Tyrant Designs Announces “LWP” Ultra-Light Grip

Tyrant Designs, known for their CNC machined aluminum grips, has announced the upcoming release of their LWP grip. The LWP, or “Lightweight Pro” grip is designed for ultra-light applications. The new grip was conceptualized to be lighter than even polymer offerings while not sacrificing strength.*

The grip is CNC machined from a single block of billet aluminum and then anodized black. To get the weight reduction, the interior of the grip is milled out and unlike other grips, the sides of the grip are in-set (which one will either love or hate). Other features include contoured finger grooves up front and a knurling on the backstrap of the grip.


Pricing is set at $104.95 retail. Multiple colors are available at launch including black, red, blue, and grey. Introductory pricing is currently live on Tyrant Design’s website at $99.95. All colors are Type III hard coat anodized.

*Note – the MagPul MIAD is a heavy beast (relatively speaking), but the LWP does not beat other polymer offerings including the Moe SL grip (2.8 ounces) and similar.

Highlights from the Press Release:

The Lightweight Pro tips the scales at 3.4 ounces and is lighter than the majority of available grips currently on the market. ( Yes we mean polymers too) ! We set out to create the lightest, most ergonomic grip on the market without compromising the structural integrity and quality. It is CNC machined from a single piece of aerospace grade aluminum and has a knurled back strap for additional adhesion. It instantly gives the operator the confidence needed in any weather or scenario, all while maintaining the consistency needed for a light weight build. Despite its lightweight it is incredibly durable and does not feel flimsy in the hand. If you are looking for the perfect grip for your lightweight build, look no further than the LWP!

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.


  • William Nelson

    Bet that rifle in the picture makes a cool whistling noise if you swing it like a bat.

    • Gary Kirk

      Assault wiffle

      • William Nelson


  • Anonymoose

    But why? lol

    • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

      A tactifool and his money…

  • DanGoodShot

    New, light weight, aluminium AR 15 Grip… $100.00 “For those who have money to burn!”
    No. Just. No. Why? It doesn’t even look comfortable. Not to mention those of us who live in cold climates. Again. No.

    • mrsatyre

      So? Don’t buy one and don’t use one. Aren’t you glad I happened to be around to solve your problems?

      • mark

        You saved him. Thank you. That was close!

        • DanGoodShot

          He so did. I was just about to order one when I got his comment notification. That was close!!

    • BillC

      But, but, “It instantly gives the operator the confidence needed in any weather or scenario”


      • DanGoodShot

        Flame on sister! Lol As GAY as it comes. I like rubberized comfort and grip. 5lbs of pressure…. umm. To gay??

    • Black Dots

      But bro, you save 0.5 ounces as opposed to a $20 Magpul grip! Do you even have a POU?!?!?!?1

    • Longhaired Redneck

      Or hot climates. Here in Southwest Arizona, the sun can teach lessons you never, ever anticipated…

      • DanGoodShot

        This is very true. As someone who spent my formidable years in Texas I can atest to that!

  • iksnilol

    Can’t you just take your old plastic grip, chop it in half, then go loose with a drill on the remainder ?

    Would be even lighter.

  • Der Ewige Jude

    Using technology adapted from Wonder Woman’s jet I have developed an AR15 that weighs 0lbs0ozs- the proprietary mags are $100 each, though.

    • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

      And due to the long back order on the mags, must be ordered ASAP if you want to receive them before you die. You dont have time to wait for your rifle to arrive.

      Call now and you will be entered to win a Nigerian inheritance. The winner simply pays a $500 processing fee.

    • Nashvone

      *Sold exclusively at Cheaper than Dirt.

  • Swarf

    And it sorts your change!

    • Nimrod


  • DIR911911 .

    if you went ahead and cut those side panels out all together it would probably look better and be closer to lightest. still, why wouldn’t you skeletonize polymer if you’re truly going for lightest. $100 bucks , no.

  • USMC03Vet

    This should go well with all those heat conductive metal hand guards that are all the rage. I’m surprised someone hasn’t come out with a battery powered heater pistol grip by now.

    • Dan

      Battery powered heated pistol grip you say? Off to the patent office!!!

  • Martin Grønsdal

    I bet this is not California legal, due to all the tactical and dangerous holes in it

  • Al

    $100. Lol.

  • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

    The pictured rifle makes me cringe to think of all the places for dirt and other crap to snuggle in to.

    Ill take an enclosed design over weight savings every time.

    • Xtorin O’hern

      i imagine these ultra skeletonized guns are actually pretty reliable in dirty conditions, all the crap just gets blasted out of it

    • Gary Kirk

      Do NOT walk through the brush..

    • David Harmon

      It’s a race gun, they don’t see too many rough conditions.

  • Vhyrus

    We have officially reached peak skeletonization

    • Just in time for Halloween!

    • Gjert Klakeg Mulen

      I can’t wait for skeletized buffer tubes!

      • iksnilol

        And skeletonized buffer weights.. meby even barrels?

    • Anson Shurr


  • Hoplopfheil

    *maniacal cackling

    These are just stupid.

  • Sianmink

    Magpul MOE K-Grip gen1: 2.0 ounces. MSRP: 19.95.
    Tyrant LWP Ultra-Light: 3.4 ounces. MSRP: 104.95.

  • RickH

    I don’t even run a grip, lightest you can get!

  • SJR

    Companies like F1 and others building skeletonized parts seems to be laughing all the way to the bank, despite all the hatred.