MasterPiece Arms Enhanced Vertical Grip

MasterPiece Arms has designed a new precision shooting grip for their BA rifle chassis. The new grip is called EVG which stands for Enhanced Vertical Grip. As the name implies, the grip is vertical in relation to the bore axis. It also features a large palm swell and extended rests for the trigger finger and for your thumb.

The thumb rest is on the right side of the grip and it means that you are supposed to grip it with the recent precision shooting technique when your thumb doesn’t come from the left side of the grip but rests above your trigger finger.

The grip is made of injection molded polymer. It also comes with a grip tape installed in the places where more friction is necessary to ensure a good grip. The EVG grip attaches to the rifle through what MasterPiece Arms refers to as A2 type attachment (probably meaning M16A2). That being said, it should work with AR-15s and other rifles utilizing AR-15 grip attachment. However, as the company admits, it may need some modifications. Here is a video released by the manufacturer:

The EVG grip is available through MasterPiece Arms’ website at MSRP of $39.95.

I think the grip looks to be well thought out, but this is one of those things that you can’t have a solid opinion on unless you try it. Also, things like this grip are usually a matter of personal preference. It can work great for most of the people but don’t fit your hand well depending on your body structure.



Hrachya H

I was born and currently live in Armenia, where I work in a family business of leather goods manufacturing. Being a retired sergeant of my country’s armed forces and a lifelong firearms enthusiast, I always enjoy studying firearms design, technology and history. Also my knowledge of Russian allows me to translate and make Russian/Soviet/Combloc small arms related information available for the English speaking audience.
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  • xebat

    So why and when exactly did it become the norm not to wrap around the grip with your thumb ?

    • MrBrassporkchop

      When someone discovered they can make money by telling us not to.

    • Giolli Joker

      I guess I’ve seen it in several pictures of bench rest shooting.
      I would suppose that it reduces muscular tension in the hand minimizing potential sources of inaccuracy.

    • SGT Fish

      When they figured out that you are more likely to shoot better that way. It’s easy to see why on a new shooter. Have them dry fire with a laser bore sighted in the chamber. You’ll see the dot move because they haven’t trained to only move their trigger finger. People naturally move their whole hand when trying to move just one finger, which moves their thumb and can throw off the shot. That’s another reason why pistol marksmanship takes so much practice, and a good 2 hand pistol grip has the thumbs pointed out and not up against the grip

  • Tim

    Thumbs, aka “opposable digits”, are what separate us from the trannys.

    • Henry Reed

      I’m sorry, what?

      • Flounder

        Your comment applies to the product right? 😉

        • Henry Reed

          I can’t tell if you were trying to be funny or actually making a tasteless, derogatory remark.

    • Vhyrus

      If sarcasm, much love.
      If not, get help.

      • Tim

        C’mon dude, laugh! They make a goofy, non-sensical product, I make a goofy, non-sense answer!

  • Phillip Shen

    Making it CA compliant for when they decide pistol grips are too dangerous even for bolt actions!

  • Sua Sponte

    “I think the grip looks to be well thought out, but this is one of those
    things that you can’t have a solid opinion on unless you try it. Also,
    things like this grip are usually a matter of personal preference. It
    can work great for most of the people but don’t fit your hand well
    depending on your body structure”

    Good insight from an unbiased perspective. I would imagine it would take a group of several, give them some time with it, and hear the outcome. At that price, not off the charts as with most wiz-bang products being marketed, not too much of an issue to give it a try and see what I think about it.

  • Barrack Obama

    Is it elite like my Call of Duty supply drop? I won’t buy it unless it reduces my recoil.