grown very fond of my M4 and its slide stock setup. This is a
source of problems since I want to have an upgraded rifle and
I don’t want to have the battery hanging off the gun in a bag
or with tape. I’ve been trying out various solutions, but the
best one so far seems to be the “Right M4 Foregrip”, available
Shop or DEN.
Product : As with many other third party accessories, the
grip comes in a nondescript brown cardboard box. It’s very easy
to assemble and the instructions
are clear, albeit in Japanese. It replaces the normal front grip
and the metal ring that holds it.
held in place by a long pin, replacing the one that goes through
the front part of the receiver. The battery lies flat within the
bottom part of the grip. It comes with a replacement fuse
box, as seen in the pic:
Battery placement: Large 9.6V battery
inside the grip
Close-up of attachment: Note the huge pin holding everything
The cover part is screwed into the M4 part gripping the barrel
wobble : I was a bit nervous about hanging a heavy battery
on the front of my M4, given their problems with barrel wobble.
However, because of the way the grip is fitted to the M4 receiver,
it actually totally fixes the barrel wobble problem, making
the front assembly very rigid.
Space : It fits a 9.6 V large battery without any problems
whatsoever. This was a pleasant surprise, as the product info
only promised space for a 8.4 volt.
Construction : Very thick ABS for the bottom grip. It’s bit shiny, but
it looks good. The top is metal in a very neat powder black finish.
: It looks very brutal and menacing. With the addition of a suppressor
tube, it has a lot of MP5SD/M4 hybrid look to it that I really
Integral Suppressor: This is simply
the long tube and an “AK” adapter from a tracer unit put on “in
reverse”, covering the barrel.
: In order to recharge your battery you need to unscrew the top
part. I’m a bit nervous about this, as one if the screws is replacing
one of those that holds the barrel in place (see diagram).
In the long run it may wear out the threads of the M4 part it’s
screwed into. I’m thinking about modding the grip to include a
charging port to get around this.
clamps : Because of the way the grip extends towards the rear
of the receive it’s in the way of a second mag if you use mag
clamps. This is easily fixed with a small saw without compromising
Mag Clamp: After sawing
off a bit of the grip, a clamped, second mag fits.
: It doesn’t look like a real fore grip. This may put off purists.
On the other hand it DOES look like a weapon.