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Old 03-06-2010, 02:45 PM   #11
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With one exception, I have one that has a quick release mount, with the built-in bipod. No, not the Gripod, but more likely a copy. I haven't put it through too much use yet, but for those times when a little extra stability would be helpful, like for longer shots, it has come in handy. And when you don't need it, just fold up the legs and slide them back into the vertical grip. And if you don't need that, then it's just a flip of a lever and pop it back in a pocket.

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Slo, I also have the quick release/bi-pod built in, as well. I have two rifles mounted with them and they do work out much better. I got these a while back from Operation Parts - Gear For Any Mission!. They function very well for short range/CQB shooting and stabilized target accuracy for longer ranges. I am very happy with them. YMMV.

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There's absolutely no doubt that, from a standing position, I could whip my AR around quicker, using a vertical grip. Acquiring quick sight pictures just doesn't figure into my shooting habits with my ARs. If I were playing Rambolista games, or actually being a real Rambo, then I'd go with a vertical grip.
Hell, even Rambo can't shoot consistently @100 yard targets with his carry pistol Walter, he needs a little longer barrel and a little extra added, tactile advantage.

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I've used a magwell grip in the past and it was fast and comfortable but I didn't have as much muzzle control however when rapidly switching from target to target.
Ive handled a few rifles with VFG and really didn't like the feel using a beercan grip. Felt top heavy, like the barrel wanted to tip side to side.
Using a high thumbbreak grip with the VFG felt great and seemed to give me the greatest control.
When I get my new upper (or rifle) with rail I think Im going to start with a stubby VFG and try the high thumb-break first.

FWIW these are just first impressions from handling, not much live fire tried with any except standard forearm and magwell grip.
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I have a couple of the Magpul VFG's and use them most effectively as sort of modified handstops.
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I have a couple of the Magpul VFG's and use them most effectively as sort of modified handstops.
Their newer angled style?
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Their newer angled style?
No, mine are a couple of years old. I like them so far, but the jury is still out on their long term use.
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Have used one for squirrel hunting for years. Mossberg started making this one with a folding forearm in 1949.

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C3, my father has had his 152 since he was 11 or so. He turns 70 this year. I love that 152. Still a tack driver today, and that fold down forend is just plain cool.
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I like the AFG's myself
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Slo, I also have the quick release/bi-pod built in, as well. I have two rifles mounted with them and they do work out much better. I got these a while back from Operation Parts - Gear For Any Mission!. They function very well for short range/CQB shooting and stabilized target accuracy for longer ranges. I am very happy with them. YMMV.

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Yep, mine look alot like that.

But as far as just a plain vertical grip, if I was going to do it again, I'd probably go with the Tangodown or Larue stubby grips.
Tango down stubby vfg

Larue vfg

Sure they cost more, but they are both quick release, are short enough to be out of the way...most of the time..., yet just long enough to use them if you need them.

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While I'm not the most comfortable using a vertical grip, I have to admit it is a very good location for the controls to operate a weapons light. In a situation where there is a power outage, it get REAL dark around my homestead when the sun goes down. And I agree that the throw lever mounts are the berries for making quick configuration changes.

This one is reserved for covering the perimeter around my property for the most part, so it doesn't get out much.

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