The Forward grip thread of DOOOMMM!!!


walking arsenal
January 14, 2006, 06:49 PM
Ok, so maybe not doom. But i would like this thread to cover the gamut of info on forward grips I.E. Favortie grip makers, materials, dealers. If this works this thread should turn out pretty informative.

I'm going to add a forward grip to my AR.

But there are a lot of makers out there to choose from.

There are also a lot of materials to choose that these grips are made from.

So i'm looking for some input on some good manufacturers.

These are my personal choices so far.

None of these are very expensive.

I've looked at some from joeken arms and from sportsmans guide but can't seem to find who makes them so to me they are of questionable quality

Hense recomendation of some good dealers.


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January 14, 2006, 07:49 PM
Since I shoot an M14S, I just use my magazine as a "forward grip". It may not be very "cool" but it works.

January 14, 2006, 07:56 PM
I spent big money on a forward grip, storage for batteries, all that cool stuff.

Then I took a carbine class.

The grip was gone in the first hour and has not been back on the gun since.

But, since we're talking about them, I was using the GGG grip with their
UFIR rail, which mounts under a standard foregrip.

It was a very nice setup and I recommend it to anyone that feels like they need a fore grip.

January 14, 2006, 08:17 PM
Tapco, $10 bucks, works fine.

January 14, 2006, 08:23 PM
I really like the Tango Down fore grip, though the only other one I have really tried has been a Dieter, which doesn't seem as great as it is made out to be by some.

walking arsenal
January 14, 2006, 08:23 PM

Whats it made out of?

January 14, 2006, 09:54 PM
I'd look at the Knights foregrip. We have them as part of of SOPMOD M-4s so that's what I use on my own personal M-4gery. Nothing like being able to train in your off time with an identical weapon (minus the go-fast parts and the slightly longer barrel) as the weapon you're going to take to war. :)

Mad Bodhi
January 14, 2006, 10:20 PM
How about this ? :neener: :neener:

January 14, 2006, 10:28 PM
short barreled rifle?

January 14, 2006, 10:32 PM
How about this ? :neener: :neener:

wicked badass, I've always wanter a forward pump on an 870 that was a pistol

January 14, 2006, 11:59 PM
Does that Glock have a hammer or do my eyes fool me? What in the world is that on the back of the Glock? :confused: :confused: :confused:

walking arsenal
January 15, 2006, 11:41 AM
That is a really interesting set up.

I wonder about the legalities of such a rig.

It looks a little delicate too, like the pistol might break off if the whole set up was dropped.

January 15, 2006, 12:49 PM
Sorry but every time I see that picture I have to do my best not to pee my pants laughing that that mall ninja setup!:rolleyes:

Mad Bodhi
January 15, 2006, 06:15 PM
Come on,it's the latest and greatest in Tinker Toy Tinsel.At least until Starbucks releases their Tactical rail/frappucino maker.

Walking Arsenal,don't take it as an insult to you,I just happened across this pic and your thread was just the perfect platform to use it.By the way though this setup is sold only to military and law enforcement.Someone pointed out that the pistol may be considered a short barrel rifle in this configuration.I don't know about that but ith our friendly BATF anything is possible.

walking arsenal
January 15, 2006, 06:45 PM
Meh, i got better things to get anoyed about.

Like that homeless guy that keeps whizzing on my car hood.

January 15, 2006, 06:55 PM
Does that Glock have a hammer or do my eyes fool me? What in the world is that on the back of the Glock? :confused: :confused: :confused:

I think that's where you put in the batteries.

January 15, 2006, 06:56 PM
got their poly and am happy with it so far... opens and retracts fast, very stong
also have the $14 one, and for some applications, its fantastic as well

January 15, 2006, 07:06 PM
Man.... I really need to get an M1A....


January 15, 2006, 07:09 PM
It's just composite plastic, nothing special. It slides on the rail and screws from the bottom. Go to to take a look at it, actually maybe I paid $15 for the thing, don't remember:scrutiny: . I use a Pentagon light mounted under the barrel so with the grip I can use my left hand middle finger around the grip to nudge the "momentary switch" on the light. Pretty tactical huh!:neener:

January 15, 2006, 08:42 PM
I went with a Yankee Hill 9420 on my plate AR.

January 15, 2006, 08:54 PM
Tango Down. Solid and useful. I put one on my FAL to assist with a tac light.

January 15, 2006, 09:27 PM

did you say what type of forward grgip, I like this one.:)

January 15, 2006, 09:35 PM
BTW IRONBALLS your rifle is FU**ing cool!

January 15, 2006, 10:32 PM
Ditto that

January 16, 2006, 12:33 AM
got their poly and am happy with it so far... opens and retracts fast, very stong
also have the $14 one, and for some applications, its fantastic as well

Ooh, ooh! Does the $14 one fit onto the rail of any pistol you have?

For sheer oddness, that's a pic I'd like to see.

Wait, would that violate some sort of law, or was that just under the AWB?


January 16, 2006, 12:51 AM
I own a number of forward grips including two of those ones on the AK pictured earlier. Since that won't fit on an AR, I am not sure why it was mentioned, but ?
This is a subject that interests me as you will see later in the post, but it seems to be so difficult to stay on the subject: let alone adding anything of use that is related to the topic at hand ???????
I have a couple of the Knights, a Surefire 900 series light, a Dieter, and the Fobus.
To me, the most important thing about the grip is how easily it comes on and off of the rail. The beautiful thing about having a rail is the ability to configure the weapon how you want it and also how it best suits your present needs. In my case, I don't like to leave the Surefire light mounted on the rail all the time. I like to use a regular grip and if I need the light, I want to be able to switch out foregrips in a couple seconds. This is where the Dieter falls apart. It is mounted with three allen head screws. So, not only does it not come off easily, but it also requires a tool. So much for that. The Knights grips are very simple, but they also have what I percieve as a drawback: the grip locks into the rail by screwing down the base of the grip. This advances a plastic pin down into the gap of the rail. It works OK, however, if you arn't looking at where the pin is going (like, it is going down half on a rail and half off) the flimsy plastic just folds over, damaging the plastic. I have to admit, this doesn't seem to hurt them, but it bothers me.
The Surefire light is fantastic. I recently upgraded the mount with a LaRue throw lever mount: the light comes on and off in a second. But, the light adds weight so I usually use a different foregrip.
In a nutshell, I don't like any of the grips I own completely. They are all OK. The Dieter is great other than the mount: I have it on my 9mm AR SBR. I have looked at the Tango Down and it looks like it is the next thing I am going to try. It has a good solid, but simple mount, and to me, that is all that really matters.

January 16, 2006, 12:32 PM
MV - Adding a foreward grip to a pistol without having it registered (AOW, I believe) is a federal crime and has nothing to do with the AWB. IMHO, it's not that helpful even on select-fire (Glock 18) and is just mall-ninja crap. In any event, agree or disagree with the preceeding, I think most would agree that it's not worth showing up on the fed's scope and the cost/hassel.

Getting back to the original question, I've happily used the TDI foregrip on some AK's but I'll probably buy the Tango Down unit next time as I'd like to have the switch pocket.


January 16, 2006, 11:10 PM
hey, 444 --- sorry if that bothered you but the title says the forward grip thread of doom...and your post didnt picture well..hey why arent you dissing the M1A guy too?....since you think its an AR only thread, Its a forwardgrip and i like it. :cuss: :neener: Hey 444 its all good right, aww shucks...
this one is cool a beryl
wish my forward grip was 40mm!

yea!! more forward grips of doom!!!

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