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Y'all that have them fitted on your ARs....does it make a difference in either comfort or accuracy? Which did you choose & why?

I'm kinda on the fence about installing one on mine & I don't wanna go tossing money around, all willy-nilly like.....

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In theory the angled grip appealed to me because I really like the feel of using  standard foregrip with my hand partially on the grip and partially on the hand guard.  I put the angled  grip on and hated it from the start.  In reality it made the rifle feel top heavy and hard to control, I took it right back off. 

You may love it though lol

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I hated the Magpul AFG, pretty sure it is still in my parts box. I ended up with a vertical grip on two ARs (Magpul VFG and BCM short VFG).

When I was outfitting my CZ Scorpion I tried a Strike Industries Link angled grip and it stayed. The grip area is larger and is comfortable for me to use. 

I don't think either style has helped accuracy but both are comfortable for my shooting positions.

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I too hated the AFG from Magpul. Its laying around in a parts box somewhere, I dont think it made it through one mag of ammo before I took it off. 

I do like the BCM KAG quite a bit, and have run it on multiple pistols, but on my rifle(s) I have the BCM vertical grip Mod-3 and its been that way for several years now.

 

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KAG-https://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCMGUNFIGHTER-KAG-KeyMod-Black-p/bcm-kag-km-blk.htm

 

Mod-3-https://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCMGUNFIGHTER-Vertical-Grip-Mod-3-KeyMod-Black-p/bcm-vg-km-mod-3-blk.htm

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same here handstops ftw on a pistol ...any rifle I go vertical grip...I prefer the stubby ones and the folding ones to the old school Knights' really long style.

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13 hours ago, robtattoo said:

Y'all that have them fitted on your ARs....does it make a difference in either comfort or accuracy? Which did you choose & why?

I'm kinda on the fence about installing one on mine & I don't wanna go tossing money around, all willy-nilly like.....

I have one on a carbine length AR.  I don't like it.  I'll go back to a stubby VFG or nothing at all once I update that rifle with a more modern, lighter handguard than the 15" quad-rail on it currently.

 

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5 hours ago, 1fast4by said:

I too hated the AFG from Magpul. Its laying around in a parts box somewhere, I dont think it made it through one mag of ammo before I took it off. 

I do like the BCM KAG quite a bit, and have run it on multiple pistols, but on my rifle(s) I have the BCM vertical grip Mod-3 and its been that way for several years now.

 

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KAG-https://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCMGUNFIGHTER-KAG-KeyMod-Black-p/bcm-kag-km-blk.htm

 

Mod-3-https://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCMGUNFIGHTER-Vertical-Grip-Mod-3-KeyMod-Black-p/bcm-vg-km-mod-3-blk.htm

I have 3 KAG's. My favorite.

Not a fan of the AFG at all. I either gave mine away, or it's buried in a box somewhere.

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I've got an AFG on an AR pistol. It's suitable.

Standard round stick type foregrip on one of my rifles, Really like that one.

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3 hours ago, Raoul said:

I've got an AFG on an AR pistol. It's suitable.

Standard round stick type foregrip on one of my rifles, Really like that one.

AFG on a pistol is a no-go with the ATF unless the overall length is over 26 inches, or it's already registered as an NFA item and you paid the government their pound of flesh for a stamp.

... EDIT ...

Seems I was mistaken.  F the NFA.  :)

 

 

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I only find the angled foregrip useful when I'm reaching out down the length of a rail.  For that, I have it on one of my ARs with a 13" quad rail.  It's more for a comfortable rest of my support hand when shooting bench or prone than anything else.  On my SBR, it's an old fashioned vertical grip all the way.  I never got into the stubby ones. 

 

1 minute ago, TGO David said:

AFG on a pistol is a no-go with the ATF unless the barrel is over 26 inches long, or it's already registered as an NFA item and you paid the government their pound of flesh for a stamp.

 

You may be thinking vertical grip, not angled grip.

 

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1 hour ago, btq96r said:

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You may be thinking vertical grip, not angled grip.

Yeah, heck, AR pistols may well account for the majority of angled grips sold.

- OS

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1 hour ago, TGO David said:

AFG on a pistol is a no-go with the ATF unless the overall length is over 26 inches, or it's already registered as an NFA item and you paid the government their pound of flesh for a stamp.

 

 

 

1 hour ago, btq96r said:

I only find the angled foregrip useful when I'm reaching out down the length of a rail.  For that, I have it on one of my ARs with a 13" quad rail.  It's more for a comfortable rest of my support hand when shooting bench or prone than anything else.  On my SBR, it's an old fashioned vertical grip all the way.  I never got into the stubby ones. 

 

You may be thinking vertical grip, not angled grip.

 

I sure hope so, because I thought this was long settled afg vs full forend grip on AR pistols.

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I have never been able to deal with an AFG or VFG on my AR. I put a Magpul VFG on my AKM and I liked it from the start. On my current favorite AR I tend to use a wrap around grip with a hand stop.

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2 hours ago, btq96r said:

You may be thinking vertical grip, not angled grip.

 

Hmm, I guess you're right.  I was under the impression that the ATF had said that AFGs were not allowed either, but hand-stops were.  Good to know.

Still, AFGs suck.  Almost as much as the NFA's nebulous web of contradictory statements sucks.

 

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I have this aluminum hand stop on two of my ar’s. I like it a lot. Simple and effecitve.

They’re made by Phase 5 and they’re around $30.

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