battery storage

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by JonM, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    cant stand vertical grips got one a buddy gave me doesnt feel natural and definately not suitable for creating a steady grip. the only thing i have found for battery rail storage that isnt a vertical grip or pistol grip is this:

    promag pm-147

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    are there similar products or is this it??
     
  2. TacticalPrecision

    TacticalPrecision New Member

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    There are also stock options from Magpul available with compartment storage. Plus..why are you so concerned with battery storage on your gun, buy an LBE and get some pouches if you think need to carry that much crap around with you all the time.
     

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  3. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Magpul makes a replacement grip that has options to house 3 in distress rounds, a replacement bolt head OR battery storage.

    AR-15/M16 MIAD™ GRIP CORES - Brownells

    I have one for a replacement head and really like it.

    JD
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    a single cr2 battery for a dot sight isnt a lot of junk :) plus ive already got a prs stock i reallllly like. this is a hunting gun setup not a shtf combat gun. handy to have spares in the rifle where it can be accessed quickly in a watertight compartment.

    im getting a miad for storing firing pin and bolt spare parts trigger parts etc.

    thats why im looking at rail storage
     
  5. mjkeat

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    How are you gripping it? I use vert grips and they make great hand stops which makes for a very solid grip that in turn makes the rifle extremely controllable.

    The stock is the best place I've found to store things. The VLTOR stocks have a good amount of storage. The MIAD has storage as well.
     
  6. JonM

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    by the handguard with a sling as a brace if i got time and dont have a rest. most of the time there is a handy tree or vehicle or fence post or going prone. ive never found the foregrip to be useful just snags on stuff. maybe i dunno how to use it.
     
  7. mjkeat

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    I'm sure you're using it correctly as intended but I have found that using more as a hand stop rather grabbing it like a can of soda really changes things for the better. The grip can be wedged up against things as well really making for a sturdy rifle. I have wedged mine against a picnic table (where the grip meets to the rail) table during a 3 gun comp to make nice, quick and accurate shots on distant targets. If you carry your weapon for any length of time the grip can be used to brace the weapon against your gear belt which will take the load off of your arms.
     
  8. TacticalPrecision

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    I wear an LBE when I go hunting..maybe its just my need to feel prepared for everything but I carry a decent loadout when I go hunting. I have a bag that my bolt gun sits inside while i'm hiking, carry my AR, and have my sidearm on a drop down, 2 knives over 8" blades, 2 under 8". Medkit, survival stuff in the bag, including about 300 ft of paracord, couple of MREs, fire starting kit, sawvivor, small hatchet, fishing and trapping gear, water filter straw, emergency blankets(4 of them) and around 40 rounds for my bolt gun.

    Batteries? not on my list of neccessities to carry. I change them every season and I carry like 9 flashlights that all use lithium batteries, I treat batteries more as one of those I shouldn't need to worry about this things so I change them regularly to avoid needing extras. Never had one go out on me when I needed it. Even my hiking trips when I do pack an extra set of batteries for a couple of my flashlights on the week long or more excursions I generally don't run a set dead, between the fire and actually sleeping at night I don't need them. Having some patio umbrella solar lights that I let charge during the day helps too, I catch some crap for that sometimes but they are less than 1lb and are great if I plan to read some since they can light my whole tent/shelter
     
  9. mjkeat

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    Where the heck do you go that you're that far removed from civilization around here?
     
  10. TacticalPrecision

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    haha, Generally hunting i'm not so far, it's more incase I get stuck somewhere or(god forbid) my dumbass gets lost wandering through the woods while i'm out hunting. It just calms my mind knowing I'm a bit prepared if I do get lost I can make it 2 days easily. Plus I do go out on hiking trips into the ozarks, and have been up to some of the foothills of the appalachians and into the rockies and up in northern PA and you can easily get a day or 2 out from civilization. I carry the same loadout pretty much when I go out hiking just pack a little extra like an actual water filter and 5 days of fire starting stuff instead of 2 and I bring an actual fishing rod instead of just line and hooks.
     
  11. mjkeat

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    I'm in need of some "wilderness" time, somewhere where I can get away. I'll have to pick your brain for places to go hunt, hike, etc. through PM as to not highjack this thread to any greater extent.