Braces are in, SBRs are out. You can't argue it. @gearheadworks sent me this to check out and give some thoughts to my followers about it. Just to get some stats out of the way, the tailhook mod 2 is a 5 position collapsible arm brace, weighing in at about 7 oz without the proprietary buffer tube (included) .
To utilize the brace simply push the latch over which opens the brace allowing you to rest your arm on it and fire the pistol one handed. I had pictures of it open but the files were corrupted so you can Google it if you choose.
Shooting with the brace open, like any brace isn't ideal, but the tailhook using it AS INTENDED is more sturdy than any others I've tried one handed, nothing to strap in, just open and rest your arm on it. Now if one were to accidentally shoulder it, not that anyone would buy it for that reason, it's a whole different ball game. The tailhook has five adjustable positions and locks up solid in all positions, adjustments are easy with a latch on the side. It has a solid lock up which I would rate the same as the SBA3, it does have SOME wiggle, but it's still secure.
When resting your cheek on the brace, it's smooth with no sharp edges digging into you and although the brace is solid plastic with no rubberized but pad, it's very comfortable in use. It feels similar to a Magpul ctr in use and when bringing the gun up, the sights align fast and it's easily repeatable.
I have ONE gripe with the brace as a whole and it's something that can easily be fixed with a utility knife. When pulling back the charging handle, if you're not deliberate in your actions, the handle can hit the end of the brace if you're pulling downward at all. It happened to me once and after that I had to try and make it happen, but it's definitely something to mention. That said I can completely fix the problem in just a few minutes, or just make sure to pull the handle back straight.
It's awesome to see how far we've come.
This is a perfect match for my new BCM commando clone(ish) pistol.
You can pick up the tailhook mod 2 right now for 199.99 directly from gear head works.
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