The use of a vertical forward grip is the basis for individual opinions, debate, and even laws restricting them. If you're going to have one, you might as well have something that will do the job. That job is to control the weapon. This means more than just hanging onto your rifle and looking good.
You can grab the grip with your support hand, but there is a lot more to it than that. The Arisaka Defense M-LOK Vertical Grip is machined out of 6061 T6 aluminum. There is nothing fragile about this bad boy. It is a short grip, but it's tough enough to use as a barricade stop. There's one less thing you have to buy. The grips solid T6 aluminum construction has no give. It feels like it's a part of your AR. Taking a long shot? Well, you can use the Arisaka Defense M-LOK Vertical Grip as a monopod to stabilize your stance. Now that's two things you don't have to buy.
The Arisaka Defense M-LOK Vertical Grip uses the M-LOK mounting system. Go figure. This is arguably the most stable, secure system on the market. Even though this vertical grip is light, it is super strong. You will quickly drive your weapon from one target into the next. This grip is a handful. While at the same time it leaves a minimal footprint on your rail. Some shooters use the Arisaka vertical grip as an anchor point for their support hand. Not to hold onto, only as a reference for their C-grip on the rail. Any way you cut it, Arisaka gets the job done.