Hogue’s New Polymer 15˚ Pistol Grip for AR Platform

Hogue pistol grip

Calling it the “newest tactical advantage” for shooters using an AR style gun, Hogue Inc. announced it was now offering new pistol grips that are made of a lightweight polymer and have a 15˚ angle.

According to Hogue, the 15˚ angle offers a natural grasp of the rifle which should increase comfort when shooting the rifle for a long period of time. Hogue also states that the grip angle is better for CQB as it allows soldiers to hold the rifle more comfortably when in a stack.

Hogue Grip

People familiar with Hogue’s grips will likely recognize the company’s typical pebble texture. The grip is hollow making it fairly light: only 1.5 ounces. Hogue recessed the sides of the grip in the area where the trigger finger would be. This should allow for slightly better finger positioning for stubby-fingered folk. There is internal clearance for a receiver tensioning screw. Also, there are no finger grooves.

The new grip is available in black, olive drab green and flat dark earth. All versions have a suggested retail price of $19.95. Last year, Hogue introduced a line of 15˚ grips made of G10. Those were a bit fancier and have price tags that run well north of $100.

Other companies have explored different grip angles for the A%-15/M-4 platform. For example, Magpul offers the MOE-K2 and MOE-K2+. Both of these offer a “more vertical” grip angle. The -K2+ even has a wrap around rubber overmolding and is available in a variety of colors. It will be interesting to see whether the Hogue grip catches on.

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/.


  • TheNotoriousIUD

    $100 pistol grip.

    I feel like this is a stupidity test that a disturbing amount of people probably failed.

    • Jared Vynn

      They are paying for aesthetics more than practicality​/ergonomics at that point. Racing stripes on a Prius.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        I actually have no problem with that. We all like things that look cool.
        What annoys me are the asinine “tactical” justifications for these overpriced pieces of plastic.

        • Jared Vynn

          I agree with you on that.

        • Gary Kirk

          But.. but.. but, it’s tactical..

          • jonp

            You can’t operate tactically unless you have a firearm that is as tactically operational as you are. How would you feel walking into a gunshop with your ensemble all askew?

          • Friend

            This man knows how to operate operationally on operational operations. The only way to do it better would be to put this grip on a KAC.

            No offense to KAC. They make great products, but they are way too easy to make the butt of operator jokes.

        • A.WChuck

          I think the $100 grip is milled out of solid chunk of G-10 so the raw cost is much, much higher. The “tactical” tax might be lower than it would seem.

        • jonp

          They look cool. That is all the justification you need.

          • Cymond

            Agreed, but some people insist that there is some practical purpose for the cool looking stuff.

    • Beju

      Seriously, it needs to be gold plated and at least $1000 for true luxury operator status.

  • Darhar M.

    Think I will keep my under $20 BCM Gunfighter Mod 3 grip.
    I find it extremely comfortable and the storage compartment
    is the perfect size for spare springs and a firing pin wrapped
    up in cleaning patches to remove any rattle.

  • ProLiberty82

    With that grip angle wouldn’t a “duck-bill” be in order?

    • John Butler

      It seems to have gone from Tactical to Tactical like the I phone status.

  • Ratcraft

    I built 3 awesome benches last summer for my fire pit. I made the backrest 10 degrees. Should have been 15. They are a little too steep. This has nothing to do with this grip other than the angle. But if you build a bench or two you will remember now won’t you.

  • Cymond

    I want to try one of these, as well as the adjustable angle grips.

    I like this trend of steeper grip angles. I dislike the original Magpul K, but I held a K2 that seemed nice. I’m also fond of the Grip 23 by Umbrella Corp and B5 Systems.

  • Bill

    There are lots of things that make me uncomfortable in a stack, grip angle isn’t one of them.

  • mazkact

    Won’t take Glock mags

    • DaveGinOly

      I might. But it probably wouldn’t do anything with them. Maybe it’s a $100 spare mag holder?

  • 2ThinkN_Do2

    And there are also ATI grips for the AR/MSR rifles which offer two styles (X1 & X2) to choose from, also available in Black, Gray & FDE (made in the USA).