New from Gun Guardian: AR Grip Safety [VIDEO]

Gun Guardian reckons they’re “revolutionizing gun safety.” Given that they make gun locks, given that any mechanical device can be defeated and will, at some point, fail, that’s a worrying proposition. Their new grip safety for the AR-15 isn’t really . .

a traditional grip safety. It’s a lock that folds down the entire grip against the receiver when in the “safe” position, and unfolds into the normal position to fire.

Unwieldy much? But I suppose the idea has some merit. Thinking . . .


  1. avatar BlazinTheAmazin says:

    I don’t see much purpose as far as keeping the weapon “safe” from unauthorized users. Anyone with a screwdriver could pry this off I’m sure.

    That being said I do see a small use in reducing the profile of an AR while storing in a case, but that’s about it.

    1. avatar Nigel the expat says:

      Agreed. I could care less about the silly ‘protection’ factor, but having a grip that folds away to reduce the profile for storage would be excellent.

  2. avatar John in TX (Was CT) says:

    Oh, so it converts the rifle into a California-legal configuration.

    Note: I am not a lawyer and take no responsibility for any actions taken as a result of this joke.

  3. avatar Hank says:

    I’m surprised someone hasn’t put a grip and trigger safety on an AR yet just because.

  4. avatar Curtis in IL says:

    This could save lives!

    Unless you’re a Russian hunter and you deactivate it move the grip to firing position, chamber a round, flip off the thumb safety, put the butt on the ground and lean it up against your knees with the barrel pointed at your belly.

    In that case, it may not save a life.

  5. avatar Mark N. says:

    Any six year old who plays with legos will be able to defeat this device in less than a minute. For states that require you to keep firearms away from utes including teenagers, this device is absolutely useless.

    1. avatar anonymoose says:

      You mean “yoots.” “Ute” is what Australians call trucks.

  6. avatar BobS says:

    I find FAB Defense’s folding pistol grip is helpful for saving safe space, and for reducing the rifle’s vertical dimension for carrying in more compact luggage. But I don’t see any improvement to be gained by sliding it forward to cover the trigger guard.

    1. avatar ChainsawWieldingManiac says:

      I like this one a little better simply because it doesn’t have the finger grooves. But I do use the FAB Defense folding grip on my PG tube-fed shotgun, since it removes a lot of height when carrying it cased or sitting it in the safe.

  7. avatar Robert Hanlin says:

    A simple cable lock is ALL you need to make your rifle safe… Hell I’ve got a drawer full of the things. They come ‘free’ with most firearms you buy these days!

    1. avatar RMS1911 says:

      No such thing as “free”. You still pay for it even if you don’t want it.

      1. avatar Robert Hanlin says:

        It comes with the gun is what I meant and it’s not something you have to buy! SHEESH!

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