media and then processed on commercial equipment. Depending on the caliber and need to be filled, our brass is decapped, swaged, full length resized, trimmed, and deburred prior to being polished and sent out to our customers.” -Landon Noah, AGBarms.com
*A note on our ratings system… No one has ever gotten a perfect “5 gears” rating, and it may NEVER happen.
- 5 gears = Perfect!
- 4 gears = One of the best, minor room for improvement
- 3 gears = We like it. Could be better though.
- 2 gears = Not really a fan
- 1 gear = Why did we waste our time reviewing this?
Many Americans first deer rifle was the venerable and inexpensive Mosin Nagant 1891/30, a rifle first designed well over 100 years ago and produced in staggering numbers and variations by a many nations.
As of this writing, arsenal refinished Mosin Nagant rifles imported by Century Arms are selling for $200 at a local Big Box retail store. It was not too many years ago that it was easy to find Mosin Nagants by the crate for less than $100 per rifle. With a very low acquisition cost and plentiful surplus ammo flooding the market from communist block countries, the Mosin Nagant has long been a great option for a dirt cheap hunting rifle capable of taking down most any North American game. Of late, import restrictions have made importation of Comm Block guns and ammo more difficult. Additionally, fighting and political issues are preventing most importers from accessing the Mosin rifles that are still packed away in long term storage warehouses in many countries around the world.
Compound these supply constraints with the recent surge in Mosin Nagant rifle modernization upgrades that are driving demand. Companies making mosin upgrade parts include:
- Brass Stacker scope mounts, safety rings, leather accessories, etc.
- Rock Solid Industries bolt handles, scope mounts and accurizing
- Archangel manufacturing adjustable Mosin Nagant stock
- Timney Trigger
- ATI Gun Stocks Mosin Monte Carlo stock
- R&J Firearms 7.62 muzzle breaks
- Huber Concepts Mosin trigger and Mosin muzzle brakes
- CBRPS Mosin Bullpup conversions
- Mosin Target and Fiber Optic Smith-Sights
- Mosin Scout scope mount
- … the list goes on
A Mosin owner can likely hunt successfully with an old military surplus (milsurp) Mosin simply by cleaning off the long term storage grease and running a few clean patches down the barrel. However, anyone wanting more from their Mosin Nagant has a wide variety of options to modify the rifle to their liking.
The Mosin Nagant fires a proven round first developed in the late 1800s, the 7.62 x 54r. According to the loads listed in Modern Reloading by Richard Lee, the 7.62 x 54 Russian round (sometimes called the 7.62x 53 Russian) can be loaded with light, fast 110 grain bullets traveling over 3,200 FPS, all the way up to heavy, but still supersonic at over 2,000 FPS, 220 grain bullets. Using bullets This gives a wide range of ballistic load options for the handloader to customize to their needs. Many folks liken the Mosin round to that of the .30-06 Springfield.
Mosin Nagant image gallery below
Quick Strike Industries Enhanced Pistol Grip questions (and answers) for the impatient :
- Does the Strike Industries Enhanced Pistol Grip fit any standard AR platform rifle? Yes, as far as we can tell. In our testing we have had no issues installing the grip on any standard AR lowers.
- Is the Strike Industries Enhanced Pistol Grip comfortable? Definitely. I can’t decide if I like it better than the Hogue overmolded AR15 pistol grip, or like it the same amount. This is high praise, as I have favored Hogue grips for more than 20 years.
- What did we compare to the Strike Industries Enhanced Pistol Grip? We compared indirectly to a wide variety of gun grips, and directly to:
- Is the Strike Industries Enhanced Pistol Grip a good value? At $19 on Amazon, it isn’t the cheapest grip. However, the combination of ergonomics, grip texture, and storage make the Strike Industries Enhanced Pistol Grip easy to recommend.
*many of the links will take you to a trusted retail site where you will find additional product info and can purchase AR15 products, if you like.
Other AR15 / AR10 articles you might like:
Few things are more motivating than sheer annoyance.
While building an AR-15 pistol in .300 AAC Blackout it became rapidly apparent that the minor annoyance of the front finger lump (I honestly don’t know what else to call it) on the standard A2 style AR15 pistol grip was significantly amplified by the ergonomics of the AR pistol. Simply put, it was really uncomfortable. So uncomfortable that I would get grumpy, sometimes even angry at the thought of spending extended time shooting the AR pistol all because the standard pistol grip shape just doesn’t fit my hand well. At. All.
Strike Industries to the Rescue
When I reached out to Strike Industries I actually asked for the Patriot Tactical Enhanced Pro AR pistol grip (which has an American flag embossed into the texture of the
grip!) instead of the newer Strike Industries Enhanced Pistol Grip. I had actually been looking for the newer Enhanced grip when I got distracted by the American Flag grip. I couldn’t tell from the pictures how the Enhanced Pistol Grip would fit my hand or how the texture of the grip would feel. However, Strike Industries was willing to send the Enhanced Pistol Grip to be reviewed, so I agreed to give it a shot. I am really glad I did.
You know what Big Hands means, right?
At 6’4″ and about 205Lb I am not huge, but I’m not a little guy either. I have fairly big hands that don’t fit well on many of the aftermarket grips on the market. I have found, for example, that while I LOVE the grip texture of the Hogue overmolded AR15 pistol grip, the lack of beaver tail puts my trigger finger about 1/4″ further forward than an AR grip that has a beaver tail. 1/4″ is quite a lot when talking about optimal trigger pull angles and where on the trigger finger the trigger should/shouldn’t touch. That the Strike Industries Enhanced Pistol Grip is equipped with a robust beaver tail really helps me naturally attain the proper finger position on the trigger. So, if you guessed that Big Hands means “needs a beaver tail AR grip”, then you are correct.
For all of the ergonomic thought that went into the straight line recoil system of the AR15, the standard A2 grip is beyond heinous, IMHO. It is too slick in some parts, too hard in others, and just plain shaped wrong. I quite literally hate it. The Strike Industries Enhanced Pistol Grip fixes nearly all of the issues I have with most AR15 grips.
I like these things about the Enhanced Pistol Grip:
- is equipped with modest palm swells , which I believe gives better control
- has texture patterns that enhance grip, without diggin in and/or hurting my hand while shooting
- has a nice forward pertrusion at the bottom of the grip to keep the operator’s hand from sliding off the bottom of the grip… sort of like the ring at the bottom of a baseball bat handle.
- has the biggest internal storage compartment I can recall seeing on any AR grip
- has a rather secure fitting rubber cap on the bottom of the grip to close the storage compartment
- has fairly aggressive thumb cutouts on either side
- is more vertical than most grips in the A2 style. A more vertical grip works better for an AR pistol or SBR.
I wish these things were different about the Strike Industries Enhanced Pistol Grip:
- I would love to try this grip with a rubber overmolded finish
- um… I can’t think of anything else
I didn’t know what to expect from the Strike Industries Enhanced Pistol Grip. I have to admit to being pleasantly surprised that I like this hard surfaced grip, since I have long loved rubber overmolded grips. The dimensions and grip texture of the Strike Industries Grip really seem to fit my hand well. Keep in mind that shooting an AR pistol is a lot more demanding on the pistol grip than most other shooting methods. If ever there was a test platform to torture and reveal the weaknesses in a grip, it has to be the AR pistol. So far, the Strike Industries Enhanced Pistol Grip has felt naturally good in my hand and performed very well. If I were ordering an AR15 pistol grip for a build today I would give strong consideration to the Strike Industries Grip, likely deciding which grip to buy based on the exact intended use of the rifle.
We have FINALLY received the final parts and are ready to start assembly of two AR-15 uppers that we have been drooling over for the past several weeks. I wouldn’t normally post the pre-build pictures, but these builds have so many cool parts from great brands that I had to share.
In case you have not noticed, these Gibbz Arms G4 Side Charging uppers don’t use a standard AR-15 charging handle. The biggest ergonomic downfall of the M-16/AR-15 and similar rifles, IMHO, is the position of the charging handle, which requires the operator to break cheek weld and lose sight picture in order to cycle the charging handle. The side charging handle on the Gibbs Arms upper fixes this.
One great thing about the Gibbz Arms G4 Side Charge uppers is that they use a standard AR-15/M-16 bolt carrier group. Gibbz Arms supplies a replacement cam pin that works with their upper. It just has to be swapped into the BCG, which is a 1 minute job (if you are slow, like me).
Gibbz Arms G4 Side Charge upper, Right hand:
- Bear Creek Arsenal 16″ stainless steel M4 profile barrel. 1:8 twist, Wylde chamber
- UniqueARs.com “Jax 2015″ 15” handguard
- Newtown Firearms NF-15 Complete Elite BCG in DLC matte finish
- Rousch Tactical Multip Port Muzzle device
- Rousch Low Profile gas block
- Rousch stainless gas tube
Gibbz Arms G4 Side Charge upper, Left hand:
- Bear Creek Arsenal 16″ diamond fluted heavy profile barrel. 1:8 twist, Wylde chamber
- JP Enterprises JP MK III 12.5″ Rapid Configuration Tube handguard (JPHG3-1M-RC)
- JP Enterprises JP Adjustable Gas System (JPGS-5B) low profile gas block
- Rousch stainless gas tube
- Standard A2 Bird Cage muzzle device (for now)
As you can see, we have already dry fit the parts, and even mounted the JP handguard build on our JP-15 lower for photos.
What sights and/or optics should we put on these builds?