Went to a very good gun show with a friend today. We both have AR's and we were both looking for some things for them. I wanted an improved pistol grip as I dislike the standard one that comes on most AR platform rifles. I also wanted a quad rail.
Well, what I ended up walking out with was one ERGO pistol grip, one AIM Sports aluminum quad rail (standard, not a free float) and a vertical fore grip that I honestly can't remember the manufacturer of. It is one that converts to a bi-pod as well as being a vertical fore grip. I also picked up 3 Magpull 30 round PMags for $15 each. All total I spent less than $160 and got nearly everything I wanted for my AR. Now I just want some flip up rear iron sights, a red dot sight and maybe at some point a scop just for the heck of it. And of course now I want a light and a laser to hang on the quad rail. (this can be addicting!)
I sat down with my with my wife, who was just as jazzed as I was about what I picked up, and we put the quad rail on together and I installed the new pistol grip and vertical fore grip. It all took about 20 minutes to do with her help and we had a good time.
Here is a before picture when I had not done anything to the gun at all yet:
And here are some pics of what it looks like now. The sling was suggested by Orangevol on here and I really like it.
With no rail covers and the fore grip in the bi-pod configuration.
Rail covers removed.
Quad rail close up.
Pistol grip close up.
Over all shot with the rail covers installed.......
I think I've got a good start on my dream AR. I like it and the aluminum quad rail adds a bit of weight to the gun but I really like the way it feels now. Seems much more solid and I think it actually has a better balance to it. And the vertical fore grip really helps in handling.
I love the feel of the new pistol grip. I am very happy with the way it turned out so far.