They have their place, but lower profile hand-stops are a lot more abundant than in years prior and that might be a better option.Greetings All,
I'm resurrecting this oldish thread because I have pretty much the same question as the OP, and I'm curious if anyone might have anything to add to the discussion.
I have a Colt LE6920 and a couple other AR's, and my favorite is the Colt, which I've had for several years now. I got the Magpul edition that came with a vertical foregrip, and when I got it I installed the VFG, just because it came with the gun. Recently, I've been comparing the AR's with and without the VFG, and trying to decide if I want to leave it on the gun.
For me, the AR's are mostly range toys & plinkers, although I got them with the possibility of HD and/or SHTF type situations in mind. Realistically, though, I would most likely be responding to a HD situation with a pistol rather than an AR, unless it was a pretty extreme assault! I don't hunt with an AR, and don't participate in any sort of competitive shooting with them either.
The rifle with the VFG doesn't really feel as 'natural' to me as one with a conventional foregrip, and I see a potential downside if I found myself shooting from behind a barrier or other cover, particularly if shooting over the top of a barrier. I have not really assessed whether I am more, or less, accurate with the VFG than without, but I suspect probably a little less.
So, fellows, what are your thoughts? You like a VFG or not, and why?