A handgun is more compact, discrete, and maneuverable than a shoulder-mounted platform - but that comes at a price.
Some shooters find it more difficult to wrangle recoil and muzzle flip, which is the reason that pistol braces, stabilizers, and drop-in platforms like CAA USA Micro Conversion Kits and Micro Roni stabilizers are so highly regarded.
Let’s take a look at some of these and how they can improve your shooting experience.
What Is an MCK?
Command Arms Accessories produces drop-in platforms known as Micro Conversion Kits (AKA MCKs) which are compatible with a wide range of handguns including but not limited to Smith & Wesson, Taurus, Glock, Springfield Armory, Sig Sauer, and Ruger handguns.
An MCK is like a lightweight, expandable chassis that requires no modification to the handgun and is truly drop-in capable. Installation is simple; you effectively open a latch, insert the handgun, and close it. Everything else is configured.
CAA Micro Conversion Kits effectively transform your handgun into a carbine-style platform that offers superior control over handling, recoil management, and muzzle flip. An MCK has the potential to radically improve your accuracy - in some cases, out to 200 yards.
One thing you do need to note, though, is that whenever you remove and reinsert the handgun into the MCK, you’ll need to re-sight the weapon, as your zero will shift slightly.
What Is an MCK Micro Roni?
A Micro Roni, like an MCK, offers a number of similar advantages to standard micro conversion kits.
Micro Roni platforms are also platform conversion kits that are compatible with a wide range of popular pistol models.
These are typically equipped with a right-folding stabilizing brace that secures to the user’s forearm via an adjustable nylon strap. This system stabilizes the handgun platform and enables more confident, accurate one-handed shooting.
Just like an MCK, configuring a handgun within a Micro Roni kit requires no permanent modifications to the handgun and does not require it to be disassembled. They are drop-in ready; simply drop-it into the kit, lock it, and you’re ready to go.
Just like standard micro conversion kits, a Micro Roni offers plenty of opportunities for expansion, and some are equipped with left and right Picatinny rails that offer plenty of room for mounting shooting accessories.
Micro Roni kits are also equipped with ambidextrous trigger guard safeties and charging handles for advanced ergonomics and handling.
Moreover, a Micro Roni also facilitates concealed carry, thanks to its right-folding stock that enables the platform to be carried or even concealed.
Also like micro conversion kits, Micro Roni kits enable a significant expansion of the pistol platform and enhanced handling that can correspond to greater accuracy, particularly at extended ranges.
But regardless of whether you choose an MCK or a Micro Roni, there are a number of significant benefits.
Advantages of Micro Conversion Kits
As has been stated, there are numerous benefits to the use of micro conversion kits and Micro Roni kits. These are among the most significant.
- Improves stability, handling, and accuracy
Both MCK and Micr Roni kits offer a stabilizer or a stock that helps improve the handgun’s stability, whether you shoot one-handed or shoulder the platform. This can improve handling which in turn can improve accuracy in some instances well beyond 100 yards.
- Mitigates recoil and muzzle flip
In the case of the MCK, which can offer the utility of a stock, the platform will substantially mitigate recoil, directing it through the shooter’s shoulder instead of the wrists. This in turn can help the shooter cut back on muzzle flip.
- Does not require modification to the handgun
Perhaps the greatest advantage of all with respect to these platforms is that they do not require any permanent modifications to the handgun - really, they entail none at all and are drop-in ready.
- Easy to install and remove the handgun
Both micro conversion kits and Micro Roni kits allow the handgun to be easily inserted into the platform and are ready to shoot.
- Plenty of rail space and attachment points
After the fact that the MCK and Micro Roni kits can help improve handling and reduce recoil, probably the greatest advantage has to do with platform expansion. Just like a sporting rifle, there are numerous attachment points on an MCK and plenty of rail space - which is ripe for accessorization with sling mounts, glass breakers, brass catchers, WMLs, optics, backup sights, and much more.
- A wide range of purpose-designed MCK accessories
Finally, there are a wide range of accessories specifically designed for micro conversion kits that can be used to expand the platform - though others will work equally as well.
Get MCK Accessories Here
If you’re interested in MCK accessories, check out the previous link. We carry a wide range of optics, sights, thumb rests, slings, glass breakers, brass catchers, bipods, and much more - all expressly designed and developed for the MCK or Micro Roni kits.