Have you ever wondered whether it would be better to attach your holster directly to your rifle rather than carrying it on your side all the time? Me neither. But apparently, these guys have, and they’ve cobbled together a prototype. The GripShot is a picatinny based attachment for your rifle that allows you to clamp a pistol onto your long gun. No. you can’t fire it from the gun, but you can draw it from the holster and “drop tangoes.” Drawbacks? Off the top of my head: it turns your rifle into a boat anchor, there’s no backup if you drop your rifle, the holster could snap off and drop off a cliff…you get the picture. Nevertheless, +5 points for creative thinking, minus several million for utter uselessness.

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31 Responses to From the Deepest Depths of Uselessness: The GripShot

  1. If your primary runs dry Couldn’t you just, you know,….reload?

    1%maybe makes sense with a LEO packing a taser but that’s about all I see

    • Not convenient if you live in California. It also has use if you’re clearing your house and someone pins you against the wall with your rifle, and seriously for self defense people act like they’re carrying their gun on a mountain hump, the added weight isn’t going to matter for the minute you would actually use it for. I’ve met the guy that made this, trained with it, and it is an excellent product.

  2. And what is it with the metal/hardcore music in these gun product videos? Is it supposed to convey “attitude?” Badassery? Sorry, I must have been in a coma when they decided cops need to be badasses.

    • Well, good sir, you’ve been out for a while.

      The paramilitarization (and the rest of the current nonsense) started in earnest

      • I pushed the wrong button and posted prematurely. Then my edit disappeared into the ether. I gotta remember to save everything before I post….

        The paramilitarization has been going on since the late 60’s with the intro of SWAT. Gates didn’t invent it, Nelson did, but he was the public face of the nuttery that has followed.

        There’s a whole lotta drivers that have brought us to this very dangerous place – which I don’t have time to redo.

    • I think Katchaturian’s “Sabre Dance” would be more apropos. You know, the music often played as the clown car unloads at the circus. 🙂

  3. I think they got it wrong. I want a big-assed inside the waistband holster so I can carry my carbine concealed. Or at least a rifle holster attached to my 1911.

  4. That’s as useful as a condom dispenser on a church pew. There’s also the troubling problem of firearms being ruined by gunfire from the opposing party.

    • +1 for everyone who passed over this comment and didn’t make a choir boy joke… damn, I broke the steak.

  5. I think they really missed an opportunity by not having the pistol be a fire-able vertical forward grip. It would almost be as dumb, but it would be about 400% more tacticool.

  6. I dunno. If you’re going for quickest deployment of a secondary firearm, wouldn’t this route [ http://www.usfirearms.com/ ] make more sense? Attaching the handgun to the lower rail of the carbine, ready to go. No need to waste precious seconds unholstering!

    There are a lot of drawbacks, unfortunately. Firing a handgun while it’s mounted to a rifle makes it an NFA toy. And the Zip .22 sucks. Hopefully someday they’ll work out all the bugs, flaws, and faults.

  7. This reminds me of the bayonet for a pistol you used to see everywhere.

    While I don’t own a firearm with rails, I think it’s freaking great to see something like this. There wouldn’t be a number of people pouring their time and money into developing something like this if they didn’t see a huge financial opportunity to gain a piece of what must be rapidly growing industry.

    • If something happens in the middle of the night and I’m in my underwear, I guess this would allow me to bring a backup weapon with me without having to throw on pants, a belt and holster, etc? That’s literally the only situation I can think of where this might be advantageous. Even though I won’t be buying one, I agree with you that it’s a good sign to see people trying to innovate new products like this.

  8. Because my rifle just isn’t heavy enough… Pounds = pain in more ways than one. IMHO…When milliseconds count this could get you hurt or worse… Looks kind of unwieldy to say the least…

  9. One of the fundamental laws of nature: “The junk always expands to fill the available space.”

    Hey, that rail handguard had lots of unused space on it – I had to do SOMETHING with it!

  10. Has anyone questioned how one uses a pistol to fight their way to their rifle if the pistol is attached to the rifle and both are at some distance from the [unarmed] shooter, ie victim?

  11. Transitioning back to your rifle must be quite a chore, since you can’t put your handgun away until you’ve gained control of your rifle with your single free hand.

  12. Is it just me or does his draw from the holster (on the belt) look like it’s deliberately slow? On the firing drill it looks like he takes a deliberate pause.

    This is not a good idea to begin with because it mandates police carry rifles in order to carry their sidearm. They should be better trained drawing their sidearm because they’ll have that on them pretty much 24/7. In a SWAT or especially dangerous situation changing your basic actions after establishing muscle memory for a mutually exclusive action is not a good idea. They build muscle memory drawing from the belt and then move their sidearm to their rifle? Not a good idea. Keep it simple, stay alive.

  13. This would be much cooler if they put some rail sections on the holster so you can attach some more things to it, like a knife, or a cup holder.

  14. The fact that they use Taze ‘ em bro in a sentence in thier add gets them 50 Moron points.

    Maybe their from Jersey?

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