New Hogue AR-15 Grips

Hoguear15

Most of us own at least one AR-15. We may have different reasons for owning them thanks to their versatility – plinking, hunting, competition, home defense – but we have them. And of those many, many AR-15s there probably are not many that remain as they were the day they first came out of the manufacturer’s box. After-market additions are, after all, a wonderful thing because they allow us to tailor our guns to our specific use and to our personal needs (and also allow us to give our rifles a bit of our own personal flair). Now Hogue is giving AR-15 owners another option for grips with their new G10.

The Hogue AR15/M16 G10 is a 15-degree vertical grip designed to give shooters a tactical advantage. The majority of grips on the market have a 30-degree angle and Hogue said changing that to 15 degrees gives a tactical advantage, more closely mimicking the angle needed during combat. One example used by the company is the formation frequently used during CQB in the military. The positioning in question requires the shooter’s elbows to be held close to the body and the rifle itself to be square with the chest. That all forces shooters to hold their hands at a sharper angle, one not easily allowed by most grips. The Hogue G10 15-Degree Vertical Grip changes that, allowing a more natural grip.

Gary Flynn, Machine Shop Supervisor of Hogue’s Research and Development, had this to say about the new grip: “When designing this product, ergonomics was the number one priority, it just had to feel right. And of course, aesthetics was also a main concern; It has to look good too. It’s for military, for custom builders, for anyone really! And it still feels comfortable for guys who just want to shoot.”

What do you guys think?

The new grip comes in Smooth or Piranha Grip finishes, and is available in Solid Black, G-Mascus Red Lava, G-Mascus Dark Earth, and G-Mascus Green. MSRP ranges from $99.95 to $119.95.

Visit the company’s website at www.hogueinc.com.

From Hogue:

This grip also fits into one of the lightest weight classes on the market, weighing in at a mere 2.3 ounces. It was strategically designed with a hollow center for maximum weight efficiency and is composed of the highest quality G10 material available. Additionally, there is a recessed dish behind the trigger which heightens comfort and creates a smooth transition for the finger to the trigger. In anticipation of some builders’ needs, a clearance was also added in the top of the grip to allow for an upper tensioning screw installed in a lower receiver.



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


Advertisement

  • Nick

    Or I could buy a magpul k grip and save myself $80…

    • Frank

      There’s a big difference between an injection molded handle and a machined G10 one.

      • Haunted Puppeteer

        No kidding. These things have to be machined.

        I love G10 as a material, but I can hardly imagine the advantages it brings being able to outweigh the extra cost.

        That said, if they made one in ghost jade G10, I’d be all over it.

  • Ambassador Vader

    I think they lose people at the price.

  • Darhar M.

    Thank you anyway Hogue.

    I will keep using the BCM Gunfighter MOD 2 grip which is about $70 cheaper.
    I love that BCM grip almost as much as I love ice-cream.

  • LV-426

    Yep…….

  • Fred Johnson

    “Strategically designed with a hollow center . . . ”

    Damn, the marketing hype is strong here. Considering all the old hollow AR grips that have been produced for decades before this Hogue.

    Still, the product looks good. Make a plug or door for the bottom of the grip for optional storage and I’d be real interested.

    • Suppressed

      Hogue has a plug system for the grips that has a steel cable molded into it that allows you to secure different sizes of batteries.

  • buzzman1

    Further proof ARs are barbie dolls for big boys.