The Remington V3 Tac 13 is a non-NFA firearm, transferring just like any Title 1 pistol, rifle, or shotgun. This semi-auto features a 13″ contour barrel, amazing low recoil and the Shockwave Raptor Grip with our new Shockwave QD cup.
We are extremely honored that Remington chose our Raptor Grip.
Made from high-strength glass-reinforced polymer, the Blade 2.0 is manufactured to exacting tolerances and fits all pistols equipped with a proprietary carbine-style buffer tube (included with Blade 2.0 or in the kit), manufactured by KAK Industries. Just slip it on and lock in place. Adjusts with a simple finger lever.
Fits all pistols equipped with a standard KAK buffer tube (included): AR-15 pattern, MPX, Glock, CZ Scorpion Evo 3, HK9X pattern, etc.
You Can’t Make an Omelet Without Cracking a Few Eggs – QD Socket 1 testing
What: Destruction testing of our new QD Socket 1 Where: Dunedin, FL When: Friday afternoon Why: Why not?
Sometimes it’s fun to just break stuff. Friday was no different. In an effort to test our latest creation, what we’re calling QD Socket 1, we rigged up a calibrated digital pull scale, a couple of straps, and a few lengths of lumber on one of our electric pallet stackers.
We threaded a Magpul QD sling swivel onto the strap attached to the bottom of the scale and plugged it into one of our QD sockets that we had heat-staked in a Raptor Grip. The Raptor Grip was secured below the lengths of lumber, which were strapped to the lower legs of the pallet stacker. The strap above the scale was attached to the forks of the pallet stacker. With everyone positioned behind safety panels, we started the pull test.
The pressure climbed quickly: 70 lbs., 120 lbs., 170 lbs., 210 lbs., 260 lbs., 310.4 lbs., then SNAP!
The sling swivel broke but the QD Socket 1 was unphased. No signs of damage to the socket or any hint that it was ever going to come out of the Raptor Grip. We repeated the test several more times with very similar results. Every time, the QD sling swivel loop failed. Eventually, we ran out of sling swivels. Testing was complete. QD Socket 1 was ready to put into production. (It’s difficult to think of such shenanigans as “work.” Damn I love my job.)
Be sure to look for QD Socket 1 in upcoming products from Shockwave Technologies. Your firearm will thank you.
The new style of bird’s head grip (aka birdshead grip, aka witness protection grip, aka chicken head grip, aka border patrol grip, aka entry-style grip, aka bad ass grip) developed and manufactured by Shockwave Technologies, LLC in the U.S.A.
The Raptor Grip is molded of a super-tough glass-filled polymer and fits:
Mossberg 500 12-gauge firearms (aka 500A)
Mossberg 500 20-gauge firearms (aka 500C)
Mossberg 590 and 590A1 firearms (12-gauge)
Mossberg 510 Mini firearms (12- and 20-gauges)
Mossberg 835 firearms (12- and 20-gauges)
Mossberg 535 firearms (12- and 20-gauges)
Mossberg 600 (New Haven) firearms (12- and 20-gauges)
Maverick 88 (12- and 20-gauges)
Coast to Coast model CC 660 Master Mag (12- and 20-gauges)
Unique angle of the Raptor Grip minimizes felt recoil, allowing maximum control shot after shot. It also just looks badass. All mounting hardware and bolt hole plug are included. (Requires a 1/4″ hex wrench for installation, not included.) Order yours today!
*Note that a pistol-grip-only Mossberg/Maverick 12-gauge with a 14″ barrel and the Raptor Grip installed measures 26.5″ in overall length (measured parallel to the bore). The grip itself adds 5.25″ to the length of the weapon (measured parallel to the bore). Our Raptor Grip also fits 12-gauges and 20-gauges with 18.5″, 20″, and longer barrels.
The Raptor Grip has no predefined hole for a sling swivel stud on the Raptor Grip. This allows you to put your sling swivel wherever you want it on the grip–not just where we think it should go. Be sure to drill a 1/8″ pilot hole.
Shockwave now offers the Raptor Grip for the smaller 500E (.410) guns
MADE IN AMERICA. The new Mossberg 500e Raptor Grip, with its enhanced texture, you gain a great hold on your firearm. And its glass-filled polymer construction is virtually indestructible. On sale for a special price of $19.95.
Made of a super-tough glass-filled polymer.
Mossberg 500E .410 gauge firearms (aka 500E)
Mossberg 590E .410 gauge firearms (aka 590E)
As a result, the unique angle of the Raptor Grip minimizes felt recoil, allowing maximum control shot after shot. Also,Mounting hardware and bolt hole plug are included.
Furthermore, Mossberg 500E or 590E with a 14? barrel with our Raptor installed measures 26.5? in overall length. The grip itself adds 5.25? to the length of the firearm (measured parallel to the bore). The Raptor will fit the .410 guns with 18.5?, 20?, and longer barrels.
Above all, there is no predefined hole for a sling swivel stud on the Raptor Grip M500E. This allows you to put your sling swivel wherever you want it on the grip–not just where we think it should go. Be sure to drill a 1/8? pilot hole.
The Remington 870 Tac 14 is a non-NFA firearm, transferring just like any Title 1 pistol, rifle, or shotgun. It features a 14″ barrel, associated 870 front-end components, Magpul M-Lok forend—and the Shockwave Technologies Raptor Grip for R870.
We are very honored that Remington chose our Raptor Grip to complete their 870 Tac-14 firearm.
I just got off the phone with a very nice gentleman at ATF Tech Branch—who was fielding these calls today. (He was, understandably, very well versed on the subject—and very nice about it even though he’s been on the phone all day, repeating himself ad nauseam.) I identified myself and asked him specifically if the letter that’s making the rounds is limited to one company’s products–or if it applies to all pistol stabilizing braces. He said: “The letter covers all pistol stabilizing braces, including the Shockwave Blade.” So that settles that.
He then gave me a bit of further guidance for our customers:
By “permanent affixing,” ATF considers that to be adding permanent Loctite to the large set screw that secures the Blade into the dimples in the KAK tube. As long as you don’t red Loctite the set screw in place, ATF considers it to be “temporarily placed” and “perfectly okay to shoulder.” (He didn’t beat around the bush on this topic.)
“Length of pull”—for lack of a better word regarding pistol braces—begins to enter a “gray area” above 13.5″. Above 13.5″ begins “to enter shoulder stock area.” (His words. I believe this has to do with the “comfortableness” aspect.) On an AR-15, the “length of pull” for the Blade is approximately 13.13″, so no issues there. But if you use the Blade on a firearm that requires a large adapter of some sort, please make sure that you only use the dimples up to the point that you remain below the 13.5″ length. Stay below 13.5″ and according to ATF, it’s okay to shoulder a Shockwave Blade.
So there you have it. Anything you read to the contrary on a web forum, social media site, or industry blog is simple misinformation by people who are not being completely honest.
As you’ve probably heard or read by now, the ATF has clarified its position on shouldering pistol stabilizers. They’ve opined that sporadic or situational shouldering of a pistol stabilizer doesn’t automagically create an NFA item.
And credit where credit’s due: Kudos to those who pushed for the clarification.