I have recently had the opportunity to test a piece of gear: the Tyrant Designs MOD Nickel Foregrip.
This piece of equipment is straight-forward, to the point, and simple. I don’t want this to sound like I’m downplaying or giving a slight, because I’m definitely not. It does one job, and does it well. Let’s be honest: do intelligent people complicate things, or simplify things? The fact that the Tyrant Designs MOD Nickel Foregrip is simple is a large compliment.
Specifications from the manufacturer:
- M-LOK Keymod MOE rail systems
- Durable (polymer straps and aluminum body, near indestructible)
- Interchangeable with M-LOK and KeyMod
- Comfortable (chamfered edges for a smooth feel)
- Temperature variation resistent
- Polymer strap
- Laser engraved logo
- Install kit included
- Length- 5.5″
- Width- .625″
- Weight- 1.7 oz
- M-Lok and/or Keymod fasteners
- 2 L-keys
Because I am no professional videographer, I defer to someone smarter and more seasoned in that field. I recommend watching the following to see the Tyrant Designs MOD Nickel Foregrip in action:
To sum things up, I recommend the Tyrant Designs MOD Nickel Foregrip. Pick up one for your AR at https://www.tyrantcnc.com/collections/mod-ar-15-foregrip/products/mod-foregrip-nickel
Ratings (1 – 5 star)
Ease of use: *****
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TITAN COYOTE PRECISEFIT™ GUN BELT
- PreciseFit™ up to 50″ waist
- Great for the rugged casual or military look
- Two layers of heavy duty brown nylon sewn together which allows the stiffness required for holstering your sidearm
- The bullet styled tip is laser cut and sewn to resist fraying
- The removable rustic Brown buckle has a magnetic trigger buckle for quick adjustments of 1/4″ for the perfect fit
- The belt backing is made of water resistant nylon for enhanced wear and sweat protection
- Two set screws designed for a secure hold
- Thickness near 3/16″
- Buckle size 1 11/16″ x 2 9/16″ – Belt strap width is 1 7/16″
I was graciously provided the opportunity to test out the Titan belt from Nexbelt. The ability to size the belt to your specific needs is a very nice feature. It is plenty strong enough to provide support to securely hold a pistol and extra magazine.
If you are in need of a new gun belt, I can wholeheartedly recommend the Nexbelt Titan Precisefit.
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TL:DR-Great little micro gun if you need a deep concealment piece. I still hate micro guns.
Just to be up front I generally hate micro guns. no matter the caliber. I didn’t even want to put ammo though this one because I figured for sure I would hate every round I fired though it, just like with the R51. But surprise I actually kind of liked it for what it is. Don’t get me wrong I still dislike micro guns as a whole but if I had to carry a small gun this would be towards the top of that list. Somewhere under the G43/42.
Usually one of the things I dislike about the little guns is a total lack of usable sights. They are usually just little bumps on the slide. The LC9 has actual usable sights that function well and shoot pretty close to point of aim for me. At 10 yards I was able to hold a decent group. Even at 15 and even out at 25.5 yards (the furthest our range goes) I was able to keep all shots in the -0 zone of an IDPA target with only 3 fliers just outside of the -0 zone and those are attributed to me not the gun.
The controls are ok and easy to reach. The slide release is easy to reach and use, the safety works well going off safe but sucks going on safe while keeping a good grip on the gun. It’s pivot point is to the front of the safety as opposed to the rear making sweeping it on safe a bit stiff but coming off safe is really easy. The magazine release I found to be a PITA to use. It wasn’t easy to push and required a lot of travel to finally release the magazine. Since it’s already a nearly flush fitting magazine release that can make for an awkward mag change.
It felt ok in my hand but again not a fan of these tiny guns to start with. Better than some other small guns even ones chambered in .380 feel to me. Certainly not an ergonomic dream but better than a lot of others.
Trigger was ok even if it had a lot of travel. I did find the reset to be quite long. Basically the entire length of the trigger travel which I disliked. But this could be circumvented with some training. I am finding a lot of pistols with very long resets. Maybe my primary carry gun, a G17, has me spoiled a bit in that department as it has a pretty short reset.
Overall I still dislike micro guns and try to talk people out of them when given the opportunity. I still feel as though most people would be far better served with a larger full size or compact handgun. I carry a GLOCK 17 daily. Either openly or Concealed and have found very few instances where I needed to carry something smaller. There were times I wished I had something smaller but made the G17 work anyway. And after selling off or giving away my subcompact guns years ago I have since added a compact gun to the safe for those times when I want to dress up a little nicer and don’t want to dress around the G17 or want a bit deeper concealment for less than gun friendly environments.
But if you simply don’t want to carry a full size gun or feel as though you need something tiny to conceal on you the LC9 could get the job done well and offer some usable sights and decent handling characteristics to boot.
But I still suggest going with a larger gun 😉
This guest article was written by Joshua Downs.
JDL Outfitters is a small Texas company specializing in custom kydex holsters. I have had the opportunity to test out a one of their holsters with a Glock 19 and have to say that it is a really nice piece of gear.
The model I was provided was a basic model, but there are tons of customization options available. To be specific, there are 57 distinct colors and patterns of kydex available to select from. Further customization is available on top of the kydex color. The kydex utilized is standard 0.08″ in thickness.
A few samples:
At present, the following models of firearms are supported — with more to come in the future:
- Glock 17
- Glock 19
- Glock 22
- Glock 23
- Glock 26
- Glock 27
- Glock 33
- Glock 34
- S&W Shield 9mm
- S&W Shield .40S&W
- Jericho Full Size
Prices start at a very reasonable $45 and based on customization options go up from there. Timeframes from order to shipping are 7 days, with many orders shipping in as little as 3-4 days.
Please note that I am in no way high speed, low drag — I am just an average guy working a desk job. The JDL holster has held up nicely for my needs, and I would not hesitate to recommend this company to anyone needing a custom kydex holster.
Contact JDL Outfitters at the link below to place your order: