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AR-15 Handgrip or bipod ??

Well I changed my barrel to a 20" and bought a variable mag scope for it. I need some accessories up front, but I don't know if a Bi-pod or a LaRue handgrip would be better.

Also If I wanted to change my stock do I need to get a new buffer tube with it or just buy the stock?


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Don't they make hand grips that fold out to bi-pods?

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I would go with some sort of bi-pod for the front of it.

When it comes to the stock you need to figure out if you have a commercial diameter or a mil spec diameter buffer tube. After you figure that out all you need it to buy the correct stock and put it on.
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Don't they make hand grips that fold out to bi-pods?
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Just a question, but why do you need either? Just for looks, or function?
Bipods on an AR with anything more then 30 rnd mag are going to either not work, or be too tall to shoot comfortably.
I just hate ARs with anything and everything stuck on them with little to no use/function.
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When it comes to the stock you need to figure out if you have a commercial diameter or a mil spec diameter buffer tube. After you figure that out all you need it to buy the correct stock and put it on.
What do I measure? I will have to go thru some old emails to find out what I have.

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Just a question, but why do you need either? Just for looks, or function?
Bipods on an AR with anything more then 30 rnd mag are going to either not work, or be too tall to shoot comfortably.
I just hate ARs with anything and everything stuck on them with little to no use/function.
Pretty sure the bi-pod handgrips are long enough to handle a 30 rounder.
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Pretty sure the bi-pod handgrips are long enough to handle a 30 rounder.
Yeah, but how tall are they at that point? Are you shooting standing up to even get a level line of sight?
For what I use my ARs for I dont see a point in either.
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Pretty sure the bi-pod handgrips are long enough to handle a 30 rounder.
Shit I never ever thought about that. So does that bi-pod part come out from the inside of the grip? What brand is that?

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Shit I never ever thought about that. So does that bi-pod part come out from the inside of the grip? What brand is that?
http://policelink.monster.com/produc...p-bipod-system
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How much is it? I cannot click the link to buy it at work.

Is it worth a shit?

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I dont' stick anything on my guns that I don't use.

When I go hunting, I use a set of shooting sticks. I find these are more versatile than having a bipod on a gun.

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When shooting from bench or prone, it is handy to have a short (BR for benchrest) model bi-pod. Harris bi-pod is about 85$. They remove quickly, or fold up.

I never used the vertical grip, but it looks handy for a flashlight style front grip.

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these grip pods are junk not worth the money

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When shooting from bench or prone, it is handy to have a short (BR for benchrest) model bi-pod. Harris bi-pod is about 85$. They remove quickly, or fold up.

I never used the vertical grip, but it looks handy for a flashlight style front grip.

When shooting from a bench, I use sandbags... Every range has them out

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When shooting from a bench, I use sandbags... Every range has them out
I think I will get a grip, I mainly want something up front so I can hold it up better while standing.

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I think I will get a grip, I mainly want something up front so I can hold it up better while standing.
While standing, I use my sling and wedge my off hand into my side. Works well. I find it more accurate than with a handle. Now the handle is good on a Full auto M16, but on a semi auto gun, its not my thing.

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