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Old 01-23-2011, 04:17 PM #1
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Meet MAX, Empire Axe with Mini Front Grip

This is now AMI!!




For those of you with Virtue OLED boards and looking to upgrade to the Axe, just to show it's possible to have the best of both worlds. Be aware though that the first front grip I tried was slightly too small to slide on but I've tried 2 others and they fit fine.

This should tide me over until Virtue release a door for the Axe or I can get my existing door cut to fit.

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EDIT: Thanks Boss for the info about wriggling the grip screws to get the Axe Front Grip onto the Mini! I've decided to change names, the Axe with Mini grip is now ... AMI ... and the Mini with Axe Grip is now ... MAX ... as I think MAX looks meaner :-) Enjoy.

Say Hi to the new MAX!

http://img824.imageshack.us/i/cimg8667s.jpg/

MAX and AMI side by side ...

http://img262.imageshack.us/i/cimg8666.jpg/

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Old 01-23-2011, 04:21 PM #2
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:48 PM #3
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For those of you with Virtue OLED boards and looking to upgrade to the Axe, just to show it's possible to have the best of both worlds. Be aware though that the first front grip I tried was slightly too small to slide on but I've tried 2 others and they fit fine.

This should tide me over until Virtue release a door for the Axe or I can get my existing door cut to fit.

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Dude, that looks slick.

The axe's foregrip looks really stupid in my opinion, ruins all the lines of the gun, and the rounded bottom makes the gun look child-like. I can't believe they didn't just modify the mini's foregrip a bit, maybe make it a bit bigger but keep the same general shape.

Sexiest axe goin' right there
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:35 PM #4
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hmmm that looks nice... like the look better than the round AXE foregrip in all honesty.

Is there any reason to really go back to the AXE foregrip? Aside form thje one not sliding on smooth, any other issues getting it to fit, or positioning of the set screws?


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Old 01-23-2011, 08:00 PM #5
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Hmmm... good question. I guess it was because my spare mini is currently sitting on the wall without a grip installed.... maybe I'll try installing the Axe grip and making AXIM :-)

It's pretty much a perfect fit, if you force it there's a tiny bit of movement but the set screws seem to be holding it tight so I'm not worried about it.

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Old 01-23-2011, 10:37 PM #6
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Let you in on a little secret, the Axe OLED will be out soon. SSHHH!!
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:33 AM #7
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are the boards the same or just same dimensions?
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:51 AM #8
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Wow, that does look a lot meaner.
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:57 AM #9
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are the boards the same or just same dimensions?
The boards are the same. The only difference will be the battery door.
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:18 PM #10
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that really transforms the look of the axe. i hate the look of the front grip eventhou i hear akot like the feel.
i say rock it
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:22 PM #11
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Let you in on a little secret, the Axe OLED will be out soon. SSHHH!!
Oh man, you're truly evil :-) So, the questions are going to be, will the Axe OLED door work with the Virtue OLED (Mini) board and will the door be plastic or metal? If it's metal and compatible then I'm going to hold off on buying anything else or getting MAX laser'd until it comes out .. if it's plastic, well, I'm going to have to send out some hate mail :-)

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Old 01-24-2011, 06:00 PM #12
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Sorry, I do not know exactly what they are making it out of yet. But if I had to guess I would say plastic. And yes the Axe door will work with the Mini Oled board.
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:12 PM #13
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Bah! Better start drafting my complaint emails I guess :-)

On a side note, I tried to install the Axe grip onto my Mini but it doesn't fit :-( Only have the one to test so it's by no means definitive. Would be interested if someone else has better luck.

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Old 01-24-2011, 09:12 PM #14
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dayum that is sick. if you feel like giving that away i'd be happy to help
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:27 PM #15
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Thanks. And thanks for the offer, I'll think about it for a looooooong time :-)

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Old 01-24-2011, 09:46 PM #16
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By the way where did you get the finger bolt for the grip door?
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:05 PM #17
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By the way where did you get the finger bolt for the grip door?
Look on the back of your computer.
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:35 PM #18
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Bah! Better start drafting my complaint emails I guess :-)

On a side note, I tried to install the Axe grip onto my Mini but it doesn't fit :-( Only have the one to test so it's by no means definitive. Would be interested if someone else has better luck.

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Is that your way of asking me to test fit and get back to you?
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:38 AM #19
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Very nice. Just bought another mini (the axe is already on the way). Might have to try that out. I'm turning into a gun whore.....again.
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:01 PM #20
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Is that your way of asking me to test fit and get back to you?
Ummmm.. yes? :-)

The Thumb Screw is a computer case screw, you can find them on Ebay pretty cheap : http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3984.m570.l1313&_nkw=computer+ thumb+screw&_sacat=See-All-Categories

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Old 01-25-2011, 11:11 PM #21
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found these at newegg
black case screws 10 for $5

or blue ones
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