Strike Industries reached out to Gunblog.com about a few months and sent us a sample of their polymer products for us to take a look at. We were lucky enough to receive a set of their 1911 grips, an iPhone cover, and a non-polymer product, their pyramid angled rail adapter. Well after playing with them for a while, its time to tell you guys (and girls) what we think, and why I’m not sending the 1911 grips back to them.
Ok, we know, there is a plethora of polymer gun products out there, and you’re probably asking what makes Strike Industries stand out. For us, two things always grab our attention for any product–First it’s quality, second price. The quality of the polymer used for Strike Industry’s products seems to be first rate. They’re extremely rigid and can stand up to a significant amount of heat while still maintaining their durability; check out the video below to see an example of this durability. Second the price is deceiving, I would expect a lesser quality product at the low price point Strike Industries offers.
Strike Industries is a homegrown company made up of hobbyists and gun enthusiasts who wanted to offer a different type of polymer, so they developed their own. They believe what sets their polymer apart from others is the process in which they construct it–they directly inject the fibers into the polymer rather than mixing it or layering it. They claim that the process is cheaper and produces a result that has a similar rigidity as the polymer used in popular 1911 G10 grips. From my short time of handling their products, seeing the prices on their website, and viewing the videos, I see myself becoming a quick believer of their claims. Take a look below to see what they sent us to play with.
Yes, of course, there has to be a tactical iPhone case if you make polymer, and Strike Industries is no exception. Their iPhone case is a little different though; the tactical loop makes pulling it out of a mollle pouch and taking a quick phone call in between reloads a tad bit easier. No, but seriously, if you do keep your phone in a molle pouch of some kind, or some deep pockets, it is quite handy. The hexagonal engraving on the back looks pretty sweet too. The phone also has complete functionality with all the buttons and camera functions.
The one non-polymer product they sent us was their Pyramid Angled Rail Adapter. At first, it thought it was quite peculiar, but I could see a few rifle owners really liking this item. It allows a user to mount a grip at a 17 degree angle either forward (for an AK style foregrip) or reward (for a MK43 style grip). Although its main purpose is attaching grips at an angle, almost any picatinny accessory you wish to be at a 17 degree angle could be attached to it.
And now my absolute favorite accessory Strike Industries sent us, their 1911 grips. When first contacted by Strike Industries, I checked out their website and looked at the grips. I saw the price tag of 16 bucks and was expecting to get some sort of glorified gun show special grips. Well, I was wrong, and I’m glad I was wrong. The golf ball dimple grips they sent fit my 1911 full size perfectly, and more importantly, they felt spectacular when gripping it. Their a little thicker than my other grips (not by very much), but I prefer the slight thickness since I have larger hands. The only thing that over shines the quality of the polymer is the look the grips give my 1911–personally, I love it, and they’re staying on.
You can purchase the products shown here and see what else Strike Industries has to offer over at their website. Their products, particularly their 1911 grips, left an impression on me, and I’m anxious to see what they roll out with in the future (hint hint, high capacity magazines for the AR-15).Read More