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042072000 Auxiliary 36
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20130025177RIFLE CHASSIS HAVING INTERCHANGABLE STOCKS - A rifle chassis is able to convert the M1A rifle to have a modular stock system. The chassis may be designed to permit attachment of a shotgun stock to the M1A chassis. For example, a particular model's modular stock system, such as a Mossberg® model 500 shotgun stock, may be attached to the chassis of the present invention to permit interchangeability of stocks on the rifle.01-31-2013
20110192066HANDGUARD SYSTEMS FOR FIREARMS - A hand guard assembly for attachment to a firearm includes an anchor member and a sleeve. The anchor member is coupled to the firearm and defines an inner bore through which a barrel of the firearm extends when the anchor member is coupled to the firearm. The sleeve surrounds a portion of the barrel of the firearm in an overlying relationship. The sleeve is coupled to the anchor member at a first end so that when the assembly is attached to the firearm, the sleeve is cantilevered from the anchor member with an inner surface of the sleeve and an outer surface of the barrel being radially spaced apart from one another.08-11-2011
20100115817FIREARM STOCK - A firearm stock having a buffer tube holder, the buffer tube holder including a bore for receiving a buffer tube, and at least one flexible support member defined in the bore for engaging and firmly holding the buffer tube. Preferably, the flexible support member includes a U-shaped slot defining a flexible flap.05-13-2010
20120174456Butt Stock With Accessory Mount - A accessory mounting system for a butt stock having a body, a tube cylinder integrally formed with a top end of the body, and a butt plate mounted to a rear end of the body, including a support structure on the body and a bracket having a pair of flanges arranged to be received by the support structure and a pair of mounting tabs arranged to receive an accessory such as a handheld electronic device.07-12-2012
20120174455BUTT STOCK WITH ANGLED REAR FACE - A gun stock for a shoulder mounted firearm has a rear face with an upper portion extending downward from the heel of the stock at a first angle from about 0° to 10°, and a lower portion extending downward from the upper portion to the toe of the stock and forming a second angle greater than the first angle, preferably about 35° from vertical. The rear face may be part of a butt plate arranged as a door to cover a storage compartment in the stock, attached to the stock with a hinge at the toe and a latch at the heel. This configuration reduces the likelihood that the toe of the stock will catch on the shooter's armor or uniform, and places the hinge forward of the toe such that the butt plate may swing under the stock and out of the way when the storage compartment is opened.07-12-2012
20120180359Firearm Hand Guard Cap Interface - A hand guard for a firearm, the firearm being of a type comprising a barrel with a proximal hand guard retainer at a proximal end and a hand guard cap at a distal end. The hand guard cap comprises an end wall having an orifice configured to axially receive the barrel, and a proximally extending flange defining a select shape surrounding the orifice. The hand guard comprises at least first and second body pieces configured to mate lengthwise about a barrel of a firearm between a proximal hand guard retainer and a hand guard cap to form the hand guard. The body pieces cooperatively form a proximal hand guard retainer interface at a proximal end of the hand guard a hand guard cap interface at a distal end. The hand guard cap interface is configured to engage a first select shape defined by a proximally extending flange of a first hand guard cap and a second select shape defined by a proximally extending flange of a second hand guard cap.07-19-2012
20120180358MODULAR FORE-END RAIL/HAND GUARD ASSEMBLY SYSTEM FOR FIREARMS WITH SELECTABLE HEAT DISSIPATION CHARACTERISTICS - A modular fore-end rail assembly for mounting onto a firearm includes a hand guard and a bushing element that combines with an end portion of the hand guard to encircle the standard barrel nut, thereby supporting the entire assembly without requiring modification to the standard barrel nut. The thermal transfer characteristics of the material from which the bushing element is manufactured may be selected to either increase or decrease the rate at which heat is transferred from the barrel nut to the hand guard allowing for rapid changes of bushing elements and, therefore, rapid and selective changes in the heating rate of the hand guard.07-19-2012
20100269392LOWER HAND GUARD WITH HEAT SHIELD FOR USE WITH A MODULAR INTEGRATED RAIL SYSTEM - A metal heat shield insert is provided for installation into the lower hand guard of an integrated rail system. The heat shield is received and supported in a pair of opposing mounting channels that are formed on the inside of the lower hand guard. The body of the heat shield includes a plurality of venting holes to permit air to flow through the heat shield. When the heat shield is installed in assembled relation with the hand guard, the venting holes in the heat shield are offset in location from the venting holes in the hand guard to provide an indirect venting arrangement.10-28-2010
20090013579HAND GUARD SYSTEM FOR USE WITH A FIREARM - A hand guard system for use with a firearm is described. A holding unit for releasably coupling the hand guard system to a firearm includes a coupling element having an opening, a flange, and at least one coupling portion. The flange and the coupling portion form the opening so that the coupling element is slidably removable about the barrel of the firearm, and an inner surface of the coupling portion engages an outer surface of the barrel nut. The holding unit further includes a sleeve operatively coupled to the coupling element having an inner surface defining an opening so that the sleeve is slidably removable about the barrel of the firearm and the inner surface forms a shoulder and defines a groove distally located from the shoulder and sized to receive a snap ring. The snap ring retains the sleeve to the coupling element such that the shoulder and snap ring are located on opposite sides of the flange of the coupling element. The holding unit further includes a biasing member disposed between the flange and the shoulder of the sleeve to bias the sleeve away from the flange along a longitudinal axis of the barrel. The biasing member enables the sleeve to move between a first position and a second position relative to the coupling element.01-15-2009
20110283583Ergonomic pistol grip for rifles - An angled pistol grip for use in a semiautomatic weapon. Said pistol grip oriented asymmetrically from the centerline of the rifle body thereby reducing the stress on the shooter's wrist of the hand holding said pistol grip while firing. Thus allowing the shooter to correctly position the weapon, relative to the shooter's body, for accurate aiming.11-24-2011
20120186123FIREARM HANDGUARD SYSTEM - A clamping mechanism for attaching a handguard to a firearm includes a barrel nut having radially outwardly directed tines, a tubular body having a plurality of longitudinal grooves separated by lands forming an inner surface of the tubular body, and a pair of circumferentially extending grooves traversing the lands, formed forward from a rearward end of the tubular body. A clamp element is carried by the tubular body and includes a body with a beveled end and a heel extending substantially perpendicularly from an opposing end of the body. The clamp element is adjustably positioned within the tubular body with the heel extending radially outwardly and received in the second groove and the beveled end engages the barrel nut.07-26-2012
20120023802Stock assembly with recoil suppression - A stock assembly for attachment to the receiver of a shotgun is described. The assembly includes a pistol grip; a stock; a connector tube slidable within a conduit in the stock, the stock and connector being selectively lockable to each other; an attachment member slidable within the tube conduit between fully inserted and fully extended positions; a first elongated connector attached to the attachment member and extending parallel to the longitudinal axis of the tube into attachment with the pistol grip; a second elongated connector extending from the pistol grip into engagement with the receiver, the second member being at an angle to the first member; and a compression spring in the tube conduit urging the attachment member toward its fully extended position.02-02-2012
20100126054Hand Guard Assembly for Securely Attaching to a Firearm - Embodiments of the invention can include a hand guard assembly for securely attaching to a firearm. According to one embodiment, a hand guard assembly can be provided for a firearm having an upper receiver and a barrel. The hand guard assembly can include a barrel nut operable to mount the barrel to the upper receiver of the firearm. The hand guard assembly can also include a hand guard having a receiving channel about an interior portion of the hand guard. The receiving channel can be sized and shaped to receive the barrel nut such that the hand guard can be secured to the barrel nut by a securing mechanism when the hand guard is positioned about the barrel of the firearm.05-27-2010
20080244951MOLDED RIFLE STOCK - A molded firearm stock is disclosed. The stock includes a molded front sling lug and a molded rear sling lug. Both sling lugs are integrally molded to the stock and accommodate the fastening of a sling. The stock also includes a cavity with an open end that is open to a butt-plate of the stock. The cavity is integrally molded to the stock and is sized to accommodate a recoil-reducing device. The stock has a bed portion with a forward section, and a plurality of crossbeams are in the forward section to provide increased strength and rigidity.10-09-2008
20080236016Gunstocks and Adapters Therefore - The present invention is a replacement gunstock assembly for rifles. The assembly comprises a stock body with a uniform mounting structure and one of a series of adapters made to accept the mounting structure and then mount, in turn, on a given rifle platform. Also disclosed is attachment means for holding the stock body and adapter together.10-02-2008
20120291328SLIDE-ON SLIDE STOCK FOR FIREARM - A bump stock and interface system for a semi-automatic firearm. The interface system includes first and second bearing elements. A handle is provided with an integral finger rest. The bearing elements are configured to wholly disengage and re-engage from the handle via a straight linear disconnecting motion. In use, the user grasps the handle with one hand and places an index finger of the same hand firmly on the finger rest. When intending to fire a round of ammunition, the user pushes the receiver forward with their other hand so that the trigger collides with the finger. Recoil force quickly separates the trigger from the user's finger on the finger rest. The user again pushes forward the receiver to repeat the firing cycle. A lock can be selectively engaged to prevent longitudinal movement of the firearm relative to the handle, thereby returning the firearm to normal semi-automatic functionality.11-22-2012
20090133308Device, method and arrangement to warm or cool a firearm - A stock of a firearm, which can be warmed or cooled, in order to generate a comfortable temperature in designated portions. A warm or cool gunstock helps a shooter or hunter to stay outdoors longer in cold or hot circumstances and enables he or she to perform better triggering of the firearm with a reliable triggering hand. Warming or cooling is made with a separate thermal element, which can be inserted into a firearm.05-28-2009
20090139128ADJUSTABLE SHOULDER STOCK APPARATUS FOR USE WITH FIREARMS - Adjustable shoulder stock apparatus for use with firearms are described. An example adjustable shoulder stock apparatus for use with firearms includes a shoulder stock into which a connecting piece of the firearm is to be inserted. The connecting piece defines a plurality of boreholes. Additionally, the example adjustable shoulder stock apparatus includes a bolt having a end to be inserted in one of the plurality of boreholes to secure the shoulder stock relative to the connecting piece. Further the example adjustable shoulder stock apparatus includes a lever that defines a recess that is open toward a top of the firearm and is closed toward a bottom of the firearm. An opposite end of the bolt is positioned in the recess and coupled to the lever. The lever is to remove the bolt from the one of the plurality of boreholes. The lever comprises a projection to engage a wall of the shoulder stock to prevent movement of the lever past the wall. Further still, the example adjustable shoulder stock apparatus includes a cross pin positioned through the bolt to couple the bolt to the lever, wherein the cross pin does not protrude beyond a molded material of the lever and a plurality of lateral flanks of the shoulder stock in which the lever is positioned.06-04-2009
20120137560GUN STOCK HAVING MEMORIAL CYLINDER HOUSED THEREIN AND METHOD OF MEMORIALIZING - Provided herein are a gun stock having a memento cylinder for receipt of a reminder of a deceased person or pet and a method of memorializing a deceased person or pet within a gun stock. The reminder may be the cremated remains of the deceased loved one or may be an article belonging to the deceased. The memento cylinder includes an end cap, which may include a glass viewing port through which the contents may be seen. The gun stock also includes a mechanism for limiting movement of the memento cylinder within the gun stock. The cylinder may be engraved with the name or initials, birth and death dates or years, a likeness of the deceased, or other information about, or messages honoring, the deceased. The gun stock permits a hunter to memorialize the deceased by hunting with, or displaying, a gun outfitted with the memento cylinder.06-07-2012
20090056191FIREARM ACCESSORY MOUNTING SYSTEM - A firearm having a barrel and an accessory mounting system. The accessory mounting system has a hand guard surrounding a portion of the barrel and fastening features coupled to the hand guard. Peripheral device mounting rails are coupled to the fastening features and located in a generally “Y” shape pattern. The generally “Y” shape pattern has a first peripheral device mounting rail located on a lower portion of the hand guard and second and third peripheral device mounting rails located on opposing sides of an upper portion of the hand guard. The peripheral device mounting rails are placed where peripheral devices mounted on the peripheral device mounting rails do not interfere with a line of sight of the firearm.03-05-2009
20090100734Low profile mount and foregrip for firearm - Embodiments include a method and apparatus for mounting one or more accessories to a rail of a firearm. A mounting member may be utilized for attaching the one or more accessories to the rail. Embodiments further include a method and apparatus for protecting a user from a discharging portion of a firearm. Some embodiments include a foregrip having a gripping portion and a guarding portion which may be used for protecting the user. In some embodiments, the guarding portion has a larger outer diameter than the gripping portion so that the guarding portion acts as a stop for the user's body parts.04-23-2009
20110138670GUNSTOCK - A gunstock including a barrel brace and a pistol grip projecting downwardly from the rear of the barrel brace. An X-shaped crosspiece projects rearwardly from the pistol grip. A butt projects rearwardly from the crosspiece. A handle projects forwardly from the bottom of the pistol grip.06-16-2011
20100162608SELF-SUPPORTING COMPOSITE MATERIAL FIREARM STOCK - Shown is a firearm stock having a self-supporting structural shell made substantially of composite material. The shell includes an exterior wall and an interior wall, at least some portion of which is spaced from the exterior wall. A cavity in the shell is sized and shaped to accept and secure the barreled action of a firearm and has an interior volume defined at least in part by at least a portion of the interior wall. The stock also includes a means for attaching a butt stock with a standardized complementary attachment means.07-01-2010
20120102803FIREARM AND CHASSIS SYSTEM - A chassis system and firearm including a chassis having a forward end terminating in a barrel support member, a rearward end, and a cavity defined by the chassis intermediate the forward end and the rearward end. A receiver with attached barrel is received in the cavity, and the barrel is received in the barrel support member. A handguard including a rearward end having a split therein and movable between a normally expanded configuration and a contracted configuration is carried over and encircling the barrel. The rearward end is slidably received over the barrel support member in the expanded configuration and securely engaged to the barrel support member in the contracted configuration.05-03-2012
20100212202FIREARM GRIPS AND FIREARM GRIP CONSTRUCTION SETS - A firearm grip, a firearm grip construction set and related methods are disclosed. An example firearm grip includes a grip portion, which includes a wall covering at least a portion of a magazine and a plurality of ribs. The firearm grip also ahs a first grip shell having a plurality of first lateral edges, second grip shell having a plurality of second lateral edges, and a grip back having a top edge and a bottom edge. With the example firearm grip, at least one of the first grip shell or the second grip shell is exchangeable. In addition, at least one of the first grip shell, the second grip shell or the grip back is coupled to the grip portion with an undercut tongue and groove connection. Further, at least one of the first lateral edges, the second lateral edges, the top edge or the bottom edge slidably engages under one of the plurality of ribs and an opposite edge of at least one of the first lateral edges, the second lateral edges, the top edge or the bottom edge is coupled to the grip portion via an attachment. In addition, the grip back of the example firearm grip slidably engages at least one of the first lateral edges or the second lateral edges and holds at least one of the first grip shell or the second grip shell in place.08-26-2010
20100319231HAND GUARD ATTACHMENT SYSTEM FOR FIREARMS - A hand guard attachment assembly for a firearm having a barrel and a receiver fastened to the barrel by a barrel nut. The hand guard attachment assembly includes a forearm having a monolithic mounting rail/hand guard that is removably connected to the receiver. The monolithic rail/hand guard interfaces with an integral multi-slot mounting portion of the receiver. A cinch block is mated to the slots of the receiver and held in place by the monolithic rail/hand guard. A tension block is mated at one end of the monolithic rail/hand guard and is attached to the cinch block by a fastener to securely hold the monolithic rail/hand guard in place.12-23-2010
20110083353ASSAULT RIFLE BUTTSTOCK AIMING AND STABILIZATION SYSTEM - A buttstock shoulder stabilizer includes a locator ball having a radially-projecting threaded cylindrical stud that screws into the sling mount of the buttstock endplate of assault rifles, and a socket assembly that mounts on a soldiers flak jacket near his shoulder. The ball can be machined from a structural metal or made of thermoplastic injection molded about the cylindrical stud. The socket assembly has an oblong horizontally-disposed socket connected to a lower approach ramp. A wall surrounds upper and side portions of the socket and the side edges of the approach ramp. When the soldier brings his weapon to firing position, the ball slides up the access ramp an into the oblong socket. The socket assembly is preferably injection molded from a tough structural thermoplastic resin. The socket assembly is provided with slots which enable it to be strapped to a soldiers flak jacket near his shoulder.04-14-2011
20100071244Modular Handgrip - The present invention is a modular handgrip for rifles and other long guns. The handgrip features a base with a locking dovetail rail on a first side and a second opposite side configured to receive a rail. Back strap additions are provided capable of receiving the rail on the body, which are customizable to a user's preferences while fore straps are provided with rails in a similar manner. Also provided is a storage compartment inside the main body, accessible from a bottom of the grip. As such, an organization, such as an armory, can provide a number of customizable options for handgrips while only stocking a basic grip and a number of optional modules at lower unit and storage costs. Of particular note is a modular fore strap design with an integrated trigger guard.03-25-2010
20120240442SLIDE STOCK FOR FIREARM WITH RETRACTABLE LOCK PIN - A bump stock and interface system for a semi-automatic firearm. In use, the user grasps a handle with one hand and places an index finger of the same hand firmly on a finger rest. When intending to fire a round of ammunition, the user pushes the firearm receiver forward with another hand so that the trigger collides with the immobilized finger on the finger rest. Recoil force separates the trigger from the user's finger on the finger rest. The user again pushes forward the receiver to repeat the firing cycle. A lock is selectively activated to arrest longitudinal movement of the firearm relative to the handle, thereby returning the firearm to normal semi-automatic functionality. The lock includes a retractable pin having a tip that rides in a track having a rear stop to limit over-travel of the handle.09-27-2012
20110099873REVERSABLE RAIL FOR A FIREARM - A mounting rail for a firearm is disclosed. The mounting rail may be a picatinny rail, a weaver rail, or the like, which allows tools such as lights or lasers to be attached to a firearm. The mounting rail is reversible and may be mounted within a portion of the firearm, such as the forend. The other side of the rail may match the finish and texture of the firearm so that the mounting rail is hidden from view when reversed.05-05-2011
20110099872END STOCK MAGAZINE STORAGE DEVICE - A magazine storage device is disclosed. The magazine storage device is part of an end stock assembly for a long gun and may have a plate that is formed to complement the shape of a magazine. The magazine storage device may secure a magazine in a recess. The magazine may be frictionally secured. The magazine may be flush with the end stock when inserted.05-05-2011
20110061282Firearm with ammunition storage within a handgrip portion thereof - A kit for providing a handgrip on a firearm includes a handgrip body mountable on a handgrip body mounting structure of the firearm. The handgrip body includes an ammunition storage space therein. The ammunition storage space defines a storage space opening in a surface of the handgrip body through which a round of ammunition can be inserted into the ammunition storage space. A storage space cover has a primer recess within an ammunition support surface thereof and is attached to the handgrip body in a manner allowing the storage space cover to be moved between an open position in which access to the storage space opening is provided and a closed position in which the ammunition support surface extends over the storage space opening. A portion of the primer recess overlies a primer occupying region of the ammunition storage space when the storage space cover is in the closed position.03-17-2011
20110247254ATTACHMENT ASSEMBLY FOR FIREARM HANDGUARD AND METHOD OF ATTACHING HANDGUARD TO A FIREARM - An attachment assembly for a firearm handguard includes a barrel nut for mounting on a firearm barrel and engaging the firearm handguard thereon. The barrel nut includes a first end for engaging an upper receiver of a firearm, a second end opposite the first end for receiving the firearm handguard, and a transverse groove formed on an exterior surface of the barrel nut between the first end and the second end, which mechanically locks the firearm handguard on the barrel nut. The barrel nut can include an interior surface with threads formed thereon proximate the first end for engaging complementary threads of the upper receiver. A knurled section can be formed on the exterior surface between the transverse groove and the second end, which provides frictional engagement at the interface of the barrel nut and the handguard.10-13-2011
20090126249FIREARM MODIFICATION METHOD AND KIT ASSEMBLY - A firearm modification method and kit assembly includes the removal of the pistol style hand grip mount in a manner that precludes the use of the originally mounted pistol style hand grip, the modification of the hand grip mount to add a shoulder stock mount, and the installation of a shoulder stock in place of the originally mounted pistol style hand grip and hand grip mount.05-21-2009
20110061281FIREARM HAND GUARD RAIL SYSTEM - A hand guard rail system is fastened to a firearm having a barrel and a barrel nut, with the hand guard rail aligned to the top rail of the firearm. The hand guard rail system includes a hand guard and a sleeve fitted into the hand guard. The sleeve and the hand guard are fastened to the barrel nut, thereby aligning the hand guard to the firearm.03-17-2011
20110107642Long Arm Grip Enhancing Device - A long arm grip enhancing device for installation on the front grip portion of the stock on a long arm such as a rifle, a shotgun, a muzzle loader, and the like. The long arm grip enhancing device of the present invention is composed of resiliently deformable material that provides each user with a uniquely customized grip. The present long arm grip enhancing device is usable as an after-market add-on for conventional long arm stocks as well as small arms while the majority of prior art grip enhancement devices are only compatible with small arms such as handguns and pistols that have removable side panels to which the prior art grip enhancement device is secured. The long arm grip enhancing device of the present invention is fully compatible with long arm stocks that are typically of a unitary construction and may be composed of a wide range of materials.05-12-2011
20100186278HANDGUARD ASSEMBLY AND STANAG MOUNT ADAPTER ASSEMBLY - A handguard assembly for a firearm includes a stationary handguard portion, a movable handguard portion, a catch, and a latch mechanism. The catch is positioned on an interior of the handguard assembly, and the latch mechanism is position on an exterior of the handguard assembly. Both the catch and the latch mechanism maintain the movable handguard portion in a closed position. A STANAG mount adapter assembly includes a body portion, two flange portions, and an alignment mechanism. The flange portions are positioned on opposite lateral sides of the body portion and are configured to engage a STANAG mount, while the alignment adjustment mechanism is configured to adjust the lateral alignment of the body portion with reference to the STANAG mount. The STANAG mount adapter assembly can be used together with the handguard assembly to create an elongated rail platform on an SA80 rifle.07-29-2010
20110173861FIREARM GRIPS AND FIREARM GRIP CONSTRUCTION SETS - Firearm grips and firearm grip construction stets are disclosed. An example firearm grip includes a plastic grip portion includes a first lateral side defining a plurality of first ribs and a first recess and a second lateral side defining a plurality of second ribs and a second recess. The firearm grip also includes a first grip shell having a plurality of edges to slidably engage under one or more of the first ribs. The first grip shell includes a first lug that is received by the first recess to hold the first grip shell in place. The firearm grip also includes a second grip shell having a plurality of edges to slidably engage under one or more of the second ribs. The second grip shell includes a second lug that is received by the second recess to hold the second grip shell in place. The firearm grip also includes a grip back coupled to the grip portion with a tongue and groove connection and a transverse pin extending therethrough.07-21-2011
20110185617FIREARM GRIP - An integrated grip and rail system is provided. Included is a firearm and the firearm grip. The grip is configured to be disposed in front of the magazine well and provide a stable grip point which does not allow a user's thumb or other appendage to be disposed between the grip and magazine well. The grip is configured so as to not interfere with the pivoting relationship between the weapon upper and weapon lower during partial or complete disassembly of the weapon. The rear region may also have a portion extending rearward along at least part of each side of the magazine well to form feed ramps as a part of the magazine well extension. Included is a magazine well extension mechanically coupled to a forearm rail system for mounting to the firearm.08-04-2011
20120036756FIREARM INCLUDING IMPROVED HAND GUARD - A firearm includes a receiver and a barrel connected to the receiver. A hand guard extends from the receiver and defines a hand guard bore. The receiver includes a threaded end and the hand guard includes a flange extending into the hand guard bore and abutting the receiver about the threaded end. A hand guard nut abuts the flange of the hand guard and threadedly engaging the threaded end of the receiver. The hand guard nut sandwiches the flange between the hand guard nut and the receiver for attaching the hand guard to the receiver. The hand guard includes a first hand guard portion and a second hand guard portion removably attached to the first hand guard portion. The second hand guard portion is slid from an assembled position to a disassembled position to expose the hand guard nut in the hand guard bore.02-16-2012
20090211140Center balanced gunstock with pistol grip and trigger actuator rod and folding front foregrip - A center balanced gunstock with pistol grip and trigger actuator rod and folding front foregrip is an after market gunstock suited for use on well designed, mechanically sound, unaltered rifle actions that would benefit from current production of an ergonomically designed alternate rifle stock system.08-27-2009
20100218410ACCESSORY MOUNT FOR RIFLE ACCESSORY RAIL, COMMUNICATION, AND POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM - ACCESSORY ATTACHMENT - The present invention is related to weapons systems. In particular, the present invention is directed to accessory attachment systems for rifles and small arms weapons that enable attached accessory devices to draw power from a central power source and communicate with the user and/or other devices. The present invention embodies firearm systems comprising at least one mounting rail comprising at least one power connection, at least one power source, at least one rail accessory comprising a rail grabber or mount, wherein the at least one rail accessory receives electrical power from the power source.09-02-2010
20120055059BUTT STOCK CONVERSION KIT - A butt stock conversion kit for converting a bolt-action rifle stock, where the butt stock conversion kit includes: an assault type stock, where the assault type stock includes a threaded end and an adjusting bolt; a bushing, where the bushing connects the butt stock to a receiving section of a bolt-action rifle; a grip plate where the grip plate receives a hand grip and the grip plate is positioned behind the trigger guard of the rifle; and a means to secure the grip plate on to the receiving section of the rifle. The means to secure the grip plate includes at least one bolt connecting the plate to the rifle. The receiving section of the rifle may include a threaded end to attach the bushing thereto. The rifle includes a cavity to receive the grip plate. The hand grip may also include an opening to receive the grip plate.03-08-2012
20120000108STOCK FOR A SMALL ARMS WEAPON - A stock for a small arms weapon that includes a first member that includes a distal end which has a receiver extension connection structure, a proximal end, a first longitudinal axis extending between the proximal end and the distal end, and a first cross-sectional profile perpendicular to the first longitudinal axis which defines a maximum outer dimension of the stock. The stock further includes a second member connected to the first member which includes a third end adjacent to the proximal end, a fourth end spaced from the distal end, and a second longitudinal axis extending between the third end and the fourth end such that the first longitudinal axis and the second longitudinal axis are disposed at an acute angle. The stock further includes a chamber inside the second member that is sized and configured to house a power supply for a small arms accessory.01-05-2012
20120000109STOCK FOR A SMALL ARMS WEAPON - A stock for a small arms weapon that includes a first member that includes a distal end which has a receiver extension connection structure, a proximal end, a first longitudinal axis extending between the proximal end and the distal end, and a first cross-sectional profile perpendicular to the first longitudinal axis which defines a maximum outer dimension of the stock. The stock further includes a second member connected to the first member which includes a third end adjacent to the proximal end, a fourth end spaced from the distal end, and a second longitudinal axis extending between the third end and the fourth end such that the first longitudinal axis and the second longitudinal axis are disposed at an acute angle. The stock further includes a chamber inside the second member that is sized and configured to house a power supply for a small arms accessory.01-05-2012
20120311906INSERT GRIPS FOR FIREARM - An insert grip is used in cooperation with a firearm handguard having a plurality of regularly spaced holes therethrough. The insert grip includes a plurality of tubular flexible inserts, each having a tubular body extending through one of the openings. An upper collar extends radially outwardly around the outer end of the body of each insert. The inserts are affixed together in a regular pattern designed to be coaxial engaged with the holes in the handguard.12-13-2012
20120124880Firearm Hand Guard - The present invention describes a firearm hand guard assembly attachable to a firearm upper receiver and surrounding the firearm barrel distally along the longitudinal axis without touching the barrel. The hand guard assembly is comprised of an upper component and a lower component such that when the upper component and lower component are attached to one another with a firearm disposed therein, the sole contact between the firearm and the hand guard assembly is the contact between the firearm barrel nut and the inner surfaces of the proximal end of the hand guard assembly.05-24-2012
20100205845BIPOD RIFLE SUPPORT - A bipod rifle support which may be incorporated into the stock of the rifle itself or which may be incorporated into a body member which is attachable to the forward end of the rifle stock. Support legs are normally stowed within the elongated bores with the same being removable therefrom and inserted into sockets or bores so that the support legs extend downwardly and outwardly from the stock for engagement with a supporting surface such as the ground or the like. The support legs have elastic cords secured thereto which maintain the support legs in their stowed position and in their rifle support position.08-19-2010
20100175293TWO PIECE RAIL SYSTEM FOR FIREARM - A firearm handguard having two identical halves, or half guards, can engage the barrel nut of certain firearms to thereby provide a mounting rail system. The barrel nut attaches the barrel to the receiver. The half guards can be separately positioned in engagement with the barrel nut before fastening them together. The fastening operation can cause the half guards to clamp onto the barrel nut. Alternatively, the front handguard cup of some firearms can prevent the handguard from slipping forward while the rear barrel nut engagement prevents handguard rotation. Free floating variants, however, must clamp onto the barrel nut.07-15-2010
20120311907RECIPROCATING GUN STOCK WITH SHROUDED LOCK SWITCH - A sliding stock and interface system for a semi-automatic firearm. The sliding stock includes a handle in the form of a shoulder stock and integral pistol grip and finger rest. In use, the user grasps the handle with one hand and places an index finger of the same hand firmly on the finger rest. To fire a round of ammunition, the user pushes the receiver forward with their other hand so that the trigger collides with the stabilized finger. Recoil force separates the trigger from the user's finger on the finger rest. The user again pushes forward the receiver to repeat the firing cycle. A lock switch is moveable to selectively permit or restrict longitudinal movement between firearm and sliding stock. A shroud at least partially covers the switch.12-13-2012
20080301994FIREARM HAVING A REMOVABLE HAND GUARD - A semi-automatic or automatic rifle is provided. The rifle has a receiver having a receiver frame, a barrel removably connected to the receiver frame, and an end cap coupled to the barrel. A removable hand guard section is provided extending over and generally surrounding the barrel, the removable hand guard section removably connected to the receiver. The removable hand guard section has a locating feature adapted to engage with the end cap and locate the hand guard relative to the end cap. The removable hand guard section has a mounting rail portion and a body portion, the mounting rail portion molded into the body portion. The barrel has a locking collar adapted to removably position and lock the removable hand guard section relative to the receiver frame and the barrel. The removable hand guard floats in position relative to the barrel.12-11-2008
20110119981Tactical firearm having heat shielding properties and improved gas energized cartridge feeding - A tactical firearm having a receiver and a handguard connected by flanges that are secured by fasteners and each define co-planar rail mounting surfaces. A one-piece elongate sight mounting rail extends along the combined length of the receiver and handguard and has a mounting surface in face to face relation with the rail co-planar rail mounting surfaces of the receiver and handguard. The rail is tapered along its length to provide an angle of cant and to permit mounting sight devices an any desired location along its length. A barrel extends through the handguard and is secured to the receiver in a manner achieving clearance and thermal isolation of the handguard from the barrel and barrel retainer. A cartridge gas energized bolt carrier and bolt mechanism is moveable within the receiver and is provided with anti-tilt guidance with respect to a spring energized buffer mechanism and moves a cartridge from a magazine into the cartridge chamber of the barrel and returns the bolt mechanism to its closed and locked condition upon dissipation of the cartridge gas energizing force.05-26-2011
20110225864SHOTGUN FOREARM-STOCK SHOT SHELL CARRIER WITH HIDDEN RAIL - A forearm stock for a shotgun includes a forearm stock main body, an integral shot shell carrier tube, disposed in the main body, an accessory rail, at the forward end of the main body, and a removable cover, adapted to cover the accessory rail. The forearm stock main body has a forward end, a back end, a contour, and an upper cavity for receiving a shotgun's tube magazine. The shot shell carrier tube is disposed below the upper cavity, and is adapted to receive a plurality of shot shells, with an opening toward the back end. A mechanism for urging the shot shells out of the carrier tube through the opening is provided, and a retention mechanism is adapted to selectively retain the shot shells in the carrier tube. The removable cover has a contour that substantially complements a contour of the main body.09-22-2011
20120317859FIREARM INCLUDING IMPROVED HAND GUARD - A firearm includes a receiver and a barrel connected to the receiver. A hand guard extends from the receiver and defines a hand guard bore. The receiver includes a threaded end and the hand guard includes a flange extending into the hand guard bore and abutting the receiver about the threaded end. A hand guard nut abuts the flange of the hand guard and threadedly engaging the threaded end of the receiver. The hand guard nut sandwiches the flange between the hand guard nut and the receiver for attaching the hand guard to the receiver. The hand guard includes a first hand guard portion and a second hand guard portion removably attached to the first hand guard portion. The second hand guard portion is slid from an assembled position to a disassembled position to expose the hand guard nut in the hand guard bore.12-20-2012
20120324775DROP-IN HANDGUARD SYSTEM - A handguard system for use with a firearm including a tubular body assembly having a rearward end and a forward end, a top handguard portion and a bottom handguard portion. The bottom handguard portion includes a forward tubular portion, a gap extending from the rearward end to the forward tubular portion, a first groove formed in an inner surface thereof and spaced forwardly from the rearward end for receiving tines of a barrel nut therein, and a second groove parallel to the first groove. A clamp assembly is carried by the bottom handguard portion for engaging the barrel nut and securing the bottom handguard portion to the receiver. The top handguard portion is receivable in the gap and including a forward end, a rearward end, and engagement elements for securing the forward end of the top handguard to the bottom handguard portion.12-27-2012
20120240441SLIDE STOCK FOR FIREARM WITH CONTOURED FINGER REST - A bump stock and interface system for a semi-automatic firearm. The interface system includes first and second bearing elements. A handle is provided with an integral finger rest. The finger rest is concave to form a cradle for the user's trigger finger. In use, the user grasps the handle with one hand and places an index finger of the same hand firmly on the finger rest. When intending to fire a round of ammunition, the user pushes the receiver forward with their other hand so that the trigger collides with the stabilized finger. Recoil force quickly separates the trigger from the user's finger on the finger rest. The user again pushes forward the receiver to repeat the firing cycle. A lock can be selectively engaged to restrict longitudinal movement of the firearm relative to the handle, thereby returning the firearm to normal semi-automatic functionality.09-27-2012
20110258899BUFFER TUBE FOR MODULAR GUNSTOCK - The present invention is a buffer tube assembly 10-27-2011
20120246989FIREARM HANDGUARD SYSTEM - A firearm includes a receiver with a socket defined by a forwardly extending circumferential rim having an inner surface, a barrel extending from the socket of the receiver and terminating in a muzzle, and a cocking lever housing carried above the barrel. A partial tubular body is received over the barrel with a rearward end abutting the receiver at the forwardly extending circumferential rim. A clamp element is carried by the partial tubular body and is movable between a release position and an engaged position in which a clamp end of the clamp element frictionally engages the inner surface of the circumferential rim.10-04-2012
20130091751ADAPTER FOR ATTACHING A HAND GRIP TO A FIREARM - An adapter for attaching a hand grip to the firearm without extensive modifications to the firearm stock or receiver includes a body having a first channel on the front face of the body and a second channel on the top end of the body. A hole passes from the bottom end of the body to the top end of the body. A step is placed on the bottom end of the body.04-18-2013
20130139425Firearm Assemblies and Methods - Firearms are provided than can include a firearm frame having a grip attached thereto; a power source recessed within the grip; and a power coupling assembly positioned along the frame, the assembly being in electronic communication with the power source. Firearm frames are provided that can include a grip having a power source therein; and at least one power line extending from the power source to an exterior portion of the frame. Methods of powering a firearm accessory are provided that can include providing a power source within a grip of the firearm; and powering the firearm accessory with the power source.06-06-2013
20100275489RIFLE ACCESSORY RAIL, COMMUNICATION, AND POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM-BATTERY PACK - The present invention is related to weapons systems. In particular, the present invention is directed to accessory attachment systems for rifles and small arms weapons that enable attached accessory devices to draw power from a central power source and communicate with the user and/or other devices.11-04-2010
20130125442TACTICAL PRECISION GRIP - The tactical precision grip includes an elongate body having an upper mounting portion for mounting the grip to existing mounting hardware on a firearm. At least the sides and back of the body include anti-skid surfaces to prevent slip on the hold during operation. An upper depression is formed on the back of the body for placing a user's thumb, and the front of the body includes an elongate, vertical fingertip groove for placing the user's fingertips during shooting. The depression and the fingertip groove encourage user placement of the respective thumb and fingertips to minimize contact with the firearm grip, thereby enhancing trigger control and shooting accuracy.05-23-2013
20120005936SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INSTALLING A HAND GUARD ON A FIREARM - Embodiments of the invention can include systems and methods for installing a hand guard on a firearm. In embodiments, a method of installing a hand guard on a firearm can be provided. The firearm includes a barrel, a barrel nut, and a delta ring. The delta ring is retracted away from the barrel nut. A number of hand guard members are positioned about the barrel. An annular groove associated with each hand guard member is mated with a portion of a flange of the barrel nut. The flange is secured within the annular groove of at least one hand guard member. The delta ring is advanced over a portion of some or all the hand guard members.01-12-2012
20120017482FOREND WITH MULTIPLE LOCATOR RAILS - A mounting arrangement for use with a shotgun or rifle to selectively position accessories along the barrel of the rifle. The mounting arrangement includes a forend and a series of mounting rails that receive the desired accessories. The forend includes a series of locator rails equally positioned around the outer circumference and spaced from each other at approximately 45°. The spacing of the locator rails allows a user to selectively attach an accessory in a larger number of desired locations around the outer circumference of the forend. Each of the mounting rails and locator rails engage each other in a dovetail configuration to prevent the radial separation of the mounting rail from the locator rail.01-26-2012
20120291329Rimfire Action Platform Conversion - A rifle conversion platform assembly comprised of components to fit around an existing action such that attachment locations such as a hand guard, pistol grip, and butt stock attachment locations are provided to have conventional rifle components, which in one form may be components of a high caliber semiautomatic rifle such as an AR-15, attached thereto.11-22-2012
20120055060ERGONOMIC GRIP INSERT FOR FIREARM - A firearm handgrip can be modified to accept an ergonomic insert that changes the palm relief of a firearm. The palm relief is the handgrip profile that a shooter feels against the palm of the hand when holding the firearm. The ergonomic insert can be releasable from the handgrip, perhaps by unpinning, such that other inserts can be inserted. As such, a person can try a variety of ergonomic inserts until the best insert for that particular person is determined. For certain semiautomatic pistols, cutting away a back portion of the handgrip produces the socket portion of a dovetail joint. An insert having a properly sized dovetail can slide into the socket and be held there. In this manner, a family of ergonomic inserts and a machining service can be offered to thereby provide firearms having interchangeable ergonomic inserts and thereby a customized and ergonomic grip.03-08-2012
20130205634FIREARM HAVING A REMOVABLE HAND GUARD - A method of making a hand guard for a semi-automatic or automatic rifle is provided. The method including the steps of: forming a first portion of the hand guard from a first material; inserting the formed first portion into a mold; and molding a second portion of the hand guard about the first portion, the second portion being a second material, the second material being different from the first material, wherein a first section of the first portion is completely encased by the second portion and a second section of the first portion is not encased by the second portion.08-15-2013

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