I was inspired to develop the Blade AR pistol stabilizer after purchasing a competitive product, which was introduced to the market a couple of years ago. Like many, I am a military veteran with limited use of my preferred firing hand (my right hand). Also like many, I am very fond of the AR-15 pistol platform. However, with limited use of my right hand, I find it difficult to accurately shoot such pistols.
I purchased the competitor’s product to see if it helped with marksmanship. It did—somewhat. However, I was very put off by the product’s hard rubber cuff. It was incredibly uncomfortable. As a long-time firearms product inventor, I knew we could come up with something better. And I believe we have.
The patent-pending Blade AR pistol stabilizer incorporates a flexible stabilizing “fin,” which the user rests against the inside of their forearm when in the firing position. This stabilizes the firearm in the horizontal plane. The friction created between the user’s forearm and the fin stabilizes the firearm in the vertical plane. This provides the shooter with additional support of a firearm while it is still held and operated with one hand—without the discomfort of the competitor’s product.
Further, if a user wishes, they can wrap a standard sling around the Blade AR and their forearm and secure it with the thumb of their firing hand to further stabilize their firearm in both the horizontal and vertical planes.
Unlike the competitor’s product, the Blade AR weighs a scant 5 oz.
Like the competitor’s product, the Blade AR pistol stabilizer is neither designed nor intended to enable a user to fire a weapon from the shoulder. (And that’s what the ATF actually cares about for classification.) For one, the Blade AR pistol stabilizer has no buttplate or provisions for attaching a buttplate. In fact, its lateral cross-sectional area is less than half that of the competitor’s product.
Pending ATF classification, our goal is to begin selling the Shockwave Blade AR in March 2015.
To get on the Blade-AR waiting list, email us.