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Grip Pods -How do we feel

Post by Das Sheep » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:26 pm

Hello Zombie Squad!

So I recently was able to get a cheap grip pod, and so I bought it, and I was wondering how everyone in zombie squad feels about it?

I want to like it because it is very nifty in idea, though I am not crazy about how high it is off the group when deployed, I feel like in a real situation I would be more exposed.

How does Zombie Squad feel about them on AR-15's?

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Re: Grip Pods -How do we feel

Post by Sworbeyegib » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:36 pm

Well, I don't own one, but my cousin has one on his AR. I've never shot off of it as a bipod, as I prefer to use bag or a rest if I'm shooting off of the bench. I just don't like the size and weight, that's just personal pref. I like having a smaller VFG like a stubby or one of the magpul MOEs. I also go back and forth between loving and hating the AFG.
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Re: Grip Pods -How do we feel

Post by Das Sheep » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:44 pm

I had an angled forward grip before I bought the grip pod, I enjoyed it well enough. I just sort of wanted a bi-pod too and it seemed neat, though I am having doubts now.

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Re: Grip Pods -How do we feel

Post by Browning 35 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:03 pm

I have a grip-pod on one of them. It's alright, cool idea. Not all that stable for a bipod and way to big for a VFG.

In the end I'd get a more stable bipod or a much smaller VFG. Not one that does both.
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Re: Grip Pods -How do we feel

Post by Doctorr Fabulous » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:21 pm

Browning 35 wrote:I have a grip-pod on one of them. It's alright, cool idea. Not all that stable for a bipod and way to big for a VFG.
That's been my impression too. A small VFG is a better VFG (IMO) and a real bipod is a better bipod. The Grippod makes an okay kickstand for setting the rifle down or displaying it, and if (when) you break one of both legs, it's relatively easy to pull the guts and cut it down to something more reasonable.
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Re: Grip Pods -How do we feel

Post by Dave_M » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:47 pm

Chowhall kickstand.
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Re: Grip Pods -How do we feel

Post by Gingerbread Man » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:10 am

When I need a wobbly ad hoc bipod I just put the mag on the dirt and use my elbows. Cheaper and way more stable. :lol:
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Re: Grip Pods -How do we feel

Post by Das Sheep » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:30 am

Gingerbread Man wrote:When I need a wobbly ad hoc bipod I just put the mag on the dirt and use my elbows. Cheaper and way more stable. :lol:
I just took my grip pod back off and put my AFG back on.

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Re: Grip Pods -How do we feel

Post by Dave_M » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:38 pm

I largely prefer stubby VFG's for their multi-purpose use, rhough I do have many hand stops as well.
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Re: Grip Pods -How do we feel

Post by Gingerbread Man » Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:05 pm

Das Sheep wrote:
Gingerbread Man wrote:When I need a wobbly ad hoc bipod I just put the mag on the dirt and use my elbows. Cheaper and way more stable. :lol:
I just took my grip pod back off and put my AFG back on.
Yeah, I'm not a fan of big stuff hanging off my rifle. I tried one a guy had at the range and I thought, how is this any better than the prone mag-pod technique.

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Re: Grip Pods -How do we feel

Post by Chris@MTCT » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:35 am

As Dave said "chow hall kickstand"

Nice idea poor execution, not really needed.

The feet break off pretty easy too.

Glad you got it cheap.
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