The Hexmag grip comes from the same company that brought us Hexmags. All of the Hexmag products I have seen come with a hexagonal pattern in them, thus the name. The pattern also adds a degree of flare to the looks of their products.
With the Advanced Tactical grip, you get this hexagonal pattern on the sides of the grip. And some raised straight lines on the front and back. But the big advantage to the Hexmag grip is its adjustability. One can choose 3 different positions or angles in which the grip sits. These are 17, 25, and 33 degrees. The setting are set up to help with different uses. The 17 degree is stated to help with AR pistols or close duty work. While the 25 degree is your standard AR grip angle. Leaving the 33 degree for a more relaxed shooting position, giving it more of a standard rifle stock feel. I found that the 25 degree position worked best for me. I guess that is why it was designed that way.
Now onto installation and adjustment. The installation is very much like any AR pistol grip. Except that the Advanced Tactical grip has 2 parts. The first part holds the safety selector detent spring. It slides on as normal. Now you are left with the grip and the mounting screw. Both the grip and the mounting piece have large gear style teeth on them. Just put the screw through the handle and start tightening it as normal. Before it gets tight, position it on one of the 3 angles. There are 3 locator lines on the back of the grip by the beavertail. These select which angle, just line them up and tighten the screw.
After using the grip for a while, I found it to be extremely smooth. Meaning that it was hard to get a good grip, and this was with dry hands. Hexmag sells grip tape that is cut to fit into the hexes, I would highly recommend this. I took it one step farther and stippled inside some of the hexes and also the front and rear of the grip. Besides being slick, having the option of adjustability is pretty nice. After I installed the grip, I was curious how the mounting system would hold up. Well it held up to me beating on a 2x4 with it. It didn't slip to one of the other positions, which I thought could happen.
If you are in the market for a new grip to enhance your AR rifle, look into the Advanced Tactical grip by Hexmag. But if you do decide to get one, get their grip tape or have it stippled. I liked the adjustability, and now that it has been stippled, it is a nice grip
Firearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key Points
Claim to Fame:
Adjustable AR grip with cool hex pattern
AR users looking for an aftermarket grip
FNBs (Features & Benefits of this product):
- Hex pattern
- Adjustable angles
What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?
Black or FDE
What others are saying?:
Monte at Wise Tactical 5/5 stars
This Pistol Grip fit on my AR with no problem. It has a great feel to it and I really like that you can adjust the angle of it. It looks awesome on the Rifle, especially with the Hexmags.
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MSRP = $27.99
Retail = $23.99 on Amazon
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- Adjustable grip angle
- Sturdy mounting system
- Poor grip (slick)
- Has no storage inside grip
Score: 7.0 Good
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