When it comes to new accessories for my rifle, I am always on the hunt to try out new items any chance I get. From extended bolt catches to trigger guards, there are a bunch of different items that are made available to the market. This time I had the pleasure to try something new for my rifle that I normally would not use. Courtesy of the monthly subscription known as Tac Pack, the item that I will be going over is the Rhino-32,(Tactical Magwell and Grip) from Arma Spec.
Going into this the first few things that I would like to go over is the installation and the durability of the Rhino-32. When it comes to the installation process, I found that it was fairly easy. Installing the Rhino-32 onto the rifle was essentially 3 steps. The first step is to take apart the Rhino-32, (coming apart into 2 pieces), that align on either side of the magazine well.
An Allen wrench was supplied by ArmaSpec to tighten the Rhino-32 back together. Being this easy to install is something that I find praiseworthy of ArmaSpec, being quick and simple. Following this, I wanted to comment on the durability of this item. ArmaSpec has made the Rhino-32 with a reinforced polymer. This is something that I find extremely helpful in cases such as my own because everything I use I tend to either destroy or put heavy wear on whatever I am using.
The next thing that I would like to bring up is the functionality of the Rhino-32, there is supposed to be a smoother transition when it comes to reloading your rifle. This is due to the fact that the magazine well being extended out more. I feel this could be a tool used for those who haven’t had time practicing reloading on a normal magazine well or for those who are shooting competition who need to save as much time as possible when it comes to shooting.
There is no doubt that when reloading it is a help. You are able to get the magazine in because even if it hits the inside of the Rhino-32 you are easily able to guide the magazine in fast and get back to shooting. Going off the functionality, it does show that the Rhino-32 does offer extra grip for the user, including finger grooves. Personally, this does nothing for me due to the fact that the way I grip my rifle is totally different than that, but to each their own.
The last thing that I wanted to speak about was the magazine capability for the Rhino-32. In the product description on Arma Spec’s website, it was said that it supports all Magpul mags, including the Gen 3 mags. With this in mind, I decided to put the Rhino-32 through a test reloading 3 different types of magazines into my rifle while attached. Using Hexmag, Mission First Tactical and Magpul over the course of 50 reloads per magazine, I had noticed that the transition was smooth with all the magazines.
For my final thoughts, I would have to say that they’re neither positive or negative about the Rhino-32. This would be an extremely help accessory for your rifle if you are into competition shooting as I have said earlier. Also, I believe that it would be good for newer shooters. Using this attachment for my rifle is something that I do not see myself using much though in the long run, for the fact that I have gone so long without using something like the Rhino-32 that it would make no difference to me whether or not that I have it on my rifle or not.