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Vertical Grip

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Two Guns, Mar 1, 2012.


  1. Two Guns

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    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.
     

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  2. faawrenchbndr

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    I prefer the short, DQ, Tango Down VFG.

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

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    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.
     
  4. WoodenPlank

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    Same thing here.
     
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    What he said.
     
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    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.
     
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    I just don't like the shape of the RVG, personally. :dunno:
     
  8. Two Guns

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    I just ordered the Tango Down. Thanks for the replies.
     
  9. Two Guns

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

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    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.
     
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    I prefer my short stubby Magpul one now. I used to use the longer ones, but this one is just aces! :D
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    can someone suggest a short vertical grip that has storage for my optic battery that doesnt break the band
     
  15. WoodenPlank

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    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.
     
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    You will like it. Best in the league.
     
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    Mine is on a 11" rail, mounted about 4" back from the end.
     
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    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.
     
  19. Made Man

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    I got a Magpul RVG. I use it for more of a hand stop also, I would like to try the Tango Down.
     
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    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.