Tyrant Designs, a small company that is putting form and function together in some novel ways, has entered the modular grip game with their MOD AR-15 grip. The grip is lightweight at 4 ounces assembled, which is about an ounce less than the popular Magpul MOE grip that typifies a large swath of rifles.
The MOD grip is composed of three parts, the main grip manufactured out of aluminum, with polymer front and back-straps. The front and back-straps are interchangeable across two sizes (medium and large), feature two grip patterns, a “standard” and a “chevron”. Tyrant Designs states that they plan on offering more sizes and shapes, but with no stated timeline for release.
The Tyrant Designs grip is machined from 7075 aluminum and is type III hard-coat anodized. The center section is hollowed out, which will provide a unique grip experience with parts of the hand setting into the grip. The panels are polymer composite with the front strap having finger grooves.
Retail is not light, clocking in around $115 for a grip with one set of panels. For those wanting the aesthetics without the high cost, Tyrant also offers the finger-groove free Nexus and an “A2” style aluminum grip, the Titan 2.0. All Tyrant Designs grips are manufactured in the United States.
This is another model of the line of Tyrant Design grips.