Strike Industries Enhanced Castle Nut and Extended QD End Plate
Strike Industries Enhanced Castle Nut and Extended QD End Plate
- Centrally placed quick detachable (QD) socket for right or left hand sling use
- Aesthetic upgrade
- Easy drop in installation
- Simplified installation of takedown pin detent via a set screw
- Available in Black, Flat Dark Earth, Blue, Grey, and Red finish!
- Enhanced Castle Nut: Steel
- Extended QD End Plate: 6061-T6 aluminum
- Finish: Hard anodized
- Enhanced Castle Nut: 0.95 oz.
- Extended QD End Plate: 0.95 oz.
- Carbine buffer tube
*First position on buffer tube will be lost due to the extended length of the Enhanced Castle Nut
- 1x Strike Industries Enhanced Castle Nut
- 1x Strike Industries Extended QD End Plate
- 1x Set Screw
- 1x Allen Wrench
Strike Industries has made a name for itself addressing needs that are frequently overlooked by the rest of the firearms industry. With a reputation for attention to detail, you can bet that when Strike offers a parts kit, it’s something special. Strike Industries’ Enhanced Castle Nut and Extended End Plate kit is no exception. When you install these pieces on your rifle you’ll wonder why someone didn’t do it this way sooner.
When you order a Strike Industries Enhanced Castle Nut (ECN) and Extended End Plate (EEP) kit you’ll receive an Extended QD End Plate and an Enhanced Castle Nut and a set screw for simple installation of the takedown pin detent.
The Strike Industries EEP includes a Quick Detach Sling Swivel Mount in the center where it functions ambidextrously. The mount has been repositioned from the traditional placement, eliminating the risk of painful pinches to the webbing of the operator’s primary hand. You’ll handle your weapon more confidently, even in close quarters, because you don’t have to worry about painful accidents due to poor ergonomics.
Strike designed the ECN to better support the threaded part of your receiver’s extension and match the length of the Extended End Plate. The result is a better looking, more secure and functional ECN/EEP kit that you’ll be happy to have on your rifle whether you’re out on maneuvers or at the range.
Strike’s team of engineers and craftsmen has done it again with the Enhanced Castle Nut and Extended QD End Plate. They’ve made simple changes to small parts that others overlooked and improved the operator’s experience in the real world.
Note: Receiver Extension Tube (RET) may become damaged if EEP is installed on RET and then forced far enough rearward to allow full threading onto Billet or polymer lower receivers that have a RET support flange with a depth greater than 0.503."
Strike ins. End plate/castle nut
Posted by Scott on 9th Sep 2018
These strike industries end plates and castle nuts are great, if your building a custom high end AR these are a must, I've yet to find a better part for that area of my rifle for that "tricked out" look.
Better yet , for all those FDE rifles, wing tac is the only place you can get this in dark earth, by the way they shipped it immediately ..
I only wish I could upload a picture of how awesome my ar is, these details make all the difference, the best things cost a little dough unfortunately, but you wont regret it
Looks good works great
Posted by SethG on 24th Apr 2018
Does exactly what you want, and looks great. Tight lockup and stays tight.
Great product but difficult to install with Quick Pins
Posted by Walt on 18th Apr 2018
Extremely well made as are all SI products and looks great on the gun. Only problem I had was that I installed it at the same time as I was installing a set of Cross Armory Quick Pins. There was not enough space for everything to rotate into place to secure the buffer retainer pin so I had to do a lot of filing of the end plate tab to get it to fit. If I wasn't installing the Quick Pins, it would have installed very easily.
Excellent end plate - highly recommend!
Posted by Unknown on 3rd Apr 2018
It is awesome. It looks good, provides a single point sling attachment, and it is easy to install. I highly recommend it! Color looks amazing too!
Must have part!
Posted by GSR870 on 9th Oct 2017
I've purchased 4 or 5 of these things now, and will continue to add one to every Ar setup into the future. A+++
Perfect addition for larger hands
Posted by Murray on 12th Sep 2017
The castle nut looks great especially on a colored buffer tube and the extended end plate serves its purpose great.
Great end plate/castle nut.
Posted by AKmarc on 17th Aug 2017
The end plate provides a QD Port in the perfect position to avoid being pinched. The castle nut supports the weakest portion of the receiver extension-preventing breakage. All in all a great product combination.
Nice add on.
Posted by Paul F on 11th Jul 2017
Easy to install and looks great.
Nice piece of hardware.
Posted by Bruce Lee on 5th Jun 2017
Strike industries has done it again with this QD end plate. Excellent quality and beautifully done. Piece of cake to install.
Red/Black castle nut and end plate
Posted by Samuel B. on 2nd May 2017
This end plate is a nice looking addition to my custom red/black rifle build. Fit and function is superb. Easy to install and the shipping from Wing Tactical was lightning fast. Get it, you won't be sorry.
My Blue Nut
Posted by Unknown on 1st May 2017
Great Product! If you are looking for a statement piece, this is the part you need. The quality is there, the color is amazing, fits on easy and looks Incredible. It perfectly covers my buffer tube threads.I have a standard buffer tube from Mag-pul, so its nothing crazy.
Blue version to complete my AR....
Posted by Unknown on 28th Apr 2017
I bought this to complete the look of my AR10. Cannot emphasize enough how much I enjoy the look and functionality of this item! It does blend and feel well. The quick release is a nice tweak to an old design as well. It's going to be slightly heavier than some on the market, but as long as this is the one decorative item that is ever so slightly heavier, you're still good!
Great custom feature
Posted by Unknown on 6th Mar 2017
Gave my custom AR build a very custom look and I love how the qd swivel attaches right to it. Definitely recommend.
Get ahead of the pack!
Posted by John on 1st Jan 2017
Ok, you say $54 for a castle nut and sling attachment is too much? Well, this is no ordinary castle nut - it actually blends in your stock to the lower without that homely nut, endplate and piece of stock tube showing in between. Granted, it's a cosmetic touch, but really, aren't we proud of and want to show off our builds? This is well worth the money!