Im­por­tance of a hand­stop

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When a shooter tran­si­tions from shoot­ing longer ri­fles and shot­guns to SBR (Short Bar­reled Ri­fle) and SBS (Short Bar­reled Shot­gun) types, a hand­stop may play an im­por­tant role in pre­vent­ing an in­jury.

We learned this les­son the hard way when we shot a 10.5-inch-bar­reled M16 many moons ago. After dump­ing 10 mag­a­zines on full auto, we raised our weapon to the port arms po­si­tion and in­stead of grasp­ing our more fa­mil­iar A2-pro­file hand­guard, we re­ceived a hand­ful of white hot com­pen­sator good­ness. The scar faded, but the les­son has not.

One of our fa­vorite hand­stops for this type of use is the BCM Kines­thetic An­gled Grip (KAG). Al­though de­signed for use on an AR pat­tern ri­fle with a C-clamp type grip, we mount th­ese in re­verse when us­ing it in the role of a shot­gun hand­stop to pre­vent the hand from go­ing for­ward of the muz­zle.

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