"Tin Man" AR15 Speargun Handle Frame

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"Tin Man" AR15 Speargun Handle Frame

In cooperation with custom speargun builders /designers, Jeff Derocher (AKA Tin Man) and Chad Morris (AKA Griswold) of the Bayou Design Team, MAKO Spearguns is now producing the "Tin Man AR15 Handle Frame". Machined to exact tolerances from a solid block of American made aircraft grade aluminum, these handles are now available for the Do It Yourself speargun builders as well.

  • Designed, produced and tested by Jeff DeRocher (AKA Tin Man) and Chad Morris (AKA Griswold), this design takes advantage of the inherent geometric strength of the military M-16/AR-15 assault rifle design. Once snugged down with the included high strength 1/4" bolt, the bulk of speargun recoil forces are carried by the handle/frame interface.

  • For an even stronger assembly the "Tin Man" AR15 Handle Frame is designed with a 4 hole pattern.

  • The "Tin Man" Handle Frame accepts many standard AR-15 rifle grips (NO MODIFICATIONS REQUIRED) such as the Hogue grips and the Midway USA #A-2 grips also available from MAKO Spearguns.

  • The grip is easily attached to the handle frame with a single ¼" high strength, coated stainless steel bolt. That means the grip is easily removable to fit the speargun in a smaller tube for travel. You do not need to unscrew the complete handle frame from the speargun which results in weakened screw holes on the speargun. Simply remove the grip from the frame and keep the frame attached to the speargun.

  • Designed for the DIY builder in mind, even the 3/16" radius on the corners were selected to match a 3/8" diameter router bit for easy recessed mounting.

  • The trigger slot is wide enough to accommodate all of the commonly available trigger mechs.

  • The push rod groove in the top mounting plate and the machined slot in the trigger guard make remote trigger installations easy for mid-handled spearguns. You can make your own slide trigger for a perfect fit, or use our MAKO slide trigger.

  • Top plate dimensions are (5-5/16" long x 1-3/16" wide) and are interchangeable with many other commonly used handles.

  • The top plate is secured with four #8 x 1" stainless steel flathead phillips screws (included) which are positioned in the industry standard locations for ease of installation.

  • Machined from a solid block of American made aircraft grade aluminum with mil spec. hard anodizing for superior protection against the elements.

  • Includes Qty 4 #8 x 1" stainless steel flathead phillips screws.

Tin Man strength tests the AR15 handle

image-divider AR15 Handle Mounting View

Handle Mounting View

image-divider AR15 Handle Side View

Handle Side View

image-divider Shown w/optional Hogue Black rubber coated grip

Optional Hogue Black rubber coated grip

image-divider Shown w/optional Hogue Ghillie Green rubber coated grip

Optional Hogue Ghillie Green rubber coated grip

image-divider Shown w/optional Hogue Pink rubber coated grip

Optional Hogue Pink rubber coated grip

image-divider Shown w/optional Midway USA A2 Hard Black grip

Optional Midway USA A2 Hard Black grip

image-divider Accepts all trigger mechs and remote triggers w/ push rods.

Accepts all trigger mechs and remote triggers w/ push rods

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  • 5
    AR 15 “Tin Man” handle.

    Posted by Matt on Jun 25th 2021

    Excellent construction and amazing price.

  • 5
    Great stuff, j...

    Posted by Jacob Brown on Jul 2nd 2020

    Great stuff, just wish you guys made a trigger mechanism too.

  • 5
    Happy with handles

    Posted by Susan on Feb 20th 2020

    Great service - quick and well packed, thanks!

  • 5
    1st build

    Posted by Jacob Brown on Dec 13th 2019

    I chiseled out the area for the base. It was easy to install, feels very solid when attached, easy to disassemble if needed.

  • 5
    Happy with handles

    Posted by Susan Holton on Feb 28th 2019

    Mako Spearguns is a great company to buy from. They consistently excel at quick shipping and great packing!

  • 5
    Perfect for our needs!

    Posted by Susan Holton on Nov 29th 2018

    Mako is lightning fast at filling our orders and shipping! We appreciate the great quality of the grips - the outstanding customer service ... and will continue to order!

  • 5
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    Posted by Derek Street on Aug 16th 2018

  • 5
    AR15 Speargun Handle Frame

    Posted by Susan on Nov 25th 2017

    Outstanding service from Mako Spearguns! We are a repeat customer and know we can count on quick shipping and great products. Thanks Mako!

  • 5
    Great product

    Posted by Scott on May 9th 2017

    Got a batch of these for some upcoming gun builds - have not used yet, but can say the machining and finish quality of these is to a very high standard, and great pricing too.

  • 5
    Top notch quality and fast shipping

    Posted by J.D. on Mar 7th 2017

    Just as ALWAYS fast shipping and a quality product. Thanks guys

  • 5
    Great product at a fair price

    Posted by Robert on Apr 8th 2016

    Much better and less expensive than any other AR compatible grip frame I could find. A diy stock builders dream! I used it for a diy bullpup stock I built for my air rifle out of carbon fiber. It looks awesome. Areas it could be improved: The slot for the trigger is very narrow. You'll need to drill it out for many triggers. The metal is very thick so it can't be used easily with shorter trigger blades. Being offered more choice of screw hole positions would give it a broader range of uses. Maybe offer one with no screw holes so we can drill our own. I would like to see a version that was compatible with beaver tail AR grips. These frames could easily be made lighter by losing some of the width and length. It is rigid enough to be stable with less metal. All these points are small and this is an excellent product that can be used on more than just spear guns.

  • 5
    Awesome service

    Posted by Peter Aderinto on Jun 8th 2015

    Excellent product and fast service. Will definitely buy from MAKO again. The Tin Man frame with pink hogue grip is a perfect match. Thank you very much.