Damage Industries Pistol Buffer Tube With QD Socket

AR-15 pistols seem to be getting more popular these days with most major AR makers jumping in on the bandwagon. Accessory maker Damage Industries just released a pretty neat AR-15 pistol part. Their new AR-15 pistol buffer tube includes an attachment point for a QD sling swivel. It’s made out of 7075 billet aluminum with a 1.250″ outside diameter and is hard-coat anodized to Mil-A-8625 type III. The main feature is the limited-rotation QD Sling Swivel Socket at the end of the tube. It can be used with standard length carbine buffers and springs. It retails for $28.45 at Damage Industries, the QD Sling Swivels are sold separtely however.

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  • the_duck

    Pretty cool, but Spike’s Tactical Pistol Buffer tubes have had this for a while.

    Just a thought, this wouldn’t be so great for a single point sling, rather than a two point, right? Just thinking about how a AR pistol would look just swinging around by it’s end and I don’t think that’d be that great.

    • sianmink

      There’s an SMG technique where you tension a rear mounted sling around your shoulder to make up for lack of a stock. It’s supposed to work pretty well.

      • BillC

        I think the better description is works marginally well

        • sianmink

          better than nothing? XD

        • Phil Hsueh

          I don’t know, the Brits (the SAS to be exact i think) seem to like using their SMGs that way, can’t be all that bad if a top tier military advocates the technique. Of course, I’ve never tried the technique myself so I can’t say that I have any firsthand knowledge of how well it works or doesn’t work.

  • Vhyrus

    I love it. I can use this with my AK pistol and SB 47 brace so I can finally put a sling on it.