After years of searching for the ultimate Quick Detach method for our vertical grips, TangoDown has teamed with American Defense to bring you the best vertical grip yet. Some weapon systems and mission profiles require a quick detach/attach method for vertical grips and other components. Ideally, this design would require a wide range of adjustment to fit MIL-STD spec and out-of-spec rails. It would also require no tools for rapid, accurate adjustment in the harshest field conditions. It would also be bombproof and light as possible. That grip is now available. The BGV-QD series vertical grip.. the latest evolution of our combat-tested and proven BGV-series of vertical grips. The BGV-QD series features an ADM U.S. Patent Pending throw lever system that is steps above anything else available to operators. First, the throw lever locks in place when installed, and cannot be inadvertently unlocked, if caught on web gear, slings, etc. A simple push button releases the throw lever from the locked position allowing lightning fast attachment or removal when you decide. Next, the adjustment system for fitting ANY type of rail, from authentic MIL-STD 1913 to commercial Weaver type is KISS compliant. Adjustment is accomplished in a flash, with no tools. It is simple, elegant, light and strong. No more fumbling for wrenches that may–or- may not be in your kit while you’re on a mountain top in Afghanistan. All hardware is TYPE III hard coat anodized, or given an anti-glare black Melonite coating for superior corrosion protection. The BGV-QD series grips still feature the best heat and impact modified polymers that money can buy. Our proprietary formulated resins take combat abuse in stride, and complete the mission every time without fracturing or shattering from impact, common with some other brands. All BGV series grips are injection molded from fiberglass-reinforced resin, not machined from un-reinforced brittle delrin, for the utmost in strength. Our grips are designed for use on M4S all the way to 7.62mm belt fed SAWs, and routinely pass 6’ drop tests on these weapon systems. The BGV-MK46 vertical grip is one of only two vertical grips in the US Military inventory, awarded NSN # 1010-01-536-4707. BGV-QD series grips also retain our O- ring protected internal storage cavity, good for depths of 66 feet. This cavity allows for easy access storage of weapon spares, batteries and other combat essential items. Our US Patented pressure switch pocket feature is also incorporated into the new QD series, allowing secure mounting of SureFire (BGV-QDSF) or Insight Technologies (BGV-QDITI) brand pressure switches without messy duct tape, inner tubes, etc. Simply unscrew the end cap, slide out the filler panel, and slide in your pressure switch. Reinstall the end cap, and you now have a secure, protected position for your pressure switch that stays in place. As always, every TangoDown product is proudly designed, tooled and produced here in the United States of America. Our mission still remains to provide the finest possible kit to the U.S. Warfighter.