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Thinking about some accessories for a S&W M&P 15. A vertical fore grip, an under mount laser light and a bright light. The light and laser could be a combo unit if that could be the best way to go.

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Thinking about some accessories for a S&W M&P 15. A vertical fore grip, an under mount laser light and a bright light. The light and laser could be a combo unit if that could be the best way to go.
Sounds like some good ideas, I would try to hold an AR with a vertical grip before you buy one, just a suggestion, I didn't like them on my AR's but not everybody is the same. Good luck with your AR. Is that S&W M&P a sport model and how does it shoot?
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I've found an angled foregrip and handstop to be the perfect combo for me on short (16" and under) ARs...
Tried the VFG a few times, just didn't work for me. YMMV.

As for lasers, not a fan. A good red dot is just as fast unless you plan to shoot from the hip, and doesn't paint a line straight back to you.
A good light with a pressure switch is ideal... Just don't go crazy on the lumens if you plan to use it indoors or you'll blind yourself more than you'll illuminate a target.
Outdoor use? Go for the brightest, tightest beam possible within your budget.
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Really adding the accessories for my wife as home protection. I think the vertical grip would assist her in holding the gun in ready position longer and more comfortably, The laser she could use for close range in the dark if needed. She has a 9 MM with a laser that works well for her. A light just bright enough to help her identify and see the target and threat. I am assuming if the light is on the laser will not be visible????

Any ideas of Mfg.? or models.

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Try and shoot one with a vert foregrip first. I find it very uncomfortable and reduces my accuracy. Especially my target to target movements. I use a forward c clamp grip with my off hand and it controls muzzle rise and transitioning a lot better.
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Really adding the accessories for my wife as home protection. I think the vertical grip would assist her in holding the gun in ready position longer and more comfortably, The laser she could use for close range in the dark if needed. She has a 9 MM with a laser that works well for her. A light just bright enough to help her identify and see the target and threat. I am assuming if the light is on the laser will not be visible????

Any ideas of Mfg.? or models.

Waynzee: I have really tested for groups. I originally had an Eotech 512 on it at one time, but I never got around to sighting it in. I shot 3 shots at 25 yds. from sandbags with the iron sights and all three were touching. May get into doing more group testing, but for now placing the priority on the wife's needs.
Ah, yeah that probably would be better for your wife close distance with laser and light. That's pretty good 3 shots touching with open sights, shows potential for being really accurate. Good luck with it.
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Angled foregrip is the way to go. Vertical foregrips are for the "tacti-cool" crowd.

No info on lasers as I don't run them on my AR's.

As for lights, I have ElZetta mounts on my two AR's with Surfire Fury 500 lumen lights. I prefer this mount, because it's ambidextrous. Meaning I can operate the light from either shoulder.

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