This Fore Grip is easy to install. It takes a pretty standard size Allen wrench but it did not come with one. It attaches to the lower rail of a hand guard by sliding it on or separating it into two pieces with a small flat screwdriver, also not included. It can be positioned anywhere forward or back. I chose back since I recently removed my vertical grip because I found myself hanging onto the magazine well anyway. I have this grip almost all the way back to the well and I love it. As far as design goes, no issues. It is durable plastic so no extra weight added. It is not a novelty piece for some hobby shooter. It retails on their site…strike industries.com…for $25.00. I think they could get by in the $15.00 range because it is not a large piece and is not compatible with anything else. You can not mount a light on it or anything so it is a stand alone item. For what it is, I think it is a good product that will sell well. It comes in black or tan, I was lucky enough to get the tan.
Tested by a police officer from Illinois
Ease of Use 5
Cleaning & Maintenance 4
Individual Score 4.69
Strike Industires Cobra Tactical Fore Grip
The Strike Industires Cobra Tactical Fore Grip I found to be an interesting attachment for any railed long gun. Initially, I thought this would be just another copy of the Magpul VFG and after using it, realize that it is much more. The foregrip attaches via sliding onto the rails and tightening an allen head screw to secure its position. This grip is much smaller than the Magpul version and thus takes up less rail space and weight, deifnately a benefit. The front edge has teeth and serves as a type of barricade support for more precision firing over low walls and fences. The grip portion held my hand in a comfortable position and has a vertical stop (the back side of the barricade support) to keep hands from sliding too far forward. It also enables hand positions behind the grip if so needed. I found this easy to hold in any of the positions shown in the directions and felt that my arm supported the weapon strongly.
Two issues I saw was the lack of an allen wrench to attach the grip, and the need to slide the grip onto the weapon from the front. The allen wrench should be supplied with the grip, as it is needed to attach it to the weapon. There is also no mention of the size of the wrench needed and I had to figure it out via trial and error. Sliding the grip onto the rail versus clamping it on can sometimes be tricky depending on how the gun is set up and the user may have to move lights, etc around to get the grip installed.
Overall, very impressed and I feel this will be a permanent accessory on my rifle.
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