ATI X2 Scorpion Recoil AR-15 Pistol Grip

ATI has a new pistol grip for the AR-15 on the way that’s designed to help “absorb the initial shock wave which is the felt punch of the recoil.” ATI also claims it will help reduce muzzle lift and increase target reacquisition. It’s made in the U.S.A out of DuPont extreme temperature glass reinforced polymer and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. They retail at $34.99 and will be available in May 2014. Check out for more info.


– Recoil Impact is Absorbed – Absorbs the Energy Wave Regardless of the Load Size Which Makes it Perfect for any Type of Rifle or ShotgunReduces the Challenge to – – Reacquire the Target by Minimizing the Muzzle Lift
– Not Affected by Chemicals, Load Size or Extreme Temperatures
– Eliminates the Punch of the Recoil
– Removes Limitations from Spring and Piston Type Recoil Suppression Systems
– Specifically Engineered Grip Dimensions Create the Optimal Distance from the Grip to the Trigger to Fit Most Hands
– Rear Tang makes for Consistant Hand Placement and Reduces Muzzle Lift
– Specific Contours for Repeatable Hand Placement
– Curved Base Secures Grip and Aids in the Reduction of Muzzle Lift
– V2 Sure Grip Texture
– Finger Elevation Contour Leads Finger to Trigger
– Vertical Angle of Grip Allows For Improved Comfort & Hand Positioning
– Enables the Shooter to Keep Elbow Tight to the Body even with Body Armor or Fully Collapsed Adjustable Stock
– Elevates Hand to the Perfect Height which Aligns the Index Finger with the Trigger
– DuPontĀ® Extreme Temperature Glass Reinforced Polymer
– Manufactured in the USA
– Limited Lifetime Warranty

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  • Ryan

    ….because recoil is such a huge problem for AR’s.

    • Igor

      If it’s cheap and improves something without apparent drawbacks, why not? After all, with recoil, it’s “the less the better”, right?

      • iksnilol

        Actually there is a limit. A good muzzle brake combined with a good recoil absorbing stock can actually make the rifle move forward during firing.

        • Sable

          There are some of us who avoid muzzle breaks like the clap.

          • iksnilol

            I am one of them. Sensitive ears and tinnitus since I have been aware of myself make me dislike them. I use suppressors, luckily they aren’t controlled in Norway. Pretty much all .22 rifles come with one.

          • patrickw

            I exclusively use muzzle brakes…. they help lengthen the life of suppressors.

            In Europe, while suppressors are not regulated, their quality and longevity are not the best… granted there are some decent designs that are very light weight.

          • iksnilol

            How does that work? You put them on the end of the suppressor?

            I find that unnecessary bulky, isn’t it easier to get a good steel suppressor? Or if you have the cash one out of titanium?

      • Rather ugly—-

      • NikonMikon

        This could make the AR feel like a mushy pile of crap when firing rapidly. It could also possibly induce malfunctions. NOTHING has no drawbacks. There is ALWAYS a trade-off.

    • Jeremy David Thomson

      Perhaps if you have a .50 BMG upper?

      • patrickw

        You mean a disaster waiting to happen for an unfortunate shooter?

  • Paco_Jones

    ola es aki la conbension sovre el voson de higgs?

    • Tahoe

      Uh, no, I think that’s near Geneva.
      And Ryan, I hear you – my first thought every time I see something about “reducing the felt recoil” on a 5.56 rifle is…why? I understand taming muzzle flip to get rapid follow-on shots, but felt recoil is really negligible.

      • Manny Fal

        Reducing recoil means your sight picture is interrupted less.

        • Tahoe

          Note “muzzle flip” vs. “felt recoil” above. RIF.

      • patrickw

        Because when a shooter gets a squib, and doesn’t notice a difference, they blow up the rifle and need a new win….= more business…

  • me ohmy

    recoil on an AR.. hmmm.
    more like muzzle flip.. it’s not like you’re capping off a 458WIN MAG

    • Matt

      But a .458 SOCOM maybe…

  • Hunter57dor

    Dunno if it does what it says on the tin, (or if it needs to) but it looks comfy as heck.

    Something like this would be cool on an ar-10 or some other .308 variant.

  • David

    I could see, perhaps, that this could be worthwhile on something like an AR with a .50 BMG upper…


      Yeah, all that shooting with my tacticool .50 Beowulf AR-15 kills me after a range day.

      (I don’t have a .50 Beowulf AR-15. Sorry, I lied.)

      • iksnilol

        He meant .50 BMG (Browning Machine Gun) not Beowulf.

        From what I have heard that cartridge isn’t the best for your shoulder. Chiropractors and eye doctors love it though.


    I chuckled at the picture comparing their product to a out-of-the-box grip.
    Of course it’s better than the factory grip that’s probably the first thing that everybody replaces on their rifle.

    That being said, it looks like an interesting choice for .308 ARs or SCAR-Hs.

  • Sulaco

    Wait, what? AR’s have recoil? All these years wasted!

  • hydepark

    I love my new scorpion furniture for my Benelli M4. They look and feel awesome. That being said, there are LOTS of rifles that these grips will fit on, not just AR variants. And as someone already pointed out, maybe this will serve well on .50 uppers? Maybe on 7.62×51 uppers? And there are also people with various kinds of peripheral neuropathy that may experience less pain with this grip. It kinda looks to be on the larger side of grips that people with bigger hands and longer fingers, such as myself, feel more comfortable with. I don’t see why all the hate??

  • 101nomad

    They must have different ARs/M16s now than ones I have shot. Beginning in the 60s. If they are talking about recoil from 5.56 NATO.

    • Matt

      In fact they do. ARs now come in many calibers including larger calibers like .50 Beowulf or .458 SOCOM.

      • 101nomad

        Yes, aware of that, have been for some time. Was a poorly thought out post. Having choices is wonderful, use them while you can.

  • gunslinger

    i guess it is for the larger calibers. coz the number of times i’ve had a .223 range day and my hand was hurting from recoil…..

  • floppyscience

    And here I’ve been using the stock to absorb recoil with my shoulder instead of taking it in my wrist. I’m such a jackass.

  • Victor

    I have seen fuck ugly grips who stick out like a purulent wart on a prostitute’s vagina, and then there’s this.

    • Hurtsogoodnow

      Nissan GTR is ugly. But it rules !!!!!