Saturday, April 24, 2010

Leapers UTG Foldable Foregrip Review

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It will be hard not to be biased with this review considering I own three of these foregrips.  Originally my son purchased a foregrip for his Ruger 10/22.  After shooting his rifle, I liked the feel of the grip and am always looking to add some bling to my rifles.  So, I started looking for a foregrip for my rifle.  The issue I had with my son's first grip was that it was not a foldable grip and caused his rifle to no longer fit in our current gun cases with the foregrip installed.  While we were at a gun show, I checked out the UTG Foldable Foregrip and made my purchase.  I think the price I paid for my first foregrip at the gun show was $25.  You can buy them now at for $16.95 plus S&H or for $15 plus S&H.  The photo below is the grip inside the packaging.

These two photos are of the front and back of the cardboard backer and show UTG's basic advertising information.  You can get this same information at their website.

This foregrip comes fully assembled and included is an Allen wrench for installation.

When you remove the bottom cap, you can remove the two sides to install a pressure switch housing on either side of the grip.

The compartment in the grip holds two 123A batteries.

The end cap spring keeps the two batteries from rattling and the o-ring makes the compartment water tight.  It is difficult to get the cap back on with two batteries because you have to apply pressure to compress the spring and then screw it in at the same time.  Make sure you start the threads properly because the plastic threads are easy to get cross threaded.

The next photo shows the foregrip in it's basic vertical configuration.

By pressing the button at the pivot, the foregrip can rotate about 45 degrees in either direction.

It can also rotate to what I 'm going to call a fully collapsed position in either direction.

The grip weighs in at 5.47 ounces.

I have shown the grip installed on my Ruger 10/22.  Also in the photo the is UTG Tactical OP-1 Bipod that I reviewed last week.  You will probably also notice that I have the UTG quad rail on this rifle.  Don't worry, I don't work for UTG.  I just believe that UTG offers some great value items and have purchased them over the years.

These are my three UTG Foldable Foregrips installed on my AR-15, my son's 10/22, and my 10/22.

Bottom Line: 
I believe that the UTG Foldable Foregrip offers quality, features, and value.  Would I recommend this foregrip?  Yes, I already own three.


  1. I have to agree with you, I bought one for my Colt LE for all the same reasons, and like it very much.

    My only problem is how to properly mount pressure switches to it. I can't seem to find any good references to how to do it, and do it right. The slide off switch plate covers are nice, but I was kind of expecting a small compartment under them, to house the switch, then slide the plate back on then press the plate to activate the switch. But, it didn't work out that way.Doubled sided tape seems the best option, but how durable? Considered epoxy, but then again not sure I want it THAT permanent. Where's that roll of duct tape???

  2. Mine broke on my first trip to the gun range. It was not abused in any way.

  3. I hate you had a problem with yours. My son and I shoot all the time and have not had a problem yet. Hope you were able to get your money back.

  4. nice. you know that digital scale puts you in quite a pickle there. my understanding was that they are a felony to possess (especially with a firearm) for intent to distribute drugs.

  5. Scales are not illegal.

  6. I got one of these forgrips today and love it so far, and no scales are not illegal. That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.

  7. Yes i to had a problem also, attempting to mount a pressure switch for a laser, can i get help on how to properly place it in the side of the foregrip, excellent review just need help on how to get a pressure switch in the foregrip, thanks.

    1. I had to zip tie mine on the side. It is a little cumbersome and the block of the zip tie has to be placed so it doesn't hit my hand but it holds on well and looks ok. Alternatively you can install the batteries in teh compartment and solder in a small push switch screwed through the plastic and wire up your own connector...may need a few hours for that one :)

  8. I've got to ask: On your son's 10/22, you have that UTG quad rail mounted on it - what specific model # is that, and could you do a review of it? It'd be greatly appreciated. Love your reviews, keep it the great work.

  9. The model number is MNT-HG228 and you can see it at the website. We were very pleased with the rail, but have now taken it off only because of weight and trying to slim back down the rifle.