Griffin Armament is a founded by two Army Infantry sniper qualified combat veterans. Although they are best known for their high-performance signature reducing sound suppressors, founders Austin and Evan have recently their lifelong passion for precision rifle and nearly a decade of notable research and development into a completely new product line, Superior Precision Rifle Modular Mounts.
Relatively featureless optics mounts have dominated the market space for nearly half a century. design and technology date back to the mid-1980s. This with the announcement of this new product line from Griffin Armament.
Griffin’s SPRM™ mounts feature a unique patent-pending design that splits the rings on two parallel but offset planesfor the integration of Accessory Interface Suite (AIS™) products on 5 mounting surfaces. This system affords left and right sides, 45-degree surfaces, as well as the top surface to be used for accessory interfaces. Griffin SPRM™ mounts unsurpassed flexibility and utility to the discriminating user. Left-handed or right-handed shooters are equally supported with the SPRM™ mounts and accessories.
At the time of this launch, The Superior Precision Rifle Modular Mounts are available in multiple heights30MM, 34MM, and 35MM ring sizes. They are designed to support as many optic and firearm combinations as possible. From rimfire trainers to heavy gas guns, there is a Griffin SPRM™ to fit your setup.
A heavy emphasis on anatomically correct positioning of optics was placed on AIS™ products, leading to the development of the RAPID TRANSITION OPTICS plates. RTO™ plates position secondary non-magnified optics on optical centerline relationship with the stock comb for comfortable, rapid, targeting with a simple roll of the host firearm. These plates currently support: Aimpoint , T1/T2, H1/H2, Comp M5, Sig Romeo, Vortex Spark, Trijicon RMR , SRO, Holosun HE507C HS407C, HS508C, Leupold Deltapoint, J Point, Optima, Dr Optic, Meopta, Insight microdot, Burris Fastfire, Vortex Venom, and Viper, CMORE STS, RTS, STS2, and Vortex razor. Picatinny RTO™ plates are also offered. Flat mount AIS™ products support a myriad of optics as well as Wilcox RAPTAR, Simrad, and Picatinny (STANAG 4694 “NATO Accessory Rail”).
SPRM™ mounts are manufactured in the USA at Griffin’s Wisconsin manufacturing facility. Mounts are machined on state-of-the-art multi-axis CNC equipment from 6061 T6 aluminum. Manufacturing in-house provides the ability to control quality at levels contract. The geometries of Griffin SPRM™ mounts are machined to part datums probed on each part. Prior to machining, costly manufacturing time is dedicated to each part with Renishaw probe strategies coupled with Renishaw RTS set tool magazines ensure critical geometries are machined to positional accuracies of +-.0002”rather than depending on human loading accuracy in a much looser relationship to workholding based datums traditional optic mount industry manufacturing processes. Bringing aerospace industry segmented production engineering concepts and inspection equipment to optics mount manufacturing enhance the state of optical mount quality. This persistent dedication to quality ensures that the theoretical mount quality and the actual production mount quality are inseparably linked for uncompromised, superior precision.
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Griffin Armament has launched their own line of threaded Glock barrels. The ATM (or Advanced Threaded Match) line of barrels comes with a compact carry comp, barely larger than a thread protector, for a limited time.
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Griffin ATM (Advanced Threaded Match) Barrels are billet machined from 416R chromium stainless steel to exacting tolerances for the ultimate in drop in match performance. 5 axis machining done in a single work holding positions all critical dimensions on the breech ensuring theoretically perfect geometrical relationship of barrel, slide and locking lug. Chambers are honed and polished to ensure an extremely smooth surface finish and optimal reliability with a wide range of ammunition from training to duty ammo. Two years of research and testing provided the appropriate knowledge to machine the barrel dimensions for a perfect fitment; providing the best possible accuracy without sacrificing factory reliability. Designed with concealed carry users in mind, this barrel gives you the utility of accessory and suppressor support while providing uncompromising reliability. Don’t lose confidence in your carry handgun by using sub par components.
For a limited time this barrel comes with our patent pending Micro Carry Comp, a $64.95 value and an impressive performance add on for your favorite carry piece. The Micro Carry Comp ( MC²) provides a low signature (resists printing while carrying concealed), fits a wide range of holsters without modification, and provides noticeable recoil reduction for faster more accurate follow up shots with enhanced overall control of the firearm. The Micro Carry Comp’s miniature and lightweight package has near zero perceived effect on the handling and storage of the firearm.
* 416R Pre- hardened chromium stainless steel for peak accuracy potential through service life
* 9mm SAAMI-spec chamber
* Black Nitride finish resists surface wear & corrosion while providing increased surface hardness
* ½”-28 threaded muzzle for suppressor or accessory support
* Target crowned muzzle
* Honed and polished chambers to ensure reliable function across a broad range of ammo
* Broach cut rifling for reduced stress and uniformity of the bore
* All critical machining done in single work holding for exacting tolerances and manufacturing consistency from batch to batch.
* 1:10 twist rate
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Griffin Armament has released details regarding their new Paladin 5 Silencer.
User serviceable rifle sound suppressors are becoming more and more popular and requested. We have been fielding requests for them for probably the last 5 years with decent volume. It’s not applicable to all end users as a lot of users don’t really shoot a lot. But if you’re one of these guys that is on the range all the time or out on the back 40 shooting all the time it’s definitely really nice to have. Depending on the ammo you’re using how dirty or clean the powder burn is etc, how badly the twist in your barrel shaves copper off your bullets and throws molten lead in your suppressor… all of that adds up for people that shoot a lot. What do we mean by a lot?, we’re talking thousands and thousands of rounds so it’s not needed for most people, but if you are a heavy shooter and you want to be able to clean the suppressor and set it back to factory specs, that’s a really nice feature. Cans get heavier over time due to the carbon and copper deposits building up in the suppressor with use. And the Ratchet-lok™ end cap on the Paladin® suppressors makes them super easy to take apart and service but also ensures they stay together even under hard use.
Personally, I like them. The Paladin is right now my favorite series that we make. It’s definitely not the easiest suppressor to make but its its one of the best.
–Evan Green, Business Development Manager – Griffin Armament
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Griffin Armaments’ Revolution Silencer Series brings new to market features and versatility in the pistol silencer class. The Mod 3 Revolution Series silencers are now rated for 7.62×39, 300 BLK supersonic, and 5.56mm for hunting applications.
“We saw the market trending In our direction on our modular silencer concept and we thought it was time to kick it up a notch and get back on top of the dog pile. So we decided to re-engineer the product and improve it with a lot of versatility and some high pressure caliber application.” -Austin, Lead engineer and primary owner of Griffin stated. He continued, “With the HPA losing steam, and silencers continuing to have a tax stamp associated, we wanted to give the customers more usability in the product. Ultimately it would be great if the HPA were to pass in some form, but it doesn’t like it will anytime soon. I think consumers are going to be putting their money into versatile products and we are happy to provide those for them.”
The Mod 3 Revolution Series silencers also now support the Griffin Taper Mount Muzzle Devices for hunting application.
In closing, Austin stated,
“I feel these silencers are great for people who want to buy something fun like a pistol silencer but who might want it to do double duty with centerfire and rimfire hunting applications. There’s more to shooting than staying on the range and dumping magazines and these products cater to the practical outdoorsman just as much as the recreational shooter. More states are hunting legal than ever before and it’s a great time to protect your hearing while enjoying one of America’s oldest traditions.”
The new line includes two cans…
- 7.6” x 1.375”
- 11.2oz full size, 9.7oz (short)
- SPL: 127db (Full Length), 124db (Short)
- 8.2” x 1.375”
- 12oz full size, 10.5oz (short)
- SPL: 130bd (Full Length), 138.5db (Short)
- Modular for length Rev9 7.6” full and 6.1” (short) Rev 45 8.2” full 6.7” (short)
- Integral 3 Lug interface available (Full stainless construction)
- Taper Mount Minimalist Blast Shield interfaces for Taper Mount support
- RTZ™ (Return to Zero) baffle technology, provides locking assembly
- 17-4 stainless steel and 7075 aluminum material construction
- Melonite QPQ, H900 heat treated, and Mil-Spec Type 3 hardcoat anodized
- Take down tool included
- Piston included, 1/2×28” with Rev 9 and .578×28” with Rev45
- End user serviceable
Ready To Save Some Green This St Patrick’s Day? You can use code PATTY15 to save 15% on Green Furniture at GriffinArmament.com. This would be a great time to pick up on of their excellent and affordable A3 Grips or the full kit!
You can check out our review of Griffin Armament’s AR-15 furniture for more information.
If you are just waiting for HPA to pass before picking up a silencer, you may be in for some disappointment. HPA hardly a slam dunk and even if it does become law, it could be a long time before it takes effect. Worst of all, the suppressor market is going to be like the wild, wild west if it passes with high demand, high prices, and fly by night operations popping up all over the place. The long and the short of it is, if you want a silencer… buy from an established manufacturer like Griffin Armament and now is the time to act.
Griffin Armament is rolling out a very cool promotion where they will basically give you your $200 tax fees back and they are calling it the “Make Silencers Great Again” promotion. Every Griffin Armament suppressor (rimfire excluded) will now ship with $200 worth of store credit at Griffin Armament’s website. That means you can buy a can and then get the muzzle devices needed to set up a few more rifles for free.
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Sales are down unnecessarily, said Evan Green business development manager at Griffin Armament. “When the markets have been rallying and jobs are being produced, consumer misunderstanding of the legislative process and the Hearing Protection Act, is hurting an otherwise stable industry. Many people who want to buy are sitting on discretionary spending in the hopes that HPA will soon pass. The entire industry has come to a very similar conclusion that it will be quite a while until HPA is able to pass if at all despite almost unanimous support. People not buying right now is only further delaying them from enjoying silencers. It just doesn’t make any sense and this shouldn’t have happened.
Unfortunately a lot of misinformation was flying around and nobody in the industry was trying to educate consumers on how long it actually takes to get a bill to pass, what percentage of bills pass, that the legislative process usually takes hundreds of days etc. This bill in some form has been presented to congress since 2015 and this congressional session is closing in a few months, so it looks like it will be rolling to another year.
Griffin is just as hopeful as everyone else for the HPA. However having a realistic viewpoint on it is critical to the survival of the silencer industry and the Americans who work hard to move it forward. The ‘Make Silencers Great Again’ promotion is the most we can do as a company to try to encourage spending right now.”
Evan continued. “It’s honestly an amazing time to be a buyer. I remember when I was younger and was spending my money on an OPS INC can and promotions didn’t exist in the market. You could barely even get a dealer to handle the sale for you. Muzzle devices had to be purchased separately from the silencer, etc. I remember having to help my local class 3 dealer to understand the paperwork because he did so few transactions. But times have changed and there are plenty of dealers on the market selling products at great prices and walking the customer through the purchase quickly while keeping them informed. This program is also a great way to let consumers know that we appreciate them, we’ve been wanting to so something like this for a while.
Griffin Armament’s premium low-profile gas block for the AR-15, the PRIMO Gas Block, is now available for lightweight profile barrels with a .625″ gas block journal. Like the previous versions of the PRIMO, this one is machined from 416R steel with a QPQ finish. It comes pre-drilled, threaded, and with all the hardware necessary to install via screws or pinning.
Check out the PRIMO Gas Block .625″ at Griffin Armament.
Griffin Armament started as a silencer company, became known as a leading muzzle device manufacturer, grew their brand further into a full fledged AR-15 accessory source, and now their growth is reaching its logical next evolutionary step – complete carbines.
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Griffin Armaments’ MK1 rifle line which has been in development the past couple of years is complete. The MK1 series is a direct impingement line of signature rifles.
“Like most serious end users, we’ve been using and building AR’s as a hobby for the past 20 years. We wanted to ensure our rifles were a turn-key fully featured firearm, meaning the end user doesn’t have to buy 4 or more different parts and own the rifle in a semi-complete state for months before it feels mission ready. We’re proud of designing and integrating into these guns, a complete package of upgrade features.” -Austin, Lead engineer and primary owner of Griffin stated. He continued, “From a business perspective, we are also aware that the current AR market is extremely competitive, which is why we wanted to offer an unbeatable combination of quality, performance, and features at a great price. Offering value is something that Griffin customers have come to expect from us, and we are happy to deliver it in this signature line of AR’s.”
Many components of the Griffin rifle represent individual, often lengthy, design and engineering projects. Thousands of design and developmental hours were spent to ensure a proper ratio of performance and features versus cost.
In closing, Austin stated,
“ We formerly developed a fully featured rifle for another respected industry company, so our performance expectations were abnormally high at the beginning of this project. The MK1 project developed a rifle system that resulted in a few meaningful patents, and a firearm that several of our employees wanted to own, which is typically a good indicator of success. When you put a product in a person’s hand and they feel an immediate desire to own it, that’s the hallmark of a successful project.”
Griffin’s MK1 line includes 4 models and for a limited time is offering an introductory 10% off promotion. Customers can option their preferred furniture color and silencer mount model.
- PSD 5” Pistol length gas 300blk & 223W $1895 msrp (NFA firearm)
- CQB 5” Carbine length gas 223W $1895 msrp (NFA firearm)
- PATROL 5” Mid length gas pinned 223W $1795 msrp
- RECCE 16” Mid length gas 223W $1795 msrp
- Griffin 416R SS HEDP™ Barrels
- Griffin Enhanced BCG
- Griffin Forged Upper And Lower Type 3 hardcoat anodized
- Griffin Ambidextrous Selectors
- Griffin A3 Grip and enhanced trigger guard
- Griffin SN-ACH™ (Suppressor Normalized Ambi Charging Handle)
- Griffin Contour Connect QD End plate
- Griffin Maritime Receiver Extension™
- Griffin AR-SOB (Suppressor Optimized Buffer)
- Griffin ECS™ Extreme Condition Stock
- Griffin RailShield™ 4 piece panel set
- Griffin Low Pro RIGID™ rail system
- Griffin Micro Modular Sights™
- Griffin Primo Gas Block (pinned)
- Griffin Silencer Mount Muzzle Device
- Griffin Dimpled Takedown Pins
Griffin Armament just release their M2 Sights. They are slick, packed with features, and dripping with versatility.
You can watch the video below for full details but here are some highlights: They weigh in at just over 2 ounces and can be configured as standard or offset sights (offset to either side, south paws rejoice) simply by switching the base. The M2 Sights have a very compact footprint. They are machined from steel and Melonite processed. The front sight even uses a standard front sight post!
Best of all, they are very competitively priced – especially when you consider they are 30% off for Black Friday! These should turn some heads. Check out the M2 Sights at Griffin Armament.
The linear comp that launched a thousand XM177 replica builds is back!
Griffin Armament just completed another production run of their XM Linear Comps due to popular demand. You can read more about these from our post regarding the original run. These are a lot more than just a pretty face!
The original XM comps had internal baffling that makes them an NFA item. Most replicas of these comps serve no function other than to look somewhat like the original. Griffin Armament’s XM comp adheres to the original drawings on the exterior but the interior is redesigned to work as a linear compensator. So, not only is it accurate in terms of appearance, it is actually functional.
You know you want to start an XM177 replica build! Check out the XM Linear Comp at Griffin Armament.