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ODIN Systems – Forward Patrol CQB Grip for the GPMG

ODIN Ssystems has introduced this grip for the GPMG which they say allows you to engage targets from the patrol position out to 300m.


It’s made from a “solid weapon grade alloy”, manufactured in the UK. Patent pending.




18 Responses to “ODIN Systems – Forward Patrol CQB Grip for the GPMG”

  1. Bob M says:

    “out to 300m”

    I think they may have added an extra zero on accident, lol

  2. dan187 says:

    While a novel idea, I don’t know how practical this will really be. Firing a 240b from a standing position is no small task. Perhaps if they had made it in a way that it could be used to mount the gun to the tripod, as opposed to a seperate piece of gear.

  3. Jon Demler says:

    I don’t know how the UK does it, but a medium machine gun is a crew-served weapon. You should have it pre-mounted with the cradle for the M192 so you can get it locked down as quick as possible and actually put hurt on the enemy. The machine gunner has a starter belt just for the moments where they are on the ground on bipod while the AG is getting things set with the tripod. You would have to remove this grip before setting it on tripod.

    While I’m on a bit of a rant let me say that it’s dumb that Infantry leaders let their automatic riflemen slap grips on SAWs like they’re raiding a pirate skiff with a mk-46s.

    • Bobby davro says:

      tripods aren’t carried by patrols, weight vs manouverabiliy and time, we saw it loads where yank gun crews would spend more time settling up than firing then just as they get going they need to move, too slow for a 360 mobile battlefield, as for this grip I know a load of gunners who would have loved this when they where in the green zone or patrolling villages and compound clearances when contacts where danger close and burnt fingers where just a thing, as long as it doesn’t imped the bipod deploying thumbs up

    • Erik says:

      I think the grip is designed to be used with a bipod instead of a tripod.

  4. Scott Slack says:

    Reminds me of pictures of Rhodesian soldiers providing suppressive fire from the same kneeling position. I think they’d bolted VFGs on their MAG 58s too for that.

    • Judah says:

      Are you sure they weren’t holding the bipod? I’ve seen that in a few pics from that era, and demonstrated by a SA Parabat officer.

      • Scott Slack says:

        You know, I think you’re right. They were holding onto one of the bipod legs. This VFG still reminds me of the technique, but not in the same way now.

  5. FormerDirtDart says:

    This one?

  6. Lasse says:

    We have some gangster grips for our MG3, and they do help control the weapon when fired from the hip according to my observations. For MOUT and jungles I can see the use.

  7. Pete says:

    Where to buy and how much?

  8. Jc says:

    I wonder if the grip folds flat? It could pose a problem trying adopt a lower profile, when resting the gun without using the bipod. Equally, it could aid this position when pushing it against say, a wall…

  9. pbr549 says:

    Those would have been nice in Tora Bora and the Korengal. A lot TICs were over and done in the short time it took a MG team to get into position with the tripod set up, let alone a place that was flat enough to set up a tripod.

  10. Mike says:

    I know a lot of American infantryman who would use the pintle mount as an ad hoc VFG. I always found it easier to either use the biped leg, or do the old school method of gripping the carry handle when firing from “patrol position”

    Unrelated- I miss my 240