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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/25/2005 8:54:41 PM EDT
Anyone drop test one while attached to their rifle? Anyone willing to- in the name of science of course, perform a pistol grip durability test? MIAD, vs TD, vs Sierra, vs issue. etc..

Cheers
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 8:56:27 PM EDT
Id be suprised if you could get the MIAD to break by any realistic means.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 9:20:07 PM EDT
I like their utility, but all those pieces leave some question about soilidity in my mind. Do you have any reservations about them?

Cheers
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 9:21:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Moe-Ron:
I like their utility, but all those pieces leave some question about soilidity in my mind. Do you have any reservations about them?

Cheers



When they were introduced, I thought "great, turn the dumbest part on the gun into another collection of parts."


Then I got one, put it together and slapped it on the gun.


I have ZERO durability concerns. Its rock solid, and anything that would break it would most likely break an A2 grip as well.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 9:39:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 9:47:27 PM EDT by WILDBILL756]
I have replaced my Tango-Down for a MIAD and I love it.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 9:40:14 PM EDT
I have replaced my Tango-Down for a MIAD and I love it.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 10:23:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 10:24:19 PM EDT by eye_spy]
Apparently loved it sooo much you posted it twice!
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 10:25:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WILDBILL756:
I have replaced my Tango-Down for a MIAD and I love it.


I did the same thing. Replaced two Tango Down Battle-Grips and one Ergo-Grip with MIADs last spring. As of this weekend all four of my lowers have MIAD's installed.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:12:54 PM EDT
As long as the roll pin is installed in the backstrap, I believe they can take whatever you dish out.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:15:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GhostRing:
As long as the roll pin is installed in the backstrap, I believe they can take whatever you dish out.



Roll pin? I didnt get a roll pin and I dont remember a hole for one.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:34:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:

Originally Posted By GhostRing:
As long as the roll pin is installed in the backstrap, I believe they can take whatever you dish out.



Roll pin? I didnt get a roll pin and I dont remember a hole for one.




Hmmm....

Maybe just the pre-prod had the roll pins?
I haven't handled the production version, maybe they did away with it...?
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:45:57 PM EDT
I got in on the pre-order and love the grips.
I have one on my "truck gun" and it has a few nics/scrapes/gouges in the plastic but that is it.

Mine have the roll-pins and the hole for them.

I never put them in and have never needed them.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 12:28:07 AM EDT
I opted not to install the roll pin. Locks in place on its own and seems sturdy enough without it. If it comes loose, then I'll use it.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:10:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FALbert:
I opted not to install the roll pin. Locks in place on its own and seems sturdy enough without it. If it comes loose, then I'll use it.



+1

MIAD is awesome.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:42:22 AM EDT
The front strap slides on in such a way (down away from the receiver) that it is held in place by the receiver. It can't come off. The backstrap is held in place by a plastic lock, the grip core piece, and a metal roll pin.

I suppose it is possible for it to come apart, but I can't see how.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 7:44:20 AM EDT
I've got bigger worries than breaking my MIAD, I figure that if it goes, it will probably be by small arms fire.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 3:05:10 PM EDT
I appreciate the replys and the information all. It sounds like something worth giving a shot.


Cheers
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 5:47:54 PM EDT
I've thrown my rifle around here and there, haven't broken the MIAD yet.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 6:49:55 PM EDT
This weapon is on loan to milesmilitis via Uncle Sam......

Link Posted: 9/27/2005 2:12:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Stickman:
This weapon is on loan to milesmilitis via Uncle Sam......

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Damn, shes been around the block a few times!
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 2:20:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 2:29:49 PM EDT
Teknic,

Any idea what caused the breaks?
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 3:21:10 PM EDT
Or where they were broken?

Thanks,

WIZZO
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 3:53:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 4:15:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/27/2005 4:16:19 PM EDT by Stickman]

We now have discarded the conical type screw altogether and modified the molds to accept a new panhead type bolt. All new grips will ship this way.


Thankyou for the information.

When will that start, and can I simply buy a panhead phillips at the local hardware store if I am a paranoid loon?

Link Posted: 9/27/2005 10:00:30 PM EDT
Since Magpul is hanging around this thread I just want to say for FYI that everying that I have got from you guys has worked 100% perfectly. My MIAD, ranger plates, and rail panels are kicking ass. Thanks guys.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 10:09:50 PM EDT
My MIAD has given me no worries and +1 on the big thanks to Magpul for great products and even better customer service.
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