If you are a fan of the CZ Scorpion, the Sig MPX, pistol caliber AR15’s, or short barrel gas guns you will most likely be a fan of the new Gear Head Works Tail Hook. The MOD One is a stand-alone end plate for your AR15 style pistol stock. The MOD two is a complete kit including proprietary buffer tube and the stock with built-in Tail Hook.
Machined from solid billet aluminum and hard coat anodized, the Gear Head Works Tail Hook replaces your standard stock and provides a slick look. It is also very functional. When opened up the Tail Hook contacts the shooter’s wrist and forearm allowing one-handed operation of the firearm. Or in the case of the photo here, two-handed in the same manner as shooting any other pistol.
The Gear Head Works Tail Hook MOD2 uses a proprietary 5 position adjustable buffer tube. This keeps the consumer from accidentally breaking the “constructive intent” laws of the ATF. Here is some of what the ATF has to say on the matter: A firearm, as defined by 26 U.S.C. 5845(a)(4), is made when a handgun or other weapon with an overall length of fewer than 26 inches, or a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length, is assembled or produced from a weapon originally assembled or produced only as a rifle.
In layman’s terms, and I am no lawyer, this means you can’t take a rifle and attach the Tail Hook to it because you would be turning your rifle into a pistol. At the very least the action of doing this would be considered “intent”. If your firearm was designed by the manufacturer to be a rifle it needs to remain a rifle. The same goes for pistols. The remainder of the law as it is written can be found here https://www.atf.gov/firearms/docs/ruling/2011-4-pistols-configured-rifles-rifles-configured-pistols/download
The MOD One version from Gear Head Works mounts to any commercial or MIL standard buffer tube. It uses a “scope ring” style collar and clamps down via two recessed screws. Both versions of the Tail Hook open up with the use of a push button style detent. The operation is quick and easy.
The Tail Hook MOD Two retails for $199.99 and comes in black, flat dark earth, and OD Green. The MOD One retails for $119.00 and is anodized black.
You should definitely check out the Gear Head Works website for more information and to see all the products they have available. They have options available for Tavor, Scorpion, MPX, AR15 pistols, Kriss, AUG, and Kel-Tec. Everything they offer to upgrade your weapon can be found here: Gear Head Works.