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Posted: 9/25/2004 10:13:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2004 10:30:21 AM EDT by Lapp_Dance]
In your opinion, what's the best replacement for the GI grip? I've got an ambi ergo, but there are a few teeny tiny gaps I would like to eliminate.

Anyone use the Pachmayr Vindicator grip?

I'm not looking for a storeage grip, as I have no need to store anything...

Link Posted: 9/25/2004 10:53:40 PM EDT
Ihave the ergo and i like it pretty good, i have been looking at the hogue and the g27
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 11:29:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2004 11:30:17 PM EDT by Zardoz]
I like Hogue products, but the trigger reach with their grip is too short for me. The Ergo is ok and it's what I have, but I wish it were just a tad thicker in width. A lot of people seem to like the G27 grip, though. That's what I would get (G27), if the finger grooves weren't so pronounced.

Hmmm.......well this post was certainly a lot of help, wasn't it?
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 11:51:33 PM EDT
I had the G27 and then tried the TD Battle Grip and love it!
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 12:28:40 AM EDT
I am not saying its the best, but I prefer the G27 grip. I have one on my 16" Superlight Carbine, and my .458 SOCOM. The finger grooves fit my hand well, and is just plain comfortable.

Link Posted: 9/26/2004 3:44:49 AM EDT
TD battlegrip. I have been less than impressed with any FOBUS / Samco products I've tried.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 5:50:51 AM EDT
I've tried a few grips, the G-27 seem to be the best one so far.

Link Posted: 9/26/2004 12:19:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 1:25:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 3:52:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lapp_Dance:
Anyone use the Pachmayr Vindicator grip?

Yes, I think it's great. YMMV.


Link Posted: 9/26/2004 4:11:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 5:11:39 PM EDT
I have the Ergo grip and I am fairly happy with it. I do have the Magpul MIAD grip coming, and hopefully, it will satisfy my needs. When they finally ship, this is the configuration I will try out first:

Link Posted: 9/26/2004 5:16:58 PM EDT
I've been through USGI, Hogue, TD, and Falcon/CavArms grips, in that order. Most of my guns now have the Falcon, except for the one my GF shoots, which has the TD.

All my Falcons will be replaced with Rich's MIAD when it comes out. I've played with the prototypes and was favorably impressed.

Link Posted: 9/26/2004 5:34:09 PM EDT
Tango Down - though the new Magpul is intriguing...
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 8:45:23 PM EDT
I like the G27, but I can see some daylight ? Feels great, the daylight doesn't bother me much.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 10:30:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Forest:
Tango Down - though the new Magpul is intriguing...


If you haven't already done so, check out the MagPul MIAD thread. When I get my grips, I'll give you
a full report on them.........
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 12:02:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/27/2004 12:03:30 AM EDT by POOR_MAN]
I have tried the Ergo and G27 grip, but I still prefer the A2 grip. I prefer the feel of it and I think ARs look better with them.

Link Posted: 9/27/2004 2:06:07 AM EDT
i have the g27 and love it. fits perfect in my hands and the finger grooves imo is a plus! oh and the ergo grip gives me blisters
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 2:12:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 2:14:07 AM EDT
I like A2, then Hogue.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 9:09:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
grip homos.

Yeah, Lumpy...maybe so. But, if you are married, you know that how "it" feels in your hand is so very important.....
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 1:49:43 PM EDT
TangoDown BattleGrip

By the way, can we all agree to not post the MagPull grip untill it is actually available...

SolidWorks renderings are getting old

definately intreging though
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 1:54:30 PM EDT
I've handled it, so I can talk about it....

Link Posted: 9/27/2004 2:16:08 PM EDT
Me too Zak

Look forward to it being available
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 10:57:59 PM EDT
Do you have a link to this thread?


Originally Posted By mo4040:

Originally Posted By Forest:
Tango Down - though the new Magpul is intriguing...


If you haven't already done so, check out the MagPul MIAD thread. When I get my grips, I'll give you
a full report on them.........

Link Posted: 9/27/2004 11:57:32 PM EDT
Here ya go... Link
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 5:04:50 AM EDT
Grip is a personal thing... Some seem to think it's blasphemy if you change the factory grip, while others believe you gotta spend $$$ on a grip that can open beer bottles.

I have owned most every mainstream grip out there, except for the "SPR" grip (I'm left handed).

I had a Tango Down grip... for about 5 minutes! I absolutely HATED it. Yeah, you can put batteries in it, but it was no bigger than the A2 grip, and as such still felt like a broomstick to me. If it fits your hand, then great... but it didn't fit mine.

I've also owned Hogue, Ergo and Fobus.

Hogue is super comfy, and I was perfectly happy with it, until I saw an Ergo grip.

Ergo "Rhino Grip" was too slick. Ergo "Sure Grip" is my favorite, although I too wish it was thicker.

Fobus was pretty good as far as size, but yes the finger grooves were quite pronounced and I prefer the rubber coated grips, or extremely textured ones, neither of which the Fobus is.

I went to the store to purchase the Pachmayr grip when it came out about 10 years ago... I was all set to go, money in my pocket, then I picked up the package. Does it come with a free BRICK? I thought to myself... The thing must weigh 2 pounds, and it just didn't have a place on my AR. I just bought another 30 round mag and left.

To repeat myself, grips are a personal preference. Every grip out there is the perfect grip for somebody.

If you like skinny grips, then maybe the TD is for you. The texturing on it is excellent BTW.
If you want a little more to hold onto than the A2, with finger grooves and a good rubber texture, then I'd vote for the Hogue.
If you prefer large grips, then the Ergo or Fobus, depending on how much finger groove action you want, or if you prefer rubber or plastic is probably for you.
And last but not least, if you like the feel of a big honkin revolver, and want to add a little weight to your rifle, then look at Pachmayr.

After the new Magpul grip is available, I'm sure I'll end up trying that one too.

Link Posted: 9/28/2004 10:51:05 AM EDT
I tried the ergo and didn't like it. Too thin. I'd like a bigger grip that increases trigger reach.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 12:56:30 PM EDT
Tango Down was to small for me.
SPR is fine, but I don't like the grip I get when I shift to my left hand.
Ergo Grip is okay.
Hogue is okay.
A2 is okay.
A1 is okay too, I like it better than the A2.

Still can't decide. The new MagPul may be the answer. (But it ain't gonna be cheap)

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