The pistol grip doesn't provide very much stability for me. Maybe it works for you, but somehow it's harder for me to keep the camera stable with the pistol grip than without anything.
However, the bracket works well. It doesn't allow for the screen to flip out all the way. So I ended up getting a second bracket, chopping off the bottom portion (the horizontal bar), drilling a hole and tapping it for camera screw thread (1/4-20, if I remember correctly). Then you can use the screw that comes with the bracket to secure the extension piece. This way you have enough room to open the screen fully.
Edited by bing51 - 12/21/13 at 6:21am