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Where do A2 grips go to die?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by mstirton, Mar 24, 2010.

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Which grip is on your AR?

  1. Magpul

    48 vote(s)
    30.2%
  2. Ergo

    18 vote(s)
    11.3%
  3. Tango Down

    5 vote(s)
    3.1%
  4. Hogue

    31 vote(s)
    19.5%
  5. A2 or A1

    51 vote(s)
    32.1%
  6. Other

    5 vote(s)
    3.1%
  7. I live in a safe state without evil pistol grips

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
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  1. mstirton

    mstirton Member

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    EVERYONE seems to hate standard A2 AR grips yet they continue to be the standard in the commercial AR market. Wouldn't it make sense for rifle manufacturers to include a MIAD, Ergo or at least Hogue instead? Switching this grip would then allow the buyer to resell the original as there would actually be a market for them. I know plastic is cheap but why do they keep making these things when there are probably a million sitting in closets around the country?
    I have 2 MIADs, 1 Hogue (got it before I found the Magpul so I may switch it), and 1 A2 (1st 20" HBAR A2 that I don't ever shoot anyway). So which grip do you prefer and why?
     
  2. ny32182

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    The only reason I don't change out whatever is on there for a MIAD is if it is a mil-clone rifle that needs the A2 to be correct.

    There is indeed a stack of extra A2s, ERGOs, and one Hogue (bought without trying it; the finger grooves don't line up for me) in my closet.
     
  3. jobu07

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    I would assume people throw them into the "accessory" box.

    I guess you'll have to change it from EVERYONE to nearly everyone. I personally like the standard A2 grip and havn't changed it out on any of mine. I've bought some that came with aftermarket grips though. They're alright, but I just like the A2 the best.
     
  4. Arkady

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    I've got a few A2 grips in my parts box.

    Personally, I run the MIAD. I find the texture provides a little more grip, and it allows me to do away with the finger groove without resorting to creative Dremeling. The ability to store batteries or a spare bolt is an added bonus.
     
  5. R.W.Dale

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    I couldn't vote as my retro has an A1 and my 30HRT has a hogue
     
  6. P.B.Walsh

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    I am thinking about switching from an A2 to a MIAD but have never tried it. The A2 grip is a little small and I neel like it dose not have alot of grip to it when my hands get a bit wet.

    Can anyone tell me how the MIAD is any better? I have tried the Houge by the way and while it was extremly "grippy" it was far to small, smaller then the A2 even.

    Thanks,
    P.B.Walsh
     
  7. P.B.Walsh

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    I am thinking about switching from an A2 to a MIAD but have never tried it. The A2 grip is a little small and I neel like it dose not have alot of grip to it when my hands get a bit wet.

    Can anyone tell me how the MIAD is any better? I have tried the Houge by the way and while it was extremly "grippy" it was far to small, smaller then the A2 even.

    Thanks,
    P.B.Walsh
     
  8. ny32182

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    Even the smallest MIAD configuration is a little beefier than the A2. I've got big hands, so that is good for me. Most people seem to run the midsize backstrap, but I like the large one. With the large, it is much bigger than an A2 grip.
     
  9. P.B.Walsh

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    Hmmm, might have to invest it one......
     
  10. briansmithwins

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    Where do they go to die?

    I bury mine at gunbroker.com

    BSW
     
  11. Z-Michigan

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    I could sell you 5 A2 grips, an MOE and a couple Ergos right now...
     
  12. DMK

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    I have two A1 grips, two Hogues, two ergos and only one A2 (on an M16A2 clone) on my AR15s. I have about five A2 grips in a box in my garage.

    Basically, a grip is a grip. I don't consciously notice a huge difference when I'm shooting them except that I don't like that finger groove on the A2.
     
  13. BushyGuy

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    i am happy with my factory grips on my Bushmaster, i dont see any need wasting money on accessories only on bullets and parts when they break :banghead:
     
  14. ArmedBear

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    I don't hate the A2 grip. The AR is not a pistol, and the grip feels fine to me.

    I've spent good money on target handgun grips, and some fancy-looking wood revolver grips that also handle well. The target grips upped my score immediately, and the revolver grips made the gun handle better, feel better under recoil, as well as look better.

    On the AR, though, I see the law of diminishing marginal rate of returns smacking you with a vengeance, with $25 grips that are just a hair better than the ones that come with any LPK, and that seem to work fine for military shooting teams.
     
  15. Spencer5883

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    Ergo fits my hand the best. It gets my finger in just the right spot for a good trigger squeeze.
     
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    Some manufacturers are getting the memo. My RRA came with a Hogue and the LMT had an Ergo. I like the Hogue better because it actually fits/fills my hand but I can see how it would be annoying if it didnt.
     
  17. Zerodefect

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    I got nothing against the A2 grip. But I like how Magpuls grip holds my hand down lower. I can't slip and ride up too high.

    I allso like that it matches the plastic on my Colt Handgards or Magpul rail cover hand gards. For some reason that feels better to me.

    I safe my leftover parts to build a cheapo plinker to possibly sell.
     
  18. KW

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    I ran a Hogue for a while, and then a Tangodown. Both "felt" better than an A2. But strangely I can control the gun better and more consistently squeeze the trigger with the A2, so I've gone back to it on my ARs.
     
  19. jad0110

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    I feel the same way. So for me, there is no need to fix it since it ain't broke.
     
  20. halfded

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    I sold mine along with the stock handguards online.

    I've got the Hogue grip right now but want to switch it out for the Magpul MOE.

    Anybody wanna trade? :D
     
  21. RobMoore

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    I supposed I will toss mine in the back of the gun closet when I find one with a better angle. I'd be more comfortable with the grip angle a less than what the A2 has.
     
  22. tju1973

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    Mine came with a Tango DOwn, but I would have been ok with the stock grip-- never had a problem with them in the Fleet, and I have smallish hands..
     
  23. Jaybird78

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    I have two Hogues.

    I would like to try a Magpul, but I haven't seen one at the range yet.
     
  24. Quentin

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    The A2 grip is fine for me comfortwise and I like the look of it. It'll do.

    Really I haven't seen the need to upgrade much on the AR I built last year. Must be slightly immune to BRD! :p
     
  25. Z-Michigan

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    If you like the Hogue, you probably won't find any benefit with the Magpul grips.
     
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