Black Wood USA's Featherweight Walnut AR-15 Grip mates hand-finished wood panels with Venom Defense's super lightweight, precision-machined aluminum grip frame. The shape of the aluminum frame and natural texture of the wood provide excellent grip for the glove and glove-free shooter alike. Weighing in at just over 2 ounces, our featherlight grip is one of the lightest AR-15 grips available.
All grips are drop-in upgrades for AR-10 and AR-15 style firearms and require no additional tools.
Please Note: Our grips are designed to fit mil-spec AR-15 lowers. While they will function correctly on a wide variety of firearms that utilize this style of lower, we cannot guarantee that the grips will fit perfectly on all larger caliber AR-10/SR25-style firearms.
About The Wood
English Walnut is a classic hardwood that has been used in firearms production for centuries. Its colors range from blonde to dark brown with most pieces having little color variation. The Wood Database rates its Janka Hardness at 1,220 lb.
No two pieces of lumber are alike and neither are our grip panels. We take pride in the unique patterns and colors found in each of our grip panels and know that you'll love the way the wood complements your firearm. Please note therefore, that the pieces you receive may not look exactly like those shown in the images.
About Our Collections
Every piece of wood we use is unique. However, to help ensure that the furniture on your rifle provides a uniform aesthetic, we do our best to match all wood furniture pieces within the same wood type. For example, you can rest assured that our Walnut (or Rosewood, Zebrawood, etc) Stock, Grip and Rail Panels will all look great together on your weapon.
1. Make sure the weapon is unloaded.
2. Remove the lower receiver from firearm and turn upside down.
3. Remove existing grip from weapon making sure not to lose the safety selector spring that is exposed when grip is removed.
4. Remove Black Wood USA grip with wood grip panels, bolt and allen wrenches from packaging.
5. Use the small allen wrench to remove the left or right wood grip panel.
6. Insert the large bolt with locking washer into the hole located on the top of the aluminum grip frame so that the bolt’s threads extend above the top of the grip frame.
7. Align grip to the lower receiver ensuring that the safety selector detent spring extends into its hole on the top of the grip frame.
8. Use included large allen wrench to tighten the grip frame bolt onto the receiver.
9. Use the small allen wrench to reinstall the wood grip panel that was removed in Step 2. Only use the short end of the allen wrench to tighten.Caution, do not overtighten!
10. Use the small allen wrench to tighten the other wood grip panel. Only use the short end of the allen wrench to tighten.Caution, do not overtighten!
11. Test safety selector switch and general weapon function prior to firing.
Care and Maintenance
Your grip panels are hand sealed with multiple layers of penetrating sealant. However, natural wood is not as strong as some plastics or aluminum and may be more susceptible to abrasion and scratches.
Examples of how others have used our components on their AR's.
Rifle by Mike. Photos by Zero7One.