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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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Sneak Peek: Forward Controls Design ASF (Ambidextrous Selector, FCD)

Forward Controls Design is currently working on a new selector for AR-15s in conjunction with Sons of Liberty Gun Works. That is good reason to be excited because Roger Wang, owner of Forward Controls Design, is the designer of the Battle Arms Development BAD Lever, the premium selector that basically created the market for premium selectors.

Here is what Roger has to say about the upcoming ASF and the Quick (a shot throw version):

FCD’s ASF (Ambidextrous selector, FCD) and SOLGW’s The Quick (short for Quick Ambi Selector) is a joint project between FCD and SOLGW. As you guys know, the two companies have been collaborating on a few projects, starting with the 4140 steel MLOK sling mount (MSQ-H in FCD alphabet soup parlance). Work began in Dec. 2018 to create a safety that’s an embodiment of our not inconsiderable experience in AR15/M16 selector design and knowledge over the years.

ASF/The Quick was designed from the ground up to be a defense/duty/combat safety selector, its mission is quite aptly reflected by the way its levers are attached the center, via a stainless steel roll pin. The lever to center interface is immensely strong, the high shear strength roll pin simply holds the two in place. There is no wobble between the lever and center, we’ve called for very tight tolerances on all ASF/The Quick components to achieve that.

ASF/The Quick offers both the conventional non-offset standard and short levers, the offset standard and short q levers, and an end cap. The q levers are side specific, i.e. you don’t want to use a left q lever on the right side, or vice versa. Q levers are offset levers, by moving the lever as close to the shooter as possible, it enables the user to more easily rotate it back to SAFE without shifting his grip.

Center options: 90 degree conventional, 50 degree short throw, and M16 select fire.

The levers are serrated along the length to mitigate lateral movement. When a user’s finger is rotating the lever, we want to add traction to minimize movements to the side (slipping off the lever). The user’s finger slides on the lever as the safety is being rotated, here we don’t want traction to impede movement along the lever’s axis. Short levers are wider than standard length levers, since it gives up on length, we added some surface area back via width.

For dimple fans, there is a single dimple on both sides to function as a position indicator (in lieu of a pointer), it’s elegant and simple.

The end cap is for those that don’t wish to have a lever on the weak side of the receiver. With the end cap, ASF/The Quick is both reversible (lever on any side the user chooses), and convertible (between ambidextrous and non-ambidextrous).

ETA is between 1.5 to 2 months. Note: these are prototype pics, not of production units.

Stay tuned for additional details.

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