Samson Manufacturing Corp. Keymod Accessories – MSRP $20 – $55 samson-mfg.com – 603-355-3903
Samson Manufacturing is located in Keene, NH where they collaborate to bring together more than 24 years of design and build experience to the table. Out of the thousands of firearm related companies, not many can compare. Not only do they specialize in the AR platform but they have items for the HK and AK variants as well as Airguns.
This time around, Samson was gracious enough to send us some of their new KeyMod accessories for review. We’ve done several reviews of their products in the past with the latest one on their newer Keymod Evolution Series Free Floating Hand Guard.
It was only obvious to evaluate their new Key Mod accessories that go hand in hand with their newer rails. But what is the advantage of having a KeyMod hand guard versus a standard one? With a KeyMod system, the accessories can be directly mounted to the hand guard. No rail attachments means there will be no gap between the accessory and the hand guard, less weight, and a more comfortable/proper grip. All in all, depending on what your purpose for your build is, this may be exactly what you’re looking for or just a better alternative to what you already have.
Samson sent us four of their eight accessories available for KeyMod hand guards: Short Evolution Vertical Grip, Hand Stop/Barricade Device, HK Sling Point and a 4 inch Rail Kit. All of the accessories are made of 6061 T6 Aluminum and have Type III Mil-Spec Hard Coat Anodizing finish. The Short Vertical Grip has a textured finish for an easy grip, with or without gloves. The Hand Stop/Barricade Device has a gnarled face for barricade support and doubles as an alternative HK sling point. This small yet very effective piece weighs in at only 0.7 ounces. The HK Sling Point Accessory fits all standard HK style sling loops and weighs in at only 0.5 ounces. If a rail section is what you need, their 4 inch Rail Kit weighs in only at 1.4 ounces.
They also offer a 2 and 6 inch Rail Kit along with a Long Vertical Grip and a QD Sling Point.
As you can tell, these high quality pieces are not only comparable in price to other regular picittanny rail accessories but they offer the same benefit with added value. If you have a KeyMod hand guard these are a must have. All the Samson Keymod Accessories are top notch and fit their Keymod Evolution Hand Guards perfectly as well as a few others we have tested them on.