Bren "Commando" Foregrip
Anyone know more about these Bren foregrips? They seem to have picked up the inevitable "commando" tag at some point.
The only description I've found is from IMA-USA: prototype grips for the late war Jungle warfare, put paid to by the atomic bombs closing out the war.
To me they seem completely redundant: The carry handle does almost the same thing in the lower position, as does gripping the bipod leg(s)
I've just seen this thread. I haven't heard much about this grip, but I wonder what the soldiers though of it. There must be a reason why it wasn't used post war.
It does look very cool though and I might use one with my Bren just because really. Maybe more for skirmishing with than actually ww2 milsim games
P. S. I love how any odd and unusual little thing is given the commando tag. I suppose it sells for more that way
It could be something to do with shell ejection, ...straight out from beneath mag....nice hot shells up your sleeve! Many a lost finger or two for the idiot who put their digits up the said slot when firing or cleaning.
I can't say I've ever seen one of those before. Does the bipod still fold up with it in place?
If you really want to do a Rambo with a Bren, an assault sling works far better. Brens are a bit heavy to wield like an SMG!
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Few photos of foregrip fitted with bipod folded in this thread:
http://www.weaponeer.net/forum/forum_po ... PN=2&TPN=2
Interesting development: these Bren grips have identical wood parts to those sold as "Mk.V" Sten forgrips. Probably the same workshop bashing out parts.
http://www.ima-usa.com/british-wwii-bre ... egrip.html
http://www.ima-usa.com/british-sten-mk5 ... orces.html
I can't remember where I read it but I'm sure they were an Australian/Pacific theater thing , not widely used and very late war but they were real .
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I've just seen one come up on eBay for the low low price of £75