Tactical Universal Clip posted this on their Facebook page and they are proud of it.  I get it, the product has its uses. But c’mon, this? This is just wrong. Sure it is a neat idea to be able to hang your AR on the back of your tactical vest. But one simple problem arises. How do you even get to the gun to use it? No manner of reach around behind yourself will get to that gun as quickly as using a sling. The other glaring issue is you are not really in control of that rifle. Anyone can come up and take it off your back and use it. I suppose if you are really special and in a tactical team stacked up to breach into a room it would be handy for your team mate to be able to grab a spare AR off your back. But other than that, this seems useless for anything other than hanging your rifle out for display.


  • manBear


  • JoelC

    Modern equivalent of a Shield Bearer?

  • mcameron

    reach behind you with your right hand….grab handguard…..lift up.

    really not that hard at all to get access to your rifle

    • Sam

      Yeah I don’t see the issue. Wonder how secure it is in scaling obstacles, etc.

    • Tahoe

      reach behind you with your right hand….grab handguard…..lift up…bring to front…grab other portion of handguard with support hand…shift firing hand back to grip.

      If that is the intent, why isn’t it on the left side? That would work a lot better with your method, for a right-handed shooter…which she (?) appears to be. Then you can even unlimber your rifle while still holding your pistol on target.

  • A.WChuck

    On their website they show it mounted on the front or side, not on the back.

    • M40

      There’s a very old and very good reason that pistols are commonly called “sidearms”. I’m not sure why anyone would want to upend that paradigm. The intent of this product is to holster a primary weapon in favor of a pistol? If your life is in enough danger to where you bring a weapon to bear… go with the biggest and best you got.

  • Michael

    He said ‘reach around’



    • John

      Damn! You beat me to the joke!!

      I said “beat me”


    • Anonymoose

      The first thing that came to mind was Full Metal Jacket.

      • John

        I want to know, but I’m afraid to.

        • Anonymoose

          I’m not sure where it’s from either. Someone just put the text over a picture of an unassuming little anime girl for use as a reaction image. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f507e44e2053ed7aa678fd598d9d10915dd439cbe603e44a5b8793e6c48f02fa.jpg

          • It’s typical imageboard style. Discussions there generally consist of a stream of insults and memes that are interspersed with actual new jokes and opinions. Ideally, the several-layers-high pile of irony and absurdity helps to weed out false pretentiousness and ego (these imageboards are anonymous too), so nobody can really insult or degrade anyone, and everyone is equal. And sometimes it works!

  • Hensley Beuron Garlington

    Well, Master Chief makes it look friggin easy.

    • noob

      hmm so this product consists of a hardened steel pin on the AR castle nut and a steel v shaped notch that is molle’d to your load bearing equipment (either front or back, or if you’re really keen may be your pack or your thigh).

      I guess that if it was mounted higher on her shoulder she could grab the stock and pull the rifle over her head like master chief.

      or maybe she’s double jointed and really can reach around to the stock that is hanging that low.

      • Core

        Weight distribution dictates the requirement to be mounted in the middle. If you had gear to counter the weight you could go off center line. Port, starboard.

    • LCON

      And Commander Shepard.
      but unless we get some kinda robot arm it’s not really a real option.

      • M40

        Robot arm? … SOLD!

  • DwnRange

    dang, and here I thought that was what I had a sling for……..

  • ozzallos .

    Feels like TFB is grasping at something to complain about today.

    • Garmanarnar

      It’s a typical Nicholas C post.

  • USMC03Vet

    Is that even an adult? How is that rifle nearly the size of that person…..

    • Garmanarnar

      Adults can be all sizes, from very short to very tall, and anything in between.

    • iksnilol

      I also have wondered how the small people have survived so long. Like, how do they protect themselves from predators in nature? Many of those are scared away by size itself.

      • randomswede

        Well, there’s math and theories but I figure what best goes here would be:
        Well, the small must be better at hiding when danger comes!

      • Edeco

        I guess you’re kidding, but at the tissue level we’re all made of mostly the same stuff, so smaller people are kind of tougher.

        • iksnilol

          How are they tougher if they have less of the same stuff? I mean, they have less mass to distribute impacts over and whatnot.

          😛 Yeah, I’m not being serious.

          • Lee Attiny

            But they have shorter appendages which gives them more leverage with less muscle. Never arm wrestle a midget

          • Vanns40

            There will be no discussion of short appendages here!

      • Core

        It’s called sexual dimorphism. The female of the hunter gatherer gene pool shows a significant reduction in physical size to the male. This size difference between male and female is minimized in agrarian civilizations like China where they have been harvesting grass grains for 30,000 years.

        • iksnilol

          I was just to mention that there are small males as well. Darn, the Chinese really do think of everything.

    • She’s bigger than one of my jump buddies. (Damned good jumper, but about the size of Smurfette. She rigs out with one loop of 80# break tape on her static line – I’m not sure if two loops would break cleanly every time.)

  • Southpaw89

    Looks like the muzzle would constantly be bumping your leg, set it up higher, and off to the side, and you should be able to grab it fairly easily. Still not as secure as a sling, but at least you could access your rifle then.

  • Bill

    Even with a sling, being able to get the long gun out of the way, and getting it to stay there, is incredibly useful when having to go hands-on, with anything from a prisoner to a ladder to an injured person. Weapons catches should be more popular. This may also be handy for a breaching shotgun, breaching tools or a less-than-lethal launcher.

    • Volk

      Actually, you have a very valid point. I could have benefited from this in the past when I was having to carry an AR15 but never used it, but I did have to help people with opening doors, moving cargo and even a couple of times from going down with heat-stroke. Really niche thing though, only really of use to security and perhaps LEOs.

  • John

    OK, for those complaining about this, come on!

    All you do to remove the rifle is:

    – Find a tree, wall or object perpendicular to the ground that has an angle of 45 degrees or more with a slight upward slant
    – Back up to said object and bend your knees while slightly twisting left and leaning backwards like you would get into a hammock
    – With a sharp snapping motion, turn left, thrust yourself upwards and listen for the *SMACK* as the rifle leaves your possession and hits the ground
    – Pick the rifle up off the ground and get busy!
    – If there was and accidental discharge go find your foot

    • politicsbyothermeans

      Underrated post. This made my day.

    • M40

      While using your girlfriend as a human shield, your extra weapon is right there, and readily accessible… I don’t see the problem.

      • MichaelZWilliamson

        Just make sure you tape a spare plate to your armor so you can shield her from multiple .338 Lapua strikes from the Russian mobster hiding out in the Gap.

  • KestrelBike

    The knife hands are strong with this one…

  • randomswede

    I always think of a handgun as a lifeboat(or landing craft) on a ship, the ship being the rifle.
    You use the pistol to get to the rifle so you can do what needs doing, then come the exceptions (space restrictions, malfunctions, etc.).

    Assuming slinging the rifle alone is as hard as it looks the idéa seams to be:
    Use the pistol until you need the rifle and then use the rifle until you can take time out to hang the rifle back up. Or in my boat metaphor, pull the ship behind the lifeboat going out to sea, until the seas get bad and you need the ship.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Ive seen all six episodes of this series and its quite good.
    All on YT.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Uh….the pistol should be holstered and the AR should be in your hands.

    • politicsbyothermeans

      She’s trying to find a place where she can fight to her rifle or, in plainer terms, rub against something until the rifle falls out and she can put her Lethal Weapon away.

  • Gorilla Biscuit

    Not living dangerously until, the Bayonet is affixed.

  • Kyle_D

    Having no experience with such a set up, it does seem to have its merits. We’ve all had rifles that just don’t stay where they’re slung no matter what you do. This seems pretty stable in at least its placement, retention notwithstanding. Using this in conjunction with a sling would be a pretty slick set up. Keep it unmounted and slung when you don’t need it in your hands but still need quick access, but be able to have it slung and mounted when you need to do a lot of moving around or jostling like climbing over something. Mount keeps it from swinging around and the sling is still there for backup in case it comes loose from the mount

  • politicsbyothermeans

    I’ll bet running with that thing is a real treat.

  • Jerrydgeek

    Obviously not really ‘convenient’ when you need to take a squat in the woods. (“Oh yech, my sights are messy!”)

  • jeffrey melton

    or the plan is for your partner to grab the weapon off your back.

  • Lee Attiny

    How are you supposed to reach your samurai swords with that rifle in the way?

  • CountryBoy

    I can easily reach around my back to retrieve items, especially one with so many places to grab.

    If you can scratch your back with your hand you should be able to do this.

  • Core

    I can see how this would be useful. When my M60 runs out of ammo, I affix a bayonet to my M4 and cast it like a javelin into the hearts of my enemies, and then I reach for my M14 which is a proper fighting rifle..

  • Core

    You’d probably have a hard time having intercouse with the rifle strapped to your back.. Oo

  • Core

    I think that’s a Blackhawk product. It’s called a weapon capture. Can’t remember the marketing name… CQD Mark I something

  • JoelM

    I can’t see this keeping the rifle in place when shooting upside down under truck doors with your sidearm. It would certainly fall out during the exit roll.

  • They make a rail mounted iPhone attachment. Just reverse mount it.