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Two Guns
03-01-2012, 18:38
I am still building my AR and now I am at the vertical grip part of the build.For you guys that like the forend vertical grips on your AR's What vertical grip do you like? Short,long, round ,square or even the folding ones? Thanks in advance.

faawrenchbndr
03-01-2012, 18:43
I prefer the short, DQ, Tango Down VFG.

Normally use it like more of a hand stop than a grip.

boomhower
03-01-2012, 18:44
Got a long, would prefer a short. But it came with the gun and I don't see the point of spending the money when I already have something functional.

WoodenPlank
03-01-2012, 18:52
I prefer the short, DQ, Tango Down VFG.

Normally use it like more of a hand stop than a grip.

Same thing here.

bmoore
03-01-2012, 19:04
I prefer the short, DQ, Tango Down VFG.

Normally use it like more of a hand stop than a grip.

What he said.

kj4963
03-01-2012, 20:38
I am looking into a vertical grip for my AR also, I heard the magpul RVG was good. I will look into the Tango down RVG also.

WoodenPlank
03-01-2012, 20:48
I am looking into a vertical grip for my AR also, I heard the magpul RVG was good. I will look into the Tango down RVG also.

I just don't like the shape of the RVG, personally. :dunno:

Two Guns
03-01-2012, 21:09
I just ordered the Tango Down. Thanks for the replies.

Two Guns
03-01-2012, 21:11
I prefer the short, DQ, Tango Down VFG.

Normally use it like more of a hand stop than a grip.

How far up on the forearm do you have it mounted?

WoodenPlank
03-01-2012, 21:13
How far up on the forearm do you have it mounted?

A lot of that depends on the length of the rail, really, and what's most comfortable for you. I like mine to be farther out.

G30Mike
03-01-2012, 21:34
I prefer my short stubby Magpul one now. I used to use the longer ones, but this one is just aces! :D

FLglockdude
03-01-2012, 21:37
I have the Magpul MVG/RVG on mine and like it. It works well, and I also use it as a hand-stop rather than a vertical grip.

Jameson4all
03-01-2012, 23:16
I have the troy mil-spec hard-coat anodized aluminum one that in which you can add a spacer to make it a standard length, or take the spacer out for a short or stubby. I prefer the stubby.

C/O-RC
03-01-2012, 23:36
can someone suggest a short vertical grip that has storage for my optic battery that doesnt break the band

WoodenPlank
03-01-2012, 23:43
can someone suggest a short vertical grip that has storage for my optic battery that doesnt break the band

The Tango Down grips support storage of batteries. The stubby will hold a single 123 batter with room to spare - 2 in the full size grip. I believe the Larue FUG will hold a single 123a, along with some of the offerings from Troy and Daniel Defense.

If your optic requires a different battery (unless its the AA in an Aimpoint M4 or the button cells of the Comp M2/3PRO series), you'll likely need to find a different storage method.

Javelin
03-02-2012, 00:20
I just ordered the Tango Down. Thanks for the replies.

You will like it. Best in the league.

faawrenchbndr
03-02-2012, 00:30
How far up on the forearm do you have it mounted?


Mine is on a 11" rail, mounted about 4" back from the end.

MrMurphy
03-02-2012, 04:07
I run a LaRue FUG at the mid length on a 7" rail, use it as a hand stop pulling back mostly.

If I had a longer rail i'd run the shorter plug and further out.

Made Man
03-02-2012, 09:35
I got a Magpul RVG. I use it for more of a hand stop also, I would like to try the Tango Down.

Jack Black
03-02-2012, 10:56
I have a stubby vertical grip from Archangel. It looks similar to a Tango Down, but attaches in a completely different manner. Initially, I thought I would eventually buy a QD Tango Down after a while, but I think I like the Archangel more. With the way it attaches, the sides are completely smooth and unobtrusive. I know I've read some people complaining about the QD on the Tango Down getting in the way. I also got the Archangel for about $20, although I just noticed it on Brownells for $38.

pag23
03-02-2012, 14:59
I use the Magpul as a grip... but haven't tried it as a hand stop yet.

Simpleman71
03-03-2012, 15:03
stubby magpul here also.

M&P15T
03-03-2012, 15:13
I use the Tango Down VFG, mounted about 2/3rds forward. Because it swells quite a bit where it mounts to the rail, you can use it as an AFG when you want to.

Patriot III
03-03-2012, 15:24
"Short" appears to be more handy. The MagPul grip is a good value and you can get it for either the MOE or a rail setup.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i90/TedG954/SP6920-1.jpg

MadMonkey
03-03-2012, 15:29
I prefer an AFG. It works perfectly since I don't like vertical grips but a flat grip isn't 100% comfortable either. Also puts my thumb in the perfect position to hit my light switch.

M&P15T
03-03-2012, 15:36
I prefer an AFG. It works perfectly since I don't like vertical grips but a flat grip isn't 100% comfortable either. Also puts my thumb in the perfect position to hit my light switch.

Try the Tango Down for it's dual usage ability (both like an AFG and as a VFG). Plus storage capacity for batteries, plus an area to insert pressure pad for lights.

WoodenPlank
03-03-2012, 15:37
I prefer an AFG. It works perfectly since I don't like vertical grips but a flat grip isn't 100% comfortable either. Also puts my thumb in the perfect position to hit my light switch.

I've only been comfortable with the AFG on extended rail systems. On anything shorter than 11-12" rails, it's just too close to the magwell to be comfortable for me.

MadMonkey
03-03-2012, 16:18
Try the Tango Down for it's dual usage ability (both like an AFG and as a VFG). Plus storage capacity for batteries, plus an area to insert pressure pad for lights.

I store batteries in my rear grip. I've never been a big fan of tape switches... I feel like I have more positive control with the rear clicky switch, plus it takes a defined, intentional movement to press the switch. I haven't used the TD grip with a pressure pad, but it seems that in a stress situation it would be easy to "accidentally discharge" the light by having a death grip on the VFG... plus since I use forward grips as handstops, a tape switch wouldn't really work anyway.

I've only been comfortable with the AFG on extended rail systems. On anything shorter than 11-12" rails, it's just too close to the magwell to be comfortable for me.

I'm the same way, I have mine mounted as far forward as possible.

Cole125
03-03-2012, 23:37
I really like the GPS grip pod military version. Great option.

WoodenPlank
03-03-2012, 23:41
I really like the GPS grip pod military version. Great option.

Never been a fan of the grip-pods. It always seems just the wrong height for me, be it from a bench or prone.

Keyhole
03-04-2012, 00:17
I like the Larue FUG with the large end cap.

TangoFoxtrot
03-04-2012, 08:40
I have the Magpul stubby, Hardly ever use it. I think I'm going to get the new XTM handstop kit. That is more what I'm looking for.

AK_Stick
03-04-2012, 17:22
The only time I prefer a longer VFG, is if I'm going to run a tape switch on it. (which isn't really the prefered way to do things IMO, but sometimes you have to)


The rest of the time, I run Tango Down VFG's the MK-46 varariant (shorter, with a throw lock instead of the screw down design).

WoodenPlank
03-04-2012, 17:38
I have the Magpul stubby, Hardly ever use it. I think I'm going to get the new XTM handstop kit. That is more what I'm looking for.

I'm looking forward to that, as well.

RyanNREMTP
03-04-2012, 18:01
The one problem with vertical grips is the same with potato chips: You never stop at one.

I'm on my third one and looking at the fourth. Only reason I'm going on my fourth is I need one in flat dark earth color. First one was more pistol grip like and I didn't like it. Then I found a broomstick one for $10 and really liked it. Then I found a folding one and mainly I leave it folded when shooting. So now I'm looking at the Magpul RVG as well. Let's see if I like it.

NEOH212
03-05-2012, 01:42
I prefer the short, DQ, Tango Down VFG.

Normally use it like more of a hand stop than a grip.

Same here. +1 on the Tango Down. :wavey:

concretefuzzynuts
03-05-2012, 17:11
I have the UGT model 15. It is a foldable, 5 position short grip with internal storage and has ambi mounts for pressure switch. Mine is mounted as far forward as I could get it as I am a big guy with long reach.

Fwdftw
03-05-2012, 17:31
i prefer the larue fug as well.

BLK RIFLE
03-16-2012, 19:40
I have the Magpul AFG on both of mine and like it. Go to magpul website and take a look.

Two Guns
03-16-2012, 19:54
Well I did end up getting a Tango Down vertical grip. But I can't stand having the dam quad rail on my AR. I have trained with and with out the quad rail and vertical grip and I am better with the factory hand guards. So I am going to get rid of the quad rail and tango down and go factory. Thanks for all the replies.

TSAX
03-16-2012, 20:15
Depending on how you use your hand/grip/hold on the gun. The Magpul AFG is great when I hold my AR with my thumb pointed straight like an extension of my pistol grip but when I want a tac light I feel more comfortable with a pistol like the RVG






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Cole125
03-16-2012, 22:49
Again I love my GPS grip pod(vertical grip) military model on my AR15, its one of the best $100 I have spend on my AR no question. If you didn't know it doubles as a bi-pod.

http://www.grippod.com/

http://www.grippod.com/images/home.jpg

Edit: forgot I already posted in this thread. :rofl:

WoodenPlank
03-16-2012, 23:33
I love my GPS grip pod(vertical grip) military model on my AR15, its one of the best $100 I have spend on my AR no question. If you didn't know it doubles as a bi-pod.

http://www.grippod.com/

http://www.grippod.com/images/home.jpg

The bipod functionality of it always seemed to be too high, both for bench use and for prone.