Freedom Defense Tactical on customizing an AR pistol platform (VIDEO)

Since 2015, Manuel “Graf” Grafia has operated the small shop Freedom Defense Tactical in Wimberley, Texas, where he specializes in customizing firearms like his most popular build the Collapsible Pistol Platform.

“The CPP is a popular platform because it gives the user the ability to take the full size AR-pistol system and collapse it down to a 12-inch easily storable and transportable system,” Grafia said.

Using a host of quality components from brand like Pantheon Arms, Aero Precision, Magpul, POF, Law Tactical, Phase 5, KAK Industry and Strike Industries, the CPP gives the user easy takedown as well as topnotch performance.

Grafia started the company with his business partner Leo Zelada, who also served in the military, with the drive to open a shop owned and operated by Christian veterans.

Manuel “Graf” Grafia, Co-owner of Freedom Defense Tactical located in Wimberley, Texas. (Photo: Don Summers/

Grafia demonstrates the collapsible folding stock adapter by Law Tactical. (Photo: Don Summers/

A close-up of the VG6 Precision Epsilon 556 Muzzle and CAGE Device. (Photo: Don Summers/

The trigger guard with finger rest was manufactured by Strike Industries. (Photo: Don Summers/

The red charging handle manufactured by Strike Industries. (Photo: Don Summers/

FDT’s Collapsible Pistol Platforrm disassembled. (Photo: Don Summers/

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