The Jack from Sharps Brothers

Yo ho, yo ho, the Jack be right fer’ me! Shibber me timbers and rouse the first mate, “The Jack” from Sharps Brothers has made an appearance. For now, its just renderings and a 3-d printing, as formal pricing and availability will be announced on April 1st. 


Pirate voice aside, The Jack is Sharp’s Brothers latest design hot on the heels of the Warthog following the notable Hellbreaker (which I do happen to own). Details at this point are scarce, but it should keep the Sharps Brothers common features:

  • An oversized and integral trigger guard
  • A beveled magazine flare that helps you load as quickly and efficiently as possible (OK, maybe not this one)
  • Machined top to bottom from 7075-T6 aluminum, a peak-strength corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy
  • A hard coat anodize finish per MIL-A-8625, the anodizing model for model for most military and aerospace products
  • Full compatibility with all mil-spec internal parts
  • Full compatibility with all other aftermarket mil-spec upper receivers
  • Full compatibility with GI standard issue magazines as well as PMags
  • Multi caliber mark


Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • Matrix3692

    April 1st, yeah right……

  • Not That Guy

    What’s next? Blunderbuss shaped nadguard?

    • Massasoit

      My “nadguard” IS a blunderbuss! Lol

  • Karl

    Lacerated fingers in 3…2…1…

  • Tang

    I’d buy one for the sake of having something different, or for a p-dog rifle.

    • dan citizen

      What is a p-dog rifle?

      • Hackles Up

        Prairie dog.

  • Don Ward

    There was a time when we’d take a guy who’d show up at the range with a gun like that and beat him with a hose. Now you’ve got your God-d****d unions…

    • Roy

      Cap’n… you know I’m not a pro-union guy.

      • J.J

        Don’t lump us on with that Martian our shenanigans are cheeky and playful. His shenanigans are cruel and tragic.

        • Rex

          I swear to god I’ll pistol whip the next guy that says shenanigans.

          • USMC03Vet

            Yo, Farva….

          • dan citizen


          • Weaponized_Hotdog

            License and registration, Chickenf!!!er…..

  • Tyler John Richards

    I like it, it goes well with the other lowers from J Sharps. Definitely for people who like to be a little more artsy with their rifles.

  • sianmink

    That would look swell next to a Cosmo Dragoon and a Gravity Saber.

  • David Vileta

    evidence that the AR market has gone too far

  • AndyT

    Add a handguard from unique handguards and build a silly skull rifle!

    There’s a market for this lol

    • Bill

      Maybe model them on the human humerus, or whichever long bone is most adaptable to MLok or PIcatinny rails or whatever attachment system is in style this week

  • Vitsaus

    Things like this are why the Anti’s think we are a bunch of psychotic perpetual adolescents.

    • Innocent By Standards

      If you are referring to the usual comments posted at TFB, you’re probably right.

      • Vitsaus

        Well, I was more refering to the Masters of the Universe themed lower…

        • He-Man

          Holy snit! Now I have to make a Skeletor-themedAR in some “evil” caliber, like .458 or .50 Beowulf.

        • Ian Thorne

          Yes, because everything must be plain and boring. No one can enjoy cool styling that just might not be your style. Sorry for the offense Mr. Fudd.

          • Vitsaus

            Not offended at all, it sounds more like you are the one who needs to sit on an ice pack.

          • Ian Thorne

            Lol, how does it sound like that? Seems you are pretty awful at being able to read what people are saying.

    • Dan

      Right so we should just all own wood stocked bolt action deer rifles so we don’t offend/scare someone.

      • Bill

        No, we just need to use some common sense, which isn’t common enough. If people think a plain AR is a WMD with a thing that sticks down, what are they going to think of this? I never bought into that “modern Sporting Rifle” schtick, figuring it was disingenuous: ARs were designed and built to be fighting rifles, and that isn’t a bad thing. But this looks like it should come with a “Kill’em All, Let God Sort Them Out” T-shirt.

        Apparently the SIG brace taught us nothing about subtlety.

        • Dan

          While I am not a fan of this design I don’t believe in designing firearms so as not to scare people. Rifle design has nothing to do with using something in a way it wasn’t intended. That is like saying take the deer heads off your wall we don’t want peta to throw a fit. Like it or not but firearm designs like this will draw a whole other crowd into the shooting sports. So i support it

          • Bill

            Is that a crowd who we want in the shooting sports? Will they be responsible practitioners of the martial art of shooting. Will they be good stewards of the art? Are they the mentors we want for future generations?

            Some photographers shoot nudes that are art. Some photographers shoot nudes that are porn. Which should represent the field of photography?

          • Zebra Dun

            So an AR mag well with boobs is out?

          • Bill

            As much as I like holding boobs, and as much as I like holding the mag well in a mag well grip, I don’t think its a good combination.

          • dan citizen

            I agree with your sentiment, and I do find this type of foofery to be ridiculous and provocatory.

            But gun ownership is about freedom, it is not our place to determine which aesthetic is proper and which is not.

            I personally feel having more than one rail on a gun is stupid mall ninja bullshit, having more than one optic is for people who can shop better than they shoot, and anything below .308 is just babying those who never learned to handle recoil. Luckily, I don’t get to make the decisions.

          • Bill

            I agree, and we all choose to associate with those whose aesthetics and attitudes most closely match ours. It’s why we aren’t the world.
            I’m talking about symbolic interactionism, not whether it’s right or wrong. I like to wear my hair longer than my agency likes, Neither they nor I are right, but I choose to go, of my own free will, into a profession that wants to present a “clean-cut” image, whatever that is. It doesn’t matter how skilled or knowledgeable I am, it’s the image the agency and public expect.

            If someone showed up for an interview with a police agency in cut-offs, a wifebeater and flip flops, that’s certainly their right. What’s it say about their attitude and character?

          • dan citizen

            well said

          • Dan

            First let me apologize if I had been insulting, I recently quit smoking and have been quite edgy.
            We don’t know that these new shooters attracted to the sport are going to be any better than the people we already have. They may be great they may suck it is a chance we have to take or it will become a dying club of bitter old men clinging to their rifles. I am not the person to decide whether or not porn should represent photography my personal opinions mean squat when it comes to what other people want to do. I may not like it but you have the freedom to do it, then do it. We cannot hide in the shadows afraid of making people upset, nor can we exclude people from our culture because they may turn out to be a bad seed.

          • Bill

            Good luck with the smoking. If I can quit, you can.

          • PTSD

            If I see someone with a gun like that I assume he has mental issues.

          • dan citizen

            ….or is 14 years old

          • Dan

            Do you also assume someone riding a Harley and wearing leather is in a motorcycle gang? It is the same attitude the woodstock hunting rifle crowd gave towards the evil black rifles. We have enough people to fight lets not fight each other.

          • billyoblivion

            The designer of the gun had clearly not been instructed to beat about the bush. ‘Make it evil,’ he’d been told. ‘Make it totally clear that this gun has a right end and a wrong end. Make it totally clear to anyone standing at the wrong end that things are going badly for them. If that means sticking all sort of spikes and prongs and blackened bits all over it then so be it. This is not a gun for hanging over the fireplace or sticking in the umbrella stand, it is a gun for going out and making people miserable with.’

            Douglas Adams in the Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

        • whskee

          Don’t like capitalism much? Whether you or I like it or not, I’m willing to bet that there’s at least a niche market for this, and they will gladly fork over some change. Even if I don’t care for it, I won’t hate on someone earning their fair dollar. Remember the zombie-logo’d-everything fad that just blew by?

          • Bill

            Yeah, and people buy Nazi paraphernalia and S&M videos. That doesn’t make them, or their purchases, good or smart.

            When I can’t get out of it, I have to help out on background checks for new hires for the agency, which always involve checking social media and such. Would you want me to sign off on an applicant who posted a picture from the range of him (because women would be innately too smart to do it) with his great new blaster modeled on a human skull?

          • whskee

            Agree to your first line, but now you discriminate on hiring based on someone exercising their 2nd amendment rights in the second line? Am I missing some violation of law here? If that’s against your employers policy, I personally would not want to work there.

          • Bill

            No, a photo of them with an AR would mean nothing. A photo of them with an AR modeled on a human skull brings into questions things like character, which we demonstrate through behavior, aspects surrounding their propensity towards the use of force, and the way they project themselves to the community. If they had tattoos of human remains, or nazi symbols or indicative of a S&M lifestyle, the same questions would be raised.

            They can do whatever they want when it comes to guns and tats. But they don’t have a Constitutional right to a job, and agencies have a responsibility to select candidates who show the judgement and personality to best protect the Constitution and the community.

            I’d also say that you picked the wrong Amendment, as that flopped candidate’s attorney would probably argue that he or she was demonstrating their First Amendment right of expression. They’d still lose.

          • whskee

            I appreciate your well written clarification, and agree with you to a point. I’m talking only of a skull-shaped receiver. You keep adding in things like nazi’s, tattoo’s and S&M for some reason. Sure, all things we don’t want as an image. Your argument sounds to me almost akin to ‘But he used hollow-points! Surely looking to kill moar!’. But it’s just a receiver, that’s the topic.

            If my teenage nephew wanted one, my mind isn’t going to instantly classify him as some kind of undesirable. Even if he does wear skinny jeans sometimes. I’d be right pissed if he got denied a job because of posting a day at the range based on this product alone.

            First Amendment isn’t an issue here. I love the 1st Amendment. How many idiots post about their crimes and get caught as a result? It’s the issue of hand-wringing that ‘scary’ guns shouldn’t be allowed I take issue with. I don’t expect this product to be a hit with mature adults, but do expect a good number of teens/young adults to think ‘cool’ when they see this. Even if I too would try to steer them toward something more known-reliable and standard.

          • Bill

            I’m not saying it shouldn’t be allowed. My position is that it says something about the user that myself, and the average public might find weird, if not off-putting.

            To use your hollow point analogy, which any competent defense attorney can defeat in about 30 seconds, what do you think a jury’s response would be when a prosecutor holds this up in front of them? How would Gerry Spence explain away a skull shaped receiver in a good shooting? I know how he’d do it: “My client is weird, yes, but weird isn’t illegal.” Then the prosecutor closes with a display of other groups or people who use the skull as an icon, starting with outlaw motorcycle gangs and going from there……

        • Wolfgar

          Your trusted bolt action hunting rifle was first designed as a fighting rifle and then adopted for hunting. The AR platform has the same progression.

    • zac

      Really? Because I always thought it was the actual, psychotic perpetual adolescents…

    • billyoblivion


      Go down to your local mall and look at what the goobers are wearing.

      This ain’t nothing.

    • sam


    • Frankly, I think it’s totally rad.

      • dan citizen

        And that’s why the AR is great, people can customize their weapon to fit their tastes.

  • BC

    Totally badass! I would definitely buy this to make my own custom AR, although it would be nice if they made a charging handle like the AK design.

  • the ammo addict

    That is just plain stupid…and ugly.

  • mzungu

    Do they do gold plating?

    • Bill

      As in a grille, maybe?

  • KzrKp

    that is some next level tacky

  • wolfgar

    Give it a rest guys , different strokes for different folks. I don’t understand SASS shooting in cowboy garb but if people like it more power to them. If this gets more people to enjoy shooting and collecting firearms it is a good thing. How crazy anti gun-hunting morons react means nothing to me. I think it is quite innovated and different from the usual AR look. Nice job.

  • Blart

    Mallninja item of the week.

  • whskee

    I’ve got to say it, I’m not a fan of this type of thing, but I’m positive that the next generation just reaching gun-owning age is going to be attracted to things like this. Call of Duty generation and all that. And if it takes some make believe, some airsoft, or even Call of Duty to get their attention steered toward our passion then let it be, it’s hurting no one but the panty-twisters. Hopefully they will land with someone who will steer them into safety and training instead of shutting them down and mocking them. Getting into the shooting community can be difficult for new shooters, and one bad experience is all it takes to make another anti.

  • Bob

    Can they make it glow in the dark?

  • TiC

    That is one hideous monstrosity. That’s for the kind of people that “pimp” their cars to impress strangers at stop signs.

  • sam

    needs a crimson-trace-type aiming laser built to shine out through one of the eye sockets.

  • Joshua Madoc

    Is it too much to ask for a Jigglypuff version?

  • Zebra Dun

    Give me one that resembles Kim Kardashain’s ass.

    • sam

      cheeks facing downward so the magazine can go…

  • Sheeple

    This will sell like hotcakes…All you Sheeple with your stupid beards and “Distressed” camo guns will buy these..and act out your you-tube/ lone survivor fantasy.

    I mean look how many of you sheep follow that hack Costa and his stupid grip and stance. The gun community is the new place for all the loners who want to play dress up and follow in line. There is not a original thought from any of you.

    Miyamoto Musashi
    Weapons should be hardy rather than decorative.

    This means stop trying to decorate your guns…they are meant to be black..Also can someone please tell me what part of America is looks like “flat dark earth”? All you fools think your in iraq or something fighting ISIS…While the only thing you are fighting is Obesity! Come on…really I actuly saw 6XL 5.11 pants…hahaha…what a operator!

  • Gary

    Joke? Range toy? Ok, but it still looks dumb. My weapons are purpose-built tools that facilitate serious training, and God forbid, fighting.