Ryker USA have launched a new product called the FIST Grip. I think this is their first product and it’s a side-mounted, forward grip to give the shooter more efficient target transitions.
In Ryker USA’s own words:
FIST Grip™ is the first in a new class of side mounted, forward grips. FIST Grip is an innovative, patent-pending, biomechanically optimized shooting method that has been proven on the battle field and on the range. By offsetting the operator’s support hand, FIST Grip enables the shooter to engage targets faster and move naturally. FIST Grip was engineered and developed with the input and support of Special Operations Professionals, Special Operations Physicians, Law Enforcement Professionals, and Professional Competitive Shooters. FIST Grip is simply the next evolution in shooting.
You can find a link to the product page here: https://rykerusa.com/pages/shop
You can find some videos of the FIST Grip in competition on Ryker USA’s Facebook page here.
In the Ryker FAQ we can find the question that I’m sure will ask themselves:
“Is it legal to put FIST Grip™ on an AR pistol?
Ryker has requested an evaluation by the ATF to determine whether FIST Grip™, as an exemplar of the side-mounted grip category, would make a pistol shorter than 26” in length an AOW and subject to the requirements of the National Firearms Act. We will publish the formal response when received. We are unable to offer specific legal advice on the installation of the FIST Grip and recommend that all users research and comply with all applicable state and federal laws regarding use and installation.”
According to Ryker the FIST Grip is made out of “durable, military-grade polymer“.
The price is 99 USD.
As a competitive rifle shooter I have my doubts that this grip would improve my shooting. What do you think? I’m looking forward to the comments below.