Hoptic USA “Quiver” for .308 Rifles

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Hoptic USA, a small up-start has released a product they call the “Quiver”. The Quiver is an obvious play on words to our fine bow and arrow shooting compatriots that is designed to accomplish nearly the same thing for precision rifles.

The Quiver holds two .308 rounds in convenient locations on a keymod compatible rifle, similar to a “match saver” on 3-gun shotguns. Machined from 6061 – T6 aluminium, the two rounds are immediately accessible.

I can see usage for this in many precision rifle matches where reaching for a magazine when only a shot or two is needed would be a time-waster. However, I doubt the military utility of such a device as nearly the entire round is exposed to the environments. While I am sure an enclosed version is possible, the current Quiver is left open. (There are also obvious cost improvements to be had for mass production using injection-molded plastic).

After machining, the Quiver is Type III hard coat anodized. Total weight is a scant 1.5 ounces including the Keymod mounting architecture.

Pricing is set at $39.99 (which I find a much better value than the $25 plastic match-saver). No word on a M-LOK compatible version or offering in the myriad of Cerakote or Duracoat colors.

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.


  • BattleshipGrey

    It looks like a great idea, but for what it is, I can’t imagine spending that much. I’d rather use one of these and some spare hardware and save about $38.00. You can even spray paint it flat black if it helps;

  • micmac80

    Notice the elastic O-ring keeping tings in place,not very practical solution when speed is needed.,such parts need some elasticity to them or a spring loaded piece to keep things secure

    • thedonn007

      I had not noticed that at first glance. So, when you pull out one cartridge, the other will fall out with it.

      • Fred Johnson

        Yep. That is not ready for prime time. If there is a retention system for each cartridge, then maybe.

  • Nocternus

    I do not really understand the desire to make your weapon arbitrarily heavier. Every gram you add to your rifle slows your reaction time on target. If the added value of the item does not enhance you capability significantly then adding the item does not justify itself.

    • Paladin

      If you actually read the article you would realize this is built for precision rifles, and likely bolt guns in particular. They do not fill the same role as a tactical carbine, and as such are subject to a different set of constraints. Precision rifles are not built for reaction shots. In fact, extra weight on a precision rifle can be a benefit, as it makes it easier to steady.

      And seriously, 1.5 ounces? You’re going to rant about tacking 1.5 ounces onto the sort of rifle that easily weighs over 12 pounds?

  • Alex Twitmyer

    I could see the utility of having, say, two tracer rounds for signaling, but even that is a very niche use. And if you’re going to hang every little potentially useful item on the rail of your primary weapon, you’re going to have a pretty heavy gun.

  • iksnilol

    Would rather a side mounted “pez dispenser”. That way only one round would be exposed, and you could fit more rounds.

    This is way too bulky for only two rounds IMO.

    • Spencerhut

      Hey I know, we could use one of those “Pez Dispensers” designed for the gun, I think they call it a magazine.

      • iksnilol

        Yeah, but I was thinking as a sort of modernized Krnka speedloader.

        In addition to the mag. When you only need a shot or two or something.

  • Martin Grønsdal

    They better start issuing rifles with pants that have pockets… problem solved.

    • Martin Grønsdal

      You can have molle on the pants to make them … you know. … tactical

  • Edeco

    Eh, I’ve always thought the wrist-holders for Contender etc. users are neat.

    This though… mostly useful in a precision, low ROF situation right? I don’t like the idea of clamping another thing on in that case. You can say it does no harm, or negligible harm, but I’m a puritan.

  • Trey

    So a shotgun side saddle sort of for rifles. cute not very useful.

    I can see a bit for say a NEF or H&R single shot though.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    I like to carry my bullets in a thing called a “magazine”.

  • kgallerno

    Always save the last bullet for yourself. The Quiver could be quite useful if your gonna fall into enemy hands. 🙂

    • Marc Ciurdariu

      My thought, too.
      In this case, two bullets, in case you miss with the first one… :o)