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Bison Armory is proud to introduce its latest innovation: the FOREARM SKIN (Patent Pending) – a flexible but rugged cover that quickly zips securely around the forearm (and any rails) of an AR-15 platform rifle. The Skin’s ballistic nylon and neoprene construction protects the forearm and rails from damage and provides the shooter with unparalleled comfort and utility in all conditions.
Flat Dark Earth Forearm Skin on Rifle Length Troy Alpha Forearm (Custom Patriot Brown hardware)
WHY A FOREARM SKIN? Anyone who has carried an AR-15 in the field knows the ‘joys’ of handling an aluminium forearm for hours on end. The metal gets cold in the morning, so you wear gloves, which inevitably make your hands sweat. Once in the sun, the forearm absorbs heat and slowly roasts your hands until you put your sweaty gloves back on. And if your forearm has picatinny rails, then it’s either gloves all day or hamburger hands. But gloves don’t protect your forearm and rails from damaging impacts and snags on your surroundings. And exposed metal has a way of going ‘clink’ at just the wrong time. The rail covers currently on the market attach to picatinny rails, so if you aren’t running rails, you’re out of luck. And you can forget about comfort in any case, since the covers are all made of hard polymers. They increase the number of edges and perforations that can snag, while leaving portions of the forearm unprotected and doing nothing to promote sound dampening.
BLack Forearm Skin on Black Rifle Length Quad Rail
After years of hunting with AR-15s, we thought: “There has to be a better way!” Now there is. Forearm Skins provide a cushioned and insulated layer between you and your forearm, for an always comfortable grip and a streamlined, snag-free profile.
Specifications: All of our skins are 3-4mm thick, but compressible due to their neoprene core, so consider your clearances if you have a scope mounted. All of our Skins are also currently 9” in length. They cover the full length of a mid-length forearm, and partially cover intermediate, rifle and extended length forearms. On forearms longer than 9”, the skin can be positioned to suit the needs of the user in re hand placement and clearance for sling mounts, bipods, etc.
For Quad Rail Forearm compatibilty click HERE for a link to our product page.
For Smooth Tube / Alpha Rail Forearm compatibilty click HERE for a link to our product page.
Black Forearm Skins on Quad Rails – Mid Length (Top) and Rifle Length (Bottom 3)
Construction: Forearm Skins are designed and made in the USA. The rugged ballistic nylon surfaces of our Skins enclose a neoprene core. The Skin is fastened with a color-matched YKK molded tooth zipper and a Velcro tab so the zipper-pull doesn’t rattle or snag.
FDE Forearm Skins on Midlength Tube (top), Rifle Length Tubes (middle 3) and Rifle Length Troy Alpha (bottom)
Installation: If you can work a zipper you can install and remove a Forearm Skin. No tools are required for installation or removal, and the Skins work on forearms with or without rails. The Skin fits snugly around the forearm, and will not shift once installed.
Care: Forearm Skins are washable and will not shrink or deform. Mud, blood, whatever – just hand wash with water (and maybe a bit of household laundry detergent) and drip dry.
Here’s a sneak peek at our PROTOTYPE multicam version (coming soon). The finished one will have FDE trim not black