Forward Thinking Forward Assist

Ever consider the AR-15 forward assist as a decorative piece? Options are few but this small addition will surely grab the attention of fellow shooters at the line.

by Robert Coles

With the AR-15 ejection port cover receiving all the attention of decoration these days with laser cut engravings and flashy logos, the forward assist found on most AR-15 upper receivers serves a lowly function and is seldom thought of as an item to accessorize. I began searching the web for alternative style forward assist buttons and the selection was very limited. I then decided to experiment with different ball mill cuts on the assist button head, only to find it remained plain looking.

As a decorative item, the forward assist needs something to make it stand out. Looking for inspiration, I…

Read more in the March 2019 issue.

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