Good handstops are hard to find
I have been looking for the perfect handstop for a long, long time. I have tried long vertical fore grips, short ones, angled fore grips, finger indexes – let’s just say I’ve wasted a lot of time, money and hope on crap that just didn’t feel right. You see, I’ve got a slim handguard that fits my hand perfect and everything I’ve tried just gets in the way or makes my hand twist at annoying angles.
Until now, that is.
A chunk of metal worth owning
The Lanco Tactical Grip Stop, designed by a fellow Veteran, is a hand stop for those of us that want something simple that works. They have two versions: a version that mounts to a rail, and a version that attaches directly to your handguard without rails. I have the latter one, as the fact that I don’t need to add a rail to my handguard was what I was looking for in the first place, in order to keep the handstop low to the rail.
A solid chunk of aluminum, the handstop is solid but light. It has a curve that lets it rest against your hand in a comfortable way, unlike vertical grips that make you span a gap between the handguard and grip itself. The curve works perfectly for a C-hold grip, either thumb over or thumb to the side (which is how I hold my rifle), and lets you determine the angle you want to hold it with. It has a moderately aggressive serrations on the front curve which lets your hand stay in place, but not so aggressive as to be uncomfortable.
More than just a hand stop
Another use for the Grip Stop is as a barrier stop – you can jam this handstop against a window sill or other barrier in front of you and lean in on your rifle, and it’ll stay in place thanks to the serrations and curve. You can also reverse the grip to use it as an indexing point with the flat side forward and that will also work as a barrier stop if you prefer a flat surface. Unlike plastic grips, I’m not nearly as concerned about this gizmo breaking.
You can also use a hacksaw and file to cut down it’s height, if you really want to — I don’t mind the height and I don’t think it’ll be nearly as snag-prone as most of the foregrips I’ve used.
I think this chunk of metal is excellent, and is exactly what I have been looking for. It is solid, effective and comfortable.
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