Many of us add vertical foregrips, hand stops, angled foregrips, etc, to improve weapon manipulation and handling. Taking direction from the RS world, some PTW owners are now taking a dremel to their chosen control accessory; further customising the handling of their blaster to their own needs.
One such example is the cut RVG. When used as a large hand stop, thumb over bore style, some consider the RVG to be too long. To maintain the correct handling characteristics but introduce a higher speed, lower drag aspect, the RVG is simply cut at an angle and a portion removed. The leading edge is kept longer for correct hand contact and leverage, while the trailing edge is pared of excess.
The first examples I saw in PTW world came from FCC (Amoom’s blaster, above).
The cut look and feel is becoming so popular, that Project PTW is now offering a professional cutting service. Here’s one they did earlier…
Suffice to say, PPTW’s version is no amateur chop job. It’s professionally machined and the raw edges seared.
Thumb over bore style grip, using an RVG for leverage. Photo by Stickman.
Why not trim the excess? Photos by Stickman.
It’s worth noting that Magpul designed the RVG to allow it to be cut, if desired – to better suit end user requirements. It’s one of the reasons it’s hollow.
The question is, how long before the cut look is seen In The Wild? RVGs are in use with Tier 1 professionals. Cut RVGs may already be out there, right now, amongst SOF.
Also worth noting, Haley Strategic Partners has done something similar with BCM’s new VFG: