Modular hand grip and rail assembly for firearms

  • US 7,216,451 B1
  • Filed: 02/10/2006
  • Issued: 05/15/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/11/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A modular hand grip for use on a firearm, the modular hand grip comprising:

  • an upper portion having a forward end, a rearward end, an inner surface and an outer surface, the rearward end is configured to engage a top portion of a barrel nut;

    lug rails project from the inner surface of upper portion at opposing sides and proximate edges thereof, the lug rails extend longitudinally from proximate the forward end to a position proximate the rearward end and include a plurality of gaps formed therein;

    a clamp assembly for engaging a bottom portion of the barrel nut is attached to the rearward end of the upper portion, the clamp assembly includes a clamp element having a central recess configured to receive the barrel nut, and flanges extending to opposing sides and attached to the edges at the rearward end of the upper portion, wherein the flanges are attached to the rearward end with fasteners that are inserted through openings in the flanges and into holes in engagement portions of the edges of the upper portion; and

    a lower portion having a top section and opposing side sections extending therefrom and each terminating at an edge, a plurality of spaced apart lugs extending from each edge and receivable in the gaps in the lug rails of the upper portion and translatable in one of a forward direction and a rearward direction positioning the lugs under the lug rails.

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