If you’ve ever fired an AR-15, chances are there are parts of the rifle you’ve loved and parts of the rifle you wish were modified. That makes sense: Different shooters prefer rifles that are designed differently because no two bodies are exactly the same. While some riflemen might enjoy grips that are smooth, for example, others might favor grips that feature more contours.

The good news is that your AR-15 is an extremely customizable rifle. There are virtually endless ways you can personalize your weapon. By upgrading certain components of your rifle, you can build the AR-15 that is best suited to your particular shooting preferences, as well as to how you intend to use the weapon.

The end result? A more accurate and therefore more optimal shooting experience. Believe it or not, you can become up to 45 percent more accurate in the field when you build the rifle that feels best in your hands.

And the best news? You don’t have to take your rifle to a gunsmith to install many common AR-15 upgrades.

At Wing Tactical, we’re proud to carry a full line of the top AR-15 mods, so you’ll have no problem finding the customizations you need to take your shooting game to the next level. So if you’re looking for common AR-15 upgrades or even less conventional AR-15 upgrade ideas, you’ve come to the right place.


Prior to moving forward with any customizations to your rifle, though, it’s important to make sure you’re well-versed on the laws in your particular state. Already done that? Good. Check out all these ways you can customize your rifle and give yourself an edge in the field or on the range.

AR-15 Upgrades
Enlarged Trigger Guards
Extended Magazine Release
Back-Up Sights
Ambidextrous Charging Handle
Ambidextrous Safety Selectors
Extended Bolt Releases
Anit-Rotational Pins
Handguards & Rail Systems
Muzzle Devices
Nickle Boron Coated Bolt Carrier Groups
Sling & Sling Mountings

The way the rifle feels in your hands will play a huge role in the level of comfort you enjoy on the shooting range. After all, if your AR-15 doesn’t feel right when you grip it, you’ll be forced to spend too much time thinking about your hands instead of focusing on the task at hand. And that kind of distraction will almost certainly work against the accuracy of your shots.

One of the most common AR-15 upgrades, modifying the grip of your rifle will play a huge role when it comes to ensuring an optimal shooting experience. As you begin your search for a replacement AR-15 grip, you’ll have to ask yourself whether you’re more comfortable with a smoother or more rigid piece of hardware. You’ll also have to choose the material — such as polymer or rubber, with or without fiberglass reinforcement — that works best for your shooting style. And you can’t forget to pick the right color, too. The overall appearance of your AR-15 counts.

Those aren’t your only choices. Choosing a grip that increases your comfort level and ergonomics can make you more relaxed and reduce tension. Finger grooves, contours and palm swells make your gun fit correctly into your hand and fingers — you can decide based on your hand size to make sure your grip works just as well as the rest of the specifications of the piece. Like anything else on your gun, you’ll probably also want to pay attention to the weight of your grip to make sure your AR-15 doesn’t feel too light or too heavy in the field.

You can choose from custom grip models in a variety of types, like angled and vertical foregrips, pistol grips, handstops and magazine well grips. A new grip offers several benefits. Some models work to absorb recoil, resulting in less muzzle climb. This allows you higher successive shot accuracy with tight shot grouping so you can reengage your target after each shot without losing valuable time.

If you choose the right grip for your body and preferences, you’ll also experience reduced wrist stress and easier relaxation. Depending on the way you grip with your forehand, foregrips can protect your hand against barrel and rail system heat that occurs from extended use. Overall, a quality grip can offer enhanced, enjoyable, accurate shooting no matter what your gun is used for.