Period of Use: less then one month
Simular Products Used: JCS 4 rail Flatline shroud, Opsgear Raider M4 Handguard
-Locks into A-5 the same way a Flatline does.
-Free floating, no wear on barrel.
-Easy to assemble and install.
-High quality aircraft alluminium construction.
-Fits most barrels
-Does not work with A2 kit
-Rails are cheap plastic
-Big gap between back of forgrip and front of A-5
-No grip on surface of locking nut.
Review: Ok, Id like to start by saying that this is the smartest foregrip system on the market and deserves much praise. Now with that said I have to be objective and tell you what I didnt like. To start I own a A-5A2, I wanted to use both at the same time, Well you cant use an A2 foregrip with this barrel shroud due to the fact that theres not enough clearance. Now i wasnt about to compromise so i took the F.O.G. into my ship and put it on a laith (prolly not spelled right but oh well) and took down the stepped back. Well it still didnt fit right so I next dremeled a bigger arch into the front of my A2 foregrip and now everything fits fine.
The next issue i ran into was the rails. I wanted to put a vertical front grip on the F.O.G. bottom rail. As I went to bolt the grip to the rail the rails just bent. They are a cheap plasic in my opinion. Fortunaitly for me I have a JCS 4 rail shroud on my Flatline that has alluminium rails. I just swopted rails and bingo second problem fixed. On the other hand if youre only going to use them for light wieght lasers or tac lights im sure itll be sufficient. But if youre going to mount a Vert grip or a Scepter 4000U youre going to want a more heavy duty rail. Now the last thing Id like to see better with a next gen F.O.G. is some grip on the locking nut that holds it all together, its about a 1/4 in. thick smooth faced nut. Its hard to get ahold of to tighten or loosen, needs a gripping type surface. Im actually going to see if i cant find something at Home Depo.
Now some of the good, the design is genius, it actually locks into your marker the same way your Flatline does, and your barrel screws into the F.O.G. theres absoluty no stress or wear on the barrel. Besides the rails, the rest of it is made out of strong T6 alluminium and will definately take a beating. It looks awesome if youre into the Mil-sim look as I am. It fits most barrels with a 1 in. of smaller diameter. ive used it with a Hammerhead Battle Stickxx, CP one piece classic, and A-5 stock barrels and all fit fine.
Conclusion: This is a smart alternitive to the bolt on barrel systems, be warned it wont work with your A2 front grip without some modifying and the rails are not meant for heavy loads.
Rating: 8.5 out of 10
This post has been edited by JESTER 916: 26 November 2005 - 05:42 PM