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Posted: 12/7/2008 11:55:05 AM EST
I've been looking for a new pistol grip for my first AR since the standards A2 one is hard as a rock. I've been eying the Magpul MIAD since they're so popular, but how comfortable are they? From the pictures they look pretty hard. What other grips do you like? Any that rival the MIAD in customization (inserts, etc)? Feel free to post pics.

Thanks for the help
Link Posted: 12/7/2008 12:05:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/7/2008 12:05:51 PM EST by wilkm21]
Hogue
Link Posted: 12/7/2008 12:26:00 PM EST
MIAD or Ergo
Link Posted: 12/7/2008 12:40:12 PM EST
Got a Hogue and love it
Link Posted: 12/7/2008 1:03:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By wilkm21:
Hogue


+1 more on the HOGUE
Link Posted: 12/7/2008 1:14:25 PM EST
The hogue does look comfortable. Does it have any storage abilities like that of the MIAD?
Link Posted: 12/7/2008 2:07:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By djm227:
The hogue does look comfortable. Does it have any storage abilities like that of the MIAD?


No but it has a great feel and you can usually pick them up for less than $20. The maid grip is nice but in my opinion over priced for a piece of hard plastic you might as well keep your A2 grip and save $35 bucks.

Link Posted: 12/7/2008 3:04:53 PM EST
the hogue is looking better and better. can anyone tell me if the Magpul MIAD is the same hard type, plastic, uncomfortable material as the standard A2? or is it at least somewhat more cushy
Link Posted: 12/7/2008 3:26:41 PM EST
Hogue. I think mine was $14.95 from MidwayUSA. Very comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.
Link Posted: 12/7/2008 4:29:10 PM EST
I have 2 MIADs and 2 A2s. When I'm shooting it really doesn't matter. If your want a rubber grip with storage in the bottom, Magpul has the MOE grip. Looks nice.
Link Posted: 12/7/2008 4:36:09 PM EST
I think the Tango Down Battlegrip is the best grip ever designed for the AR platform.

The duckbill covers "the gap" at the rear of the trigger guard, there are no finger grooves that can not fit some while fitting others, and it allows a very high grip.
Link Posted: 12/7/2008 4:59:36 PM EST
Another vote for the Ergo.

Sam
Link Posted: 12/7/2008 5:24:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/8/2008 4:42:37 PM EST by Greymantle]
4 MIAD, 1 ERGO, 1 HOGUE. Prefer MIAD as it places trigger finger ideally when gripping stock. Hogue is soft but too narrow and does not place finger correctly.
Link Posted: 12/7/2008 5:45:36 PM EST
MIAD or Hogue.
Link Posted: 12/7/2008 5:53:07 PM EST
G27
Link Posted: 12/7/2008 7:56:59 PM EST
I like the MIAD and the old Lone Star Ordnance trapdoor grip. I find it far more comfortable than the regular A2 grip. The same basic grip is available here:

http://www.m-aparts.com/productsDetail.asp?id=674
Link Posted: 12/7/2008 8:29:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/7/2008 8:34:47 PM EST by FriscoPete]
TangoDown is definitely my favorite. The Ergo is quite good, but is larger than the TangoDown and because of this doesn't fit my size medium hand as well. The Hogue is very comfortable but lacks the storage compartment and the finger grooves definitely dictate where you place your hand.
I hope to convert all of mine to TangoDown Battlegrips in the future.
Link Posted: 12/8/2008 4:01:44 AM EST
Tango down...

No-frills, no finger-grooves telling me what to do, and it fits my little carney hands

-RH
Link Posted: 12/9/2008 12:26:11 PM EST
I use tango down and miad, as well as a1. I love them all, especially miad set p like a1
Link Posted: 12/9/2008 12:30:59 PM EST
Ergo fits my hand the best and I like the over molded rubber. I'll give the MOE+ a try when I can get one.
Link Posted: 12/9/2008 12:32:30 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/9/2008 12:34:49 PM EST
Originally Posted By ShakenNotStirred:
I think the Tango Down Battlegrip is the best grip ever designed for the AR platform.

The duckbill covers "the gap" at the rear of the trigger guard, there are no finger grooves that can not fit some while fitting others, and it allows a very high grip.


+1

I like the MIAD as well but the Tango Down is my first choice.

Link Posted: 12/9/2008 12:37:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/9/2008 4:17:00 PM EST
I like my Magpul MOE grip. I used to have a Hogue but my fingers never fit right in the grooves.
Link Posted: 12/10/2008 5:36:53 PM EST
I've got Hogues on all of my ARs.
Link Posted: 12/10/2008 5:47:16 PM EST
MIAD/MOE by far.
Link Posted: 12/11/2008 1:22:04 PM EST
Love both the Ergo and the Tango Down, but prefer the Ergo.

Only one I've not gotten to use is the Hogue.
Link Posted: 12/11/2008 2:30:33 PM EST
Vindicator, baby. Looks ugly as hell, but feels comfy as fuck.

Link Posted: 12/12/2008 11:49:05 AM EST
kevin at Brightflashlights sold me the FAB Defense one and I couldn't be happier
Link Posted: 12/12/2008 1:44:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By Rick_A:
Vindicator, baby. Looks ugly as hell, but feels comfy as fuck.

http://www.gunblast.com/images/Bushmaster_XM15/Mvc-017f.jpg


FIRE!! KILL IT WITH FIRE!!
Link Posted: 12/12/2008 1:56:31 PM EST
Tango Down Battlegrip
Link Posted: 12/16/2008 12:02:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By Rick_A:
Vindicator, baby. Looks ugly as hell, but feels comfy as fuck.

http://www.gunblast.com/images/Bushmaster_XM15/Mvc-017f.jpg


you're right it is funky looking but it looks like it must feel real sweet
Link Posted: 12/16/2008 2:05:22 PM EST
paychmar (sp?) vindicator is my favorite by far, a little on the heavy side, but I like it!
Link Posted: 12/16/2008 9:59:34 PM EST
anyone have experience with CAA UPG16 grip? is it hard? i have the tango down grip now but its not very comfy. i like the hogue but?
Link Posted: 12/17/2008 6:10:52 AM EST
Can you use a magpul triggerguard with a tangodown grip?
Link Posted: 12/17/2008 6:31:28 AM EST
Originally Posted By ar556223:
Can you use a magpul triggerguard with a tangodown grip?


Link Posted: 12/17/2008 7:02:04 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/17/2008 2:08:07 PM EST
I have the ERGO grip currently, which is nice but waaaayyyy too small for my hands. Feels like a Smith and Wesson Magna grip with grooves to me. Is there a substantial size difference between the ERGO and the MIAD?
Link Posted: 12/17/2008 2:43:22 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/18/2008 3:55:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/18/2008 3:57:22 PM EST by ghoster808]
Originally Posted By CTbuilder1:
Originally Posted By ShakenNotStirred:
I think the Tango Down Battlegrip is the best grip ever designed for the AR platform.

The duckbill covers "the gap" at the rear of the trigger guard, there are no finger grooves that can not fit some while fitting others, and it allows a very high grip.


+1

I like the MIAD as well but the Tango Down is my first choice.



+2 I concur
Link Posted: 12/18/2008 4:27:49 PM EST
Wow, so many...

I have Ergo grips with gappers on most of my AR's, but I also have the CAA G27(?) grip on my Bushmaster 308.

I went with a Tango Down grip on my department use rifle, because that one has a flashlight and an Eotech mounted, and I wanted the battery storage compartment.

I recently bought the MIAD grip when Bushmaster had their tax sale, and I have to admit the grip feels great, especially when tailored to your specific wants. The hard plastic isn't any worse than an original A2 grip.

I also like the duckbill grip, which eliminates the finger bump on the A2 grip that usually annoys the heck out of me, and the duckbill also covers the gap so no gapper is needed.

So basically, whichever one you like best... you can see I use several.
Link Posted: 12/18/2008 4:34:50 PM EST
Hogue
Link Posted: 12/18/2008 5:50:34 PM EST
Hogue and Ergo Sure Grip
Link Posted: 12/19/2008 6:53:02 PM EST
I've got a Cherokee grip on my Colt. Remember those?
Clint
Link Posted: 12/19/2008 9:27:42 PM EST
I like the MIAD myself... not much of a fan for "soft" grips as I'm the rough and tumble type. After putting all the larger pieces on, life is good...
Link Posted: 1/10/2009 12:29:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/10/2009 12:34:35 PM EST by LowSpeedHighDrag]


I have the Israeli grip with the battery storage compartment.
Link Posted: 1/11/2009 6:08:15 AM EST
Originally Posted By Magpul:
Originally Posted By MrSS:
I have the ERGO grip currently, which is nice but waaaayyyy too small for my hands. Feels like a Smith and Wesson Magna grip with grooves to me. Is there a substantial size difference between the ERGO and the MIAD?


Ergo is longer front to back but thinner side to side than the MIAD


This is why I went from the Ergo to the MIAD. I have larger hands and I liked the Ergo, but, it felt too thin.

I only wish that the MIAD had a backstrap that was one size bigger (to bring the front to rear dimensions in line with the Ergo).

My optimal grip would be an Ergo that was as wide as a MIAD.

Link Posted: 1/13/2009 7:32:54 AM EST
I have used almost all the grips on the market, Ergo, G27 Fobus ,A2, Tapco Saw,I finaly got the MIAD set up with the large backstrap...its the only grip that puts my finger where it should. I could even use a 2XL backstrap to be honest. All in all I love the look,feel and fit of the MIAD. I just ordered a second MIAD kit with the trigger guard (of course )for my other M4gry.
I like the look of the TangoDown grip I just dont think it would be thick enough for my big gorilla hands
Ray
Link Posted: 1/13/2009 11:07:27 AM EST
SPR grip, MIAD (like A1), and A1 grips.
Link Posted: 1/13/2009 1:16:38 PM EST
SPR
Link Posted: 1/13/2009 1:21:34 PM EST
MIAD/MOE all else fall short
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