The AR-15 is the most used firearm in the United States today, and for a good reason. They are effective for home defense. AR-15’s are good for shooting small games and small predators. Ammunition is quite inexpensive and easy to find, recoil is not very high, and they are easily customized to the owner’s taste.
Here is a list of easy and valuable improvements we think everyone should add to their AR:
- AR Vertical Forward Grips
When driving your AR from target to target, the AR Vertical Forward Grips works well as a reference point, helping you position your hand in precisely the exact location each time. For instance, you can use a nonstandard grip on the front end of your rifle, starting with the hand wrapped around the AR Vertical Forward Grip and the thumb either along the side of the Picatinny-railed or over the top, free-floating handguard.
It helps put the supporting hand closer to the fire line, lending itself to immense accuracy. Many shooters simply like this shooting stance. It will most certainly support your performance on the trigger and decrease any fatigue while shooting. If you are looking for something lightweight, inexpensive, and highly functional, Mlok Vertical Grip may be suitable for you.
- Hand Guards
A lot of AR-pattern rifles come with some handguard rail system these days. There are lots of designs out there with a multitude of valuable features. Some handguards have a Picatinny rail along the top and modular attachments along the other three sides, like M-Lok and Keymod.
One thing is for sure. Gone are the days of the plastic tube-style handguards. These handguards typically have no attachment points or very few attachment points.
- Forward grips
If you are using an AR in a vigorous environment, you would need solid control over the muzzle end of the rifle. You will need help to control the swinging weight of the barrel when transitioning between targets. Forward grips allow for a better grip of the front end of the gun. It enables you to distribute the barrel’s weight and control the inertia as you swing between targets. Again, there are many options out there.
Everyone has a personal preference for what accessory they want for their AR. It can be AR Vertical Forward Grips or Buttock. The features of the buttock range from fixed-length solid stock to adjustable stocks. Some can be moved easily and quickly depending on the need of the moment, and some are made with precision adjustments. Many designs also have compartments for storage.
Which accessory should I choose?
Stability is vital when firing a rifle, which is why a grip is one of the essential rifle accessories. Rather than directly gripping the barrel, a good grip gives you additional control and stability of the weapon. They are a must-have if you are planning on firing off a lot of rounds.
In an attack, your main aim is to stop the threat as quickly as possible. It doesn’t happen with one shot or from pulling out the gun. It happens with many well-placed hits on the attacker. The way you grip your weapon is the primary driver of how fast you impact the attacker.
To shoot quickly, one needs to minimize this muzzle movement because you can’t shoot accurate shots if your muzzle is off-target. The Mlok Vertical Grip is the most widely used grip for defensive and competition shooting with semi-auto handguns and other firearms.
Unlike a hand stop, which most folks position at the rear of their support hand, the Finger Stop has a rounded structure that is ergonomically designed to be located between your index and middle fingers.
It typically places it forward on the handguard, which means it doesn’t get in the way when transitioning to prone shooting positions, where most people move their support hand towards the rear.
With your AR grip, you should be able to manage the recoil better, and your rapid-fire groups should be getting tighter. It may take some getting used to, but all the puzzle pieces will come together with proper regular practice.