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Old 08-11-2019, 3:28 PM
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Does anyone know if there is fin grip or reasonable facsimile made that will slip over the pistol grip on an AR and quickly remove? I figure it'll be easier to deal with than these stupid mag lock devices.
Any direction on this subject is greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-11-2019, 3:33 PM
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I think all of the fins are removable.
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Old 08-11-2019, 4:22 PM
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Does anyone know if there is fin grip or reasonable facsimile made that will slip over the pistol grip on an AR and quickly remove? I figure it'll be easier to deal with than these stupid mag lock devices.
Any direction on this subject is greatly appreciated.

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You do have to take the grip off the rifle to change the back straps, but it's still a pretty quick swap.

https://www.aimsportsinc.com/califor...eless-ar-grip/

They also have stock locks and muzzle brakes.

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Exile machine backfin with magpul miad grip...
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Exile Machine out of business so the backfins aren’t so easy to get.
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Exile Machine out of business so the backfins aren’t so easy to get.
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http://www.amazon.com/Machine-Backfi...cm_wl_huc_item
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I’d get a 10$ strike industries fin grip. It’s a built in piece but for 10$ it’s solid. If you want to switch it out it’s one bolt to change to a standard grip. You could probably switch grips quicker than removing a three bolt slide on fin grip that cost 30$.
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I think what you are looking for is a Kydex grip wrap. Check out munkeeboi in this forum for that. Swapping out a grip on a AR is fairly quick though, and our grip still allows you to wrap your thumb around. It is worth a look. Either option is good in that you wouldn’t be sending dollars overseas.
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Does anyone know if there is fin grip or reasonable facsimile made that will slip over the pistol grip on an AR and quickly remove?
An AR pistol grip is held on by ONE screw.
The grip wrap is held on by 3 screws.
It's probably faster to just swap pistol grips than to remove and then re-install 3 screws if you use an allen-head screw to hold the pistol grip.
An allen wrench is easier to manipulate than the slot screws used to hold on a grip wrap because the allen wrench stays in the socket head so much easier than a slot screwdriver stays in a slot head.

Keep one grip with a fin and another without.
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An AR pistol grip is held on by ONE screw.
The grip wrap is held on by 3 screws.
It's probably faster to just swap pistol grips than to remove and then re-install 3 screws if you use an allen-head screw to hold the pistol grip.
An allen wrench is easier to manipulate than the slot screws used to hold on a grip wrap because the allen wrench stays in the socket head so much easier than a slot screwdriver stays in a slot head.

Keep one grip with a fin and another without.
But you remove the grip and forget about the spring, and then you spend an hour on the floor trying to find it!
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But you remove the grip and forget about the spring, and then you spend an hour on the floor trying to find it!
Speak for yourself.
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Kydex overwrap grip fins should all be removeable, unless you're a dumb-dumb and use rivets instead of screws to secure the two sides together.
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But you remove the grip and forget about the spring, and then you spend an hour on the floor trying to find it!
HAHA! Right! Plus that ONE screw is a pain in the ***.
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Kydex overwrap grip fins should all be removeable, unless you're a dumb-dumb and use rivets instead of screws to secure the two sides together.
yea, i need to drill out the rivets someone did for my fin-gripped rifle.

i think the vendor was being cautious but i keep slacking off on doing it since i gotta go buy replacement bolts/nuts.
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What if: there was a "normal" pistol grip with a locking groove in the backstrap, where the fin would slide in.
You mean like this?
https://www.amazon.com/Machine-Backf.../dp/B07145KZQ1

The backfin slides on to the back of a magpul Miad.
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Does the Exile Machine backfin require you to remove the pistol grip in order to install/remove?
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Does the Exile Machine backfin require you to remove the pistol grip in order to install/remove?
Yes, by design. The instructions mention by forcing you to remove it you done run the risk of unintentionally having a standard grip on the rifle when it's not legal.


I ordered one off of Amazon a few months ago, I believe it's exile clearing out their back stock so you don't have the wide selection. They did put their files online for free though so if you a 3D printer you can make them to your heart's content.

Personally I prefer exiles design vs a standard fin grip due to the thumb shelf. Keeping your preferred MIAD back strap in your range bag for when you enter America is simple enough to do.
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Old 08-15-2019, 9:39 AM
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This is kinda neat. Kydex grip with a molded thumb rest.

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