The drop-in replacement says it all about how simple the install is. It's so easy that even your radical left-wing anti-gun liberal mother-in-law could swap this drop in grip in less than 5 minutes.
The interchangeable front and rear straps make it as close to a custom fit for various hand sizes to make it even more comfortable. I can swap out the straps I use in 30 seconds, so my wife can use the straps that best fit her hand size.
There are new & additional storage cores for the 1.1 that were not available with the MIAD version 1.
Aesthetically you will notice minor innovative changes, however no matter if you can notice or not the MIAD 1.1 feels 10x more comfortable than the MIAD 1 I am running on my S&W M&P 15T.
When I took both of the ARs downrange or sorry to an outdoor range in my AO it was amazing how much more comfortable it felt. The feel is like it was customized just for my hands.
I recommend the MIAD 1.1 and even the MIAD 1. They are both quality crafted products that sell for a price that can work with anyone's budget. I would recommend them to the first time shooter to the most experienced of shooters. I will keep supporting MagPul for their experience in the field and in the shop innovating great new products for the civilian gun lover to the less than 1% serving in the Military.
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