GUN AR crew v. halp

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  1. ElCidKid

    ElCidKid New Member

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    I'm looking at rails for my M4gery and I cant decide between the La Rue 7.0" handguards or the Daniel Defense Lite Rail 7. The DD is lighter but costs a bit more, I'm really leaning toward the DD any one have any opinions or experience with either of these two products?
     
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    to ad another question to this, to ad a lo pro FSB is it a pain in the ass?

    would all i need is an armerors tool to get the new handguards installed?

    I am looking to do the same :o
     
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    try (can't remember the name because im braindead this morning so keesh will have to chime in) where keesh got his suppressor
     
  5. Between the LaRue and the DD Lite, I'd take the Lite.
     
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    ElCidKid New Member

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    any other suggestions on handguards I should be looking at?
     
  7. Not really. Hell, I would have stopped looking once I found the DD Lite.

    I mean, there are more than a few quality rails out there, and you'd be fine with any of them, but the DD stuff is really nice, and it is rather light.
     
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    try Yankee Hill. I love my 2 FF rails from there
     
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    einhander OT Supporter

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    +1 for DD Lite

    If you go this route, make sure you buy the installation wrench. It is NOT included with the rail. :ugh2:

    I don't have a LaRue rail, but I believe you may need a spanner wrench to install that one.
     
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    Do you want a true free float system or just rails for mounting shit?

    Cuz if it's the latter, there are cheaper ways of doing it.
     
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    this
     
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    I don't like all the unnecessary rails

    which is why i want the troy TRX
     
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    if you already have a spanner wrench, it works fine. Or a castle nut wrench. Just need to ever so slightly grind one of the tooth and it will work great. But cant use a torque with that so :noes:
     
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    I love my12" DD Lite rail.

    Having said that, I'd also look at the JP/VTAC tube yar mentioned. I also really like those.
     
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    I've used my castle nut wrench, found on my $35 AR multi-tool wrench to great success on 4 DD LITE installs now. Then again, i'm the kind of guy that routinely dings his rifle and doesn't give a shit.

    The biggest pain is always the FSB pins... make sure you secure your barrel in one place on a solid surface, use a punch set, and a BIG hammer.

    As for which rail to get, consider the following

    -The Larue rail is slightly stronger due to the positioning of the welds
    -The Larue rail is cheaper
    -The Larue rail is easier to install since it's basically an improvement of the old KAC design

    I usually get the LITE rail though, since it's slightly lighter (almost negligible difference) and it's got a uninterrupted upper rail. With discounts offered at various locations, it comes close to the Larue in price too.
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    If you decide on the DD Lite, let me know as I can hook that up. Send me a link to the cheapest in-stock price and I'll do my best to beat it
     

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