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Old 08-15-2011, 10:52 AM
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Default AR Pistol Grip with Palm shelf...

Anyone have one of the following AR pistol grips with the palm shelf?
-DPMS Pistol Grip Panther Style
-Falcon Industries Ergo Tactical Deluxe with Palm Shelf
They both pretty much look the same. The biggest difference I know so far is the price, roughly a $30 difference. I am going to order one of the grips online so I won't be able to physically hold and test the feel of it. Whats your opinion on the feel? Size? Contour? For a lefty, righty, ambidextrous? Can it be used without the palm shelf? FYI: This will be going on a .308 AR. Thanks for your opinions.


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Falcon Industries Ergo Tactical Deluxe with Palm Shelf:
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:06 AM
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I have the DPMS one but not the other so I cant compare.
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:10 AM
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I have the DPMS one but not the other so I cant compare.
How is that one? Do you feel comfortable with it? Happy with it or not that satisfied that you are maybe thinking of changing it up?
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:14 AM
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I run a Falcon Ergo one on my AR-10. I think they both would do you right if that's the look/feel your going for?
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:20 AM
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I have the DPMS one on my 17# prairie dog monster. It is designed to sit on a ridge and take 1k shots a day and never move.

Last hunt I did I shot 600+ rounds and had a blast, literally.

It is okay but as a bench gun only. If you want to move at all with the gun it is not the grip for you as it adjusts so your hand is in the same spot 100% of the time but that means you cant adjust for standing or walking. I would not use it for any other rifle but this one.
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I have the DPMS one for my LR-308, the only issue i had with it is that the vertical spring hole didn't line up correctly with my CMMG DPMS style lower which required a little bit of modification. Other then that I love it, and as was said earlier this is for a bench gun which can be seen in this thread: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...0&goto=newpost
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:53 AM
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Actually mine didn't line up right either now that I think of it but it was a simple mod.
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I loved the look many years back when I first started shooting. Watched Sniper too many times I guess. Got a chance to shoot an AR with one and I did not like it. On the bench its fine but a PITA if you want to run and gun. Plus it rubbed my hand raw at the end of the day. I wish I had gloves on (although I hate shooting gloves).
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Not sure if you're trying to keep it between these two exclusively, but you should check out the CCA UPG grip, it has adjustable front & back straps so you can change it up to fit your hand better, & they sell the shelf for like $15 more I think. .
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I have both of them the DPMS is a hard plastic while the falcon ergo is a softer rubber and feels 10x better on your hand / grip than the DPMS one . Hands down spend the little extra and get the falcon ergo grip unless you are on a tight budget but I don't think tight budget and ar-10 / .308 will ever be in the same sentence !! Lol
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Nills makes a very nice wooden one, but be prepared for big $
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I only have the ergo one, it's soft and comfy. I hear the DPMS one is just not soft and comfy

Still have not given my rifle any range time so I can't attest to how well it is with shooting.
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So I read the replies and some mentioned that they had a slight issue with the DPMS grip. Issue of the vertical spring hole not lining up but did a simple mod to fix issue.
With the Falcon Ergo did anyone run into the same issue?
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I own the DPMS one, and have held the falcon. They are really about the same. Didn't run into the spring alignment issue.
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I have both. The Ergo one is softer, I do like it better than the DPMS one which is on my 22LR AR. I use the Ergo on my 3 gun competition JP AR when I go out of state.
Due to an tendion injury, I feel I can grip the Ergo one much better than the standard AR grip. I do like the shelf, it puts your hand at the same location when picking it up, and when running and gunning it just feels more secure in my hand.
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I run the Ergo as well. Besides the nice, comfortable rubber grip, the Ergo has a palm swell to make the fit even better. Spend the extra $30 now. No problems with alignment of the selctor spring as mentioned above. Otherwise you'll buy the Ergo later & have wasted the money spent on the DPMS
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Thank you all for the info, looks like I'm leaning a lot more towards the Falcon Ergo.
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I own both. The Ergo palm grip doesn't fit on my CMMG 308 receiver because the lower receiver has two springs, one for the selector and the other for the rear take down pin. So therefore the Ergo went on my AR15.

I agree with rareair. The Ergo grip feels better and is a sturdier construction.
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