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    Gear Sector Hand Stop

    Any feedback on these little gems:
    http://www.gearsector.com/view/product/182/reviews/



    Seems kinda pricey for a piece of metal that weighs less than an ounce....
    $45.00

    Are there other similar hand stops? (besides the horrible Ergo Stop with it's silly mounting screws and flimsy construction)

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    Quote Originally Posted by M0rtarMan View Post
    Any feedback on these little gems:


    Seems kinda pricey for a piece of metal that weighs less than an ounce....
    $45.00

    Are there other similar hand stops? (besides the horrible Ergo Stop with it's silly mounting screws and flimsy construction)
    Its not the metal you are paying for, its everything else that goes into its manufacturing.

    I did a writeup at Military Times that has more info regarding the Gear Sector lineup, it might have additional info for you, and if nothing else, its got more pictures.


    http://militarytimes.com/blogs/gears...and-handstops/



    Last edited by Stickman; 02-17-10 at 17:11.
    Stick


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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron View Post


    My computer glitched, thanks for posting that. I'm not sure whats going on with my computer over here......
    Stick


    I have been asked to point out that I am Magpul's photographer. I have also done work for 95 or so manufacturers within the firearm community, my work has been used for web, catalog, banners, magazines, covers, etc. I have also shot work for the US Military where it has been used in training aids. I am prior service and a full time LEO.


    I also shoot and write for Military Times. My primary focus is weapons, accessories and related equipment reviews. Manufacturers can reach me through any of the boards. If you have something new, let me know.



    Newest pictures uploaded here at my Flickr account

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stickman View Post
    Its not the metal you are paying for, its everything else that goes into its manufacturing.
    Very much so... The work needed to make it correctly has deterred me from having one of my own design made locally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stickman View Post
    Its not the metal you are paying for, its everything else that goes into its manufacturing.

    I did a writeup at Military Times that has more info regarding the Gear Sector lineup, it might have additional info for you, and if nothing else, its got more pictures.


    http://militarytimes.com/blogs/gears...and-handstops/



    Stick, what is that thing on the magwell of the rifle in your picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by M0rtarMan View Post
    Stick, what is that thing on the magwell of the rifle in your picture?
    Looks like a Never Quit Magwell Grip.

    <Too slow on the draw.
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    I realize that you are paying for a very meticulously designed and manufactured item, but still $45.00 for this item is excessive. That is just my humble opinion of course, and that is not to say I have not spent more on accessories for my "ladies"

    As far as the KAC goes, I believe that you are paying for the name, I still see KAC Vert Grips selling for $90.00 when you can get far better Vert Grips for much less. The sling swivel is nice, albeit not as functional as a dedicated QD Sling mount....

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    I have the Gear Sector light mount, and it's worth every penny in my opinion. By far the best G2 light mount on the market for my needs. Much more streamlined than the Viking tactics mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M0rtarMan View Post
    I realize that you are paying for a very meticulously designed and manufactured item, but still $45.00 for this item is excessive. That is just my humble opinion of course, and that is not to say I have not spent more on accessories for my "ladies"

    Have you ever figured pricing for manufacturing an item, to include packaging, CNC machine time, CNC maintenance, material cost (raw material, delivery, waste), shipping and other expenses? Now add in a dealer network, and pesky employees that want to get paid for working and you can start to see where its not a matter of what one part costs, its an overall picture.

    You are obviously entitled to your opinion, but I would encourage you to think about everything else that goes into it.
    Stick


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    I also shoot and write for Military Times. My primary focus is weapons, accessories and related equipment reviews. Manufacturers can reach me through any of the boards. If you have something new, let me know.



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    I think I've got another use for that thing let me know if you think it would work. I run a fixed gas block sight tower and occasionaly burn the shit out of my hand if I grab the rifle too far out and wrap my thumb over the top. I'm thinking if i run one of those things at 12 o'oclock directly behind the front sight it would guard against me getting burned.
    As the great warrior poet Ice-Cube once said, "If the day does not require an AK, it is good."

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    I think I've got another use for that thing let me know if you think it would work. I run a fixed gas block sight tower and occasionaly burn the shit out of my hand if I grab the rifle too far out and wrap my thumb over the top. I'm thinking if i run one of those things at 12 o'oclock directly behind the front sight it would guard against me getting burned.
    Or, you could run it at 9 o'clock ( for rightys ) as it was contoured to fit the webbing of your hand between your thumb and index finger.



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    I have one on my MRP that I use in conjunction with my Larue FUG. I have the Hand Stop all the way forward on the bottom rail and use it to wrap my index finger around while using the FUG. IT works really well. Also, it is a very well made piece, like all of Gear Sectors stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stickman View Post
    Have you ever figured pricing for manufacturing an item, to include packaging, CNC machine time, CNC maintenance, material cost (raw material, delivery, waste), shipping and other expenses? Now add in a dealer network, and pesky employees that want to get paid for working and you can start to see where its not a matter of what one part costs, its an overall picture.

    You are obviously entitled to your opinion, but I would encourage you to think about everything else that goes into it.
    That price was straight from Gear Sector, no dealer involved. Maybe the price will drop eventually. Or my BRD will kick into overdrive and I will simply buy it

    I guess I am just used to buying a lot of Larue product. They also manufacture some of the finest gear on the planet (I visited their facility in the summer of 08 and met Mark and his crew and got to tour the plant)

    Larue product is not just great, it is the best bang for your buck. Take the FUG as an example, $98.00 for the best Vert Grip you can buy, not to mention the fact that you can return or exchange product for any reason at any time, no questions asked, and every order you place you get a box full of good swag.
    I would have to say if Larue were to build a product like this, it would be the same price if not cheaper. I guess my brain just finds it difficult to pay $45.00 a 1/2 oz piece of metal, but it has no problem spending $200 for a scope mount. I guess I am simply weird.

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    The GS handstop is wider than the KAC. In my opinion, it's one of the most bad ass looking accessories for the AR. I came really close to buying it just for the looks (I use a VFG) but decided not to at the last moment. I would say buy it, and post pics .

    I may end up spending my money on one of their sling attachments instead. I have an MI, but it's pointy and digs into my hand.

    Stick, how's that 'never quit grip?'

    Quote Originally Posted by JTrusty View Post
    Or, you could run it at 9 o'clock ( for rightys ) as it was contoured to fit the webbing of your hand between your thumb and index finger.



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    I'm glad Gear Sector priced it like they did. It helped me decide on Magpul's AFG instead. Seriously I was all over the Gear Sector piece until I saw the price.
    Last edited by steeltoe; 02-17-10 at 23:41.

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    My impressions.

    Pros:

    1. Its very low profile with just enough of an angle to allow a positive grip, it really DOES stop the hand from moving rearwards or forward depending on what your goal is.
    2. There are no sharp angles.
    3. Speaking of angles, they're perfect. When paired with a rail cover there is NO seam or gap or any areas that are going to pinch you. The KAC handstop does not work as well with rail covers or ladders due to the front curvature.
    4. It weighs nothing.
    5. For people that arent interested in the AFG but still shoot with a thumbs forward grip, this little sucker is the ticket and beats out every single VFG on the market. Im really amazed at how something so small can give the shooter such a huge degree of purchase on the rifle.

    Cons:

    1. The price but comparatively, its cheaper than the KAC and its VERY very well made. I like mine a whole hell of a lot better than the KAC product which i offloaded in less than 750 rounds.

    All in all, this is a pretty badass little widget for shooters that run their reaction hands in the manner suited for this type of add on.

    Get one, you will love it.

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    I guess these would still conduct heat as much as a bare rail would no? In which case gloves would still be required?
    As the great warrior poet Ice-Cube once said, "If the day does not require an AK, it is good."

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