Custom Gun Rails

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AR-15 owners have to constantly resist putting more cool items on their modern sporting rifles, but I couldn’t resist trying out the custom rail covers put out by a company called Custom Gun Rails (CGR) out of Texas.

CGR makes a number of interesting designs that you can buy right off their website, or they can also custom make a cover using a logo, text, or other design. I tried out the laser engraved American flag covers which mount on any standard 1913 rail. Installing them was easy, a simple snap onto the rail, and then there are two screws to tighten with the included hex wrench. To take them off, perform the installation steps in reverse.

The two covers only weigh 11 grams each (about the weight of four nickels) so they don’t add any significant weight.

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Bonus points to TFB readers who know the significance behind why the stars are on the right side of the flag in this picture.

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The website has this description for their laser engraved aluminum products:

Our small Laser Engraved Aluminum (LEA) rail covers are made of high strength, abrasion and solvent resistant thermoplastic bonded with a hardcoat anodized, laser engraved aluminum insert. The anodization process prevents the image from chipping, cracking or peeling.

Here are some other samples:

CGR can even make a custom QR code rail cover.

CGR can even make a custom QR code rail cover.

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CGR also makes custom dog tags, coins, and other items. From the CGR website:

Custom Gun Rails, Inc. (CGR) was founded in 2011 by a former Green Beret. After his service in the U.S. Army Special Forces, he worked in the private sector for various Private Security Companies and has been an active member in the community, deploying regularly. It was during one of these trips that the desire and necessity for units and individuals to customize their weapons became apparent.

Custom Gun Rails, Inc. is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).

www.CustomGunRails.com.

Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career. He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. www.TopShotChris.com.

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Chris Cheng

Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion and an NRA News Commentator. A self-taught amateur (and former Googler) turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career.

He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. www.TopShotChris.com.


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  • uuuu

    I’m Canadian, but the stars are always facing into the battle I believe.

    • Anon

      Like the flag is streaming behind them as the person moves forward. :)

    • flyingburgers

      Interestingly, the eagle on US Postal Service trucks always flies forward but your Canadian flying letter thing flies backwards on the left side.

  • chris b

    what a great idea for a Christmas present !

  • Burst

    Oh man, it’s a RANGER ranger.

    Watch out/badass/etc. etc.

    • Guest

      Actually. The RANGER tab you speak at the top is a tab you receive for completing Ranger School. The Ranger scroll below it signifies that the person is serving in the 75th Ranger Battalion after completing RASP (Ranger Assessment and Selection Program). So yes they are a badass and I hope you were just being sarcastic!

  • Kublah

    The flag is always stars first to look like it is blowing in the wind..

  • milo

    now wait for people to be putting ads on their guns the same way they do with their cars…

    • tincankilla

      i’d take a branded AR if they gave me discounted ammo….

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeremy.wiggins.334 Jeremy Wiggins

    The stars always point towards the fight. A regular depiction of the flag on the right side the rifle (or uniform) implies retreat because the only way the flag would ever be seen in that orientation in an old school musket and sword type battlefield, is if the standard bearer were running away .

  • Dan Burgess

    COLORS DON’T RUN! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/brandon.montville Brandon Montville

    The link to their website is broken.

    • http://www.TopShotChris.com/ Chris Cheng (TFB Staff Writer)

      Thanks for pointing that out, it’s now fixed.

  • Guest

    Their customer service is great, but the product is an aluminum piece just set into plastic. I already had one break after removing it and installing it on a rifle only twice. They replaced it without question though.

  • http://twitter.com/GrizzlyTargets Walt Kowalski
  • http://www.facebook.com/nicholas.mew.3 Nicholas Mew

    If I ever get my hands on a PP-19 Bizon, I want to paste a sticker of the Pringles Logo on the magazine.

  • JeffTD

    That is so friggin’ cheesy… Can I have an attachment for my cellphone?