GUN Is there any theory as to how to position your front vertical grip on an AR?

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  1. Bill Clinton

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    Should it be as forward as possible? Should your elbow be bent to a certain degree, just whatever feels comfortable? Somewhere where your rail covers will fit so you don't have to buy new ones? Any guidance OT? TIA
     
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    What feels good man
     
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    you want it as far forward as possible to help fight recoil
     
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    I've also read as far forward as possible is ideal, but you want it to be comfortable as well. Do you have a VFG now? If not, have you looked into the Magpul AFG (Angled Fore-grip)? Looks like it might be a little more natural feeling as well as give you a bit more contact with the gun.
     
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    also, hold it as low as possible. cup the bottom of it
     
  6. Bill Clinton

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    I was thinking about the Magpul modified one, might try it later, I do have a front grip now.

    New question based upon the answers:


    Is there any downside to having your front arm completely locked (or close to it) straight out with the VFG if it is all the way forward?
     
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    I would say fatigue would become a factor if completely locking your support arm out as far as possible...

    I am also looking to purchase an AFG just because it is so near how i already hold my AR when not supporting it at the magwell, just looks natural.
     
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    just like cupping the balls
     
  11. Paul Revere

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    farther forward and you get more control over where you point the muzzle.

    further back and you have more support.


    try it a few different ways and see what works for you.

    if someone recommended one thing and it didn't work for you, would you continue doing it? :hsughno:
     

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