HOW TO ORDER MY MODULAR FOLDING BRACE
Our Modular Folders have lots of options. Trying to configure one for what you want/need can be a little overwhelming. This guide will help clarify these options and simplify the ordering process.
1 - The first thing you need to determine is if you want a straight or offset extension. The extension is the main arm that goes from the hinge at the back of the firearm, out to the brace at the other end. This can be a cosmetic choice, or a functional choice, or both - it is completely up to you. Why would I want an offset extension versus a straight one? There are a few reasons. Sometimes, when folded, the extension or brace may interfere with some feature of the gun such as a side charging handle or ejection port. Having the offset extension provides options. You can configure the offset in multiple locations to avoid obstacles (See example images below). Secondly, the extension is generally used as a cheek rest. Having the offset extension allows you to change the cheek rest height and location to provide optimal line-of-site for your optic. The offset extension provides more options while some prefer the simplicity and aesthetics of the straight extension.
2 - The second thing you have to determine is which brace you want to run on your A3 Modular Folder. Our folder is designed by default to use our Steady-brace Arm Brace. We also make adapters that will allow you to use the Gearhead Works Tailhook brace or the Doublestar Strongarm brace. See the image below to identify the braces.
You must use an adapter to use the Tailhook or Strongarm brace. For example, if you already have a Tailhook and just need to buy our folder you would need to configure it with a Tailhook adapter. Same goes for the Strongarm brace. No adapter is needed for the A3 Tactical Steady-brace.
Which brace is for me?
Each brace has it's own Pros and Cons. See details below to help choose which is best for you.
- The A3 Tactical Steady-brace is a minimalistic design and is the smallest and lightest of the offerings. It works by cradling the forearm and functions mainly as a third point of contact. It is provided with a Velcro strap should the user choose to strap it to their forearm. They are available in machined aluminum or High-density Zytel polymer. PRO's: Lightest, most compact, least expensive option. CON's: Smallest footprint transmits most felt recoil when shouldering. Not suitable for LH shooters. No QD lugs.
- The Tailhook is offered in the full-size MOD1 or the Compact MOD1C. Both versions can be opened to cradle the forearm and wrap around the forearm when in this position. Both options have QD lugs for mounting a sling. No straps are used with this style brace. PRO's: Unique fold-up design allows the user more forearm contact when open and still remains fairly small when closed. Comes standard with a QD lug. Larger footprint than Steady-brace while shouldering. CON's: More expensive then Steady-brace and slightly bulkier comparatively.
- The Strongarm is the largest of the 3 braces. It works by resting against the forearm and creating a third point of contact. There is a built-in strap housed in the brace that can be used if the user prefers. This brace also has a QD lug machined into the base on each side. PRO's: Integrated strap, Dual QD lugs, large footprint for shouldering. CON's: Heaviest and bulkiest of the three options.
Sample screenshot for ordering your Modular Folder:
"I have a Grand Power Stribog. I want to order a folding standard Tailhook brace and do not have a Tailhook. I like the offset extension. How would I order?"
Since this customer wants to run the Tailhook but does not have one already, he would choose "Tailhook adapter + Standard MOD1 Tailhook". If he already had a Tailhook, he would have chosen "Tailhook adapter only".