Catalyst Arms, LLC, a firearms accessory company, has introduced Fast Track™, a true precision rifle handguard for AR-15s and the Ruger Precision Rifle. Designed for precision rifle competitors and long-range shooters, Fast Track™ has the features they have asked for in a handguard such as an integrated Arca Swiss style rail, flat sides and bottom, a smooth top for greater scope clearance, M-LOK® slots and ease of installation.
by Kevin Creighton
Ruger's PC Carbine has been a resounding success because of its ability to handle larger-capacity magazines, easy controls and compact size. It’s accurate, fun to shoot and very viable option for self-protection. The styling of the gun is based somewhat on Ruger’s previous 9 mm carbine, the Ruger Police Carbine of the late 90s and early 2000s. However, the state-of-the-art in gun accessories has advanced a bit since that gun was released, with innovations like quick-detach slings and rail-mounted accessories which allow you to tailor a gun to your exact needs. Lights, lasers and bipods are just a few of the common add-ons to a modern fighting carbine, and they can greatly expand the utility and ease of use of your gun.
By Mon Berenguer
Whenever Ruger makes a new rifle, you can bet there will be a slew of innovative companies lined up to create a dizzying and impressive array of aftermarket accessories. This is true for Ruger’s famous 10/22, and it also applies to the new Ruger PC-9 Carbine. Established in 2017 by Kevin Haight and Matt Foster, Catalyst Arms LLC remains a small aftermarket accessories manufacturer based in Portland, Oregon, and just released their Hardpoint Mounting System for the Ruger PC-9 Carbine. This mounting system is a two-piece set, consisting of an M-LOK adapter that attaches to the PC-9’s accessory rail under the barrel, and of a quick-install buttstock basepad with QD sling mounts on either side. What the M-LOK adapter simply and easily does is attach to the single accessory rail under the barrel, and multiplies the PC-9’s accessory attachment capability threefold. Meanwhile, the basepad enables the rifle to easily attach a sling on the QD mounts for use by left or right-handed shooters.