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Agent Tikki
09-27-2011, 3:41 PM
I was looking around for a handstop for my ar, and I happened upon one of theses:

http://hamlundtactical.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2288

Anyone out there have one of these?

I couldn't stomach paying $45+ for a "Named" manufacturer so I did some looking around.

IPSICK
09-27-2011, 4:05 PM
Ergo is actually a good brand.

However, I run featureless and I'm not sure if this would be legal for me. As retarded as it might look, I can see some lesser informed LEO see it as a forward pistol grip.

Hopefully, I am wrong.

Now if you run fixed mag, I would actually prefer this over the 'named' brand.

peter95
09-27-2011, 6:31 PM
Its cheap, but it doesn't look like its worth it....
I think it'll be better if you just trained your hands where to grip it everytime...

Agent Tikki
09-28-2011, 8:11 AM
At $8 bucks shipped......might be worth a shot.....

But yeah, my hands slip from going up from a low ready position driving forward....a handstop could be useful if it prevents me from losing a finger, or two

djleisure
09-28-2011, 8:36 AM
I much prefer the LaRue tactical handstops for that application. They're only $25 for 2, but you either need the LaRue index clips or some other rail guards to keep them in place.
http://www.laruetactical.com/larue-tactical-handstop-2-piece-set

http://www.laruetactical.com/sites/default/files/handstop_2-piece.jpg

Agent Tikki
09-28-2011, 8:58 AM
Thx DJleisure, that's actually more along the lines of what I'm looking for, the ergo looks pretty damn huge. You have those? What are your thoughts on them?

djleisure
09-28-2011, 9:01 AM
Thx DJleisure, that's actually more along the lines of what I'm looking for, the ergo looks pretty damn huge. You have those? What are your thoughts on them?
Yeah, I run one on my lightweight build and love it. The LaRue index clips work well (obviously) and you get the ones with a little cord channel, so you can route remote light switches and stuff - pretty cool if you need them for that. I have XTM rail panels to keep it in place and they work just fine.

I use it just like this:

http://www.laruetactical.com/sites/default/files/zz125447_0.jpg

bombadillo
09-28-2011, 9:32 AM
I think I would trim down the end of it a little bit with a dremel, but the ERGO one is a great product for the price. I'm going to snag one and mod it a little bit I think. The KAC or Larue one is a bit rich for my blood on a 9 cent piece of molded plastic. Some of the metal ones that are out there are really solid, but I can't see forking out 60 or 80 bucks for a handstop that does exactly that; stop my hand...

Agent Tikki
09-28-2011, 10:01 AM
I think I would trim down the end of it a little bit with a dremel, but the ERGO one is a great product for the price. I'm going to snag one and mod it a little bit I think. The KAC or Larue one is a bit rich for my blood on a 9 cent piece of molded plastic. Some of the metal ones that are out there are really solid, but I can't see forking out 60 or 80 bucks for a handstop that does exactly that; stop my hand...


This is what I was planning. But the LaRue style is more along the lines of what I was looking for... Post up your work, I'm seriously interested in how it turns up!

starsnuffer
09-28-2011, 10:10 AM
I like the Gear Sector better, as they are flat on the non-hand side and make a good stop for the end of your forarm rail that you can use as a brace against barriers, ect. They are more expensive though.

http://www.gearsector.com/browse/category/mounts/weapon-controls/handstops/

-W