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Grip Pod

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by J.Hawkins1977, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. J.Hawkins1977

    J.Hawkins1977

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    First off ,this product I think is great for my MP15.
    So I bought this grip pod at the gun show for $40.
    Long story short the leg broke.
    Does any body know where to get replacement parts?
    tried to search web had no luck.
    Any help would be great.
    Thank you.
     
  2. 1811guy

    1811guy Formerly1811guy2

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    Throw the grip pod away and get yourself a Bobro VFG. If you need a bipod they make those too.
     


  3. nipperwolf

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    There's the $40 gun show model, and then there's the $150 steel leg version. :cool:

    http://www.grippod.com/gps02.html
     
  4. jdeere_man

    jdeere_man CLM

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    I don't have one yet, been considering them. But I'd venture to guess you got some knock-off. The real polymer ones are around $80, with the mil-spec (alumanium reinforced) ones being probably twice that much or more.
     
  5. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

    Yes, $80 for the real plastic one, and $150 for the aluminum version.
     
  6. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

    I did hear you can buy the airsoft version for $25 but you will break it in short order.
     
  7. sns3guppy

    sns3guppy

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    In Iraq, the grippod is perhaps the single most common addition to the M16/M4 platform, as well as being common use on other weapons, too. It's definitely no gimmick.
     
  8. J.Hawkins1977

    J.Hawkins1977

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    the legs were cast aluminum the body is polymer.


    PARTS?
     
  9. 1811guy

    1811guy Formerly1811guy2

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    After seeing the real deal, I take back my copmment about not getting one. I may even get one. However, you got ripped off my friend and I stand by my comment about throwing yours away. Spare parts for your Chinese knockoff are not going to help. I would just buy a real one from a reputable vendor.

    Real deal from an authorized vendor:

    http://www.htistore.com/grippod.aspx

    POS knockoff for less than the gun show:

    https://www.trinityairsoft.com/p-1141-integrated-bi-pod-vertical-grip-in-one.aspx

    According to the GPS website, only the GPS01SAW model has aluminum legs. They are no longer made and the price was $375.00. They were made primarily for miltary contracts. The legs were machined, not cast, and had holes drilled in them.

    Here is a thread with more info on grip pods:

    http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=898665
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2010
  10. MARSH1

    MARSH1 Dealer Silver Member

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    The OP said the legs on his were cast allumimum. That is a fake.

    We stock the genuine Grip pods. They are patented so no legitimate company makes the copies. As has been mentioned all the fakes tend to be junk.

    The LE polymer version $89 and mil version with aluminum reinforced polymer legs is $139.

    http://www.primaryarms.com/category.sc?categoryId=53
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2010
  11. chance3290

    chance3290 Fear Dli

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    I wish they'd make one that was just a little shorter. But I think these things are a good idea.
     
  12. kgain673

    kgain673

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    The grip pod my brother has in the military is all polymer.
     
  13. MARSH1

    MARSH1 Dealer Silver Member

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    I might have had the aluminum reinforcements inside. You have to look for it to see it. I think I remember the very early mil units being all aluminum but the currents ones they buy are polymer with the reinforced legs. You can literally stand on the weapon with only the legs supporting you.
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2010
  14. Archer-one

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  15. AggiePhil

    AggiePhil ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    And they're both too damn long. Stick to a VFG for VFG uses and a bipod for bipod uses. Compromises between two different things usually don't do either thing very well. YMMV
     
  16. 1811guy

    1811guy Formerly1811guy2

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  17. MARSH1

    MARSH1 Dealer Silver Member

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    It is the right height for the military which is their target market and they are not worried about it fitting in case. LOL

    It is not intended to replace a bipod on a SPR but the military sees a lot of value in it. Another nice feature is a accessory light mount. Here is a interesting write up. The Grip Pod rep addresses why the military thinks it is a better option that a vertical equipped carbine with a bipod.

    http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=12&t=471291