Adding too many accessories to your AR-15 can create a cumbersome rifle that is ill-suited for ideal range work or personal defense. Keep the add-ons to a minimum with these five AR-15 accessories that pull double-duty and provide multiple benefits with the addition of just one product.
A. Capable of mounting to Picatinny- or Weaver-style rails, the Crimson Trace CMR-204 Railmaster Pro pairs a compact flashlight capable of an ultra-bright 100-lumen peak output for up to 1 hour, with a built in 5 milliwatt green laser. The unit is powered by a single CR2 battery and features four operational modes, including: laser/light constant on, laser constant on, light constant on and even laser with light dazzler. MSRP: $379 crimsontrace.com
B. Keep spare ammo close at hand with the FAB Defense GL-MAG M4 Survival Buttstock. The built-in 10-round magazine inconspicuously fits flush so as to not catch on gear, yet remains easily accessible. It’s even compatible with either commercial or MilSpec buffer tubes. MSRP: $122.40 themakogroup.com
C. For those looking for a suppressor-ready brake, the SilencerCo ASR Muzzle Brake provides more than just an attachment point, in that it also functions as a flash hider and a muzzle brake. It is compatible with the Specwar, Saker, Omega, Hybrid and Harvester Big Bore ASR mounting systems. The three-port design effectively reduces felt recoil and muzzle climb. Attachment and removal are easily accomplished one-handed. MSRP: $92 silencerco.com
D. Constructed from reinforced polymers, and boasting an improved ergonomic design, the Grip Pod V2 serves as a lightweight vertical foregrip, yet with the simple push of a button rapidly transforms into a steel-legged bipod for added precision. Optional features include a cam lever for quick installation. Available colors include black and flat dark earth. MSRP: $149 grippod.com
E. Designed by veterans who saw a need to improve how shooters obtain a proper sight picture with short-eye-relief optics, the Falcon 37 AR-15 HABU Mod 1 Advanced Engagement Charging Handle features a contoured cover that replaces the traditional T-handle, allowing for robust charging of America’s rifle with a full grasp of the non-dominant hand—racking it just like a semi-auto pistol slide. The charging handle also conveniently serves as integrated riser. MSRP: $89.95 falcon37.com