Chicago-based Tyrant Designs’ custom AR-15 and aluminum handgun parts will be familiar to anyone who prefers a custom look to their firearms.
They are the creators of the skeletonized aluminum AR-15 grip, which many companies have now begun to copy thanks to its light weight and flashy look. Tyrant Designs was made official in 2015, but their business has been around for almost 40 years with roots in the aerospace and medical areas. They run a state-of-the-art CNC machining shop that’s a family-owned business passed down from father to son, who is now the CEO.
Tyrant Designs is all about innovation and solving problems through machining. The skeletonized grip came about partly due to the frustration with the cheap AR grips produced by the ton overseas. As Tyrant Designs has continued to innovate, they’ve made purposeful and helpful upgrades for many handguns today.
Tyrant Designs reached out to us to provide an honest review and feedback on their products, many of which on our list today were provided to us at no charge.