By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com
September 13, 2011
Back in March, DefenseReview (DR) published a short piece on the Accu-Stack Comb Riser for Accuracy International (AI) Arctic Warfare (AW) series anti-materiel/sniper rifles and the entertaining video featuring "Major Fox", both brought to you by the good folks at Victor Company USA.
Well, the company is back with a very cool Accuracy International Chassis System (AICS) parts upgrade kit/package called ViperSkins that replaces the thumbhole stock with what appears to be a well-designed and comfortable pistol grip. Available in Tactical Black color scheme, the ViperSkins 1.5 AICS parts upgrade kit is priced at $199.99 USD and sports the following features (from the company's website):
"- Widened Fore-end: Gives a more stable shooting platform when shooting off barricades.
- Offhand Palmswell: Gives your offhand a proper grip your hand when shooting in any offhand position.
- Pistol grip: Our standard grip gives you a grippy, non-slip, ergonomic hold. Puts your hand in the proper position to make accurate shots and keep the weapon under your control.
- Fast action thumb shelf: The ViperSkins Fast Action Thumb Shelf gives you a positive index point for quick bolt manipulation and repeat shots. (Seconds count! To quickly engage multiple targets, place your thumb on our "Fast Action Thumb Shelf" It allows you to manipulate the bolt then get back on the trigger without having to wrap your hand around the grip every time.)
- Rear Stock: Ergonomically designed to accommodate any sized hand, giving you the ability to acquire targets quickly and smoothly with the least amount of repositioning.
- Texture: The medium toothed texture has been designed to give a good grip in wet and dry environments.
- Material: A durable military grade polymer composite has just enough flex to resist hard impacts with a hardness to defend against scratching and chemical deterioration.
- Optional Picatinny Rails: Allow universal mounting of forward IR illuminators, lights, PEQ15s, sling mounts, NV devices or anything you might require in the field. – Introductory Price: $199.99 USD
NOTE: MINOR GUNSMITHING REQUIRED FOR FULL INSTALLATION OF VIPERSKINS 1.5 (NON-FOLDING VERSION)."
Photo(s) Credit: Victor Company USA
Company Contact Info:
Victor Company USA
6464 Sunset Blvd, Unit 520
Hollywood CA 90029
Email Contact Page: http://www.victorcompanyusa.com/contact.html
Accuracy International of North America, Inc.
Fredericksburg, VA, USA
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