Posted September 4, 2015 11:00 am by Comments

By John Scott

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Eric Kincel with a wall of his many innovative patents behind him.

A KeyMod rail system technical specifications drawing.

For decades, the best option for a repeatable firearms accessory attachment was the Picatinny rail. Picatinny, also known by its military designation, MIL-STD-1913, was originally developed to help attach optics to long guns, but, in the most viral fashion, its uses soon spread to all manners of other accessories, such as flashlights and lasers. Over the years, Picatinny’s modularity made it ubiquitous in the firearms world. With all the free-rail-love going on, the cheese-grater-style aluminum strips started to appear on everything from handguards to buttstocks and everything in between.

As great as a Picatinny rail is, a big drawback to the system is the added weight. Over time, shooting styles changed,
prompting an evolution …read more

Source:: Tactical Life

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