I have bemoaned this in the past on this here blog, and have toyed around with the notion of doing a full run down on the Magpul AFG. Laziness has thus far won out… but Riflemen’s Blog has a review up that says it better than I ever could… so that pretty much saves me the trouble of ever having to do it.
The problem for me is that it just doesnt feel right in my hand. I personally prefer a thumb-up style of shooting (personal preference/YMMV/dont berate me in the comments section) with the use of a VFG. Especially when it comes to carbines. With a mid-length system I will sometimes get my hand further out there and use the “Magpul Method” of shooting, but even that has its limitations.
Look, I dont shoot 3-gun… nor do I shoot a rifle to show off for the YouTube cameras… I personally just dont see the value in the AFG… and I too would much prefer just a hand stop.