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Arisaka Defense Announces New Vertical Grips And Optic Leveler

Arisaka Defense products

Apex, NC, January 6, 2015 – Arisaka LLC is pleased to announce the release of its new Vertical Grips and Optic Leveler.

The Vertical Grip is a robust, minimal foregrip for KeyMod, M-Lok, and CMR handguards. It features a radiused profile at the top which tapers to meet the mounting surface on the handguard, giving a low-profile feel and ergonomic comfort. Twin mounting screws ensure secure attachment. The Vertical Grip is CNC machined from 6061 aluminum and type III hard coat anodized. It weighs 1.8 oz, is 2.5″ in height, and 1.3″ in diameter.

The Optic Leveler is an inexpensive, easy-to-use tool for leveling scopes mounted in rings or one-piece mounts. The base plate sits on the Picatinny rail or one-piece mount just below the turret cluster of the scope, which is intentionally left slightly loose in the rings so it can rotate. The leveling wedge is inserted from the side into the slot in the base. As the matching ramped surfaces of the wedge and base engage, the top of the wedge rises upwards and contacts the turret cluster, causing it to spin until level. The user can then proceed to tighten the scope rings.

All Arisaka products are made entirely in the USA.



5 Responses to “Arisaka Defense Announces New Vertical Grips And Optic Leveler”

  1. Mark says:

    That Optic Leveler looks kinda like the Sphur leveling kit.

    • DCB says:

      I own one of these levelers, as well as a Spuhr leveler. The Arisaka tool is better designed (you can use it on one-piece mounts, you can’t on the Spuhr), less expensive, and made in the United States. While I think it’s great that Spuhr would like to lay an intellectual property claim to a device that has been around for centuries, I’ll opt for the part that’s made in the US, half the price, and a better piece of kit.

  2. Jonas says:

    Yeah, it is an obvious ripoff of the Spuhr design. Lame, piss-lame really…

  3. Jbgleason says:

    The optic leveler is a great idea. Does this mean I can stop using a deck of playing cards?

  4. Mike Nomad says:

    I’ve been using a small, rectangular piece of tool steel (lay it in a groove or on the flat, tilt up under the scope). Just ordered one of the Arisaka for reasons mentioned above.

    Didn’t know about the Spuhr leveler before now. What’s the wrench-like cutout on the wide end of the wedge for?