Is your AR-15 still wearing its stock endplate? Maybe it’s finally time to start that new build you have been putting off. Well, if that’s the case, then let's talk about end plates. This is an easy upgrade that’s often overlooked, but it shouldn’t be. That little part helps keep your rear takedown pin detent and tension spring in place. Additionally, if you get an Ascend Armory QD End Plate you get a place to attach a QD sling swivel.
If you have a stock endplate all you have is a flat piece of metal. An Ascend Armory QD End Plate is a precision machined component that is created from 6000 series aluminum and anodized. No one would give you any kind of warranty on a plain old piece of metal, but Ascend Armory sure does on their part. Not just any kind of warranty, but an unconditional lifetime warranty. Also, if you have never run an AR with a sling for support, you don’t know what you’re missing. The QD in the name stands for Quick Detach. That means you can add a quick detach sling swivel to your weapon, put on a sling and get more positive control of your shots.
You don’t want trigger pins that will walk out on you, or have screws back out of that gas key. Certainly, you don’t want a castle nut that lets go in the middle of a match. With the right part, you can tighten that Ascend Armory Enhanced Castle Nut, stake your Ascend Armory QD End Plate and never worry about it again.