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    Foregrips on a lever

    With more and more of the MI M-Lok rails showing up on Marlins, we're seeing more variety in attachments, too. The obvious ones are weapon lights. Less common (so far) are foregrips. I've seen a few, straight and angled, but not many. This one really looks like it helps with control while actuating the lever:



    So, who's tried one? What kind? How'd you like it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarpNY View Post
    With more and more of the MI M-Lok rails showing up on Marlins, we're seeing more variety in attachments, too. The obvious ones are weapon lights. Less common (so far) are foregrips. I've seen a few, straight and angled, but not many. This one really looks like it helps with control while actuating the lever:



    So, who's tried one? What kind? How'd you like it?
    I use hand stops rather a vertical grip. I get more of a natural grip than with a vertical grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigma05 View Post
    I use hand stops rather a vertical grip. I get more of a natural grip than with a vertical grip.

    Interesting. I have that same Magpul handstop kit, but I tried it with the large piece back on the second (from the rear) M-lok slot with the back of my hand against it. That felt the most natural in terms of how far out it sits, but the ergonomics weren't particularly comfortable there. How do you hold it with it out so far? I've never been able to get used to the straight-arm, choke-the-chicken grip on an AR. Add to that the length of a traditional stock and it seems way too far out for me.

    Side note: Did you Cerakote your MI rail? It looks gray (possibly more than one) to match the stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarpNY View Post
    Interesting. I have that same Magpul handstop kit, but I tried it with the large piece back on the second (from the rear) M-lok slot with the back of my hand against it. That felt the most natural in terms of how far out it sits, but the ergonomics weren't particularly comfortable there. How do you hold it with it out so far? I've never been able to get used to the straight-arm, choke-the-chicken grip on an AR. Add to that the length of a traditional stock and it seems way too far out for me.

    Side note: Did you Cerakote your MI rail? It looks gray (possibly more than one) to match the stock.
    I "brushed" some grey cerakote on the handguard to make it look similar to the wood grain on the stock. It actually came out better than I expected because I'm not a painter.

    I have no problem reaching that hand stop that far forward. You obviously have to set it up to your size. What I do when I get into more improvised shooting positions, is move my hand back and put the hand stop between my fingers. That allows me to move my hand back more as needed.

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    Being a traditionalist when it comes to Marlins, all I can do when I see these beautiful rifles trying to be more than what they were meant to be, is to shake my head.
    I am not bashing personal choices, I support everyone's choice of personalizing their firearms, I just don't see the reasoning..I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigma05 View Post
    I "brushed" some grey cerakote on the handguard to make it look similar to the wood grain on the stock. It actually came out better than I expected because I'm not a painter.
    From what I can see, it turned out well.

    I have no problem reaching that hand stop that far forward. You obviously have to set it up to your size. What I do when I get into more improvised shooting positions, is move my hand back and put the hand stop between my fingers. That allows me to move my hand back more as needed.
    I'm 6'2" with reasonably long arms, so it's not a matter of reaching out that far. I've just never found it comfortable to keep it out that far. Having the hand stop on the first (rear-most) M-Lok slot was definitely too short and on the third felt too far out. The second seems about right, but the hand stop doesn't feel comfortable on the hand in that location. The curve is too extreme in that position. I could see it feeling better further out.

    I'm thinking of a hybrid grip with the bottom two finger on the grip and the other two on the rail:

    maxresdefault.jpg

    Though, I wouldn't c-clamp it, since that would put my thumb on the barrel. I'd go with the thumb on the rail, parallel to the bore, along that top 45.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alawrence View Post
    Being a traditionalist when it comes to Marlins, all I can do when I see these beautiful rifles trying to be more than what they were meant to be, is to shake my head.
    I am not bashing personal choices, I support everyone's choice of personalizing their firearms, I just don't see the reasoning..I guess.
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    I love traditional ones, too. I'm doing this for two reasons:

    1) I find it fun see what I can do. I rarely like to have anything "factory" like everyone else.
    2) I live in NY, so eventually the competition with California, etc., will reach the point where this will be useful.

    Besides, if the additional features are functionally beneficial, then why not try them? How I'm implementing them is different than on an AR. There are certain setups that I won't consider because they don't seem right. But at the same time, I don't want to dismiss options without giving them their due consideration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarpNY View Post
    From what I can see, it turned out well.



    I'm 6'2" with reasonably long arms, so it's not a matter of reaching out that far. I've just never found it comfortable to keep it out that far. Having the hand stop on the first (rear-most) M-Lok slot was definitely to short and on the third felt to far out. The second seems about right, but the hand stop doesn't feel comfortable on the hand in that location. The curve is too extreme in that position. I could see it feeling better further out.

    I'm thinking of a hybrid grip with the bottom two finger on the grip and the other two on the rail:

    maxresdefault.jpg

    Though, I wouldn't c-clamp it, since that would put my thumb on the barrel. I'd go with the thumb on the rail, parallel to the bore, along that top 45.
    I put my thumb on the light so I do t touch the barrel. Especially when it gets hot from running drills.

    Close up pic of hand guard after paint job.

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