Choosing what goes where on your gun can be a challenge. Do you want a vertical foregrip on your gun, or a bipod? How about a flashlight, or would you rather have a laser? What about some offset iron sights? How about the ability to move your bipod to the side for “urban prone?” Normally, shooters would need to pick a configuration and stick with it. But thanks to Ballista Tactical’s new product, shooters can change their gun’s configuration on the fly…
From their press release:
Ballista Tactical Systems has announced the release of its latest innovation – the Nautilus Rotating Rail. This unique rail system is designed to give shooters an option they’ve never had before – the ability to reconfigure their firearm accessories without removing them from the rails. By eliminating the unnecessary chore of disconnecting accessories, the Nautilus Rotating Rail delivers unprecedented versatility to any standard AR platform carbine rifle.
The Nautilus Rotating Rail is seven inches in length and is a single unit that contains a total of eight individual 1913 Picatinny rails. There are two identical sections that are each comprised of four rails. Each section can be rotated 360 degrees in either direction. Two easily accessible buttons, one for each direction, allow users to rotate the Nautilus Rotating Rail in 45-degree increments.
Constructed of aircraft grade, 6061 T6 hard-anodized aluminum, the Nautilus Rotating Rail is built to withstand the wear and tear of real-world use. Precision stainless steel grade 25 ball bearings ensure a tight fit and are designed to perform against even the worst conditions – including exposure to water, sand and mud. Because of the precise bearings on the Nautilus Rotating Rail, all optical systems maintain zero after rail rotation.
Ballista Tactical offers the Nautilus Rotating Rail in four different color variations including dark earth, matte black, coyote tan and olive drab. The MSRP for the Nautilus Rotating Rail is $549.
Ballista Tactical Systems was founded on the principle of aggressively pursuing innovative solutions for the firearms industry. Ballista Tactical Systems takes pride in the fact that all parts and components are manufactured in the USA. For more information about new products, including demonstration and installation videos, please visit www.BallistaTactical.com.
I can see some limited use cases for rotating rails, but as a guy who has learned that running slick is usually the best option its not something that I would think about dropping $550 on. That’s new gun money right there.
Needless to say we’ll be asking for a T&E sample. We’ll let you know if its any good.