First seen at SHOT SHOW 2010, Magpul has finally started shipping their newest AR-15 grip additions. They have two new offerings. The MOE+ and the MOE-K.
The MOE+ is basically a rubber MOE grip. I had a chance to handle it at this year’s SHOT SHOW and I do prefer its grip to their original MOE. The MOE+ gave a greater sense of control with the weapon and it was a much more comfortable grip. Here is what Magpul has to say about its new MOE+:
The MOE+ Grip combines reinforced polymer body construction with comfortable, wrap-around rubber overmolding for maximum weapon control in adverse environments. With a similar shape to a ‘medium’ sized MIAD, this AR15/M16 drop-in design features a hard-polymer bottom edge to reduce the possibility of equipment snags or grip damage. The MOE+ Grip accepts optional storage cores for gear stowage and includes a basic grip cap. All mounting hardware included.
Magpul’s other new addition is their MOE-K which is geared towards PDW (Personal Defense Weapon). It has a sleeker profile and snag free designed meant to cater to those security detail folks that may be getting in and out of cars a lot and have a need for a more compact weapon. From Magpul:
Designed as a drop-in upgrade for the standard AR15/M16 pistol grip, The MOE-K Grip provides a low profile, compact design and steeper grip angle compared to more traditional styles.
With a more vertical grip angle optimized for use on PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) configurations, the MOE-K Grip improves comfort and control on rifles that bring the primary hand in closer to the shooter’s body or body armor. The slim profile also makes it an excellent choice for shooters who prefer a smaller grip circumference.
Both are grips are available to order straight from Magpul’s website or check your local gun shop. The MOE+ costs $23.95 and the MOE-K costs $19.95.