New Tailhook Pistol Brace From Gear Head Works
In a virtual jungle of pistol braces, the new Tailhook from Gear Head Works, is a lion stalking its prey. This new brace blurs all the lines between pistol and rifle. Gear Head Works has a knack for looking at the market and seeing what could and should be better.
I have been using and testing the Tailhook pistol brace for over a year, through multiple variations, and let me be the first to tell you that the Tailhook is nothing short of spectacular in it’s design. Gear Head Works already has ATF approval on the injection molded collapsible Tailhook pictured here and is awaiting approval for the ever so adaptable aluminum version seen below.
Several manufactures have already shown interest in the new brace and I wouldn’t be surprised if we don’t see the new brace on some factory guns in the near future. The new Tailhook from Gear Head Works, works as follows: While the brace is closed and locked, it functions like any standard stock on the market being shot either from the cheek or, the ever so controversial, shoulder mount position; which we have done on SBR rifles and machine-guns. The new brace works flawlessly in both roles.
What makes the new brace revolutionary is the way that the hook portion unfolds so that the shooter can insert their forearm through the brace to help support the weight in shooting a pistol. We noticed that many users like to shoot the brace with their arm through the hook portion of the brace and both hands on the pistol grip of the gun. This really makes for some comfortable and accurate shooting.
The collapsible version of the Tailhook will come with the Tailhook itself, a propriety buffer tube (which allows the brace to be adjusted to the shooters liking), a castle nut and a backplate. Gear Head Works is striving to deliver the collapsable Tailhook to market for right under $200, which I feel is more than reasonable for what you get. The pure beauty of the Tailhook is that it can be adapted for almost any firearm between the two versions. We have put it on everything from a Kriss Vector, an AK 47 and heck we even put in on an Uzi. Of course we put it on more AR’s than California could shake a stick at. To say that the Tailhook is adaptable is an understatement.
The pictures you see here are of the 3D printed prototype versions of the brace (the production model may differ in appearance slightly, as improvements have been made in the design). Gear Head Works is currently having injection molds made and is planning to release as soon as they are done. I should note that testing of the Tailhook was done on pistols, SBR rifles, and even machine-guns. We wanted to really put it through its paces and the GHW Tailhook took it all in stride never even batting an eye.
When it comes to adjusting the Tailhook it’s very easy and intuitive, you simply push in the button on the side of the brace and either push it in or pull it out to fit your needs. Opening the brace is equally as simple. There is a small button on the side of the brace which is pulled back to open the hook to allow the shooter to then place their arm through the Tailhook and wrap their hand around the pistol grip. The hook portion of the brace then aides in supporting the arm by taking some of the weight off of the wrist and hand.
The design of the Tailhook is ingenious yet simple and wait there’s more; it has the good looks to go along with it. The new Tailhook pistol brace from Gear Head Works is like a hot wife who loves football and can cook, it’s the total package! The aluminum Tailhook should be approved any day and may very well hit the market before the injection molded version, do to it being machined and not having to have an injection mold made.
The aluminum Tailhook has the same concept, but it isn’t collapsable and is made out of aluminum. The aluminum Tailhook is beautifully machined out of aircraft grade aluminum. The Tailhook looks and works great on whatever you decide to install it on. The new GHW brace fits on virtually any pistol buffer tube, between 1.17″ & 1.2” in diameter, by loosening two small screws on the rear of the brace and sliding the Tailhook on to a pistol buffer tube, then retightening the screws and your Tailhook pistol brace is ready for action.
If you would like to see the Tailhook in more detail and learn more about this new pistol brace please click the link to our video Here.