If I ever got some sort of after market rail system for my M14 it would be to be able to mount more optics in more configurations. Secondarily it would be for a foregrip. Foregrips offer other more than something to hang your off-hand on. I like the Grip-Pod concept, to double as a bipod, but grips also can be hollow to allow for battery storage. And Crimson Trace has come out with a flashlight/laser combo, too. Shown at the SHOT show.
It’s all self-contained, with no wires from stick-on switches to separate illumination units to hang up on obstructions and such. Great, now ANOTHER option to ponder and dissemble over. Do I want storage, prone-shooting stability, or a good light? I’ll be paralyzed with indecision from the plethora of option. But it’s a GOOD paralysis. Capitalism is grand.
The Missus has a pretty nasty stomache bug - And by "pretty nasty" I'll just elide the details, if you don't mind. But she's up to the toast and seltzer stage, so *Excelsior!*
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