Verticle Foregrip Position

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    Verticle Foregrip Position

    Ok I see on TV all the guys that are supposed to know what they are about and they have their grips way forward. To me its not nearly as comfortable as having it almost on the magwell of my AR, which is where I fired my M16 in the Army for years. I do well, but could be better with long guns and wondered, is there a particular reason for the way forward grip those folks use?

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    The forward grip helps with muzzle climb during full auto fire.

    Semi it is not a problem
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    Having the grip far to the rear is real comfy. Its quite similar and familiar if you are used to holding the mag well. I put mine quite a bit further forward because it is slightly less comfortable, but I have much more control and can drive the muzzle to the target much more precisely with the grip further out.

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    as far foreward as i can for control. if im stuck w/ a bibod and an acog its about mid rail otherwise 7/8 foreward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobcat35 View Post
    as far foreward as i can for control. if im stuck w/ a bibod and an acog its about mid rail otherwise 7/8 foreward.
    "Stuck with"... I'd love to be "stuck with" an acog...

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    ...but I have much more control and can drive the muzzle to the target much more precisely with the grip further out.

    Austin
    This is the underlying idea behind it. On a subgun I imagine a closer grip is alright (never used one, so that's pure speculation), but on a rifle you want the muzzle to go exactly where you want it to go and nowhere else.


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    Bingo on muzzle control. Holding way back by the magwell is great for precision shooting from a static position, but it is much weaker when you are moving, turning, and otherwise in a "dynamic" situation.
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    First of all, I love RCO's (ACOG's) and consider myself lucky to be "stuck" with one.

    Secondly I put my broomstick pretty close to the magwell. I use it for all sorts of stuff, especially with Urban stuff.

    I haven't noticed any major problems with control during either burst fire, or rapid semi-auto.

    stick it where it is comfortable for you to shoot with, its your weapon, I'm used to holding the magwell to begin with, so it was more natural for me to keep it close.

    Ours have a nifty feature of being a bipod and broomstick, and to get the most from the bipod it should be further out really. But guys around here have theirs all over the bottom rail. IMO its mostly person preference, but I can see where the guys talking about reduced control are coming from. Then again my A4 has some extra weight up front from other optics and devices.
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    Jeez, I remember the uproar when they were talking about getting rid of the triangular forestock!
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    Yeah, I guess I should note that I'm 6'4" and have the corresponding wing span - farther out is more natural for my knuckle-dragging arm length!
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    Ok, so farther out seems to give everyone a little more control. I haven't tried it at the range yet, just while sitting around seeing what is comfortable. Just wondering. Thanks.

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