New 3-Piece Furniture Kits From Hogue

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Hogue, the company known for manufacturing everything from grips to stock to specialty knives, is coming out with new 3-piece furniture kits for ARs and M16s. The new kits include a beavertail grip, collapsible buttstock, and a free-floating rifle-length forend. Each piece is made with Hogue’s OverMolded rubber for durability and performance, and, as Ryder Jones, the Director of Sales and Marketing, said, “That makes for a cool, comfortable, great-looking, straight-shooting AR.”

Features for each piece area as follows: the grip is designed to be ergonomically correct with palm swells, carefully placed finger grooves, and a cobblestone finish for a positive grip; the buttstock has a polymer stub designed to make shouldering the gun snag-free and has three sling mounts; the forend is made of 6061-T6 anodized aluminum with Hogue’s OverMolded rubber for heat resistance and comfort. In addition, a threaded rail extension with various rails made of polymer and aluminum is included. Hogue’s custom “Black Gun Wrench” is also included as an alternative to a strap wrench.

The kits come in black, OD Green, Flat Dark Earth, Ghillie Green, Ghillie Earth, Pink, Purple, and Red Lava. Each kit also comes with installation tools, a MIL-Spec buffer tube, buffer spring, hardware, a swivel stud, and a swivel sleeve.

Take a look online at the company’s website at www.hogueinc.com or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hogueinc. MSRP for the black kit is $299.95; MSRP for colors is $319.95. According to Hogue, the cost of the kit saves customers 10% over the cost of buying each piece individually.



katie.ainsworth

Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at ainsworth.kat@usa.com


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  • Dracon1201

    What is it with that forend, though. It’s like they haven’t progressed from the Genesis of free float rails. Make something like the Troy SDMR with mlok or keymod, or add comfortable hogue grip panels down the center. Incorporate your material, but make it a useful pattern.

  • Redfoot

    The forend is terrible. I had a carbine length installed (as a mistake from the folks at Adco, just wanted the handgrip) on a RRA LAR-15 in 2005-and it looks like they have not updated the design on at least two of the models. Moderate firing on a warm day will have you burn yourself on the knurled area towards the reciever, and the overmold will start to slide back and forth, mushrooming up on either end. There is no retention save fore loc-tite and tourque. Not exactly light weight either.

    I really like their handgun grips, but the forearm should be put out to pasture.

  • schizuki

    I’ve got the stock, in OD. It’s nice.

    • no

      How does it compare to a magpul or Vltor, provided you’ve used some of those ones?

      • schizuki

        Sorry, no experience with those. Hopefully someone else can chime in.

  • John

    Actually, it’s not a bad overall package. Now make one for the AK.