The MCX Virtus has many features that make the gun user friendly. Besides the folding buttstock with five positions for length of pull and ability to be moved up or down to adjust comb height, the hollow pistol grip has a plug that is securely held in place but can be removed so small items can be stored.
The trigger guard is bowed so there’s plenty of room for a gloved finger to contact the trigger, and the magazine well is nicely beveled to encourage quick magazine changes. The magazine release button is ambidextrous, as is the safety. And unlike the AR-15, the safety can be engaged when the gun is not cocked. The bolt catch is not ambidextrous, but does have an extension at the bottom, making it easier to depress than a standard AR catch. The MCX charging handle is also ambidextrous, but is not interchangeable with standard AR-15 charging handles.