Griffin Armament AR Furniture

Griffin Armament

Griffin Armament announced its new AR stock and furniture is now shipping to US retailers and customers. The new furniture includes the Extreme Condition Stock, RailShield M-LOK covers and A3 grips. All of the parts are available in black, OD, FDE and grey. Here is a look at some of these items:

Extreme Condition Stock

The Extreme Condition Stock, also known as the ECS, is an adjustable length stock for your AR platform rifle. The Extreme Condition Stock has a number of features that may make it worth your consideration.

First, it is compatible with the company’s Maritime Receiver Extension (Heavy Duty). Holes in the stock combine with the extension to relieve pressure in the system when the rifle is fired immediately after being removed from water.

Second, the rear of the stock is angled, which Griffin Armament advises improves ergonomics and helps to minimize muzzle rise under recoil.

Additional features of the stock include a no-snag/beard friendly top surface and a low profile latch with a rugged stainless tool steel locking pin. The MSRP is $59.95.

A3 Grip

A3

The A3 grip is designed to be affordable and simple. It does not have a plug/storage compartment that the company claims is rarely used by anyone. I suspect they are probably correct. The grip has a more vertical alignment than a typical A2 grip. Additionally, the A3 does not have the finger shelf/bump. The MSRP is $15.95.

RailShield Panel Kit

rail

This kit offers 4.6″ long rail covers for M-LOK hand guards. Four pieces are included in the kit. The bottom rail cover can be run flat or with a hand stop. The MSRP is $29.95.

In addition to AR furniture, the company also makes suppressors and other devices for rifles and pistols.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • JumpIf NotZero

    Because if I was a small suppressor mfg… I’d look to expand my business by trying to compete head to head with Magpul :

    • TheSmellofNapalm

      I really can’t wait for you to get off your keyboard and start your own company. They clearly had a sales team that thought it was beneficial to expand its product line, and Magpul doesn’t have a monopoly on furniture.

      • mig1nc

        They actually have quite a lot of AR parts in their catalog now. bolt carrier groups, buffers, buffer tubes, furniture, iron sights. They could just about make their own ARs if they wanted to… Maybe they will one day…

      • JumpIf NotZero

        sales team that thought it was beneficial

        Heh. How many people do you think Griffin has? Because whatever your guess is, it’s not that.

        • TheSmellofNapalm

          I think it’s safe to say more than you do.

        • Joshua

          Well oddly enough I ordered a grip and stock….They don’t have to compete with magpul.

          Griffin is obviously targeting those who prever the stock furniture, but maybe want something slightly better.

          Seriously their new grip looks amazing, as it combines the best parts of the A1 and A2 grips.

    • Squirreltakular

      Yeah, screw entrepreneurship and capitalism. Those losers. I bet they don’t sell a single stock.

      / end sarc

      • Joshua

        Sorry, I just bought a stock and grip.

        • Squirreltakular

          Liar. Post a picture of your receipt.

          / still being sarcastic

          • Joshua

            Well I really did get a stock and grip XD

          • Squirreltakular

            Awesome. I’m sold on the grip, and might pick up the stock. Are you getting their receiver extension, too, so you can drop the rifle from low earth orbit?

          • Joshua

            Passing on the RE. Might pick it up one day down the line though.

            For now just doing the stock and grip. I’ve been wanting someone to make a more vertical grip that was a A1/A2 hybrid, and these guys did. Was sold on it the moment I saw it.

            The stock also looks promising as it is visually very similar to the standard carbine stock, but looks to have a number of design improvements.

          • Squirreltakular

            Have you tried the grips from BCM or Umbrella?

          • Joshua

            Never tried the umbrella brand, but I have used BCM grips and I just can’t get behind them

            Always end up back with the A2.

  • Schnee

    “Mom, why is that man holding his rifle like that? And why does he look like a hippie?”

    Because he needs to gain respect with Afghan villager elders and because an important airsoft man holds his rifle like that.

    • TheSmellofNapalm

      That doesn’t look like an overexaggerated c-clamp to me. What’s your issue with it

      • Schnee

        Well, de gustibus non est disputandum, as the Romans said.

        When we look back on the 20-teens in 2025 this C-clamp foolishness and the tactical beard thing will be embarrassments. (important beard exception if you were an actual SF guy in actual Afghanistan. BTW not a lot of C-clamping done by actual bearded tough guys. Hmmm.)

        • TheSmellofNapalm

          Guys are nonetheless running vertical fore grips very differently, more as an angled assist than something grab onto directly, and I’ve seen a lot of thumbs over the top rail in combat photos.

          • Squirreltakular

            Because it works. Imagine that. 😉

          • valorius

            Ok tactical johnny.

          • Squirreltakular

            Nice argument.

          • valorius

            If the shoe fits.

          • valorius

            No one holds an M4 like that in actual firefights, you’ll burn the living crap out of your hand.

          • TheSmellofNapalm

            Too bad gloves haven’t been invented yet

          • valorius

            Not everyone wears gloves for a variety of reasons.

            One of the main reasons being, it’s really hot in the fakkin’ desert. Another being loss of dexterity. I’m an ex grunt and i can tell you that I never wore gloves unless the weather or MOPP state necessitated it.

          • Squirreltakular

            I understand that your unit may have done things a ceratin way, but I’ve had multiple deployments to Iraq/Afghanistan and wore gloves 100% of the time when on post or while patrolling, regardless of the heat. The insurance they provide far outweighs the drawback of your hands being a bit warm. Also, both units I was with made it mandatory to wear them at all times, just like eye pro.

          • valorius

            No unit i was ever in mandated gloves. Nor have i ever even heard of such a thing.

            And while some guys did wear gloves “at all times” most certainly did not.

          • Squirreltakular

            I know a few guys that complained about it, but good gloves like Mechanix, HWI, or the issued flight gloves are all really comfortable, and you don’t even notice them once you get used to them. The first time I realized how smart it was was on my first deplotment; I was dismounting from the turret of an MRAP, and my dumb boot ass grabbed onto the exhaust while I was climbing down. Would have gotten a decent burn if I hadn’t been wearing gloves. Sine then, there are probably about a hundred lacerations, punctures, and burns that I’ve avoided. Definitely helps when working around aemored vehicles and crew serveds. Not to sound patronizing, btw; maybe I’m just extra clumsy.

            And I don’t know how much green side training you guys did, but gloves are even better when you’re climbing over rocks and jagged logs and when you’re bushwacking through gross-ass sharp foliage in your way to set up a patrol base.

          • valorius

            Gloves can be useful, but i found the loss of dexterity to not be worth the added protection they offered in the overwhelming majority of situations.

            A few guys wore them all the time, but most didn’t. When i did, i wore nomex flight gloves, and honestly, they were not the greatest and protection when it came to sharp pointy stuff like sticker bushes (the main reason i ever war gloves was moving through dense underbrush- getting stuck by thorns just sucks :D)

          • Squirreltakular

            Haha, tell me about it. We cross trained with the Spanish Marines in southern Spain, and every single bush out there wanted to kill you. They even had these ones with spiked balls on them that were at perfect testicle height. F that field op.

          • valorius

            I want to know why they still havent come up with a combat uniform that’s thorn proof- it’s 2016 for god’s sakes 😀

          • Squirreltakular

            Seriously, could we siphon off like a million dollars from the F-35 for this? They won’t even notice it.

          • Squirreltakular

            Dude, he isn’t holding a stock M4. Is your entire argument: “People don’t do this when they can’t.”?

            Give an objective argument as to why this is a bad idea if you have the rail space. Three-gunners do it; TONS of recreational and professional AR shooters do it (talking retired guys who are now trainers); and I personally have shown younger guys who had M16s how to do this, and most of them really liked it because it allowed them to actually crank down on their giant musket and put rounds down range faster when shooting up close.

            Oh, and some bearded tough guys DO use it…

          • Squirreltakular

            Now, that all being said, I appologize for making the sweeping generalization about the people who critique this. But for people who aren’t restricted to stock M4s, this is a legit, popular, and effective technique.

          • Schnee

            I’ll see your shooting range photo (note the laser/flashlight combo providing those gentlemen with justification for putting the hand up there) and raise you a douche. Don’t make me post a photo of Patient, errr, Instructor Zero doing the same thing.

          • Squirreltakular

            And once again, no actual argument against against the technique, and no refuting of my points, just logical fallacies like argument from incredulity.

            Question, since you brought up my picture: If the way they are holding the rifle is so (I don’t know, inefficient? You still won’t tell me), then why wouldn’t they move their lights and PEQs back farther, or use tape switches?

          • valorius

            Bad instructor, would be my answer. Sadly, there are tons of them around.

          • valorius

            this is a good illustration, thanks for posting schnee.

            how are you supposed to keep your arm in a foxhole, sandbag, or from prone while holding your rifle like that? With an M4, btw, the protruding of the elbow is obviously more pronounced.

          • valorius

            Giant musket? Whaaaa?

            If your concern is purely shooting fast 3 gun times, hold your gun however you want- no one is shooting back at you.

          • Squirreltakular

            Okay, first off, sorry for using branch-specific lingo. We call the M16 the musket. I mention it only because the handguard is actually long enough to use this technique with.

            But I’m not sure what your argument is here. If you’re inside 50 meters or so, putting rounds on target, quickly and accurately, is a good thing. Or am I mistaken?

          • valorius

            Rounds of small arms ammo expended per enemy casualty in Iraq: 250,000

            A shockingly small % of enemy (or friendly) casualties are caused by rifle, or even machine gun fire.

            Given that reality, i would say that keeping your body out of the line of fire is far more important than c clamping your rifle, as you stand tall and put rounds quickly and accurately on target,” like the who-ever they ares in the photo you posted are doing.

            Get yourself out of harms way, and let the indirect fire and air kill the bad guys, all you need to do is make sure you dont get over-run or blowed up.

            Unless you’re specifically in a CQB scenario, of course. In which
            case i’d still suggest finding all available cover and not sticking your
            elbow out at a 90 degree angle into open space where it can get blown/shot off. I would suggest keeping it as tight to your body and exposing as little of yourself as possible to enemy fire.

            They still teach you guys that incoming fire has the right of way, no?

            Like i said, if youre hobby shooting or 3 gunning and want to instill bad habits that might get your arm shot off for the sake of shaving some time off your firing strings, by all means. In actual combat, it is a very bad idea. Not only do i suggest not using the C-clamp hold, i suggest going prone or finding something very solid to stand behind and exposing as little of yourself as humanly possible.

            If youre in a CQB scenario and the enemy is 50 meters away as you suggested, any reasonable hold will “put rounds accurately on target” very quickly.

            C-clamp is un-neccesary and stupid in almost any given combat scenario.

          • Squirreltakular

            Okay, I understand combined arms tactics.

            But seriously, man, can you please demonstrate how your elbow would end up out to the side? Like, a picture, anything.

            If your mission was to troll me into standing in front of the mirror with my rifle for three minutes, trying in total vain to get my elbow to stick out, you have succeed, sir.

          • Schnee

            Whatever suits your fancy. Most of the hand forward stuff is a result of wanting quick access to laser and flashlight switches. Try doing that posture for 6 hours of room clearing exercises and your manly tactical left arm will be crying for mercy.

        • Squirreltakular

          Maybe because most bearded tough guys run M4s with 7″ of rail space?

          I’ve started to realize that the only people who talk trash about shooting rifles like that probably never do anything resembling realistic training in the first place.

          • valorius

            Gee, does the US Army Infantry count as ‘realistic training?’

            If i was your Sgt and saw you hold your rifle like that i’d smack you upside your head.

          • Squirreltakular

            Awesome. Marine infantry here. Now that the genital measuring is out of the way, can you give an objective argument as to why this is bad?

          • valorius

            beyond the fact that it exposes more of your body to incoming fire because you’re deliberately sticking your elbow out from behind cover? Or you want more reasons?

          • TheSmellofNapalm

            That’s a ridiculous argument. If done correctly the clamp does not make you a bigger target if you keep your arm in line with your body. There’s plenty of you to shoot at as it is anyway, what a ridiculous claim that has been disproven many times.

          • Squirreltakular

            I think he’s trolling at this point.

          • valorius

            im sure it wont seem as ridiculous if your elbow is blown apart by an incoming round that wouldve otherwise missed.

          • valorius

            by holding the rifle that way, geometry dictates your elbow will stick out further from your body.

            You C clamp-sters are just trying to be hip and trendy, no different than a chick who wears the latest designer fashions, no matter how stupid they are.

            Be honest with yourself.

          • Squirreltakular

            I’m not sure how you get that this exposes you to fire any more than any other method of gripping the rifle. Your elbow shouldn’t stick out farther than your shoulder. It doesn’t when I do it.

          • valorius

            Because geometry.

          • valorius

            if youre doing the c clamp method ‘correctly’ your elbow will protrude from your body at a 90 degree angle, and will in fact expose more of your body to incoming fire, as opposed to a grip where you keep your arm tucked tight into your body.

            When people are actually shooting back at you, i suggest the magwell grip is the best- it allows you to keep as much of your body as possible in a foxhole or trench, or behind cover. This is doubly true when youre firing a hot weapon, as there is no way youre going to be holding onto the front of your forearm near the gas block during a sustained firefight.

            – An ex US Army infantryman.

          • Squirreltakular

            I have a couple arguments to make. First off, I’ve never used a direct gas, free floated AR that was too hot to hold on to after burning through a multiple mags at the rapid rate. Most modern free float rails do a really good job of letting heat out and away through the vent holes. And even if it was a problem, it’s just one more of a couple dozen good reasons to always wear gloves. My hand isn’t even over the gas block when I’m shooting, but then again I’m a bit on the short side.

            About the whole geometry and elbow thing, I’m not seeing it. Do you have a photo to illustrate what you’re talking about? Because the way I hold my rifle, even with body armor on, my hand is in a comfortable position, my elbow is bend a slight bit, and my entire arm is actually inboard of my shoulder when viewed from the front. My firing side elbow actually sticks out farther, because it’s tucked in and holding the pistol grip.

          • valorius

            I thought i responded to this, but i guess not. my (admittedly extreme) example of a real life action where there’s no way you’d be holding onto the handguards would be the Battle of Wanat, in A-stan.

          • Squirreltakular

            In a case like that, you definitely have a point. I guess my suggestion would be to make sure that you are comfortable shooting with a different grip in case something like that goes down. I definitely am.

          • Schnee

            Umm OK.

          • Squirreltakular

            Mmm, I can smell the butthurt from here. It’s wonderful.

      • valorius

        It’s stupid.

        • Schnee

          Can we all agree that Phuc Long should do an investigative piece on this? all sides would be happy.

    • jerry young

      whats wrong with the way he looks? is that all you’re worried about? the man looks the way he does for the same reason you look like you do, so now talk about the AR parts this is about

    • Joshua

      Soldiers were holding their M16 like that in Vietnam. What’s old is new and all that jazz.

      • valorius

        no they weren’t.

        • Joshua

          Yes they were, and after your comments above I don’t think your in a position to say anything Mr “If i was your Sgt and saw you hold your rifle like that i’d smack you upside your head.”

          The only reason the VFG is so common is because the RAS on the M4 doesn’t leave room for any other grip when you have lights and lasers attached.

          • valorius

            Yeah it does.

    • valorius

      YES 😀

  • Billy Jack

    Not tactical enuf. Needs blood stains.
    The ECS and MRE you don’t eat sounds operator but need proof.

  • Treyh007

    👍🏻👍🏻

  • plumber576

    I want to know more about their Low Pro Rigid rail! That’s the MLOK rail in their pics they’re releasing…eventually.

  • Joshua

    But, but, but I read right here from the Internet keyboard commandos who are tier one elite delta space shuttle door gunners that Direct Impingement cannot complete OTB testing because the gas tube blows up.

    Looks like a really nice set of items, I’ll have to place an order for the stock and grip.

  • politicsbyothermeans

    “no-snag/beard friendly top surface”
    Nothing hoses up a transition like having your face furniture turn into a single point sling.

  • valorius

    I do love reading shooting articles to see the latest goofy fads in how to hold a weapon.

  • valorius

    Im ex infantry, when i was holding a rifle it was not for style points. Just sayin’.