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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Ruger Precision Rifle (RPR) is a great firearm and IF anything at all needs an upgrade, it's the magazine release. A simple and innovative fix for this is offered by Catalyst Arms and it is a mag release extension. Check out this video to see how well this upgrade actually works.