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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I received my MIAD grip today for my AR, got it installed. I really like it. It fit on the gun perfectly and I love that I'm able to choose between different backstraps and front straps to fit my hand just right. I feel like the gun is better controlled now when I hold it.

only thing that was a pain in the butt, is the backstraps are difficult to get off. They go on fairly easy.. but taking them off.. it's a freakin 10 minute ordeal trying to slide it off non stop.. then finally it comes off. So once you get the backstrap on that you like, I suggest leaving it lol.

I love it tho.. and also, the grip plug has the holes in it to hold 3 spare rounds.. but I found that you can actually fit 4 in there, with 1 upside down.

here's the pics.



 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
pics posted, just in case it didn't show the thread as updated when I edited to add the photos.
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
I really like the MIAD grip too.




I just need to get an upper, BCG, and some sights then I be done with my build.

It is a pain to change the grip backstrap. But I kind of like it that way, you know its not going to come loose while shooting.
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
how much does it weight? is that "winter trigger guard" fixed, or can it swivel out of the way? is it significantly wider than, say, an ergo?
 
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What kind of texturing is it, rubbered, or hard plastic, I am looking for something like the ergo soft rubber.
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
scalce said:
What were you using before?

It looks nice especially with the winter trigger guard.
I just had the normal AR grip on it... I did get an Ergo grip with the gun too.. I absolutely hate it. This magpul grip puts it to shame, easily.
 
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amishclark said:
how much does it weight? is that "winter trigger guard" fixed, or can it swivel out of the way? is it significantly wider than, say, an ergo?
It is just as light as a normal AR grip. not heavy by any means. The winter trigger guard is fixed... however, you can opt to not get the full MIAD grip kit, which doesn't include the winter trigger guard... and you can then purchase one of their swivel winter trigger guards... or any other brand that you'd prefer.

Is it significantly wider than an ergo? Width wise.. no.. I'm not positive about front to back.. you can make it different thicknesses that way just by changing the rear strap.

And as I stated before.. this puts the Ergo to shame.
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Corey G said:
What kind of texturing is it, rubbered, or hard plastic, I am looking for something like the ergo soft rubber.
it's hard plastic... the texturing is not sharp on your hand, but it definitely provides a secure grip... MUCH better than say the XD grip has. It is rough, yet not abusive rough.. it is just enough to provide a good grip.. it does not bother your hand at all.

I tell you what... I have an Ergo grip.. I will NEVER use it.. ever.. i hate it.. Some people love them... I am not one of those people.. I think the grip sucks.. it does not allow me to get a consistent grip and it allows the grip to move around in my hand more than I'd like.. and I also don't care for how it makes my hand sit on the grip.. just annoying.

The only thing my grip doesn't have.. is the plastic plug that I see the Ergo's come with at the bottom... the guy who owned the gun before me must have lost it... If you want to try the grip out... I'd be more than happy to send it to you to try. If you like it, keep it.. i don't care.. I will never use it again.
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Ok, here's some pics compared to the Ergo grip. Also a closer pic of the checkering.

Here is a pic next to the Ergo.. this is with the mid thickness backstrap on. They are essentially the same thickness and width this way.



Here is a pic with the Ergo grip laid over top the MIAD. Again, same angle for the most part, same thickness.



And last, here is a closer picture of the checkering. it is not harsh on your hand at all.




And in the other pictures.. notice how up top on the grip near where it meets the lower receiver... it has an indention.. that really helps you get a better grip on the gun.. Especially if you one hand the gun.. it seems to help you get more leverage through the grip.

I paid $45 for this grip, and it was worth every penny. Will I use all the other stuff that came with it? Probably not.. but it's there so if I need to adjust it to other hands, or maybe I decide I want the grip a bit thicker or thinner. And if I really want to, i can toss the normal front strap back on, put a separate swivel winter trigger guard on that isn't attatched to the grip.

One thing I cannot stand about the Ergo is the lack of good finger grooves.. they just do not allow me to get a good secure and consistent grip. Plus I feel like my hand moves around too much on the grip.

Like I said, you are free to try the grip if you want.. free to have it if you like it.. they are only about $17 new online most places.. so considering mine doesn't have the bottom plug.. I don't see me getting much out of it anyways. I hope you like it if you try it... but if you don't, I hope you see exactly what I'm talking about.. I can even notice that compared to my standard AR grip. And regading that grip, the MIAD how I have it setup, is just a bit thicker front to back than the standard grip.. that really helped it fit my hands a lot better. but you have the different straps you can change to make it fit your hand better.
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Damon said:
I really like the MIAD grip too.




I just need to get an upper, BCG, and some sights then I be done with my build.

It is a pain to change the grip backstrap. But I kind of like it that way, you know its not going to come loose while shooting.
How do you like your CTR stock? I bought one, but it won't fit my damn buffer tube. Is yours the mil-spec one? does it have a rubber pad on the end of it? I'm considering ordering the mil-spec buffer tube so i can use the one I have, rather than wait for the commercial version of the stock, to get back in stock.
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·


I had a Hogue over molded grip on my new RRA AR-15. After one trip to the range I changed it out for a MagPul MIAD grip. I like it a lot better. For bench work I put the large back strap in so I don't over insert my index finger on the trigger and for 3-gun I run the medium back strap to give me better grip on the gun.

Have you guys seen the new MagPul PMAG (the mag in the above picture). Very impressive, I just go three earlier this week. I haven't tested them yet but if they work as well as the look and as tough as they look they are going to be great.

Truck test video

More picture of my PMAG here
 
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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
I want to get a few of those Magpul mags.

Who is currently selling them?

I went with a TangoDown grip on my AR because my hands fit it very well.

I was looking at the MIAD but opted not to get one.

yet :)
 
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
I went from the Magpul MIAD to the Hogue and will never look back. They are both great fits to my hand, but the Hogue afforded more of a positive grip.

Good choice on the stock also, Jed.

 
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
mudfoot said:
I went from the Magpul MIAD to the Hogue and will never look back. They are both great fits to my hand, but the Hogue afforded more of a positive grip.

Good choice on the stock also, Jed.

http://home.cfl.rr.com/mudfoot/jpgs/jm/gunstuff/P1010020.jpg
I went the opposite direction because when I grab my AR grip I always ended up on top of, instead of in, the finger grooves of that hogue grip. They designed that grip for a much thicker fingers then my hands apparently have.

As for the PMAGs I order mine from www.44mag.com Great service. Remember MagPul is just starting to make them and running black magazines first so if you want the soon order black. They will eventually do OD green and a coyote brown IIRC. They will also eventually do a windowed version and after that a translucent version.

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mcb said:
I went the opposite direction because when I grab my AR grip I always ended up on top of, instead of in, the finger grooves of that hogue grip. They designed that grip for a much thicker fingers then my hands apparently have.

As for the PMAGs I order mine from www.44mag.com Great service. Remember MagPul is just starting to make them and running black magazines first so if you want the soon order black. They will eventually do OD green and a coyote brown IIRC. They will also eventually do a windowed version and after that a translucent version.

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that's kind of what happens to me with that Ergo grip. My hand just couldn't consistently get onto the same spot.. I always found myself going slightly too high, or too low.. I think also I just didn't like how the back was curved.. it made my hand sit on it weird.

but like i said, some people love them.. i just happen to not be one of them.

with the MIAD grip I just feel like it fits me perfectly now.. not too small, not too big... 1 more thing to mention with that and I'd have a goldilocks and the 3 bears story hah. so we'll say, the last one.. was JUST RIGHT.
 
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jednp said:
How do you like your CTR stock? I bought one, but it won't fit my damn buffer tube. Is yours the mil-spec one? does it have a rubber pad on the end of it? I'm considering ordering the mil-spec buffer tube so i can use the one I have, rather than wait for the commercial version of the stock, to get back in stock.
I like it a lot, it does have the rubber butt-pad on it. But I have not shot with it yet.

The lock-up is very tight, no rattles or wobbles.

Mine is the mil-spec version. I bought it as a kit with the buffer tube and stock.

Rainier Arms has the commercial version in stock right now.

http://www.rainierarms.com/?page=shop/detail&product_id=509
 
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