I have a CMMG 11.5" upper I'll be testing and wanted a drop in rail for it. I got the Midwest Industries drop in, MCTAR 17-G2.
It list at $124.95
It looks great. But what surprised me is the lack of movement for a drop in. There just isn't any.
It dropped in with a snug but not overly tight fit in the cap and Delta ring.
It lined up perfectly with the receiver rail. A very small gap is between the hand guard extended rail and the receiver. But the alignment and height is dead on.
I really like the extended rail to the receiver.
I couldn't be happier with this set up and the ease of installation.
If you are looking for a piston compatible, railed hand guard and don't want to disassemble the piston and barrel, this is the one.
Pictures to come.
Thank you for the feed back . Cant wait to see the pictures
MI released these a little while ago. I had a set of the #17's that I've beat to death, so I was anxious to see how these would do.
The most notable differences are the addition of four QD sling swivels, and a top rail extension that extends back over the delta ring.
Obligatory Stickman image.
I really liked the ones I had. The fit tight on my gun, the rails were straight, and they took any accessory I could put on them. My first question was were these as good as the old ones. Were they as tight, were they as well made, were they as light.
The answer to all those is yes.
The rails are cut to accept the KAC rail cover panels. I have tried Tango Down panels, Magpul panels, and KAC panels. They all work fine. If you are anal about your rail covers, you may be somewhat frustrated in that the swivels take up space, and make it challenging to cover every slot. If you are so inclined.
The QD swivels do limit rotation. While I don't use or care for the forward mounted swivels, I am finding more and more people that do use them. So this does offer versatility for some.
The rails drop right in and do fit very snug. There is no play at all on this particular gun.
All my stuff bolts right on, and I have yet to have an accessory not fit.
For now these are on my BCM 11.5" SBR. The rail covers are Magpul, the light mount and hand stop are Gear Sector. The light is a Surefire G2 with a shock bezel, and the fixed rear sight is the DD.
Overall I like them. They are not free floating, but they are well made and relatively inexpensive. If they hold up as well as my old set, they'll probably out last me.
That should have said LAR-8 (the .308). I know that guys are getting MOE hand guards on them, I was just curious if anyone had tried to get an MCTAR-18G2 on one yet.
I guess I could get one and try it, if no one has yet. If it's a no-go I have a 5.56 middy I could put it on.
does it use a larger delta ring?? the one you are looking for is a mid lenth correct??
I think it uses a standard size delta ring. I'll find out. It's a mid-length, yes.
Well I guess not, it is a different part # (and costs more).
Oh well, thanks for help Troy!
Interestingly, though, they list the same part# for the A2 mid-length hand guard for the 5.56 model and the .308. Maybe it's worth a try?
I know everything will clear Under the hand guard . my only concern is the delta ring diameter.