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 M1A? Forward Grip? I Know I've Seen It Here.......
ShamusMcOI  [Team Member]
10/20/2005 5:43:39 PM EST
So how is it done?

And nope, not talking about a SAGE stock.

I'm positive I've seen a forward grip mounted on a SOCOM posted here recently.

So how is it done? Custom job? And if so, tips?
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Lumpy196  [Team Member]
10/20/2005 5:48:46 PM EST
Bolt and epoxy a section of PRI Picatinny rail to the bottom of your stock.
Slug-O  [Team Member]
10/20/2005 6:50:05 PM EST






here you go. ar 15 rail... drilled into stock and epoxy and you are there..

Slug-O
NovaHokie9  [Team Member]
10/21/2005 10:07:08 AM EST
Interesting. Never seen that before. Not really my speed though.

Lumpy196  [Team Member]
10/21/2005 10:27:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By NovaHokie9:
Interesting. Never seen that before. Not really my speed though.





Since you have no interest, why did you feel the need to post?
AR15KittyKat  [Member]
10/21/2005 11:42:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By NovaHokie9:
Interesting. Never seen that before. Not really my speed though.





Since you have no interest, why did you feel the need to post?



+1, why do some people have a need to make negative remarks about other's rifles, and accesorries, you don't like it, then you don't do it.

ETA:
Nice SOCOM SlugO, who says one has to pay so much $ for SocomII, when you can have home-made Socom I.5 for much less $
Gregory_K  [Member]
10/21/2005 11:49:38 AM EST
how does the rifle handel w/ the vfg?
H2O_MAN  [Team Member]
10/21/2005 12:17:54 PM EST
From Different's M1A web site.
Page 4, bottom left corner.



I like how my 18" handles with a VFG. It is very swingable and steady on target.


Sorry for the SAGE pic Shamus
Slug-O  [Team Member]
10/21/2005 1:38:33 PM EST
It handles great!!!! It does just what I wanted and it is very strong.

Slug-O
ShamusMcOI  [Team Member]
10/22/2005 1:00:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By H2O_MAN:
From Different's M1A web site.
Page 4, bottom left corner.

www.imageseek.com/m1a/gallery/albums/service/dn_sc_93_03382.jpg[/ur]




I like how my 18" handles with a VFG. It is very swingable and steady on target.
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Sorry for the SAGE pic Shamus




Don't get me wrong, I like the Sage. Or at least the way it looks.

But like an expensive recliner, I want to sit in one before I buy it. And I haven't got to "sit" in one yet.

That and honestly, I do kind of like the original look as well (not sure if that makes any sense, after all I am probably going to put a verticle grip on my M1A...)
H2O_MAN  [Team Member]
10/22/2005 2:12:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By ShamusMcOI:
...honestly, I do kind of like the original look...



Even though I began my rifle love affair with a school buddies Garand,
all of my rifles have been compact .223 Daewoo’s and Bushmaster’s.
Great rifles - no termite food on any of them - metal and plastic only.

Me exploiting modern technologies effect on a design than is older than
me came naturally - I'm used to a different look.

Sit in one if ever you get the chance... the Troy CBR is another option

ABNAK  [Member]
10/23/2005 5:19:38 AM EST
I bought a Sage at Knob Creek last weekend ($679---OUCH!!!). I have an Armscorp M-21 receiver and like-new Winchester parts kit. My friend Duracoated the whole thing (not the Sage) in parkerize color. It will be my "all weather" M-14! I'll mount my Aimpoint M3 just forward of the receiver in a low ring.

I intend to remove the plastic hand protector and use a VFG. Once the whole thing has been assembled I'm gonna have to determine the best balance point for the VFG. I don't like them too far forward but seeing as how this is a full-length barrel we'll have to see. Ideally I would like to have enough room forward of the grip to lay it up on a barrier to shoot from if necessary. Not really sure which VFG I'm gonna use---whether it's an AR broomhandle type or maybe even the First Samco finger groove one. The latter may look more "M-14ish" but functionality is what is most important to me. Wait! Did I just suggest that aesthetics don't matter? I need to remind myself of that more often!
H2O_MAN  [Team Member]
10/23/2005 5:47:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By ABNAK:
I bought a Sage at Knob Creek last weekend ($679---OUCH!!!).


Clyde Armory?



I intend to remove the plastic hand protector and use a VFG. Once the whole thing has been assembled I'm gonna have to determine the best balance point for the VFG. I don't like them too far forward but seeing as how this is a full-length barrel we'll have to see. Ideally I would like to have enough room forward of the grip to lay it up on a barrier to shoot from if necessary.

Your stock should have holes in the bottom of the hand protector that line up with threaded holes in the full length bottom rail.
These are used to attach a very small rail that is designed for a VFG. You can see it HERE

HTH ~
WillMunny  [Member]
10/23/2005 6:50:12 AM EST
FWIW, Sage also makes a proprietary VFG that screws into the holes along the bottom rail. To me it's the best option it you want to mount a VFG on a Sage because the grip is beefy, the mount is rock-solid, and it also allows the VFG to mounted further back (toward the magwell) than other options allow (short of cutting back or removing the kydex handguard). YMMV.

Will

ABNAK  [Member]
10/23/2005 6:52:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By H2O_MAN:

Originally Posted By ABNAK:
I bought a Sage at Knob Creek last weekend ($679---OUCH!!!).


Clyde Armory?



I intend to remove the plastic hand protector and use a VFG. Once the whole thing has been assembled I'm gonna have to determine the best balance point for the VFG. I don't like them too far forward but seeing as how this is a full-length barrel we'll have to see. Ideally I would like to have enough room forward of the grip to lay it up on a barrier to shoot from if necessary.

Your stock should have holes in the bottom of the hand protector that line up with threaded holes in the full length bottom rail.
These are used to attach a very small rail that is designed for a VFG. You can see it HERE

HTH ~



Yeah, Clyde Armory. Thanks for the idea. I wondered what those holes were for!
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