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Introducing the Hammerhead - AR-15 CA-Legal Stock Adapter

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by lowracer, Nov 29, 2009.

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  1. Big_E

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    Ugh, I would rather have no AR than that. Well, not really I would just buy another gun like it thats not an AR.

    Anyway, even if these ridiculous gun laws are overturned here in CA. It won't get rid of high taxes, nanny state laws and hippies/liberals. That is why I am moving. Oh I forgot to mention the rampant gang problem here.

    **I must be honest. That "thing" looks much better than the MonsterMan Grip. When I saw the MM grip I thought I had died and went straight to hell.
     
  2. VA27

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    I'm with EVCMatt and Justin on this one! I may even buy one just 'cause it'll make my AR look different from every other AR on the planet.

    Or put the pistol buffer on the grip and fill it with spare parts, batteries or all the survival gear you'll ever need.

    I LIKE it!
     
  3. lowracer

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    We did get a lot of interest in this one at the range in TX where we test fired the prototypes. It's a different look and if you choose the pistol buffer tube carefully you can get a badass look. Also if you're into shooting prone, with a 5 or 10-round mag you can really get down in the dirt with this setup. No pistol grip to get in the way...
     
  4. waterhouse

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    Looks interesting and inventive. If I lived in CA I'd certainly try one out . . . hope you sell a bunch of them.
     
  5. 9mmepiphany

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    and folks laughed at me when i bought all those AR, AK and FAL mags...i still have them in unopened boxes

    i haven't been paying much attention to the OLL recievers, because i got mine before the AWB went into effect. but this does shine a different light on the subject.

    i always thought the bullet-button was inventive way around the rules, but it looked irrritating...plus there's a "gray area" about legality if you eject your legal 10 round mag (according to ATF)...and the MonsterMan grip just looks silly

    at first, this looked like it placed your hand too far back from the trigger...the 2nd set of pictures really helped (unless you have chimp fingers)...this already looks dangerous to my bank account
     
  6. lowracer

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    I have one out on Gunbroker as a test of that marketing channel. Starting bid was $9.99, not sure where it'll end up, most likely way under retail. Check out item# 148044823.

    We're working on gettting approved to accept credit cards (MC/Visa/Discover). We'll be able to accept via the phone first, then directly from a shopping cart on the website a short time later.

    We got some questions about the legality. CA is precise about defining stuff in their laws. A grip is not a pistol grip if the web (between thumb and forefinger) of the shooting hand is above the top of the exposed portion of the trigger while firing. Here are some photos demonstrating that:

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    www.exilemachine.com
     
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  7. Darthbauer

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    Much nicer looking than the monster man grip.
     
  8. SSN Vet

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    it must really suck to live in CA...

    Kind of like Sodam and Gamorah cross bred with the CCCP
     
  9. 9mmepiphany

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    ^^^
    but the weather and scenery is like the garden of eden ;)

    you say Sodam and Gamorah like it's a bad thing :D
     
  10. 9mmepiphany

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    it's up to $36
     
  11. lowracer

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    cheaper than a monsterman then...
     
  12. Eaglecreekbrewer

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    The CA situation is asinine to say the least, but I fully support anyone trying to find a way. Good luck with this and hopefully it brings the oppression in CA to a little lower level.

    Let's all hope that the SCOTUS cases continue West with success.

    Nothing on this earth would make my day like a SC ruling Cali's. laws unconstitutional. I can picture Palosi's, Boxer's and Feinstein's faces now.
     
  13. MatthewVanitas

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    You mean "according to the CA DOJ"?
     
  14. 9mmepiphany

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    ayup...brain fart
     
  15. lowracer

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    Website's been updated with all-new imagery. Got an ACE ARUL stock in today and slapped it on. Some people had requested to see this stock inverted.

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    And here it is with the Hammerhead going solo, still a legal configuration:
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    Lots more photos here:
    www.exilemachine.com/gallery.html
     
  16. John Parker

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    I am sooo glad that I moved out of California.
     
  17. Coronach

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    I applaud the people working around stupid laws, just as I make one-finger gestures at the people writing stupid laws.

    Bravo. You've made the best of a silly situation. It's unfortunate that it has come to this, but what are you going to do, besides move? (and become an activist, of course) I don't think that very many people would set up their AR that way outside of Cali, but that's hardly the point. Personally, if I just had to live in California, I would be an M14/M1A owner, but this is a nice product for people who want an AR.

    Another "improvement" may to smooth out the grip so it more closely resembles a "traditional" style grip in feel (possibly not feasible, given the legalities).

    Mike
     
  18. RonE

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    Great thinking, sure looks a lot better than most current California AR 15's. I hope that it sells like hotcakes!
     
  19. scythefwd

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    I like the look of the exposed buffer tube. Especially with the ARUL stock inverted around it. How comfortable is it to shoot? If it had a little more drop (I am not a resident of CA, so it would be legal here) I would most definitely build my AR with one. I am already looking for a good .308 lower :)
     
  20. thriftyjoe

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    Good Idea!
     
  21. lowracer

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    Thanks for all the comments, especially the encouraging ones.

    It is quite comfortable to shoot. I keep mine configured this way even though I live in TX because I prefer the wooden rifle hold to the pistol grip hold. I run the stock right side up because I'm off-the-charts tall and I like not having to scrunch my head down on a regular AR configuration. This helps keep my neck from getting a painful muscle spasm in it. Maybe I should market these to old shooters who have neck problems.

    Oh and we do sell these to OK and VA and all the other free states. Money back guarantee. If you don't like it send it back.
     
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  22. lowracer

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    Couple other ways to configure it... The first way you don't wrap your hand around it, you cup it underneath like a Monsterman grip. For a right-hander, the thumb stays on the right.
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    And for those who need to get down low... Nothing says you have to use a 30-rounder just because you can. Especially useful for competitions or sniper situations where you are shooting prone. No pistol grip to get in the way.
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  23. spartywrx

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    Neat solution to a bad situation. Keep sticking it to them out there in Crazyfornia.



    Let's just all hope that McDonald puts an end to all this.
     
  24. lowracer

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    In Stock!

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  25. lowracer

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    For those in TX, tomorrow morning 10-noon we'll be at the Elm Fork Range in DFW with the Texas Gun Talk crowd letting people try out a Hammerhead-equipped rifle. Bring your own .223 ammo.
     
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