Fortis LE Lightweight Enhanced End Plate with K1 System Castle Nut

Fortis LE Lightweight Enhanced End Plate with K1 System Castle Nut

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  • Tapered castle nut to seat and seal itself into place without the need of staking the end plate
  • No ratcheting, no set screws, no backing out and no failures
  • Quick Detach Socket - 360º rotational locking interface


  • Material: 7075-T6 Aluminum
  • Finish: Black, Red, or Gold
  • Weight:
    • Endplate: 0.42 oz.
    • Castle Nut: 0.14 oz.


  • AR-15 and AR-10


  • 1x Fortis Lightweight Enhanced End Plate
  • 1x Fortis K1 Tapered Castle Nut


How many times have you went to remove the castle nut on your AR, slipped and scuffed it? I know, if it's staked properly, it can be hard to break loose and things happen. It's just a little thing, you can barely see it, but you know it's there. When you change to a Fortis K1 Castle nut locking system you will never have to mess with staking that thing again.

There Is Another Way to Skin A Cat

The revolutionary design of the Fortis tapered castle nut is made to work with the Fortis LE End Plate. Together they securely attach your buffer tube without having to stake anything in place. The outer circumference of the tapered castle nut wedges itself into the tapered inner surface of the Fortis LE End Plate to create a perfect bond that virtually guarantees it won't back off. Of course, you are still going to want to use an armorers wrench to torque down the Fortis K1 Castle nut, but it will stay tight without having to stake it in place.

One Less Step When Installing the Fortis K1 Castle Nut

Properly staking a castle nut isn't really that big of a deal, but sometimes breaking it loose can be. I worked on a friend's AR once, he had used Locktite on the castle nut on top of staking it. It took heat and some bad words to get it loose. Well, the Fortis LE End Plate combined with the fitted, tapered castle nut locks in tight and comes off easily, heat and bad words are not requried. Additionally, Fortis machined an attachment point for a QD sling swivel into the enhanced endplate. This cutting-edge convenience should be on your gun today.

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2 Reviews

  • Very Light But Not Well Thought Out

    Posted by Jake on 31st Oct 2018

    I purchased the gold version of this, mainly because the black was sold out, and I can image that the black will have the same issue. Upon torquing the castle nut down, I noticed that the gold anodizing started to rub off. This is due to the friction/taper lock design. The anodizing does not hold up to friction. Now I have a gold/raw aluminum castle nut. This could have been prevented had the end plate not been machined in a wavy pattern. If the they would have omitted the machining of the wavy spot it would cover up the areas on the castle nut were the anodizing rubbed off of the taper.

    I would not recommend this to anyone and would say wait for the K2 version.

  • Cutting edge

    Posted by Justin on 16th Oct 2018

    What a brilliant way to deal with the ole castle nut / end plate situation. It is a well built, precision part that is shockingly light, fully functional and the only setup I will buy from now on.... Awesome!!

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