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Anyone here want to help a ahem, um, "gunsmith" put on an MIAD grip. I see that hex bolt in the grip. Do I just losen that up? Any help is appreciated.
 

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Take the bolt out. Slip the grip off, while being careful not to lose the selector spring (it will jump out if you're not prepared for it).

Slip the MIAD on with the selector spring in the proper hole (careful--don't kink the spring). Screw the bolt back in. Done!

I didn't bother with the alternate frontstrap. That gets a bit more complicated.
 

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For anyone else that wants to install a MIAD grip. I would recommend using the hex head screw that is on your rifle. Not the slot head screw that ships with the MIAD. The slot head screw that ships with the MIAD is treated with some type of thread lock. It is hard to get started & I would be concerned with cross threading on install. A long handled hex driver is very handy for this modification.

Overall I really like the MIAD grip. It is a very comfortable, customizable grip. Like all thinks MagPul makes it is a very solid piece of gear.
 

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Take the bolt out. Slip the grip off, while being careful not to lose the selector spring (it will jump out if you're not prepared for it).

Slip the MIAD on with the selector spring in the proper hole (careful--don't kink the spring). Screw the bolt back in. Done!

I didn't bother with the alternate frontstrap. That gets a bit more complicated.
Am I reading this correctly then: The XCR uses a selector spring in the exact same location, and utilizing the same hole in the top edge of the grip, as an AR15? Does this also mean that there is a detent in there that can go MIA if you are not careful? Thanks.
 

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It's pretty much the same. Not sure what the detent itself looks like, and I don't want to know (this assumes finding out The Hard Way).

Don't let the spring make its bid for freedom and no one will have to find out THW.
 

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For anyone else that wants to install a MIAD grip. I would recommend using the hex head screw that is on your rifle. Not the slot head screw that ships with the MIAD. The slot head screw that ships with the MIAD is treated with some type of thread lock. It is hard to get started & I would be concerned with cross threading on install. A long handled hex driver is very handy for this modification.


Agreed!
 

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Fixed the wiggle\rocking. I shaved a little matierial from the rear of the B3 backstrap (mostly on the inside, but I did have to alter the radius of the curve a bit) with a Dremel and a sanding drum bit to get the grip to fit totally flush. I also had to use a different lock washer, the stock washer was the other half of the wiggle problem, but I used a split (spring) type lock washer, and that did the trick. I dont think there will be any further issues, and it feels and looks nicer than the stock grip. Maybe RA should make them a factory option!
 

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The installation instructions for the MIAD grip says "DO NOT re-use original mounting screw/lock washer." I noticed that the threads on the original screw and the threads on the MAGPUL screw are different. The screw MAGPUL supplied looks like it will cause some damage the the lower, so I put a little locktite on the original screw/lock washer and re-used them against MAGPUL's instructions.
 

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Just for future reference the grip screw is 1/4 20 1" length screw.I don't remember the Allen size because when I Did my trigger upgrade with the grip screw all I could find in that size were philips head screw which work fine.A hint when removing the grip is to hold the lower upside down and the spring and detente will have less tendency to "lose" themselves.



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I just put my MIAD on today. Used a 5/32 allen wrench. I had to remove some material to get a fit. I was happy with it, worked out great.
 

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I recently replaced the stock grip on my AR-10 with an ErgoGrip, very nice. Although I can see if you had small hands it probably wouldn't be the grip for you. I really, really dislike the stock AR grip in much the same way I dislike Glocks; it might be nice to offer some different grips as XCR stock options?

I did discover that the ErgoGrip allows your fingers to contact that stupid gap behind the trigger guard so that the edges ride along the side of your middle finger. After shooting it a couple of times it annoyed me enough that I installed one of the replacement trigger guards from MagPul. Problem solved.



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It's been a while since I installed a MIAD but I seem to recall the MIAD used a conical head screw, instead of the button head on 99% of AR/AR type, so if you use a button head it can crack the grip when over tightened.
 

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Thanks for the heads up on the screw and washer, I have a MIAD still in the box and haven't gotten around to installing it yet.
These directions should make it a lot easier. Keep up the good work.
 

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Just a word of advice to those who have new XCR's - I just installed a MIAD grip on mine, and I had to add two washers (about .050-.060" thick each) in addition to to toothy lock ring and original screw that come installed with the rifle.  Without the washers, I couldn't get the grip attached tightly.  I suppose I could have shortened the screw instead, but I thought it would be nice to avoid modifying the parts.  I also had to sand the mating surfaces of the frontstrap since the fits was a bit tight, but it only took a few minutes to get it to mate nicely to the receiver.

I have to say, this grip is an enormous improvement to the skinny broomhandle M-16 grip that comes stock on the gun!  It's the best accesory I have added!  The CTR stock will be next.......

A WORD OF CAUTION:  DO NOT USE the screw that comes with the MIAD grip kit!!  It has a visibly different thread pitch than the screw that comes with the XCR!!  I took one look at it and realized that it wouldn't fit.  This screw will mess up the threads in the XCR's receiver!!
 
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