By David Crane
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May 18, 2014
Just to round out the Unity Tactical (UT) products (specficially, tactical AR carbine/SBR accessories) DefenseReview (DR) covered at the Tactical Night Vision Company (TNVC) booth at SHOT Show 2014, we also shot video of the new UT Direct-Mount VFG, and injection-molded polymer stubby vertical foregrip, and the UT Hand Stop. The 2.25″ UT Direct-Mount Stubby VFG is has a really nice, ergonomic shape thanks to the tapered and flared aspect, and weighs only 1.1 ounces, so it won’t add too much weight up front on your gun. So, we really liked it, immediately.
The UT Hand Stop looked good, too, but in our opinion, the UT Direct-Mount VFG is significantly ore utilitarian, since you can use it as both an actual grip AND a hand stop, with two fingers on the grip and two fingers on the rail. DR likes to run our suport hand thumb forward rather than using the C-clamp grip that’s been popularized by competitive 3-Gun shooters and subsequently adopted by a lot of civilian tactical shooters, especially civilian tactical shooting instructors.
DR isn’t really that crazy about the C-Clamp grip for a number of reason, one of which being the muscle-intensive, unrelaxed nature of it which can lead to pulling shots, shaking, and tiring the shooter out more quickly, particularly in protracted gunfights. Gunfighting is physically (and psychologically) stressful and tiring enough without unnecessarily adding to one’s physical burden.
The Unity Tactical Direct Mount VFG can be attached to any slick tube, i.e., both standard MIL-STD-1913 “Picatinny” modular rail systems/tactical handguards/forend rail tubes and KeyMod modular rail systems.
The video Defense Review shot is of a pre-production prototype stubby VFG, but the production version will reportedly feature a texturized front and rear surface, and may be shaped differently, but we’re not sure.
Company Contact Info:
Unity Tactical, LLC
205 Brentwood Dr.
Houma, LA 70360-7179
Email Contact Page: http://www.unitytactical.com/contact/
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