ERGO Grip Key Mod Products

    I recently met up with a rep for ERGO Grip (Mike Gurule) as a chance encounter and found out that they are here in New Mexico, basically spitting distance from me.

    We started talking and he told me that ERGO Grip was heading to the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers Expo to present four of their new products, all of which are centered around the new hotness, Key Mod.

    I’ve grown to like the flexibility of the Key Mod system as it really allows you to lighten up your build. You don’t have to live with a full quad rail of picatinny rails anymore. And when you don’t have something filling those Key Mod slots, it is nice to have something lightweight to plug the holes, so to speak, which is where ERGO Grip comes in…

    ERGO Grip has two new attachments: Tactical Hand Stop/Barricade Stop and the Mini-Max Forward Grip. They are also bringing two new Key Mod rail covers to market, both a soft and hard cover.

    I had a chance to get hands on with the prototypes at BMC Tactical, prior to the show (they had some of the demos that were being taken to the NASGW show). I did not get a chance to run a weapon with them in place. I guess they wanted the demos to look nice for the show… 🙂

    ERGO Key Mod Tactical Hand Stop/Barricade Stop

    Hand Baracade Stop Clean



    • Machined 6061-T6 Aluminum and Hard Anodized
    • Aggressive machined front surface to achieve contact point with barricades and obstacles
    • Light-weight, rugged, and built to last
    • Includes all necessary Key-Mod Hardware
    • MSRP: $49.99 product page

    ERGO Key Mod Mini Max Vertical Forward Grip (VFG)


    • Mounts direct to handguard for a solid feel and clean look
    • Machined from 6061-T6 Aluminum and hard Anodized
    • Low Profile at only 2.5 inches tall and only 2.6 oz.
    • Includes all necessary Key-Mod hardware
    • MSRP: $39.99 product page

    Rigid Polymer Key Mod EZ Mount Rail Cover

    Hard Key Mod Covers Clean 2
    Hard Cover mounted


    • Heat Resistant Glass Infused Polymer Rated to 450° F.
    • Low Profile with Aggressive Rigid Texture
    • High Strength/Impact Resistant
    • Includes all necessary Key-Mod hardware
    • MSRP: $7.50 (3-pack) product page

    Soft Key Mod Hand Cover

    Soft Key-Mod Cover 4 up Cleaned




    • Low Profile with aggressive gripping surface
    • Heat resistant material to help protect the shooter’s hands
    • Protects the handguard and is easily trimmed to fit your needs
    • Custom branding available
    • Patent Pending ERGO “Wedge Lock Cover“
    • MSRP: $10.00 (4-pack) product page

    I am most excited about the soft rail covers. They had a super grippy and comfortable texture. I look forward to trying out a set and seeing how hot I can run a rifle with them installed.

    I’m not a super big fan of forward grips. After having lived with the SureFire monstrosity on my M4 in Iraq I’d be willing to try something lower in profile.

    In any case, it is good to see manufacturers like ERGO Grip embracing the accessory systems like Key Mod.

    Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and runs an on-demand medical staffing business. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.

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