Those who have seen me shoot know that I am not a personal user of the “Chris Costa” C-Clamp grip. For my body structure, it just doesn’t feel comfortable. Instead, I (like many other shooters I watch and know) opt for a similar, albeit modified grip there the support hand thumb rests alongside the rifle forearm. Strictly ergonomically speaking, this is inferior for weapons control – with the thumb over the handguard, I have nearly 360 degree grip versus about 270 and with the weapon wanting to rise vertically, the thumb-over grip has the tiny advantage.
Seeing this, High Ready Tool has introduced their THenar device, which acts as a hard engagement point for those with the similar modified grip. The patent-pending THenar provides a hard stop for one to get their thumb over and provide much of the control lost to thumb-over grips. Further, it provides a repeatable indexing point for the hand. and finally, its a Q/D mount for a sling. I like the last part, which pulls the sling away from the weapon which can at times get in the way of these hand-forward grips.
I really like the Q/D mount. The THenar forces the sling away from the weapon which can at times get in the way of these hand-forward grips.
The THenar is available in picatinny, M-LOK, and KeyMod form. Curiously, various THenar devices are listed as “LE / MIL Only” on High Ready Tool’s website. Pricing is less, but there seems to be no other differences from the standard THenar devices. Retail is set at $34.99 and the LE / MIL pricing is $30.