AR-15 forward grips...yes/no?

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    I personally like vertical forward grips. I wasn't sure if I would or not, so I bought a UTG folding grip. It does wobble a bit because it folds, making it easier to store the rifle in the factory hard case, without having to take off the grip.
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    I have a vertical fore grip for my quad rail on the Bushmaster. I had it mounted, and used it for a while on range outings. I took it off, and haven't used it since. I guess I could go either way, but I can live without it.

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    I use both an M4 and AR for work and pleasure, I dont see the point in a vert grip on a semi auto gun; unless you just like to try and look like you know what you are doing I guess.
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    I have forehand grips on both of my rifles. I also use the forehand grip on my rifle when deployed. I prefer it over the "regular grip" especially in close-quarters when clearing rooms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I use both an M4 and AR for work and pleasure, I dont see the point in a vert grip on a semi auto gun; unless you just like to try and look like you know what you are doing I guess.
    Ah, Sixto...the eternal buzzkill distributor.
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    In my defense though...they look soooo freakin' cool! (sarcasm...off)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmxer85 View Post
    Ah, Sixto...the eternal buzzkill distributor.
    Somebody has to do it.


    Weighing down a sporter rifle so you can look like the real deal is just mindless money spending IMO. If you like it, more power to you, but I'd prefer to keep the rifle simple and light. Its not a select fire, chances are, you'll never go door to door clearing buildings with it etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmxer85 View Post
    Ah, Sixto...the eternal buzzkill distributor.
    I knewthat post was coming.

    In my defense though...they look soooo freakin' cool! (sarcasm...off)
    Yeah, I was surprised that we made it to the bottom of page 2 before Sixto chimed in-must of been busy counting the extra money he saved by not putting fun stuff on his guns. Right Six??

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Somebody has to do it.


    Weighing down a sporter rifle so you can look like the real deal is just mindless money spending IMO. If you like it, more power to you, but I'd prefer to keep the rifle simple and light. Its not a select fire, chances are, you'll never go door to door clearing buildings with it etc.
    Chances are I'll never have to use my civilian one to clear a building ect..., but all my training and actually clearing buildings is done with one, so sometimes (in my mind at least), it can make sense to have one on a semi-auto.

    For the OP, the bipod broomsticks are a compromise, not as good as a normal bipod, and bigger than a normal VFG, it does have its uses. The ones we get issued are over $150, so its probably best to stick with a normal VFG first.
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    I want my forward thumb pointed at the target, along the forend. I think a forward grip has its place, to help with a consistent hold by acting as an indexing point for the pinky finger, and perhaps partially gripped by the pinky and ring fingers. I disagree with holding it like a tennis racquet, as it reduces control of the weapon in my opinion, ESPECIALLY when transitioning to other targets, but different strokes for different folks.

    I have thought about a stubby VFG to act in conjunction with a Surefire Combat Ring on a flashlight, or a Surefire light with a grommet, as my chief does not allow us to mount lights on our weapons.

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    A personal thing I guess.... I spent too many years shooting the "OLD" way for it to feel correct now. I stick with what feels more comfortable......
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    You can pick up the forward grip for like 20 bucks or so, for a no bs grip. Though at work i usually dont use one, i like grabbing the front of the mag well, but i snagged an "extra" to put on my rifle at home. I do admit much of my motivation for that was cosmetic.
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    They're pretty comfortable when used more as a handstop than with a full beer-can grip.


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