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    Wrist strain w/ Magpul MFG

    I've found that when I use the thumb break grip with my Magpul MFG (mounted on a Centurion M-Lok fore end) I get a sore, strained feeling from the knuckle on my pinky almost all the way to my elbow. I notice it more after use rather than during; I also notice that it's as bad or worse if I just the MFG as a hand stop. Has anyone else had this? Would the slight angle of the BCM vertical grip help this? Are there any other remedies for this (changing grip techniques, adjusting the stock, moving the grip forward or backward, etc.)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoringGuy45 View Post
    I've found that when I use the thumb break grip with my Magpul MFG (mounted on a Centurion M-Lok fore end) I get a sore, strained feeling from the knuckle on my pinky almost all the way to my elbow. I notice it more after use rather than during; I also notice that it's as bad or worse if I just the MFG as a hand stop. Has anyone else had this? Would the slight angle of the BCM vertical grip help this? Are there any other remedies for this (changing grip techniques, adjusting the stock, moving the grip forward or backward, etc.)?
    Quick picture on how you are actually using it?

    My middle finger pretty much lands at the top touching the rail.

    And for clarification, I have the rvg mounted to a Geisselle MK8 via the magpul rvg to mlok mount. Just had the 2 grooves in it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by vandal5 View Post
    Quick picture on how you are actually using it?

    My middle finger pretty much lands at the top touching the rail.

    And for clarification, I have the rvg mounted to a Geisselle MK8 via the magpul rvg to mlok mount. Just had the 2 grooves in it.



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    I believe the bcm angled grip would help.

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    Try it more like I hand stop. Think thumbs forward pistol grip support hand style. Where your fingers arenít really wrapped around the MFG. I run my tape switch on top similar to you but rest my thumb just forward of it but where I can move it back just a half inch or so to activate my light without changing my grip. I even grind mine down to make them more stubby-like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Vaquero View Post
    Try it more like I hand stop. Think thumbs forward pistol grip support hand style. Where your fingers arenít really wrapped around the MFG. I run my tape switch on top similar to you but rest my thumb just forward of it but where I can move it back just a half inch or so to activate my light without changing my grip. I even grind mine down to make them more stubby-like.
    ^^^This. I practically hook my wrist on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoringGuy45 View Post
    I grip my vfg the same way regardless of the manufacturer and dont experience wrist strain
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoringGuy45 View Post
    That is exactly what I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve-0- View Post
    I grip my vfg the same way regardless of the manufacturer and dont experience wrist strain
    Maybe I'm aggravating an old injury or something.

    I think I'll try training by using the vfg as a handstop for awhile and see if that works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoringGuy45 View Post
    Maybe I'm aggravating an old injury or something.

    I think I'll try training by using the vfg as a handstop for awhile and see if that works.
    That is why I prefer a handstop these days. I like to keep my wrist as straight as possible. Here is one setup I have with a Centurion handguard.




    Here is another I have set up with a BCM Mid-16 Mod 2 and a weaponlight using the BCM KAG and a top-mounted tape switch. I rest the heel of my palm on this one due to the handguard length (mid-length).



    Even on my M4A1 SOPMOD Block II clone that uses a TangoDown VFG, I stil use the VFG as a handstop. Note the tape switch mounted on the top rail.
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