Over the past few years, slick Aluminum free float tubes have become increasingly popular for AR15 rifles. Unlike quad rails that can be covered with plastic rail covers on the unused areas, slick free float tubes are generally left bare. After using one of these tubes for several months in 3-gun competition here in Arizona, I started to find using it to be uncomfortable. Whether from shooting 2-4 mags rapidly, or leaving it stored in my vehicle (inside of vehicles in the summer here is over 160 degrees) or in the rack waiting to shoot a stage, the aluminum free float tube generally got too hot to hold comfortably. AZ gear maker, Coyote Tactical came up with a solution to this problem, and after a year of using these myself, they are now for sale at Trooper-Gear.com
Tom Romay using his rifle with Multi-Cam SHTF Wrap
Kelly Neal using his rifle with Coyote Brown SHTF Wrap
The SHTF Wrap does not effect your ability to maintain an aggressive grip and positive control of the rifle.
Shown here on a Samson EVO rail. The SHTF Wrap is made to fit mid and rifle length tubes and covers 7" of the handguard. I have also used these on Troy TRX/Alpha rails, DD MRF, Hogue, and CMMG tubes
The SHTF wrap velcros around your free float tube. When installed properly, the SHTF wrap does not slide back and forth and does not effect the shooter's grip.
the SHTF wrap makes it comfortable to hold the rifle after being stored in a hot vehicle or after rapidly firing several magazines.
Currently available in Black, Coyote Brown, Purple, and Pink. $20.00 each
Order online here:
If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me at SinistralRifleman@hotmail.com. Dealer Inquiries welcome.
If there is a color you would like that I don't offer, ask and I'll see what I can do; color matching velcro is the hard part and that is why the purple and pink both use black velcro.
Use Promo Code AR152012 at the check out for free priority mail shipping.
Edit: these are made from 600 denier cordura. They are not suitable for use directly on a suppressor or barrel.