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emmie
May 29, 2009, 09:17 AM
want to put a vertical grip on my AR, thinking of getting a fold down type.
any thoughts ,knowledge,personal use of any type vertical grip,suggestions
welcomed.

thank you for your time

emmie

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Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
May 29, 2009, 09:35 AM
I'm also curious - what's the most ergo one, which would be similar to an ERGO brand rear grip? I want something small, light, unintrusive, ergo, grippy, and not just a stick like most of them.

alpha6164
May 29, 2009, 09:36 AM
If you want the best, get the LaRue and dont look back:)

HJ857
May 29, 2009, 09:51 AM
I've taken a real liking to the CAA products. I have the version that also holds a flashlight.
http://www.commandarms.com/product.asp?pID=225&cID=12

It's large and a bit bulky but it feels good and it's uses hand tightened wing nuts so it detaches fast.

I also use the folding version, does not have a light mount.
http://www.commandarms.com/product.asp?pID=31&cID=12

If I'm shooting prone or kneeling, I fold the grip back horizontal and that gives me a real nice traditional forward hand position. It seems a bit smaller than many verticals but I don't think that's a problem. I like it a great deal. It is not a quick detach though.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a392/TFin04/Shooting/ACTS%20April%2009/IMG_0980.jpg

taliv
May 29, 2009, 10:36 AM
i've come full circle on them in the past 4 years. went from none, to in to out to stubby and back to none.

i have several of them, but the only gun i have one mounted on now is a full-auto with an 11" barrel. that one is a tango down stubby.

the tango down grip is the best i have used. feels solid.

ARNETT44
May 29, 2009, 01:10 PM
Go with the LaRue, out of all that I have and used it is the best. And it has options.

taliv
May 29, 2009, 02:10 PM
alpha and arnette, are you talking about the quad rail or a VFG?

Norinco982lover
May 29, 2009, 02:58 PM
Just FYI to the OP you can buy the grips cheaper from midwayusa.com or a similar site.

matai
May 29, 2009, 04:07 PM
How bout Bobro??

http://www.bobroengineering.com/img/product/9350ff8fb0c71fdb5c2b7670a4a5a387.jpg

Dan Crocker
May 29, 2009, 04:26 PM
I don't use them. Personally (and this is just me) I feel that it puts my arm too far out there and I'm muscling the gun up all the time. I just grab the front of the receiver and call it good. That way, my elbows stay close to my body and everything is nice and tucked in.

yongxingfreesty
May 30, 2009, 04:50 AM
try it out, you might like it

ParaElite
May 30, 2009, 08:16 AM
I'm with matai, get the Bobro, they come in regular length and short.
Dan Crocker, try having to lug the rifle around a few miles or having to constantly have it up and ready without a vertical grip.
I sure wish I had one years ago when we were toting M16A2s in the 82nd.

Dan Crocker
May 30, 2009, 10:12 AM
Dan Crocker, try having to lug the rifle around a few miles or having to constantly have it up and ready without a vertical grip.

That's where my experience not liking them came from. I spent some time at Bragg too, Para. Fun post...

TexasRifleman
May 30, 2009, 10:14 AM
I hated them until someone let me have a Surefire M900 light/VFG combo.

I believe so much in weapon lights that I was willing to try the VFG and I find that I like it very much.

But I like it pretty far out in front, not all the way back.

ARNETT44
May 30, 2009, 05:38 PM
TALIV, you cant go wrong with either, He makes really good stuff. The LT-FUG grip was what I was referring to.

CoRoMo
May 30, 2009, 08:22 PM
the tango down grip is the best

+1 on that.

I was exploring the notion of adding a rubbery outside to my VFG so that it would be consistent with the Ergo Grip in back, but nobody makes anyting like that, and I can't find PlastiDip in black w/ orange peel texture.

hunter25
May 30, 2009, 08:27 PM
I've tried several but personally feel off balance with them.

GunNut
May 30, 2009, 08:32 PM
I've got a Bobro and really like it and am planning on getting a Larue FUG eventually.

They are not designed to be the only thing you hold on to, IMHO. Grab up high with your thumb in the air and use it to pull the gun back towards your shoulder.

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