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Offline SouthernScorp

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Re: Tailhook vs SBT Evo first impressions
« Reply #45 on: August 15, 2017, 04:34:17 PM »

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I waited for the tail hook.  From the second I got the Scorpion and GHW hinted at the option of the factory folder I was up their butt until I could get my hands on it.  (The KAK blades look like trash on the Scorpion, and IMO, the SBT isn't much better.)  The Scorpion is a good little gun, certainly worthy of an extra hundred or two, to have it exactly the way you want.  I was willing to piece it together if I had to.  It all gets even more expensive if you buy the SBT and end up buying the TH later anyway. 

Yeti dropped the kits before GHW sold theirs, and GHW were less $.  I bought it the second I got the email from Yeti.  Absolutely no regrets.  It was worth it to me for the gun to be as right as it can be.
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that's okay, the yeti has a better looking adapter on it, the gearhead adapter looks like crap when extended
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Re: Tailhook vs SBT Evo first impressions
« Reply #46 on: September 02, 2017, 12:32:47 PM »
For those who own the SB Tactical SBTEVO Brace...

Is there any play when you have it folded out / open / latched position between the brace and the adapter?

I've done research and I know you can lessen any play by tightening down the hinge screw but that also tightens the looseness when folding it.

Also - is it possible to have no play when the brace is folded out and still have it fold with no tension?

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Re: Tailhook vs SBT Evo first impressions
« Reply #47 on: September 07, 2017, 08:12:49 PM »
FDE Tailhook inbound 

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Re: Tailhook vs SBT Evo first impressions
« Reply #48 on: September 09, 2017, 10:00:32 PM »
Ok so I've seen pictures of the words "GEAR HEAD WORKS" engraved onto the side of Tailhook, mine doesn't have that.

Can anyone give further insight into this?

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Re: Tailhook vs SBT Evo first impressions
« Reply #49 on: September 10, 2017, 09:59:44 AM »
Ok so I've seen pictures of the words "GEAR HEAD WORKS" engraved onto the side of Tailhook, mine doesn't have that.

Can anyone give further insight into this?

That is how they are making them now. The embossed logo is not obtrusive and looks good IMO. (Mine has that)

I really wish Gearhead Works made the length of the adapter when fully extended about 4-5mm longer so that it will clear a set of coupled magazines. Right now its just so tantalizing shy of placing the tailhook far enough forward when the brace is folded to use coupled mags.  If they ever update the adapter, I'll buy another one. (i have a couple of them as a spare now.).

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Re: Tailhook vs SBT Evo first impressions
« Reply #50 on: September 10, 2017, 11:39:11 AM »
Ok so I've seen pictures of the words "GEAR HEAD WORKS" engraved onto the side of Tailhook, mine doesn't have that.

Can anyone give further insight into this?

That is how they are making them now. The embossed logo is not obtrusive and looks good IMO. (Mine has that)

I really wish Gearhead Works made the length of the adapter when fully extended about 4-5mm longer so that it will clear a set of coupled magazines. Right now its just so tantalizing shy of placing the tailhook far enough forward when the brace is folded to use coupled mags.  If they ever update the adapter, I'll buy another one. (i have a couple of them as a spare now.).

Interesting - I just bought mine from Prepper Gun Shop. Maybe they have old stock?

Also why do you have "spare" adapters?
« Last Edit: September 10, 2017, 12:14:21 PM by 007_Bond »

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Re: Tailhook vs SBT Evo first impressions
« Reply #51 on: September 10, 2017, 12:45:53 PM »
Ok so I've seen pictures of the words "GEAR HEAD WORKS" engraved onto the side of Tailhook, mine doesn't have that.

Can anyone give further insight into this?

That is how they are making them now. The embossed logo is not obtrusive and looks good IMO. (Mine has that)

I got mine from GHW, one part of a kit with the CZ folder piece.

I bought a spare of the adapter since I figure that part is potentially the weakest point in the brace that could experience the most stress in a drop or during rough handling, AND its a part that might be hardest to get a replacement for if something ever happens to GHW as a company down the road.  I figure the CZ folder part is a factory part that I could find from other sources, and the Tailhook itself is the the toughest part of the whole gun.

I often buy critical or hard to get spare parts for most of my arms. I'm the guy that has to have a minimum of 5 to 10 mags for every gun to feel safe.  Guess that comes from living through the Clinton AWB and often out in then boonies.


Interesting - I just bought mine from Prepper Gun Shop. Maybe they have old stock?

Also why do you have "spare" adapters?

I got mine from GHW, one part of a kit with the CZ folder piece.

I bought a spare of the adapter since I figure that part is potentially the weakest point in the brace that could experience the most stress in a drop or during rough handling, AND its a part that might be hardest to get a replacement for if something ever happens to GHW as a company down the road.  I figure the CZ folder part is a factory part that I could find from other sources, and the Tailhook itself is the the toughest part of the whole gun.

I often buy critical or hard to get spare parts for most of my arms. I'm the guy that has to have a minimum of 5 to 10 mags for every gun to feel safe.  Guess that comes from living through the Clinton AWB and often out in then boonies.

I really wish Gearhead Works made the length of the adapter when fully extended about 4-5mm longer so that it will clear a set of coupled magazines. Right now its just so tantalizing shy of placing the tailhook far enough forward when the brace is folded to use coupled mags.  If they ever update the adapter, I'll buy another one. (i have a couple of them as a spare now.).
« Last Edit: September 10, 2017, 03:01:19 PM by Thrillbilly »

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Re: Tailhook vs SBT Evo first impressions
« Reply #52 on: September 10, 2017, 01:01:41 PM »
Ok so I've seen pictures of the words "GEAR HEAD WORKS" engraved onto the side of Tailhook, mine doesn't have that.

Can anyone give further insight into this?

That is how they are making them now. The embossed logo is not obtrusive and looks good IMO. (Mine has that)

I got mine from GHW, one part of a kit with the CZ folder piece.

I bought a spare of the adapter since I figure that part is potentially the weakest point in the brace that could experience the most stress in a drop or during rough handling, AND its a part that might be hardest to get a replacement for if something ever happens to GHW as a company down the road.  I figure the CZ folder part is a factory part that I could find from other sources, and the Tailhook itself is the the toughest part of the whole gun.

I often buy critical or hard to get spare parts for most of my arms. I'm the guy that has to have a minimum of 5 to 10 mags for every gun to feel safe.  Guess that comes from living through the Clinton AWB and often out in then boonies.

I really wish Gearhead Works made the length of the adapter when fully extended about 4-5mm longer so that it will clear a set of coupled magazines. Right now its just so tantalizing shy of placing the tailhook far enough forward when the brace is folded to use coupled mags.  If they ever update the adapter, I'll buy another one. (i have a couple of them as a spare now.).

Interesting - I just bought mine from Prepper Gun Shop. Maybe they have old stock?

Also why do you have "spare" adapters?

I got mine from GHW, one part of a kit with the CZ folder piece.

I bought a spare of the adapter since I figure that part is potentially the weakest point in the brace that could experience the most stress in a drop or during rough handling, AND its a part that might be hardest to get a replacement for if something ever happens to GHW as a company down the road.  I figure the CZ folder part is a factory part that I could find from other sources, and the Tailhook itself is the the toughest part of the whole gun.

I often buy critical or hard to get spare parts for most of my arms. I'm the guy that has to have a minimum of 5 to 10 mags for every gun to feel safe.  Guess that comes from living through the Clinton AWB and often out in then boonies.

I really wish Gearhead Works made the length of the adapter when fully extended about 4-5mm longer so that it will clear a set of coupled magazines. Right now its just so tantalizing shy of placing the tailhook far enough forward when the brace is folded to use coupled mags.  If they ever update the adapter, I'll buy another one. (i have a couple of them as a spare now.).

Gotcha. Thx for the info.