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Our Selection 20 Best Vertical Grip For AR 15 – Editor’s Choice

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MDT Adjustable Vertical Rifle Grip 104016-BLKMDT Adjustable Vertical Rifle Grip 104016-BLKMDTBUY
BCM VG-S-BLK VERTICAL GRIP-SHRTBCM VG-S-BLK VERTICAL GRIP-SHRTBCMBUY
BCM GFVG-BLK VERTICAL GRIPBCM GFVG-BLK VERTICAL GRIPBCMBUY
BCM VG-S-FDE VERTICAL GRIP-SHRTBCM VG-S-FDE VERTICAL GRIP-SHRTBCMBUY
Daniel Defense Vertical Foregrip With Rubber OvermoldingDaniel Defense Vertical Foregrip With Rubber OvermoldingDaniel DefenseBUY
HOG 13103 AR15 15D VERTICAL GRIP FDEHOG 13103 AR15 15D VERTICAL GRIP FDEHogueBUY
Ergo Grip Xpress Nut Vertical Rifle Grip 4250-BKErgo Grip Xpress Nut Vertical Rifle Grip 4250-BKErgoBUY
HOG 13100 AR15 15D VERTICAL GRIP BLKHOG 13100 AR15 15D VERTICAL GRIP BLKHogueBUY
Ergo Grip Xpress Lever Broomhandle Vertical Forward GripsErgo Grip Xpress Lever Broomhandle Vertical Forward GripsErgoBUY
Samson Evolution Vertical Forend Grip Standard Aluminum Grip EVO-GRIP-VG02Samson Evolution Vertical Forend Grip Standard Aluminum Grip EVO-GRIP-VG02SamsonBUY
BCM GFVG-FDE VERTICAL GRIPBCM GFVG-FDE VERTICAL GRIPBCMBUY
JE Machine Tech Stubby Vertical GripJE Machine Tech Stubby Vertical GripJE Machine TechBUY
BCM VG-S-KM-BLK VERT KMOD GRIP-SHRTBCM VG-S-KM-BLK VERT KMOD GRIP-SHRTBCMBUY
JE Machine Tech Ergonomic Ambidextrous Vertical Grip PS-FG3BJE Machine Tech Ergonomic Ambidextrous Vertical Grip PS-FG3BJE Machine TechBUY
Stark SE-4 Compact Hand Grip With Storage SE4-BLStark SE-4 Compact Hand Grip With Storage SE4-BLStark EquipmentBUY
Mid-Evil Industries 360VFGM M-Lok 360 RFG Foregrip AluminumMid-Evil Industries 360VFGM M-Lok 360 RFG Foregrip AluminumMid-Evil IndustriesBUY
HERA Arms 110903 HFG Vertical Foregrip AR-15 Polymer ODHERA Arms 110903 HFG Vertical Foregrip AR-15 Polymer ODHERA USABUY
Bravo Company MFG Vertical Grip 3 Fits Keymod RailsBravo Company MFG Vertical Grip 3 Fits Keymod RailsBravo Company MFGBUY
American Defense Manufacturing Rail Mount Vertical GripAmerican Defense Manufacturing Rail Mount Vertical GripAmerican Defense ManufacturingBUY
Bravo Company MFG Vertical Grip Mod3 BCMVG1913MOD3FGRNBravo Company MFG Vertical Grip Mod3 BCMVG1913MOD3FGRNBravo Company MFGBUY

There are three subcategories of the foregrips: vertical, horizontal, and special. Vertical foregrips are commonly used, they are a bar mounted to the AR handguard bottom. An angled forward grip appeared on the Thompson Submachine gun in 1918 to deliver some control over the vertical firearm rise during automatic fire.

Why do we need an AR 15 Vertical Grip?

Both vertical grips and the rail and handguard maintaining pressure, allow the shooter to significantly control any directional rifle recoil. The best AR-15 tactical foregrips support a natural aiming profile, improving instinctive firing ability. Due to the permanent index point for the support hand, shot stability will be enhanced with practice.

Best Pick

BCM VG-S-BLK VERTICAL GRIP-SHRT

BCM VG-S-BLK VERTICAL GRIP-SHRT

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These Lightweight AR15 Vertical Foregrips can be mounted with a forward or reverse angle for enhanced customization and comfort. The low profile excludes snag on clothing or gear, improving mobility.

1# MDT Adjustable Vertical Rifle Grip 104016-BLK

MDT Adjustable Vertical Rifle Grip 104016-BLK

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Specification

Width: 1.735 in
Weight: 0.25 lb
Height: 4.25 in

The Adjustable (front and back) Vertical Rifle Grip can fit any hand size, ensuring a customized firing experience and a straight pull on the trigger. The Long Gun Grips Plus consists of a machined core and two polymer side panels; compatible with all of the MDT chassis systems for bolt action rifles and most chassis, which accept an AR grip with the screw (it wasn’t constructed to operate on AR-15 type rifles).

Pros
  • Good for match competition, big game hunting, or targets range shooting, allowing reliable firearm control and better accuracy

  • Removable polymer side panels slide back and forth, providing the best suitable firing style whether shooting prone or in position

  • Perfect finger placement: places the hand in the optimal spot

  • Easily adjustable

  • Fit and finish

  • Great vertical hand placement for Oryx Chassis, or FX Impact

  • The hard plastic of high quality

  • The metal bracket makes this a very sturdy grip

  • Feels more comfortable than the angled factor grip

Cons
  • Installation issue on certain chassis: the chassis threaded dowel is 1/4-20, without modifying the mounting block, a 1/4-20 x 3 1/2 in SHCS or BHCS is needed

  • Halves do not line up exactly

  • The 3 bolts on each side are a bit annoying

  • Uncomfortable: the two grip halves feature a very sharp edge along the inside by the trigger guard: when the rifle is held on an angle or moved around as to carry it while walking or getting into position for an obstacle, sharp edges from molding cut into fingers

2# BCM VG-S-BLK VERTICAL GRIP-SHRT

BCM VG-S-BLK VERTICAL GRIP-SHRT

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Specification

Rifle Model: AR15

These AR15 Vertical Foregrips with Cross Bolts and Picatinny Attachment feature an aggressive texture for better grip. The grips can be mounted with a forward or reverse angle for enhanced customization and comfort. The Foregrips come with cross bolts, which can be easily adjusted or re-tightened even with non-professional tools (such as a quarter), and reversible clamps, which help set up fasteners to either side.

Pros
  • The low profile excludes snag on clothing or gear, improving mobility

  • Not super long like other vertical foregrips and has a slight angle, which makes it all the more comfortable

  • An inner integrated storage space with O-rings for holding batteries and other small parts

  • Zero wobble or play

  • Top-notch impact-resistant polymer

  • Improves precision at the range

  • Spring-loaded clamps facilitate mounting and dismounting

  • Flat sides deliver better rifle control to the shooter during firing and non-firing manipulations

  • The forward angle ensures both the forearm hardness and a more natural wrist angle

  • Lightweight and comfortable

  • Quality designed

  • Easy to install

  • Improves point of aim

  • Excellent fit and finish

Cons
  • Not so easy to open the compartment on the grip bottom with gloves on

3# BCM GFVG-BLK VERTICAL GRIP

BCM GFVG-BLK VERTICAL GRIP

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Specification

Rifle Model: AR15

The grip features a slight pitch to enhance the forearm hardness, delivering a more natural wrist angle for shooters to easily operate firearm systems or any attached units such as light or laser. The low-profile spring-loaded rail attachment clamp allows the grip to be installed with the angle sloping towards either the muzzle or the shooter. The grip is compatible with a 3 slot or longer Picatinny rail.

Pros
  • The aggressive texture along flat sides improve control to shooters during firing and non-firing manipulations

  • Inner storage with a water-resistant hinged rubber gasket

  • Great texture on grip and minimal footprint on Picatinny rail

  • Lightweight

  • Installing the foregrip is simple and fast

Cons
  • Not yet

4# BCM VG-S-FDE VERTICAL GRIP-SHRT

BCM VG-S-FDE VERTICAL GRIP-SHRT

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Specification

Attachment: 1913 Picatinny

The grip is equipped with a hinged floor plate to a small compartment. This particular grip is constructed for a Picatinny and covered with the Flat Dark Earth. The low-profile length of the grip allows to increase mobility and decrease the “snag” factor.

Pros
  • Tactical

  • Aggressive texture

  • Flat sides for better yaw control

  • Made in the USA

  • Not expensive

Cons
  • Not yet

5# Daniel Defense Vertical Foregrip With Soft Touch Rubber Overmolding

Daniel Defense Vertical Foregrip With Rubber Overmolding

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Specification

Attachment/Mount Type: Picatinny

There are three models of grips available in Tornado, Black, or Mil Spec+ colors. The soft-touch rubber over-molding improved grip either wet or dry. The vertical grip will fit on a 3-slot or larger Picatinny rail section. The grip inside is equipped with a Dual O-Ring water-tight storage space, where small parts or one AA battery or two CR123 batteries can be put.

Pros
  • Incredibly lightweight

  • Water-tight storage compartment

  • Comfortable and adds great control to the firearm

  • Gives a very stable and ergonomic feel

  • The size is a perfect fit for hands

  • Solid molding with a firm textured grip

  • Storage battery compartment

  • Easy access and ability to remove and move it if needed

  • Well-constructed

  • Perfect match to s and handgrip pattern

  • Perfect match to grip pattern, handgrip, and stock

  • A simple, but yet sturdy mounting method: just unscrew the bottom cap, slide onto the rail, re-screw the cap

Cons
  • Some fitment issues: the grip doesn’t fit Picatinny’s standard quad rail

6# HOG 13103 AR15 15D VERTICAL GRIP FDE

HOG 13103 AR15 15D VERTICAL GRIP FDE

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Specification

Gun Model: AR-15

The tactical rifle Grips are crafted from a woven glass-based epoxy resin laminate, which is then compressed under pressure using the patented G-Mascus layering to make them highly solid.

Pros
  • Precision fit for a particular firearm

  • Aesthetically pleasant

  • Comfortable angle

  • Good for young/small-handed shooters

  • Retains the important line for comfortable gripping

  • Molded from a sturdy synthetic rubber that is not spongy or tacky, but delivers soft recoil absorbing feel, without affecting accuracy

Cons
  • Very narrow, rather skinny grip so it’s uncomfortable in large hands

7# Ergo Grip Xpress Nut Vertical Forward Rifle Grip 4250-BK

Ergo Grip Xpress Nut Vertical Rifle Grip 4250-BK

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Specification

Gun Make: AR Platform, Kalashnikov
Gun Model: AK-47, AK-74, AR-10, AR-15
Gun Type: Rifle, Shotgun

The Ergo Grip is covered with an over-molded rubber hide, the consistency of which is like a pencil eraser, ensuring shooters a comfortable grip. The Ambidextrous Grip should be attached to the hard-anodized mounting base: standard Picatinny rails or most Weaver bases. The Vertical Forward Grip removes easily without the need to come off other accessories mounted on the rail.

Pros
  • Ergonomic design

  • Finger grooves

  • Swap Ability

  • Supports the hand web

  • Comes on and off quickly

  • Locks in securely

  • Comfortable base grip

  • Modular grip

  • The bottom plug with a lanyard for a convenient storage compartment

Cons
  • The standard price, but lack of models

8# HOG 13100 AR15 15D VERTICAL GRIP BLK

HOG 13100 AR15 15D VERTICAL GRIP BLK

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Specification

Gun Model: AR-15

The Vertical Rifle Grip is manufactured from a woven glass-based epoxy resin laminate, pressure compressed, using the patented G-Mascus layering to reinforce the grip extremely.

The tactical grips come without mounting hardware; the stock mounting screw should be used.

Pros
  • Retains the important line for comfortable gripping

  • Great fit

  • Aesthetically pleasant

  • Lightweight and ergonomic

  • Relaxed angle (15 degrees)

  • Better maneuvering

Cons
  • The raised dimples on the grip don’t offer anything in the way of grip

  • Rather narrow, so it’s uncomfortable for large hands

  • The grips are polymer, not rubberized

9# Ergo Grip Xpress Lever Broomhandle Forward Vertical Gun Grips 4255-BK

Ergo Grip Xpress Lever Broomhandle Vertical Forward Grips

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Specification

Gun Model: AR-15

The Ergo Forward Vertical Gun Grip is constructed from an overmold rubber; it should be attached to rigid anodized bases with a steel bolt, such as Picatinny rail and most Weaver-style bases. The Tactical Ambidextrous Grip is outfitted with the threaded cap, which seals an area for storing small items. There are three models, which are available in OD Green, Beige, or Black colors.

Pros
  • Mounted up easily and stays tight

  • Does not require to take off any other accessories, mounted on the rail

  • Comes with Express Lever and a foam insert for durability

  • The quick-release handle

  • Battery storage compartment on the bottom

  • Made in the United States

  • Ergonomically designed

Cons
  • An unnecessary amount of screws and washers: while mounting it on a rail and loosening it the locking lever and the tightening screw come apart; Tends to have a little bit of movement

  • California’s Proposition 65

10# Samson Evolution Vertical Forend Grip Standard Aluminum Grip EVO-GRIP-VG02 04-03022-01

Samson Evolution Vertical Forend Grip Standard Aluminum Grip EVO-GRIP-VG02

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Specification

Parts: AR-15 Parts
Length: 2.125 in

The Tactical Vertical Grip with Standard Length Aluminum Header is designed for the Evolution modular system to be installed directly to the Evolution handguard with an included backer bar. The Evolution Vertical Forend Grips are crafted from solid Aluminum (6061-T6) and stainless steel with Anodizing Finish (MIL-A-8625, Type III, class 2).

Pros
  • No gap due to the configuration or Picatinny rail, interfering with proper hand placement on the rifle

  • Manufactured in specialized factories

  • The unmatched sturdiness of construction

Cons
  • California’s Proposition 65

  • Not yet rated

11# BCM GFVG-FDE VERTICAL GRIP

BCM GFVG-FDE VERTICAL GRIP

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Specification

Gun Model: AR-15

The Gunfighter Vertical plastic Grip combines smart ergonomics and biomechanics to improve the AR building. The low-profile spring-loaded rail attachment clamp allows mounting the grip with the angle sloping either towards the muzzle or towards the operator. A slight pitch into the grip angle makes a platform that increases the forearm hardness while delivering a more natural wrist angle for the shooter to operate their firearm system or any attached light or laser units.

Pros
  • Inner storage with a water-resistant hinged rubber gasket

  • The aggressive texture along flat sides to ensure better yaw control to shooters during firing and non-firing handlings

  • The ability to mount it angled forward or backward

  • A long grip offers a good hold

  • Fits well with nice construction

Cons
  • The color is a little lighter than FDE, another shade

12# JE Machine Tech Stubby Vertical Grip

JE Machine Tech Stubby Vertical Grip

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13# BCM VG-S-KM-BLK VERT KMOD GRIP-SHRT

BCM VG-S-KM-BLK VERT KMOD GRIP-SHRT

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Specification

Gun Model: AR-15
Weight: 1.9 oz

The K-mod grip includes an anchor and bolt system, featuring a simple robust design. The forward angle improves the forearm stiffness, meanwhile ensuring a more natural wrist angle. The grip can be installed in reverse angle to increase control when grabbing handguard and grip.

Pros
  • This attachment is neither big, bulky, or overly heavy

  • Direct Attach to KeyMod Version

  • Moveable: easy On and Off with The Keymod attachment setup

  • Low-profile length enhanced mobility and decreases the’ snag’ factor

  • Flat sides with an aggressive texture for needed control while shooting

  • Functionality

  • Decent Price

  • Made in the U.S.A.

  • High-quality, impact-resistant polymers

Cons
  • Not yet

14# JE Machine Tech Ergonomic Ambidextrous Vertical Grip PS-FG3B

JE Machine Tech Ergonomic Ambidextrous Vertical Grip PS-FG3B

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15# Stark SE-4 Compact Hand Grip With Storage Black SE4-BL

Stark SE-4 Compact Hand Grip With Storage SE4-BL

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Specification

Gun Model: AR-15

The full-size vertical foregrip is constructed for AR-15 style rifles; it can be used simply as an indexing point or as a hand stop while gripping the handguard. To mount the grip it’s necessary just a screwdriver; it doesn’t need to slide across the Picatinny rail to remove.

Pros
  • Low profile

  • Compact design

  • Comfortable in the hand

  • Lightweight

  • Textured grip

  • Small storage compartment

  • Just the right length

Cons
  • Not yet

16# Mid-Evil Industries 360VFGM M-Lok 360 RFG Foregrip Aluminum Black

Mid-Evil Industries 360VFGM M-Lok 360 RFG Foregrip Aluminum

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Specification

Gun Type: Rifle, Shotgun

The Vertical Fore Grip (VFG), GEN 2, features 360-degrees adjustment at any angle with a simple locking handle. The grip is crafted from two types of Aluminum (7075-T6, 6061-T6), covered with a Black Hard Anodized Finish. The grip can be installed on the bottom or side rails of sporting rifles or shotguns. The grip remains firmly in place once the cap is duly hand tightened.

Pros
  • Ergonomic “On the Fly” Adjustability ensures comfort and control

  • Available for M-Lok, 1913 Picatinny, and Keymod Rail Systems

  • Mounting versatility

  • Effective grip texture

  • Storage compartment in the handle

  • Fully adjustable into almost any position

Cons
  • Not yet

17# HERA Arms 110903 HFG Vertical Foregrip AR-15 Polymer OD

HERA Arms 110903 HFG Vertical Foregrip AR-15 Polymer OD

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Specification

Gun Model: AR-15
Length: 3.5 in

The AR-15 Vertical Foregrip is made from reinforced Polymer (OD Green). The grip should be mounted on Mil-Spec 1913 Picatinny rails.

Pros
  • California Compliant

  • Small storage internal compartment in the bottom

  • Lightweight

Cons
  • Not yet

18# Bravo Company MFG Vertical Grip 3 Fits Keymod Rails BCMVGKMMOD3WG

Bravo Company MFG Vertical Grip 3 Fits Keymod Rails

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Specification

Compatibility: M4 / M16 / AR15 Rifles with KeyMod handguards

The Vertical Grip, Mod 3, is compatible with Keymod Rails. The grip features a checkered texture and a Wolf Gray color.

Pros
  • Impact-Resistant Polymer

  • Sturdy fit to Noveske Keymod NSR

  • Long-lasting and reliable materials

Cons
  • Short

19# American Defense Manufacturing Rail Mount Vertical Grip

American Defense Manufacturing Rail Mount Vertical Grip

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20# Bravo Company MFG Vertical Grip Mod3 Fits Picatinny Rails BCMVG1913MOD3FGRN

Bravo Company MFG Vertical Grip Mod3 BCMVG1913MOD3FGRN

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Specification

Weight: 1.9 oz
Compatibility: M4 / M16 / AR15 Rifles with M1913 Picatinny handguards

The forward angle improves the forearm hardness, meanwhile delivering a more natural wrist angle. The grip comes with an anchor and bolt system, can be mounted at a backward angle to enhance control when grabbing handguard and grip. The grip is checkered texturized, Foliage Green color.

Pros
  • Manufactured in the U.S.A.

  • Lightweight

  • Affordable price

  • Simple robust design

  • Top-notch, impact-resistant polymers

  • Sturdy construction

  • Low-profile length improves mobility, reducing the snag factor

Cons
  • Not yet

FAQ

Does vertical grip reduce recoil?
Vertical grip decreases rotational recoil noticeably while increasing the recoil of the camera.
Is a vertical foregrip legal on an AR-15?
It is legal on AR-15 rifles, but it cannot be used on AR-15 pistols, as with attached vertical grips they will be turned into an “Any Other Weapon” (AOW) and will be subjected to the National Firearms Act.

Conclusion

A forward grip improves rifle control, acquiring targets, and gun retention in a fight.

Using a forward grip allows one to get rid of the bad habit of hanging onto the magazine, causing excessive lateral pressure that results in feeding problems.

Some quality AR-15 tactical foregrips are equipped with a bipod, monopod, or storage for small items. Firing pins, spare batteries, or an entire bolt can be in handy at the range.

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