A friend gave me a batch of current gun rags to peruse. He told me not to bother, saying "it's all AR15, all the time". He was right. I'm "plumb wore out" with the AR15. I've had a Colt SP1 since about 1984 but don't currently play with it very often, in part because I've overdosed on hearing about AR's. Do have a question for the Forum readership who dabble in things AR15.
Is there anyone out there besides me who actually likes the triangular handguard?
I'm sure I like it because it's what I'm accustomed to using. Even in the limited high-power competition use I've made of the AR15 I like the old style triangular handguard. It sits firmly in my left hand when I'm shooting sitting or prone. It's easy for me to grasp when shooting the rifle casually in the off-hand position. The 20-round magazine sits in my left hand when shooting standing slow-fire stages in competition.
Any who offer an opinion please elaborate on the reason for your preference or why the triangular handguard was abandoned. I've never seen anything related to handguard styles in print. This latest vertical fore grip really blows my little pea-brain. Can't see the advantage in it at all.
I'm certain I'll find that I'm an old fogey with wierd hands. The triangular handguard is history for some good reason.