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 Attaching a vertical grip to standard M4 handguards...
Aggie_Gunner  [Member]
4/14/2005 11:16:01 AM
For my next build I plan on making an M4 clone and I want a vertical grip. Instead of messing with a four rail handguard (I don't paln on attaching lights or lazers or any other such extras, plus I like the look of M4 handguards) I thought about attaching a rail (like the ones Midwest Industries make) to the standard M4 handguards and then adding a quality grip.

Is this a stable setup? Any experiences with such a setup?

Thanks in advance...

- AG
Broker  [Member]
4/14/2005 11:38:44 AM
I put a Picatinny rail on the bottom of my M4 handguards and attached a vertical grip and my tactical light set-up. Plenty of stability and I really like it. Plus, if you decide to take your accessories off, you can just switch the bottom handguard to the top and you won't have to grip the empty rail. Can't remember the brand of the rail but it came with attachment screws and adapters that allow it to be attached through the existing holes in the handguard. My handguards are the type with double heat shields and I did have to remove the interior shield to attach the rail, however.
Lon_Moer  [Member]
4/14/2005 12:42:22 PM
Advanced-Armament
eagle308us  [Member]
4/14/2005 12:51:11 PM
Aggie,

I have a GG&G like you are looking for to sell.

IM to you.
rcoers  [Team Member]
4/14/2005 12:53:41 PM
I did it with M4 handguards, however it felt really "sloppy" to me. It worked fine for my purposes, but I went ahead and had a FF put on. Much tighter...
Cato  [Team Member]
4/14/2005 1:26:19 PM
The problem is- there are no real Picatinny spec. clamp on rails
available. And if you want to mount one of the best VF grips, the
Tango Down, you run into problems.
afman91201  [Member]
4/14/2005 1:31:21 PM
CDNN investments has the grip and aluminum rail combo for $14.
El_Roto  [Team Member]
4/14/2005 1:34:24 PM
I recommend the Sog Armory Graphite Rail System combined with their Graphite Vertical Grip.

I installed these on my Colt LE6920; they are very solid, transmit no heat, and the grip is incredibly light.
Bushwacker85  [Member]
4/14/2005 1:59:55 PM
I got this one from Bravo Company USA, and it is solid. It has been on my gun since December and I have had zero problems with it. Has not come loose one bit.
Riddick01  [Member]
4/18/2005 8:36:14 PM
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John11167  [Member]
4/22/2005 8:55:59 PM
Go with Delta Force..

It has a nice rubberized grip and comes with all the hardware to mount it to any hand guard and is 20.00 less then Sog..

http://img17.echo.cx/my.php?image=dsc007457xj.jpg

It bolts inside the handguard.
NevadaARshooter  [Member]
4/22/2005 8:59:43 PM

Originally Posted By El_Roto:
I recommend the Sog Armory Graphite Rail System combined with their Graphite Vertical Grip.

I installed these on my Colt LE6920; they are very solid, transmit no heat, and the grip is incredibly light.



I bought this one also at a gun show. It is rock solid on mine and I really like it.
WildBoar  [Member]
4/22/2005 11:56:29 PM

Originally Posted By Bushwacker85:
I got this one from Bravo Company USA, and it is solid. It has been on my gun since December and I have had zero problems with it. Has not come loose one bit.



I have the same one. Works great.
howlie  [Member]
4/23/2005 12:28:04 AM

Originally Posted By WildBoar:

Originally Posted By Bushwacker85:
I got this one from Bravo Company USA, and it is solid. It has been on my gun since December and I have had zero problems with it. Has not come loose one bit.



I have the same one. Works great.



I've also got the Midwest Industries rail. It's well machined and finished, mounts rock solid.
Pretty damn good for 20 bucks.