First Look: Law Tactical ARIC Pistol Plate

Ditch the buffer tube on your AR-pattern large format pistol.

posted on January 6, 2024
Aric Pistol Plate

Following the release of their AR Internal Carrier (ARIC), Law Tactical is now selling the new ARIC Pistol Plate. This device is intended for stockless, direct-gas-impingement AR pistols and is meant to be used in conjunction with the Law Tactical ARIC bolt carrier group

Law Tactical is well-known for the AR Folding Stock adapter, an accessory that allows AR-15 users to fold their carbine stocks when not in use. Due to the AR-15’s design, firearms outfitted with the original Folding Stock Adapter cannot cycle ammunition with their stocks folded, so the company later developed the ARIC. The Law Tactical ARIC is a specialized bolt-carrier group that was not only designed to work with all Folding Stock Adapters, but it also allows firearms outfitted with it to fire when the stock is folded. The ARIC gets rid of the traditional recoil spring and buffer tube system and replaces them with two smaller, self-contained recoil springs that rest on guide rods. The entire unit fits inside a standard AR-15 upper receiver and is normally held in place by the Law Tactical Folding Stock Adapter. However, the new Law Tactical Pistol Plate is designed to do the same thing, without having to accommodate the buffer tube and stock.

The Law Tactical ARIC Pistol Plate eliminates the need for the buffer tube, receiver end plate and castle nut. The unit also includes two built-in quick detach (QD) sling attachment points. Installation is simple and Law Tactical includes the required flange tool which is designed to bend as soon as sufficient torque is applied. The new Law Tactical Pistol Plate retails for $74.95, and to learn more about this new accessory or other products from Law Tactical, please visit


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