New Mounting System for Ruger PC Carbine from Catalyst Arms

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.

The first of two components that comprise Catalyst Arms’
Hardpoint Mounting System is the M-LOK adapter.
When attached to the lone underbarrel rail, the PC-9’s
accessorization capacity is increased threefold.
Note that the three rail slots are sold separately
(CatalystArms.com/shop/ruger-pc-carbine-hardpoint-kit).

The second component is the basepad. Note the peg where the QD sling mount attaches
(CatalystArms.com/shop/ruger-pc-carbine-hardpoint-kit).

Given the hundreds, if not thousands of different lights, lasers, bipods and other accessories available, no doubt PC-9 owners will give their rifles more functionality and a more tacti-cool appearance. Proudly made in the USA, Catalyst Arms’ Hardpoint Mounting System is machined from 6061-T6 Aluminum and retails for $89.95. So if you owned a Ruger PC-9 Carbine, would you buy this system and what manner of add-ons will you attach?

The Ruger PC-9 (shown here with a suppressor attached) was featured in this year’s SHOT Show. Catalyst Arms, a small firearms accessories manufacturer in Portland, wasted no time
in making a Hardpoint Mounting System to allow PC-9 owners to sling and assist in “tricking out” the rifle

NEW HARPOINT™ Accessory Mounting System for Ruger PC Carbine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New Hardpoint™ Accessory Mounting System for Ruger PC Carbine

Beaverton, OR – Catalyst Arms, LLC, a firearms accessory company, has introduced the Hardpoint™ Accessory Mounting System for the Ruger PC Carbine. The newly developed system consists of a forend rail extension and front and rear push button QD sling mounts. Hardpoint™ lets Ruger PC Carbine owners attach multiple accessories and use push button QD slings for better rifle carrying and handling.

The Hardpoint™ attaches to the PC Carbine’s forend Picatinny rail providing three M-LOK® slots at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions as well as an ambidextrous push button QD sling mounting point. The slots are located for greater accessory clearance than the factory rail. This gives Ruger PC Carbine owners more options for the size and type of light that will fit, as well as the option of mounting more than one accessory at a time without interfering with the sling. The system includes a butt stock length-of-pull spacer with an integral push button QD sling mount as well.

Machined from 6061-T6 aluminum and hard coat anodized black, the Hardpoint Accessory Mounting System is lightweight and easy to install without any modification to the rifle. The Catalyst Arms Hardpoint™ Accessory Mounting System is now available with an MSRP of $89.95. For more information go to www.catalystarms.co

INTRODUCING THE NEW CATALYST ARMS HAMMERHEAD BOLTKNOB

We are excited to introduce The Hammerhead bolt knob.  Designed for the way precision rifle shooters often work their rifle's action, this bolt knob has a "waist" to capture the trigger finger or edge of the hand when popping the bolt up to eject and chamber the next round.    

The Hammerhead works with bolt handles that use 5/16-24TPI threads such as the Ruger Precision Rifle and many others.

Machined from 6061-T6 aluminum and anodized black or red, the Catalyst Arms Hammerhead bolt knob installs without modification rifle.  Available now at www.catalystarms.com

BIPOD LEG LOCKING LEVERS NOW AVAILABLE TO UPGRADE BIPODS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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BIPOD LEG LOCKING LEVERS NOW AVAILABLE TO UPGRADE BIPODS

Beaverton, OR – Catalyst Arms, LLC, a firearms accessory company, has introduced ambidextrous Leg Locking Levers to significantly improve the performance of Harris Bipods.  Made for the Harris series bipods without “notched” legs, these new Leg Locking Levers allow the shooter to make rapid and efficient leg length adjustments with one hand and stay behind the rifle.  The new Leg Locking Levers easily install on top of the factory leg adjustment knobs.  To use in the field, simply pull the leg to the desired height and flip the lever to the locked position with the same hand.  To release, simply flip the lever the opposite direction.  Machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, the new Catalyst Arms Leg Locking Levers are lightweight and install with a single screw without any modification or disassembly of the bipod.  With the bipod legs in the folded-up position they are conveniently out of the way to keep from getting hung up on each other or gear.  The new Catalyst Arms Leg Locking Levers are now available in black (hard coat anodized), Red (anodized) and Tan (Cerakote®) with an MSRP of $39.95. For more information go to www.catalystarms.com

 

Gear Review: Catalyst Arms Mag Release Extension for Ruger Precision Rifle

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By Louis K. Bonham

Since its introduction two years ago, the Ruger Precision Rifle turned the market for long-range precision rifles on its ear. For a street price of about a grand — less than half of what comparable rifles were going for at the time — you could get an out-of-the-box sub-MOA tack-driver.

What was equally revolutionary was that the RPR was a user-friendly platform that could be customized and improved as easily as an AR. Indeed, easily available AR grips, stocks, safeties, and some other parts can be swapped out to customize your RPR to meet your needs.

As aftermarket manufacturers tend to do when a popular new gun hits the market, many responded with RPR-specific items like trigger packs, barrels, handguards, and other custom bling for tricking out your Precision Rifle.


One of those areas of opportunity: the RPR’s magazine release. While there is nothing wrong per se with the RPR’s stock tab-style mag release, it’s not as ergonomic or convenient as it could be. The first wave in this area was a number of 3D-printed plastic Thingverse creations, which demonstrated that improvements to the mag release were indeed very doable.


The latest addition to this field is the Catalyst Arms Mag Release Extension for the RPR. Rather than being molded from plastic, it’s machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, with all corners and edges nicely relieved and then hard-coat anodized. Installation is a snap — the stock mag release fits snugly into a machined slot in the back of the Catalyst Arms extension, and a small machine screw (with a drop of Loctite for good measure) holds it in place.

 

When installed, it’s the same width as the magwell, fully ambidextrous and very solid. The mag release extension definitely improves the ergonomics of the RPR, allowing you to drop a mag without changing your grip. And it’s much easier to use than the stock mag release if you’re wearing gloves.

Specifications: Catalyst Arms RPR Mag Release

Material: Machined 6061-T6 aluminum
Colors: Black, Red, Coyote
Price: $29.95

Rating: (out of five stars)

Overall: * * * *
Nicely thought out and implemented, and works as advertised. I wouldn’t be surprised if, like other aftermarket RPR options, Ruger doesn’t adopt a design similar to this on future models.

Read the original article here: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2017/08/daniel-zimmerman/gear-review-catalyst-arms-mag-release-extension-ruger-precision-rifle/

NEW MAG RELEASE EXTENSION FOR RUGER PRECISION RIFLES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW MAG RELEASE EXTENSION FOR RUGER PRECISION RIFLES

Beaverton, OR – Catalyst Arms, LLC, a new firearms accessory company, has introduced an ambidextrous Magazine Release Extension for the Ruger Precision Rifle.  Now RPR shooters can easily make rapid and efficient magazine changes without changing their grip.  Machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, the new Catalyst Arms MRE is lightweight and installs with a single screw without any modification or disassembly of the rifle.

Designed to be easily accessible yet snag resistant, the MRE’s profile sits forward of the trigger guard and matches the sides of the magazine well. 

Additionally the MRE has rounded edges to prevent activation from inadvertent contact with gear or the use of gloves.  The new Catalyst Arms Magazine release is now available in black (hard coat anodized), Rocket Red (anodized) and Tan (Cerakote®) with an MSRP of $29.95. For more information go to www.catalystarms.com

About Catalyst Arms: Catalyst Arms was founded in early 2017 with a simple goal; to develop innovative, shooter driven, truly useful firearms accessories.  Ideation comes from time out in the field and behind the gun while hunting, shooting in competitions, plinking and even while carrying for personal protection.  The RPR Magazine Release Extension is the first of many exciting products in process at Catalyst Arms.

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