For decades the most noticeable thing on automatic firearms would be a vertical forward grip. That eye-catching part is regularly connected with legendary Thompson, Beretta or Romanian and Hungarian AK47 clones. Today, vertical forward grip (VFG) could be found as optional part on AR platform rifles as well as on similar modern assault rifles and shotguns. However, Magpul Industries, a respected manufacturer, have offered an alternative to the traditional vertical foregrip called Angled Fore Grip (AFG).
By dimensions, a small accessory, the AFG is designed for particular styles of shooting allowing for different holding styles and stances. Unlike conventional vertical fore-grips, the AFG was created to be used with a specific shooting method which helps for recoil control, fast follow up shots and quicker target acquisition. The Magpul AFG extending users support hand putting it closer to the bore for added control by wrapping fingers overboard of gun and driving rifle in an aggressive manner. The Magpul angled grip is ergonomically designed to account for the angle of one's hand when a shooter is griping gun in such a fashion. Considering natural body mechanics, the AFG provides a comfortable and stable user interface that reduces fatigue during prolonged firefights or shooting sessions. In other words, the Magpul AFG provides proper support hand grip without the wrist strain that some operators experience when gripping high on the fore end. The AFG can be mounted onto a standard military spec Picatinny rail, with interchangeable fingershelf offering both flat surface and finger nub depending on shooters preferences.
Recently the Magpul Industries have released the new updated angled foregrips called the AFG2, which is shorter in overall length and width compared to the basic AFG. Smaller size provides for mounting on a wider variety of railed hand guards and better compatibility with rail covers and accessory mounts.