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Forward Controls Design OPF-G, RMR

In case you haven’t heard, many of the mounting plate options for the Glock MOS have proven to be unreliable unless certain mitigating factors are put in place. Forward Controls Design has set out to correct these shortcomings with the introduction of their OPF-G (Optics Platform, Glock).

From Forward Controls Design:

OPF-G, RMR (Optics Platform, Glock, for RMR) is a Glock MOS Adapter Set 01 compatible plate for mounting Trijicon RMR or SRO on Glock Gen 4 and Gen 5 slides, G17, G19, G34, G35, G41 (width 25mm/1 inch.)  It is incompatible with G40 that uses Set 02.

We like the Glock MOS concept, even if we find the factory MOS adapter plates could use some help.  Standards, commonality, availability of parts are all good things.  Heretofore, users have had to send in their slides to be milled to accept mini red dot sights, or opt for 3rd party optics ready slides.  The time it takes to send in the slides to be milled, and varying quality of the milling work and optics ready slides notwithstanding, there was a lack a standard regarding the sight height, it’d be a coincidence if two slides milled by two different shops share the same sight height.   Glock’s MOS may not sit as low as some, but in our opinion, what MOS offers more than makes up for it, namely a uniform sight height, ease of installation, parts commonality and availability.

OPF-G, RMR is a collaboration with a USMC combat veteran and former USMC Shooting Team head coach, Tom Shields. We used Glock’s MOS adapter plates as a basis, and designed our version of what we think it should and can be.

OPF-G, RMR’s shape follows its functions, same as all of our products.  We outlined the following objectives:

1. Sight is to be fully supported in the front and rear by recoil lugs/fences, with minimum movement. 
2. Eliminate the need to use an additional sealer plate.
3. Correct length sight to plate, and plate to slide screws.  Screws are to be Torx.
4. Adapter plate is to be machined in steel.

OPF-G, RMR accomplishes all of the goals outlined above. OPF-G, RMR’s thickness is unchanged from that of the Glock MOS plate, it doesn’t change the sight’s mounted height, nor does it require different iron sights.

The OPF-G is compatible with the SRO but may not fit other sights, like those from Holosun, that use the same mounting hole pattern. Learn more at ForwardControlsDesign.com.

Forward Controls Design – Tactical Risotto Oscillating Device

You didn’t think you would be reading about a wooden spoon at JTT today and yet here we are…

If you know Forward Controls Design, you already know shenanigans are afoot by the name alone. They generally avoid the use of the word “tactical” in describing their products. You know when they call something the Tactical Risotto Oscillating Device, they are having some fun.

The Tactical Risotto Oscillating Device, or TROD, is an actual wooden spoon with the actual FCD logo engraved on it that you can actually buy and that is actually great. SHOT Show is upon us which means that useless swag is in season. It’s nice to see FCD having some fun and keeping their swag useful.

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Forward Controls Design RHF4 11.5

Forward Controls Design (FCD) is now offering a unique version of the excellent Centurion Arms C4 Rail with a number of changes based on FCD’s input and preferences.

Per Forward Controls Design:

RHF4 11.5 is a 11.5″ quad rail hand guard based on the successful Centurion Arms C4 rail system.  It is a lightweight, rugged, 2 piece free float rail that provides a continuous 12 o’clock rail when installed on the upper receiver.  Like the C4 system, RHF4 is a rigid rail that clamps to a standard barrel nut on all AR15, M4, and M16 type weapons systems. This design allows the installation of the rail on an upper assembly without removing the front sight post or permanently attached muzzle devices.

RHF4 incorporates Forward Controls design input: Omission of built-in QD swivel attachment points.  Some like the now common front and rear located QD sockets, we prefer the location of the front sling attachment be left to individual users.  A BCM rail mounted QD sling adapter is included (the QD sling adapter can be removed in the drop down menu if you don’t need it, or already have one, please see the QD sling adapter drop down menu).  The rail numbers are machine engraved, and a subdued Cygnus is engraved on the right side of the RHF4.

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Will Larson Fund Raiser – Forward Controls Design

Will Larson, AKA Iraqgunz, passed away in June of this year. He worked with many in the AR-15 world including Forward Controls Design (FCD) who is now holding a fundraiser to benefit the family Will left behind.

FCD is selling a kit that is very fitting. Will was something of a crusader against cheaply made AR-15s and helped more than a few people sort out their stuff on that very topic. It is fitting that FCD is offering a Will’s Nuts kit that includes an FCD CNF engraved with Will’s Nuts (on both sides), a Mayhew center punch (Will’s favorite for staking castle nuts), and a special memorial FCD patch.

Don’t forget to torque your castle nuts and stake them in two places.

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Forward Controls Design TGF (Trigger Guard, Forward Controls)

The new TGF (Trigger Guard, Foward Designs) is now available from Forward Controls Designs. It shows the same utilitarian design and attention to small details like angles and dimensions that you are used to from FCD.

From Foward Controls Design:

TGF (Trigger Guard, Forward Controls) is available in standard (straight) and winter versions. Both are machined from 7075 aluminum, they do not have spring loaded detent for the front, but use a set screw like Magpul’s, and a standard trigger guard roll pin in the rear. 

Both versions feature a canted front edge to make rocking the magazine into the mag well easier. The winter version has as much constant/unchanged space from the trigger bow forward as possible (instead of of the space inside tapering and decreasing as the trigger guard nears the receiver’s front trigger guard holes). The space to the rear of the trigger bow is inaccessible for the user’s finger, so it’s kept small and low. Available in anodized black, desert tan, and OD green (desert tan and OD green for standard/straight TGF in 2020).

TGF is designed for use with in spec forged lower receivers, and fills the gap forward of the pistol grip, between the trigger guard “ears” (note that TGF will not swing down like TDP spec trigger guards).  All the sharp edges and corners have been removed.    Due to the variations and tolerances of receivers, fitting might be required for receivers too far from TDP dimensions and tolerances.

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