Grip Magazine Pistols Patents (Class 42/7)
  • Patent number: 11408697
    Abstract: A firearm magazine extension article generally comprises; an extension spring stop that couples to a distal end of an OEM firearm magazine, and an extension body that couples to the extension spring stop. The extension body further comprises locking tabs receivable by the extension spring stop to secure it and the whole of the article to the OEM firearm magazine. To deter any lateral movement by the article and to further secure the article, the extension spring stop comprises a first spring plate receiving orifice to receive a spring plate tab, and the extension body comprises a second spring plate receiving orifice to also receive the spring plate tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: XTECH TACTICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Przemyslaw Szczepkowski, David Joel Spykerman
  • Patent number: 11408707
    Abstract: A firearm grip assembly includes a firearm adapter having functionality for engaging the receiver of a firearm. An elongated handgrip body having an opening along the top end slidingly receives the bottom end of the adapter. The latching mechanism is positioned within the adapter and includes a resilient member having a pair of buttons extending outward therefrom. The buttons are positioned through a first set of openings located on the adapter body and are selectively positioned within a second pair of openings on the handgrip body when the adapter is positioned within the handgrip body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Gun Guardian LLC
    Inventors: William Lewis Murphy, II, Robert Vail Harvey
  • Patent number: 11385018
    Abstract: A pistol grip assembly having customizable accessories are disclosed here. The pistol grip assembly can include a handle, a first accessory removably attached to the left side of the handle, and a second accessory removably attached to the right side of the handle. A frame can be disposed in a central cut-out of the handle and the first and second accessories can be removably attached to the frame. The pistol grip assembly can also include a thumb rest and a trigger finger rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: F-1 Research LLC—Patent Series
    Inventor: Craig Larue Willits
  • Patent number: 11333457
    Abstract: A method for inserting a safety block into a rifle comprising an upper receiver and a lower receiver, the lower receiver comprising a trigger assembly positioned within a cavity. The method includes separating the upper receiver and the lower receiver to expose the lower receiver and inserting the safety block into the cavity. The safety block comprises a hammer cavity configured to surround the trigger assembly such that the safety block surrounds at least a hammer of the trigger assembly. A hammer stop of the safety block is configured to rest against the hammer. The method includes closing the upper receiver against the lower receiver. Closing the upper receiver brings the upper receiver into contact with the safety block and rotationally pushes the hammer stop of the safety block forward and against the hammer. Rotating the safety block against the hammer rotates the hammer such that the hammer is freed from a restraining portion of the trigger assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventor: Alexander F. DeVoe
  • Patent number: 11320218
    Abstract: A magwell extension is provided and configured to assist a user in inserting a cartridge magazine into the magwell of a firearm. The extension includes a hollow body enclosed on four sides and open at opposite ends. A coupling face defines a first of the ends and includes a pair of rails configured to engage the rim of the magwell. A stop rail extending from the coupling face lies perpendicular to the pair of rails. A locking element is configured to be coupled to the body with a portion extending from the first opening and beyond a plane defined by the coupling face. The locking element is configured to bias the rim of the magwell into secure engagement with the stop rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: TAYLOR FREELANCE, LLC
    Inventors: Robin Taylor, Michael Fox
  • Patent number: 11313636
    Abstract: A trigger assembly includes a housing a sear moveably connected to the housing; and a trigger piece connected to the housing and moveable between a cocked position and a firing position; the trigger piece including a trigger shoe configured to contact a user in moving from the cocked position to the firing position; the trigger piece being configured to rotate about a first axis of rotation and an orthogonal second axis of rotation in moving from the cocked position to the firing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: John A. Roessel
  • Patent number: 11112193
    Abstract: An ammunition magazine for a firearm uses a spacer to extend the grip. The spacer is attached to the magazine's tube using a combined fastener and detent mechanism which acts between the magazine's butt plate and floor plate. The butt plate is attached to the magazine tube and the spacer is captured between the butt plate and floor plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Smith & Wesson Inc.
    Inventor: Sean O'Clair
  • Patent number: 11105574
    Abstract: A compact rifle-caliber firearm is provided herein comprising a receiver body, a barrel, and a grip. The barrel is coupled to the receiver body and extends in a forward direction relative to the receiver body. The barrel includes a bore and a bore axis. The grip is coupled to the receiver body and positioned rearward relative to the barrel. The grip is operable to accept a magazine sized for rifle cartridges. The grip includes a grip depth that is less than or equal to two inches. The compact rifle-caliber firearm may further include a magazine operable to be inserted into the grip and operable to receive rifle cartridges. An interior magazine depth may be less than a length of the rifle cartridges. Rifle cartridges positioned in the magazine may be angled relative to an uppermost cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Caleb Crye
  • Patent number: 11085717
    Abstract: A magazine extension comprises an extension body having an open upper end configured to be slidably coupled with an open bottom end of a magazine tube for an ammunition magazine, a retaining member, and a base plate. The retaining member is removably receivable in a passage defined through a rear wall of the extension body to releasably secure the body to the magazine tube. A portion of the retaining member protrudes out of an upper end of the passage and overlaps a rear wall of the magazine tube to limit sliding movement of the tube relative to the extension body when the tube is coupled with the body and the retaining member is received in the passage. The base plate is configured to be slidably coupled with an open lower end of the extension body and obstruct a lower end of the passage to releasably secure the retaining member in the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: JAGEMANN PRECISION PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Hillis, Kirk McDonald
  • Patent number: 11079189
    Abstract: A modular firearm grip assembly has a frame defined by a front grip strap and a rear grip strap. The front grip strap defines a front lateral attachment point and rear lateral attachment point, and the rear grip strap has a first attachment coupling interface. A grip extension defined by a front extension strap and a rear extension strap is coupled to the frame at the respective one of the front lateral attachment point and the rear lateral attachment point thereof. The grip extension includes a second attachment coupling interface engaged to the first attachment coupling interface of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: BLACKHAWK MANUFACTURING GROUP INC.
    Inventor: Sheehan Hsu
  • Patent number: 11073351
    Abstract: A pistol device includes a handgrip portion having a grip body defining an accommodation space, a snap hole extending through a front side of the grip body, and two positioning holes extending through left and right sides of the grip body. The snap and positioning holes communicate with the accommodation space. A magazine base is detachably disposed on a bottom end of the handgrip portion, and includes a surrounding wall, a snap block detachably engageable with the snap hole, and a connecting portion connected to the surrounding wall and having at least one pin hole extending therethrough. A positioning pin is detachably inserted through the positioning holes and the pin hole to fix the magazine base to the handgrip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventors: Chen-Hung Tai, Hwa-Nung Lee, Yo-Lun Chang
  • Patent number: 11022388
    Abstract: A backstrap assembly is disclosed. The backstrap assembly contains a cavity sized to retain a main spring cap, a main spring retainer, a main spring, and a lower end of a strut, and an opening for a pin, wherein the pin retains the main spring cap, the main spring retainer, and the main spring in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Paul T. Noonan, Tingwu Song, Aaron Neal Trout
  • Patent number: 10962313
    Abstract: An improved M1911 handgun is disclosed. The improved M1911 handgun contains a handle containing a lower end, and a magazine well formed in the handle and adapted to receive and hold a double stacked magazine, wherein the inner cross-sectional profile of the magazine well is same from the lower end of the handle to a top of a frame of the improved M1911 handgun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Wilson's Gun Shop, Inc
    Inventors: Paul T. Noonan, Brent David Boyer, Aaron Neal Trout
  • Patent number: 10955207
    Abstract: A flat loop revolving firearm assembly can have a trigger mechanism configured to move a loop advance lever disposed between the trigger mechanism and a flat loop, and a hammer retractor lever disposed between the trigger mechanism and at least one hammer retractor bar. The hammer retractor bar can be configured to slide and contact a hammer thereby rotating the hammer to a cocked position and releasing the hammer to fire a cartridge removably disposed in a firing position chamber. The flat loop can have a plurality of flat loop links configured to revolve in parallel tracks into a firing position in response to motion imposed by the loop advance lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Nicholas Puleo
  • Patent number: 10859343
    Abstract: A magazine well configured to be attached to a firearm is disclosed herein. The magazine well comprising a base, a flexible tab extending from the base, and a detent disposed on the flexible tab. The detent is configured to engage a notch in the firearm in order to secure the magazine well to the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: AGENCY ARMS, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Glen
  • Patent number: 10809028
    Abstract: A firearm assembly includes an insert including a front strap, a leading member, a dowel member located at a lower end of the leading member, and a floorplate flexibly coupled to a lower end of the front strap, wherein the front strap and leading member extend between an upper end of the insert and a lower end of the insert; a follower configured to move vertically in relation to the insert; a rear strap removably attachable to the floorplate; and a spring disposed above the floorplate, wherein the front strap and rear strap are internally disposed in the spring and the follower is removably attached to an upper end of the spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: James Matthew Underwood, Larry Cullen Underwood
  • Patent number: 10760874
    Abstract: A concealable firearm is disclosed. The handle of the firearm is adjustable from a concealed position to an in-use position. When the handle is in the concealed position, the firearm has the appearance of a cell phone. This allows the firearm to be carried in the open and be easily accessible without drawing attention to the person carrying the firearm. The firearm cannot fire when in the concealed position because the trigger is not accessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ideal Conceal, Inc.
    Inventor: Kirk Kjellberg
  • Patent number: 10739095
    Abstract: A firearm operating system includes a housing, a central pivoting member disposed within the housing, a trigger including a portion disposed within the housing and a portion extending outside the housing such that the portion of the trigger within the housing includes a hole and at least one finger that extends in a first direction from the hole. Due to movement of the trigger, the at least one finger presses against the central pivoting member to cause the central pivoting member to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: James Matthew Underwood, Larry Cullen Underwood
  • Patent number: 10473414
    Abstract: A magazine catch uses a spring biased plunger captured within a housing to bias the housing into engagement with a magazine to retain the magazine within the firearm. The plunger has a projection which engages the frame of the firearm. The plunger is rotatable relatively to the housing to orient the projection in opposite directions and thus permits the magazine catch to be reversibly positioned within the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Wesson Inc.
    Inventor: Brett Curry
  • Patent number: 10415913
    Abstract: The device (8) allows the release of a detachable magazine from the left and right side of the trigger housing of a firearm, and includes a left lever arm (6) pivotable about a left pivot pin (15) and a right lever arm (7) pivotable about a right pivot pin (14). The right lever arm includes a catch (9) to retain a magazine. The left lever arm (6) includes a left lever extension (12), and the right lever arm (7) includes a right lever extension (13), and these lever extensions are coupled together. When the right lever arm (7), together with its push-button (11), is pivoted to the right, the catch disengages and releases the magazine whilst the left lever arm (6) remains immobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Wyssen Defence AG
    Inventor: Juerg Wyssen
  • Patent number: 10415905
    Abstract: A pistol is provided, on the plastic housing of which a sliding carriage containing the barrel is guided in the longitudinal direction, which housing has a trigger guard at the transition to a grip stock, and in which housing a locking block is arranged; for an especially light embodiment that is simple to manufacture and nevertheless robust, the locking block forms a unit with the guiding elements of the sliding carriage, which unit is arranged in front of the magazine well and extends forward as far as the trigger guard, as a result of which the guide length is shortened. The locking block is fixed in the housing by a front cross pin and a rear cross pin and accommodates a locking bolt approximately over the second cross pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FORJAS TAURUS S.A.
    Inventor: Wilhelm Bubits
  • Patent number: 10365058
    Abstract: A magazine release assembly includes a first component. The first component includes at least one interlocking protrusion of an interlocking assembly and a button with a sloped surface. The first component is insertable into a first opening within a receiver frame of a handgun. The magazine release assembly includes an additional component. The additional component includes at least one interlocking recess of the interlocking assembly and a catch spring slot. The additional component is insertable into an additional opening with the receiver frame of the handgun. The at least one interlocking recess is configured to rotatably couple with the at least one interlocking protrusion within the receiver frame. The catch spring slot is configured to receive a catch spring following the rotatable coupling of the at least one interlocking recess and the at least one interlocking protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Nathan Miller
  • Patent number: 10317159
    Abstract: A variable barrel camming system for a firearm includes a linearly reciprocating slide supported by a frame and a barrel removably coupled to the slide for movement therewith. A cam slot on the barrel slideably engages a cam pin mounted transversely in the frame. The slot includes a cam track surface having multiple angles and contours designed to control the motion and orientation of the barrel. When the firearm is discharged, the slide and barrel initially move rearward together under recoil forces generated. The pin slides forward in the slot over the cam track surface which is configured to rotate and uncouple the barrel from the slide which continues rearward alone. The cam track surface has a varying cam profile selected to gradually dissipate the kinetic energy of the barrel/slide unit in a controlled manner, thereby reducing the felt recoil imparted to a user compared to conventional cam systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Joseph J. Zajk
  • Patent number: 10281225
    Abstract: A self-loading-pistol includes a slide slidably mounted on a frame and coupled to a recoil spring, with a support plate formed in a front portion of the slide. A barrel passes through the slide and is fixedly mounted on the frame. A slide lock mechanism locks the slide during firing of the pistol and is arranged in the front portion of the frame under the barrel. The slide lock mechanism includes a front seat formed on a front arm of a two-armed lever, a locking member mounted in the front seat, a rear seat formed on a rear arm of the two-armed lever, and a damping member mounted in the rear seat. The locking member and the damping member are pushed upwards to the front seat and the rear seat by a locking spring. A support surface is formed on the rear arm of the two-armed lever and extends to an aperture in the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Viktor Shamrai
  • Patent number: 10234234
    Abstract: A firearm recoil system replaces a traditional slide of a fire arm to mitigate the recoil from the discharging an automatic firearm. The firearm recoil system includes a firearm, a first slide weight, a second slide weight, and a recoil transfer actuator. The first slide weight and the second slide weight are slideably engaged with a frame of the firearm. The first slide weight is slotted over a barrel of the firearm. The second slide weight is slotted over a bolt carrier of the firearm. As an ammunition round is ignited, the bolt is depressed causing the recoil transfer actuator to be displaced and redirects the force of the recoil into the first slide weight and the second slide weight. The first slide weight and the second slide weight translate away from the recoil transfer actuator to compensate for the recoil of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Gary Raymond Cornwell
  • Patent number: 10203177
    Abstract: A magazine insertion guide is described. In one example, the magazine insertion guide includes a securing portion configured to be secured to a pistol grip of a firearm and a guide portion. The guide portion includes ramped internal surfaces configured to guide insertion of a magazine into an interior of the pistol grip of the firearm and a plurality of sides that are configured to at least partially surround the pistol grip of the firearm and has an opening configured to permit installation and removal of a plurality of different sized backstraps when the securing portion is secured to the pistol grip of the firearm and without removal of the securing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SALIENT ARMS INTERNATIONAL
    Inventor: Adrian Chavez
  • Patent number: 10168115
    Abstract: A mating bolt carrier and barrel extension, including at least some of a bolt carrier having a front face that includes one or more surface preparations or features formed at least partially thereon or therein; and a barrel extension having a rear face that includes one or more surface preparations or features formed at least partially thereon or therein, wherein at least a portion of the one or more surface preparations or features are capable of mating or interlocking with the surface preparations or features of the front face of the bolt carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Paul A. Oglesby
  • Patent number: 10161701
    Abstract: An ambidextrous magazine release for a firearm is provided. The magazine release may include a release rod configured to be operably coupled to the firearm, and a lever operably connected to the release rod and rotatable relative thereto. A portion of the lever may be configured to engage a magazine received within the firearm. When a first force in a first direction is applied to the release rod, the release rod may move the lever to cause the lever to disengage the magazine. When a second force in a second direction is applied to the lever, the lever may rotate relative to the release rod to disengage the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Battleline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Paquette, Douglas Brook, Jason Bohks, Tyler Crane
  • Patent number: 10139174
    Abstract: Slide cover plate assemblies for accessing internal components housed within a slide of a pistol in accordance with various embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment, a slide cover plate assembly for accessing internal components housed within a slide of a pistol, includes a first plate having an opening to mate with a button of a second plate, the first plate includes at least one contact portion and a mating portion, where the mating portion is in contact with the slide, the second plate includes the button, a corresponding contact portion, and an interior face, where the interior face receives a force exerted by a firing pin spring housed within the slide, and where the button receives a manual pressure applied by an operator, where the received manual pressure counteracts the force exerted by the firing pin allowing the slide cover plate assembly to disengage from the slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Garrett O'Neill Keller, David Hyung Chin
  • Patent number: 10126082
    Abstract: A rotational sear block isolates the rotational movement of the sear to the sear mechanism without using a rotational trigger. The isolation of the sear rotation to the sear mechanism allows for a single axis translational trigger to be used which gives the shooter the advantages of a short, crisp trigger pull without any off-axis movement. Additionally, the positive sear engagement and inherent safety of the design are achieved due to the sear being engaged and biased onto the sear block surface, disallowing unintended or accidental release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Billie Cyril Hudson, III, Lauren Honor Hudson, Keith Eric Becker, Mark Thomas Hammond
  • Patent number: 10119777
    Abstract: A modular handgun system comprises an elongated universal trigger frame having a barrel locking block, a pair of slide rails, and an accessory rail. The trigger frame is adapted to have a trigger assembly mounted thereto. The system further comprises a grip frame having an elongated channel and a hand grip extending downwardly from the elongated channel. The trigger frame is removably mounted in the elongated channel of the grip frame. The accessory rail of the trigger frame is positioned forward of a forward end of the elongated channel of the grip frame so as to be exposed. The system further comprises a slide and barrel assembly slidably mounted on the slide rails of the trigger frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: ZEV Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alec Wolf, Gene Anthony Velasquez
  • Patent number: 10077959
    Abstract: The present disclosure presents a barrel assembly for a firearm. The barrel assembly includes a barrel having an internal bore and an external surface, and a recoil spring lug affixed to an outside surface of the barrel. The barrel assembly also includes a slide moveably mounted relative to the barrel, and a recoil spring biased on the recoil spring lug and the slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: American Classic Arms, LLC
    Inventors: David Theodore Fumia, Ronald Herman Kohlstaedt
  • Patent number: 10066889
    Abstract: A double-barreled firearm having a slide having a slide body, a first barrel, a second barrel in parallel with first barrel, a firing chamber having a first firing chamber and having a second firing chamber and a mechanism for firing only one chamber thereof. The mechanism has a selector switch having a selector switch channel, two feed bar assemblies, two extractor assemblies and a retainer. The selector rod has a proximal end, a distal end and a feed bar notch. The distal end is in rotational communication with the firing chamber. The proximal end engages with the selector switch channel such that when the selector switch is pushed from side to side, the proximal end travels along the selector switch channel causing selector rod to rotate. The two feed bar assemblies are in communication with the feed bar notch of the selector rod. Each of the two feed bar assemblies have a feed bar face. The two extractor assemblies are in communication with the selector rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Mitch Heuer
  • Patent number: 9995547
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a gun (1) with a pair of barrels (6?, 6?) flanking each other, each delimiting a cartridge chamber (12?, 12?). The gun further comprises a pair of firing pin tips (8?, 8?) for a cartridge (10?, 10?), movable towards the cartridge chambers (12?, 12?) by means of a firing device operated by a trigger (4?, 4?); such device acts on the firing pin tips to allow a substantially simultaneous advancement thereof. The invention also relates to a two row magazine for a double barrelled gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: ARSENAL FIREARMS FINANCE LIMITED
    Inventors: Nicola Bandini, Dimitry Streshinskiy
  • Patent number: 9970724
    Abstract: This device is a trigger safety designed for use on the Colt model 1911 pistol and clones of the same design. The primary safety of the 1911 design is a thumb safety located on the left rear of the firearm. The location of the thumb safety is not an issue under normal circumstances, but in high stressful situations where the shooter is anticipating the firing of the firearm the thumb safety location is troublesome. Under stress the shooter may forget that the thumb safety is engaged, and may pull the trigger without the gun firing. The time needed to disengage the thumb safety may result in a life or death situation. This device incorporates a two stage safety in the trigger system that functions when all other safeties are in the off position. The location within the trigger eliminates the fractional second delay that the thumb safety may cause.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas W. Acker
  • Patent number: 9964372
    Abstract: An ambidextrous magazine catch for a firearm has a body movable on the frame of the firearm. A dog is rotatably mounted on the body. The dog has a jaw which is movable toward and away from the magazine well upon either motion of the body or rotation of the dog. The jaw engages a magazine in the magazine well. A plunger engaged with the body effects rotation of the dog through a cam surface on the plunger and a cam follower on the dog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Wesson Corp.
    Inventor: Sean O'Clair
  • Patent number: 9952009
    Abstract: A left handed handgun which allows the use of conventional right handed unmodified magazines. The handgun assembly is adapted for left handed operation including the frame, slide, ejector, firing pin stop area, and extractor to accommodate the left handed user and eject empty cartridge cases away from the left handed user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Big Horn Armory, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory E. Buchel, Daniel Brown
  • Patent number: 9933222
    Abstract: A catch device for the breech of a pistol, in which a spring acts upon a pivotable holding lever so that the latch thereof passes out of the path of the breech and the handle thereof is pressed away from the breech. Part of the holding lever is pivoted by the magazine slide, after the final cartridge has been pushed in counter to the force of the spring, so that after the cartridge has been fired, the breech is caught against the latch and remains in the region of the rear end position thereof. In order to increase service life, the spring is a compression spring, pretensioned between two claws of the holding lever and arranged in a slot of the housing so that one end bears against the base of the slot and the other end bears against the claw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Glock Technology GmbH
    Inventor: Reinhold Hirschheiter
  • Patent number: 9879940
    Abstract: A grip for a weapon has a front strap, side panels and a back strap, and the grip includes zones having different textures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Dov Pikielny
  • Patent number: 9829262
    Abstract: A safety assembly for a rifle having a pistol grip extending from a receiver, the receiver having an operative safety shaft rotatable between a safety position and a fire position, the shaft positioned above and rearwardly of the trigger, and above and forward of the pistol grip. The shaft rotatable 90 degrees between a safe position and a fire position, a thumb engagement handle having an angled gripping portion angled from the shaft downwardly and rearwardly for the fire position and rearwardly and upwardly in the safe position, whereby the positioning allows that when the firearm is operated and the user grips the pistol grip, the user does not need to release and/or rotate the pistol grip to switch between fire and safe positions of the safety shaft with the thumb of the gripping hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Vista Outdoor Operations LLC
    Inventors: David W. Suttie, Christopher D. Laack
  • Patent number: 9777980
    Abstract: A firearm has a frame, a barrel assembly and a slide assembly which holds a recoil assembly. The slide and recoil assemblies are located above the barrel so that the barrel is situated between the topmost part of the frame and the bottom of the slide assembly. The barrel assembly includes a housing which is covered by the slide assembly and secures one side of the recoil assembly. The barrel assembly can be removably connected to the frame through front and rear mounts that may be secured using removable pins. The barrel assembly can modularly connect with the frame and slide assembly so that different caliber barrels can be interchanged with each other using the same frame and slide assembly. The firearm is operated by the firing system which includes the trigger assembly and linear striker assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Heizer Defense, LLC
    Inventor: Charles K. Heizer
  • Patent number: 9651327
    Abstract: The invention comprises a device and various optional modifications to the lower receiver of a semiautomatic firearm whereby the firearm is at least semi-permanently rendered incapable of quickly removing and replacing a cartridge magazine. The device comprises a means to mechanically retain the magazine in the lower receiver of the firearm such that special tools and at least several minutes are required to remove and replace the magazine. The optional modifications comprise elimination of certain standard machined features which accept and allow the use of a magazine catch, magazine catch spring and magazine catch button; introduction of a hole or slot through the sidewall of the magazine well to accommodate a magazine retention fitting which holds the magazine in place; and the interruption of the lower portion of a clearance slot in the magazine well to prevent installation of a magazine from the bottom of the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: Douglas Martin Hoon
  • Patent number: 9612067
    Abstract: An automatic handgun has an additional trigger mechanism and a sight. In one version, a draw bar in the butt is hinged to a rotatable fork and to the additional trigger, located on the left of the butt in an L-shaped groove. Upon rotating the fork the spring extends onto the left of the butt, and when the butt is closed onto a catch, the end of the fork grips the main trigger. Rotatable posts lie on the sight. Alternatively, a rotatable lever sits on the lower front of the breech. The lever has a post on which the additional trigger which fixes the horizontal and vertical positions is hinged, and is connected to the main trigger by a draw bar through the inside left of the breech. Shooting accuracy increases and the overall dimensions are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignees: FSBI-FALPIAR, Vitali Vitalevich BOYARKIN
    Inventor: Vitali Vitalevich BOYARKIN
  • Patent number: 9541340
    Abstract: Magazine release apparatus and firearms including such magazine release apparatus are disclosed. An example magazine release apparatus for use with a firearm includes a magazine retaining arm including a longitudinal slot, a first handle to protrude from a first side of the firearm and a second handle to protrude from a second side of the firearm. The second handle includes a rocker arm having a feature to be supported on a receiver of the firearm. The first and second handles are actuatable to move the magazine release apparatus between a magazine retaining position and a magazine releasing position. In the magazine retaining position, the second handle is at least partially supported by the longitudinal slot and the feature extends toward the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Heckler & Koch GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Fluhr, Daniel Kohler
  • Patent number: 9518792
    Abstract: An enhanced magazine release button assembly having a button member, wherein the button member includes a projection formed on an end of the button member; and a finger pad member, wherein the finger pad member includes a recess mateable with the projection of the button member, wherein the finger pad member is secured to the end of the button member via interaction of the projection and the recess and is further secured to the end of the button member via a fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventor: George Huang
  • Patent number: 9500439
    Abstract: A device for use with a pistol having a slide, said device configured to assist with racking the slide by providing a body configured to removably interface with the slide, said body providing improved means for maintaining a grip and providing improved leverage, thereby allowing the slide to be more easily moved in a rearward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventors: Martin Wayne Dietrich, Robin Nathaniel Dietrich
  • Patent number: 9429375
    Abstract: In various embodiments, an AR-15/M-16 style rifle may comprise a lower receiver, a magazine catch spring, a magazine release button, an ambidextrous magazine release button, and a magazine catch. The magazine catch spring may be at least partially installable within the lower receiver. The magazine release button may operatively engage a first end of the magazine catch spring. The magazine release button may be movably installed in the lower receiver. The ambidextrous magazine release button may be pivotally installed within the lower receiver. The ambidextrous magazine release button may be configured to pivot about a pivot screw in the lower receiver. The magazine catch may be moveably installed in the lower receiver. The magazine catch may comprise a first portion that operatively engages the magazine release button and a second portion that operatively engages the ambidextrous magazine release button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventors: Frank L. DeSomma, John M. Capps, Jr., Brandon Klar
  • Patent number: 9417020
    Abstract: Firearms where the bolt catch, magazine, or both, can be released from either side using the same or a substantially similar motion using contact features that look, feel, or operate similarly on both sides, that are located within the firearm rather than externally, that can be used more easily or reliably, or a combination thereof. In some embodiments, a bolt catch engagement feature is similarly ambidextrous. In many embodiments, a user action on one side of the firearm is substantially similar to, but in the opposite direction from, a user action on the other side that performs the same function. In various embodiments, a left button, pad, or feature is directly opposite and in line with a right button, pad, or feature. Bolt catches can use two levers and magazine release mechanisms can use two parallel elongated members that are perpendicular to the barrel with a catch actuator located between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: FALKOR SID, INC.
    Inventor: Aaron A. McGinty
  • Patent number: 9303948
    Abstract: An extended cartridge magazine longer than a pistol grip length needs to have the gap between the base plate of the magazine and the butt end of the grip filled. The present invention provides a sleeve to fill this gap that can be easily slid on and off the magazine by applying simple pressure to the ends of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Freed Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Freed
  • Patent number: RE48611
    Abstract: A semiautomatic handgun includes various unique features to facilitate rapid, accurate shooting. Some examples of the handgun include a more compact recoil spring system, locating the recoil spring around the barrel while permitting rearward movement of the barrel in conjunction with the slide. Other examples include an automatic magazine release for releasing the magazine upon the discharge of the last cartridge in the magazine. Still other examples include a grooved or roughened top slide surface for facilitating slide manipulation with one hand. Further examples include auxiliary sight systems to facilitate determining the proper distance by which to lead a moving target. Other examples include a takedown tool stored within the handgun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: CABOT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Brian Zins, Robert Bianchin, Michael Hebor