Gear Roundup: AR Accessories

ARs are meant to be upgraded, so here are five products to help you trick out America’s rifle.

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posted on February 17, 2023
AR Accessories

A. Measuring slightly more than 13.5 inches long and built from 6061 hardcoat-anodized aluminum, Midwest Industries’ Nightfighter M-Lok Handguard features a continuous MIL-STD 1913 top rail, M-Lok slots for mounting accessories, a patented 4140 heat-treated torque plate and two integral anti-rotation QD sling sockets. Slim and lightweight, it only increases your rifle’s weight by a mere 14 ounces. One, five-slot M-Lok rail section, a barrel nut and wrench are included. MSRP: $244.95; midwestindustriesinc.com


B. In addition to being made from aircraft-grade 7075 aluminum, the Wilson Combat Ambidextrous AR-15 Small Charging Handle brings welcome versatility in a design that permits charging the rifle from either side of the firearm, with or without gloves. A three-piece latch design facilitates truly ambidextrous operation. Small, Medium and Large latch sizes are available to suit shooters’ needs. MSRP: $84.95; wilsoncombat.com


C. Factory preset to deliver an ultra-crisp, creep-free, 3- to 4-pound pull, Timney Triggers’ The Impact AR Trigger boasts components that are captive
in the lightweight, aluminum-alloy housing. Its hammer is heat treated and machined from wear-resistant S7 tool steel, while other components are EDM cut from A2 tool steel, heat treated and coated in a black carbon-nitride finish. Best of all, the Impact installs using your rifle’s original hammer and trigger pins. MSRP: $143.99; timneytriggers.com


D. A departure from traditional offerings, the unique design of Ergo Grips’ TDX-0 Tactical Deluxe Zero Angle Flat Top Suregrip fosters a more natural point-of-aim while putting your hand at a better angle for modern shooting positions. Its exterior features ergonomic contours and palm swells for enhanced comfort and ambidextrous use. Overmolded rubber combined with heavy texturing offers uncompromising purchase. Installation hardware is included. Choose from black, FDE and OD green. MSRP: $39.99; ergogrips.net


E. Compatible with mil-spec, carbine-length buffer tubes, the Magpul MOE SL-M Stock was specifically developed for users desiring a smaller, lighter AR-15 stock. A short, slim profile makes it an ideal addition for a compact, lightweight build. Its nonslip rubber buttpad features an angled toe to make shouldering the rifle easier, even while wearing bulky clothing or body armor. An ambidextrous release latch makes adjustments easy. Available colors include black and FDE. MSRP: $44.95; magpul.com

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