First of all, this product was created by a Marine, which means a lot of Marines will be reading this. We’ll type slowly so it’s easy for you guys to read. Now we do know a couple things about Marines – you want them on your side in a bar fight, and, when they develop a piece of kit, you know it’s purpose built for some serious shit. The Grip Stop is no exception.
The Grip Stop was designed by a Marine named Nathan Murr for those who like to shoot thumb-over-bore. If you don’t like that grip, we don’t much give a damn. We’re not here to argue TTPs. Some like it. Some don’t. Read Pete’s opinion of the matter and get the fuck over it. However you prefer to shoot, this is still a seriously badass piece of kit. Slim swings shoots a couple different ways, so he flipped his around and used it as a handstop. He has his genius moments, so I have to give him credit for that one. He also loves the big girls, so he knows a thing or two about the vicissitudes (grunts: vicissitudes) of getting a comfortable grip on something kinesthetically (grunts: kinesthetically) without having that gentle-yet-violent beast wiggle through your hands and ruin your rhythm…which in many ways is similar to using a wank sock, though that is an article for a different day.
The Grip Stop is made from a concrete solid piece of billet aluminum and hard-coat anodized black. No grunts, it’s not literally made out of concrete, and no you cannot eat it, though you should know that Murr describes this thing as “an infantryman’s accessory” and we reckon you can use it as a barricade brace. Plus, and this is important – you can use this damn thing on about any rifle out there. True story. Now, back to the goods.
“I know it’s not going to be for everyone. I know that,” says the designer, visibly skeptical of talking to an action figure interviewer. “For guys that like light, strong and minimalist rifles and rifle furniture, they’ll like it. You have a gradual radius that allows you to fix your grip angle on the fly. It’s billet aluminum, so it’s a little more pricey then polymer. I designed to avoid the angles other forward holds have. Those make you lock your wrist at a specific angle. This is more intuitive and natural to hold. A lot of people compare this with the AFG, which is understandable, and the AFG is a good piece of kit, but you only have one choice of angle with the AFG and have to move the whole thing forward or back to adjust the pitch angle and it requires a Pic rail to attach. The Grip Stop does not.”
“…the AFG is a good piece of kit, but you only have one choice of angle with the AFG and have to move the whole thing forward or back to adjust the pitch angle and it requires a Pic rail to attach. The Grip Stop does not.”
Lanco Tactical retails the Grip Stop for $40, which is about our nightly single-dancing-mom per diem for qualtiy establishments such as Nancy’s Squat ‘N Gobble down on I-44 in Oklahoma City. Those girls put out a nice spread. It’s available as a direct rail bolt-on option at the moment with a picatinny mounted version coming soon (and it can be easily modified in its current incarnation anyway). Move to Rockwell Tactical Group or get to Lanco Tactical with a sense of urgency and tell them the Mad Duo sent you.