Abstract: A device is convertible between a knife and a fore grip of a firearm. The device has a grip body operatively connected to a blade, and an attachment member connecting the grip body to a longitudinally extending rail of a firearm. The blade converts between an extended position when the device is disconnected from the firearm to a stored position when the device is connected the rail. The blade remains oriented along the longitudinal axis of the grip body when it is in both the stored position and the extended position. The grip body remains operatively connected to the blade when the device is disconnected from the firearm and the blade is in the extended position.
May 14, 2013
Date of Patent:
January 12, 2016
Switch Grip LLC
Michael Christopher Rice, Torrance L. Adcock, Jr.
Abstract: A handgrip for a firearm is disclosed. The handgrip features a tool, in particular a melee component, stowed within a portion of the handgrip, the remaining portion of the melee component forming a finger guard. A latch is provided to hold the melee component in the stowed position. The interface of the melee component with the handgrip component may be either a rotatable interface, utilizing a lower pivot point and a latch such that the melee component may be rotated out of the handgrip or may be a sliding interface, with the melee component sliding within a provided trench. Two latching mechanisms for a rotating interface are disclosed. Other tools, such as bipods and flashlights, may be adapted to also fit the provided trench.
Abstract: A combined flashlight and munition deploying device in which light sources are arranged around a munition-loadable crown of the device so that illumination is emitted in the same direction that the munition is deployed. The flashlight may be operated in a strobe mode. A common trigger is used to first operate the strobe and then to fire the munition. A toggle mechanism serves to cock the firing pin as the crown is being opened for loading a cartridge. An extendable battery compartment may be included, which also serves as an extendable handle. The device may be configured for many different types of less-than-lethal munitions.
Abstract: A convertible sidearm is provided which can convert easily between a firearm and a knife. The convertible sidearm includes a tubular body frame. A back plate member assembly is removably affixed to the tubular body at one end. The back plate assembly includes a plate member and a substantially tubular support member emanating outwardly from a planar surface of the plate member. A standard bolt or bolt carrier assembly from a primary firearm, having a bolt and a firing pin connected thereto, is inserted into the tubular support member of the back plate member assembly. A spring-loaded striker is positioned proximal to a firing pin within the bolt carrier assembly. A trigger communicates with the spring-loaded striker to release the striker toward the firing pin to fire the weapon.