Black Wood USA announces new English Walnut Grips for the AR-15

The grips offer a 1911 style on the modular AR-15 platform. (Photo: Black Wood USA)

Black Wood USA brings a classic look and feel to the AR-15 platform, launching new English Walnut grips.

Made through a partnership between Black Wood USA and Indian Creek Designs, the grip panels mesh the 1911 style with the functionality of the AR-15 platform. Black Wood capitalized on ICD’s aluminum grip frame which allows gun owners to add 1911 grip panels to AR-15s. Blackwood CEO William Mengon said the company’s grip panel design still allows the AR-15 to operate as intended.

The panels still allow the AR-15 to operate as intended. (Photo: Black Wood USA)

“ICD has developed a solid platform, partnering with them was a natural choice,” Mengon said in a press release. “We’ve spent the past year designing, prototyping, and gathering feedback from our customers. These grips are the first of a suite of products we’ve developed through that process.”

Starting as a solid block of English Walnut, the wood is CNC machined into right and left grip panels. The panels are then hand sanded and sealed for durability. Available in either smooth or grooved panels, the Black Wood USA English Walnut grips for the AR-15 platform start at $100.

Read More On:

Latest Reviews

  • Tuck & Carry: CCW in a Skirt

    Aimed at those who want the comfort and convenience of a skirt but with the protection of a holstered gun, the Tuck & Carry occupies what I term apparel holsters -- that is clothing/holster duos.

    Read More
  • The Marlin Dark in .45-70 is Stealthy and Modern

    Flash forward the lever gun of Western lore to the 2020s, where Marlin has taken that classic design and given it a modern upgrade. Meet the Marlin Dark.

    Read More
  • Gear Review: Sig Sauer Tango 6T 1-6

    Sig Sauer has long been a big name in the firearms industry, so it came as no surprise several years ago when Sig filled out its repertoire with its own optics line. Today, we’re looking at the Tango 6T, a 1-6 low power variable optic.

    Read More
  • First Look: Hornady 6mm ARC

    Hornady brought another impressive project to the shooting public in 2020 with the introduction of the 6mm Advanced Rifle Cartridge.

    Read More