Strike Industries makes a lot of cool gear. Most of it, small odds and ends that subtly make your gun just a bit better. I got my first introduction to Strike with their Ambush Sling Loop, a now permanent fixture on my go to AR. I shot them a note after that review posted asking if they had any other knicknacks that needed reviewing, and they enthusiastically sent me their Cobra Tactical Fore Grip.
The Cobra Tactica Fore Grip (CTFG) is a Picatinny-mounted grip a la the Magpul AFG that also includes a serrated stop at the very front. This dual-function accessory allows you to assume the straight-armed, thumb-over-the-top-of-the-handguard support arm position that every bearded 5.11-panted operator assumes, with the ability to jam it against a barrier for support as well. For the 3-gunners in the crowd, this multifunction ability wrapped in a lightweight polymer package sounds too good to be true. It isn’t.
The CTFG mounts to a Picatinny rail using a single hex screw through the Picatinny slot, and two slotted screws to provide additional clamping force. Once in position, it isn’t going anywhere and despite my best efforts shove it against various barriers in my backyard, I was unable to work it free or break it.
The hand position it forces is very natural and gives you a consistent indexing point for your support arm. I think its a gem of an accessory and at $25, you really can’t beat the price.
Specifications: Strike Industries Cobra Tactical Fore Grip
- Length: 4”
- Weight: 1.4 oz
- Attachment: Picatinny
- Material: Polymer
- Cost: $25
Ratings (out of five stars):
Overall Rating * * * * *
This is a top notch product that fits well and is easy to install. I don’t necessarily think that every AR needs one, but if you’re a fan of the Costa grip, and you find yourself wanting to get more support from the barriers in your local 3 gun competitions, this is a fine addition to the black rifle of your choosing. I couldn’t break it or get it to come loose.