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Posted: 9/9/2003 7:36:19 PM EDT
Hey guys,

I'm probably gonna get a forward grip for my Bushy, and I'm gonna be honest, just because it looks cool. I fired some rounds through a decked out carbine once that had one, and I kinda liked the way it felt, but I can't help wondering: is there any ACTUAL purpose for forward grips aside from flashlight pressure switch use (I'm probably not gonna use a flashlight)??
Help sell me on these things! (yeah, like I need to be spending more money).
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 8:16:05 PM EDT
Military guys train doing muzzle strikes and the foregrips help, but they do break eventually with hard strikes.
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 8:32:16 PM EDT
Increased leverage against muzzle-rise. High-speed carbines tend to be front heavy with accessories these days. The verticle foregrip puts your wrist in a more natural position to support that weight comfortably.
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 9:48:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Lumpy196: High-speed carbines tend to be front heavy with accessories these days.
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Depending on how many accessories you have on the rails, you may not even have grabbing room left over for your hand on the rail. In that case, a vertical grip is a necessity (unless you like holding the magwell with your offhand).
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 10:05:48 PM EDT
Damn fine point. Ive had one for so long, I forgot I cant hold the forearm with my Surefire on it. In theory, one could use the magazine well and achieve the same, but I feel the verticle grip is more natural.
Link Posted: 9/10/2003 8:55:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2003 8:57:35 AM EDT by Green0]
Besides the fact that the magwell is attached to the lower and not the upper (the part you are trying to aim- if your weapon has any play this is a consideration.) I've gotten M-16's hot and moved my hand there out of neccessity but it becomes a little harder to place accurate hits at 200 - 300meters without using a forearm.
Link Posted: 9/10/2003 6:31:37 PM EDT
Great. Thanks a lot guys! As soon as those new TangoDowns come out my bank account will lose some money. I hold all of you responsible! I had enough gun and ammo habits BEFORE I started playing with ARs. Damn this website!! [soapbox] I gotta say, the idea of using it for "rifle whipping" never occured to me, and I find it kind of intriguing. [pound]
Link Posted: 9/10/2003 6:34:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Green0: Besides the fact that the magwell is attached to the lower and not the upper (the part you are trying to aim- if your weapon has any play this is a consideration.) I've gotten M-16's hot and moved my hand there out of neccessity but it becomes a little harder to place accurate hits at 200 - 300meters without using a forearm.
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I never considered a foregrip an aid to long range shooting. I tend to go prone or find a barricadge for that, and the magazine well works just fine for those purposes.
Link Posted: 9/11/2003 7:19:04 PM EDT
The foward grip can also make a good monopod if you move it farther forward.
Link Posted: 9/12/2003 9:39:49 AM EDT
I never considered a foregrip an aid to long range shooting. I tend to go prone or find a barricadge for that, and the magazine well works just fine for those purposes.
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I always thought it was somewhat bad form to use the mag well as a monopod of sorts? After all, most agree that the aluminum mags on the AR styled rifles are a weak point, why stress it more than you need to? Turby
Link Posted: 9/12/2003 12:28:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Turbinator:
I never considered a foregrip an aid to long range shooting. I tend to go prone or find a barricadge for that, and the magazine well works just fine for those purposes.
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I always thought it was somewhat bad form to use the mag well as a monopod of sorts? After all, most agree that the aluminum mags on the AR styled rifles are a weak point, why stress it more than you need to? Turby
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That's another old wives tale. The USGI mags are plenty strong enough to use a monopod and it will cause no problems with the rifle or the mag.
Link Posted: 9/12/2003 12:34:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Turbinator:
I never considered a foregrip an aid to long range shooting. I tend to go prone or find a barricadge for that, and the magazine well works just fine for those purposes.
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I always thought it was somewhat bad form to use the mag well as a monopod of sorts? After all, most agree that the aluminum mags on the AR styled rifles are a weak point, why stress it more than you need to? Turby
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No, in fact a number of top notch instructors recommend it. Ive yet to have a problem using it that way.
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