5 Solid Upgrades for Your Modern Sporting Rifle

posted on November 26, 2018

Have an AR-15 you'd like to enhance? With a huge aftermarket of accessories and add-ons available to today's owners of modern sporting rifles, the number of combinations and enhancements possible are seemingly endless. From triggers, stocks, handguards, lights, lasers and more, there's no limit to the improvements and customization options available to AR-15 owners. Here are five we've seen in 2018:

Constructed from a robust military-grade polymer and weighing slightly more than 5.5 ounces, the combat-tested Mission First Tactical Battlelink Minimalist Stock is available for commercial or mil-spec buffer tubes and features an 8-foot piece of braided paracord secured between the eyelets, adding amped up aesthetics and welcome versatility. In an emergency, it can be quickly unraveled and employed in myriad practical uses.
MSRP: $84.99 missionfirsttactical.com

For those who want a slightly better-than-traditional trigger pull on their AR, the ALG Defense Advanced Combat Trigger offers the reliability of a standard 5.5-pound trigger-pull weight, but without the accuracy-robbing creep and grittiness often associated with mil-spec service rifles. Full- and reduced-power hammer springs are included for greater versatility. MSRP: $69 algdefense.com

Ergo Grips’ KeyMod Forward Rail helps shooters maintain the minimalist aesthetics of their mil-spec rifle while enjoying the freedom of mounting KeyMod accessories. The quad-rail system bolts directly to and extends from the A2 front sight, without any modification to the rifle or costly gunsmith fees. MSRP: $138.50 ergogrips.net

Constructed from 7075 aluminum, the oversize, lightweight polymer handle of the Blackhawk No-Latch Ambi Charging Handle provides more than ergonomic ease of use and comfort. The new design eliminates the leaf spring commonly found on AR-style charging handles, so actuating the latch is not required to cycle the charging handle. Best of all, the lever comes in four colors, including black, grey, FDE and OD green. MSRP: $39.95 blackhawk.com

Capable of being powered by either two CR123As or a single 18650 rechargeable battery, the SureFire M600DF Dual Fuel LED Scout Light features a high-output LED that delivers 1,200 to 1,500 lumens for 1.25 to 1.5 hours, depending on the power source. The TIR lens shapes the light into a wide beam that provides ample light to aid peripheral awareness, but still has plenty reach to identify potential threats at medium  to longer range. The light mounts to any Picatinny rail, while momentary- and constant-on modes can be selected via the Z69 tailcap switch. MSRP: $299 surefire.com


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