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n2wishn
12-11-2009, 18:43
I'm trying to get my hands on one of these and I was wondering if one of you gentlemen has had the pleasure of acquiring one. If so what are your thoughts of it after using it.

raven11
12-11-2009, 19:03
i've used it , a buddy of mine got it when it first came out . its a useful aid if you can't remember where your hand goes but i wouldn't use it on my rifle. we shot 150-200 rds between us and didn't notice too much of a difference

Hokie
12-11-2009, 19:33
I'm trying to get my hands on one of these and I was wondering if one of you gentlemen has had the pleasure of acquiring one. If so what are your thoughts of it after using it.



Timeline, available in mid December
From
new product announcement inside! (http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=2&f=124&t=182094)

If it has shipped then it just started and they are working though a lot a backlog most likely.

raven11
12-11-2009, 19:58
darn , sorry it must've been some off brand my buddy had

n2wishn
12-11-2009, 20:14
bravocompany.com had them and when they went available they were sold out almost instantly.

thisaway
12-12-2009, 19:23
Looks interesting. I might try one of these out for myself to replace my cheap-ass UTG VFG.

n2wishn
12-12-2009, 19:31
I am hoping they have it in multiple colors because I am currently building a rifle with a FDE color scheme and I don't want to deviate from it.

furioso2112
12-13-2009, 13:26
??? Nobody has sold them commercially yet; MagPul offered 1 free to the first 30 posters in a thread on AR15.com last week; those freebies are not yet in the hands of the 30 posters, so far as I know. I bought (reserved) one through ATS (FL) via gunbroker; last I checked, he still had other available for pre-sale, and e-mailed me saying that his latest word from Magpul is that they will ship to dealers this week.

BCM put them on their website, just to prepare the spot so when they get in stock, they will have some place to list them. The post abouve will link you to Magpul's industry site on AR15.com - more info there.

Blah!
12-13-2009, 14:38
Seems like just another gimmick. A solution to a no existent problem.

n2wishn
12-13-2009, 18:45
Seems like just another gimmick. A solution to a no existent problem.

Depends on how you use and what you are using it for. Some people like to have their hands far out on the rifle and if you used a VFG far out on the rail it could get caught on something. If you run a light at the 12 oclock position it will put ur thumb right there to activate it. :supergrin:

furioso2112
12-13-2009, 23:03
I wouldn't call the issue a problem, but the AFG is somethign that fills a need and desire for me. The closest thing I have found to what I want is to use a folding foregrip, folded up against the rail. In this postion, my grip is better than with a vertical grip, but my wrist is still canted oddly; the AFG seems like a great piece of equipment to me. Incidentally, I have longish arms - I am 6'4"; perhaps my height impacts the way I hold the gun; it seems that I always want to get it a little bit higher so that I am not craning my neck too far forward over the gun...might just be personal preference, too. I'm sure there are guys my height and taller who will not like this thing.

n2wishn
12-25-2009, 07:10
Merry Christmas gentlemen. It looks like the AFG is in stock and on sale at Palmetto SA. It only appears to be available in black at this time though.

TrooperBrian
12-25-2009, 08:21
??? Nobody has sold them commercially yet; MagPul offered 1 free to the first 30 posters in a thread on AR15.com last week; those freebies are not yet in the hands of the 30 posters, so far as I know. I bought (reserved) one through ATS (FL) via gunbroker; last I checked, he still had other available for pre-sale, and e-mailed me saying that his latest word from Magpul is that they will ship to dealers this week.

BCM put them on their website, just to prepare the spot so when they get in stock, they will have some place to list them. The post abouve will link you to Magpul's industry site on AR15.com - more info there.
A member of our group was one of those posters and received one, no report on it yet.

mvician
12-25-2009, 13:12
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=2&f=124&t=182733

RMTactical
12-25-2009, 15:01
I love Magpul, but this product does nothing for me personally. I know people will buy it though...

humanguerrilla
12-25-2009, 20:45
http://dsgarms.com/index.cfm/product/2642/magpul-afg-angled-foregrip––-black.cfm

like the concept, handstop-VFG cross, though it looks kinda big. I'm definitely interested for the AK. We'll see on the AR.

WRXcelration
12-25-2009, 23:41
Interesting concept. I will be waiting for the reviews before I try.
It looks like it will be nice on a middy but not too useful on a carbine IMO

furioso2112
12-27-2009, 17:45
I received mine and installed it yesterday. So far, I like it better than any other fore grip I have used. I haven't shot with it yet, or really moved with it - just around the house, but it gives me a good firm handhold at just the right spot, is light, unobtrusive, and comfortable.

mvician
12-28-2009, 03:08
Just installed it, puts my hand/thumb right where I need it to activate the light. Was using a VFG as a handstop to do the same thing. Thought I'd give the AFG a try.


http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f240/mvician/WarPig/WarPigBAD009.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f240/mvician/WarPig/AFG001.jpg

humanguerrilla
12-28-2009, 14:14
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f240/mvician/WarPig/AFG001.jpg

Thanks for the pic. I wondered what the extra little section was for and really disliked the prospect of the A2 style bump.

mvician
12-28-2009, 15:09
Thanks for the pic. I wondered what the extra little section was for and really disliked the prospect of the A2 style bump.

Ya, I hate the "finger bumps" on grips, glad they included the option of removing it on the AFG. :cool:


http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f240/mvician/WarPig/AFG005.jpg

thisaway
01-24-2010, 00:15
I got my AFG today, and put it right onto my LMT rifle. I like it! I believe it will be much more comfortable than my cheap old UTG VFG.

jrs93accord
01-24-2010, 08:06
I like mine as is.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea_08/jamesrea09/001-2.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea_08/jamesrea09/002-2.jpg

BEER
01-24-2010, 08:22
i think this is one of those products that wouldn't be half as popular if it were made by anybody else. the folding plastic sights are another one. if you took either product and put "utg" or something on it everybody would badmouth it into the ground.

deadday
01-24-2010, 08:36
http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz314/Magpul_Industries/AFG_9.jpg

Isn't his thumb going to obstruct the laser when it's in use?

thisaway
01-24-2010, 11:19
http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz314/Magpul_Industries/AFG_9.jpg

Isn't his thumb going to obstruct the laser when it's in use?

No, his laser is mounted offset to the right of the rifle.

TrooperBrian
01-24-2010, 21:35
Wow old thread. I was thinking about picking one up here pretty soon instead of a Larue FUG.

AC45ACP
01-25-2010, 15:11
I like mine a lot better than the DD VFR!

RMTactical
01-25-2010, 15:29
Wow old thread. I was thinking about picking one up here pretty soon instead of a Larue FUG.

It's only a month old.

blueroot
01-25-2010, 18:46
I picked one up too. Feels better than the vertical I had on.

furioso2112
01-25-2010, 19:22
Just as there are magpul 'fanboys', there are those who are anti-'most popular (anything)'. I am more the latter than the former, but I have to say I have recently bought several Magpul items and they have almost all been products that either do something no other product does, or does it better for me. AFG, BAD lever, ACS stock are among them. Their AR pistol grip, rail panels, and MS2 sling I like, but I have other brands that I like better (grip) or equally (sling, rail panels). I like their Pmags far better than the others I have used (USGI and Colt).