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Posted: 11/28/2008 9:42:03 PM
Hello all, new member here.

Been reading your sight off and on for the last eight years or so. Spent most of my time over on Jouster while I was competing in high power( one of the few that actually still used a Garand) Kids got into little league; cubscouts and boyscouts......so competive shooting went to the wayside.....temporarily I hope. Now I help my sons BSA troop with their marksmanship MB's (I'm a certified NRA Pistol Instructor and hope to finish rifle and shotgun in December). Thats enough about me....now on to my post.

Just bought a DPMS Low Pro Classic. This is the second AR-15 rifle I have owned. The first was a Colt sporter HBAR "green label"....wish I had never sold that gem.

Took it out yesterday and sighted her in......man was I impressed. Shoots very tight groups for a 16" barrel.

additions and mods I've made:

Pardus 6 position stock

YHM flip up front and rear BUIS

YHM 6 inch cantilever 1/2" riser

Burris 1.5x scout scope


I will be adding a set of YHM 45 deg 3-slot dovetails; spec gear sling; tac light and a laser sight.

I am at work tonight; but will post pics tomorrow. Once fully rigged she'll a great piece of Obama insurance

One question.....I am thinking of adding a forearm grip; but the Low Pro uses the DPMS "Glacier" forearm set. Any of you out there have any experience modifing it by adding a rail on the underside? A rail would be nice; but I want to be careful and not damage it due to the "fins" molded on the inside.

Thanks in advance.....great Forum!


Force
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Posted: 11/28/2008 9:52:18 PM
Welcome aboard, sounds like a nice rig you bought! Funny you should mention Garands, I just got this one in yesterday from CMP, it's their M1 Special, CMP run of a 1000, new barrel, stock, reparked


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Posted: 11/28/2008 9:58:07 PM
I dont have any insight on your question but I too just purchase a Lo pro classic about 3 weeks ago. I added GG&G Spring actuated flip up front and buis, added a Barska Electro Sight red dot, and have Truglo scope that i am in the midst of getting a mount for. I too am interested in adding a rail to the underside of the handguard so that i can add a grip.

I love the bull barrel although it makes it pretty hefty!!

I have been trying to get the handguard off from mine but I cant seem to get it off. I have the tool on its way but didnt want to wait for the tool. LOL


Good luck with yours heres mine.


http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y249/ShaqDaddy/Other%20Collection/Pictures011.jpg

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Posted: 11/28/2008 10:10:10 PM
very nice garand! I didn't catch those on the cmp E- letter. havn't been to the CMP website for a couple of months now. I have two cmp garands and love both of them.

This Low pro is one sweet shooter. Tossed my brass in a very neat compact pile. made pick up very easy. Not at all like my garands.....one in four It'll toss Lord knows where.

Action on this rifle is very smooth and consistent; bull barrel is a little heavy, but definately worth every ounce for the accuracy potential.

Force
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Posted: 11/28/2008 10:13:45 PM
Originally Posted By Enforcer:
very nice garand! I didn't catch those on the cmp E- letter. havn't been to the CMP website for a couple of months now. I have two cmp garands and love both of them.

This Low pro is one sweet shooter. Tossed my brass in a very neat compact pile. made pick up very easy. Not at all like my garands.....one in four It'll toss Lord knows where.

Action on this rifle is very smooth and consistent; bull barrel is a little heavy, but definately worth every ounce for the accuracy potential.

Force


Yup, Winchester M1s go on Sale Dec.1
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Posted: 11/28/2008 10:20:12 PM
Originally Posted By yankeesfan81:
I dont have any insight on your question but I too just purchase a Lo pro classic about 3 weeks ago. I added GG&G Spring actuated flip up front and buis, added a Barska Electro Sight red dot, and have Truglo scope that i am in the midst of getting a mount for. I too am interested in adding a rail to the underside of the handguard so that i can add a grip.

I love the bull barrel although it makes it pretty hefty!!

I have been trying to get the handguard off from mine but I cant seem to get it off. I have the tool on its way but didnt want to wait for the tool. LOL


Good luck with yours heres mine.


http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y249/ShaqDaddy/Other%20Collection/Pictures011.jpg



Very nice, I agree w/ the weight....but worth it. You'll be amazed at how tight your groups will be for such a short barrel. That forearm is PIA...I tried as well to remove w/o the tool. My colt was fairly simple to remove by hand. I think the internal fins make it alot stiffer....dosen't feel like it has as much flex as the GI type guards. That being said I believe it's a good thing.

Are you going to add a sling? The only downside I have found w/ the LP is no place to mount a forward sling attachment. Another reason for the thr bottom side rail mod. Otherwise I'm limited to a single point attachment for a sling. Not opposed to it; just not used to it.

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Posted: 11/28/2008 10:28:48 PM
Originally Posted By Enforcer:
Originally Posted By yankeesfan81:
I dont have any insight on your question but I too just purchase a Lo pro classic about 3 weeks ago. I added GG&G Spring actuated flip up front and buis, added a Barska Electro Sight red dot, and have Truglo scope that i am in the midst of getting a mount for. I too am interested in adding a rail to the underside of the handguard so that i can add a grip.

I love the bull barrel although it makes it pretty hefty!!

I have been trying to get the handguard off from mine but I cant seem to get it off. I have the tool on its way but didnt want to wait for the tool. LOL


Good luck with yours heres mine.


http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y249/ShaqDaddy/Other%20Collection/Pictures011.jpg



Very nice, I agree w/ the weight....but worth it. You'll be amazed at how tight your groups will be for such a short barrel. That forearm is PIA...I tried as well to remove w/o the tool. My colt was fairly simple to remove by hand. I think the internal fins make it alot stiffer....dosen't feel like it has as much flex as the GI type guards. That being said I believe it's a good thing.

Are you going to add a sling? The only downside I have found w/ the LP is no place to mount a forward sling attachment. Another reason for the thr bottom side rail mod. Otherwise I'm limited to a single point attachment for a sling. Not opposed to it; just not used to it.

Force

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Yeah I have to find a sling that I really like first but once I add the bottom rail then i am going to get a sling mount for the front.
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Posted: 11/28/2008 10:43:55 PM
Originally Posted By yankeesfan81

Yeah I have to find a sling that I really like first but once I add the bottom rail then i am going to get a sling mount for the front.:



Have you figuered out how to mount the rail? Most I have found state they will only work with GI/milspec handguards

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Posted: 11/28/2008 10:44:13 PM
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I've owned this same rifle for 7 months now and it is by far the most accurate AR I've owned....and I've owned about 6 over the past 9 years.

My main use is prairie dog killin' and I get kills all day long out to 300-ish yards. My 2 records are 2 prairie dog kills at 780 yards with a friend spotting and calling corrections.

This rifle is by far more accurate than I am.

This is with a recent Omega Rail free float upgrade:



I painted it not long after I bought it and this is what it looked like until I went back to black about 2 months ago (glacier guard handrails):

87GN:
That's not what happened. My finger brushed OVER my pooper. And because it absorbs stuff...it started burning.
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Posted: 11/28/2008 10:56:23 PM
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Originally Posted By brasilia:
I've owned this same rifle for 7 months now and it is by far the most accurate AR I've owned....and I've owned about 6 over the past 9 years.

My main use is prairie dog killin' and I get kills all day long out to 300-ish yards. My 2 records are 2 prairie dog kills at 780 yards with a friend spotting and calling corrections.

This rifle is by far more accurate than I am.

This is with a recent Omega Rail free float upgrade:

http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/rr258/gear_monkey/claygun006.jpg

I painted it not long after I bought it and this is what it looked like until I went back to black about 2 months ago (glacier guard handrails):

http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/rr258/gear_monkey/clay002.jpg


Dude....I like; they definately have the cool factor

How did you mount your points of attachment on the handguard for the rails and bipod?
I'm fairly resourceful; but don't want to muck up the "Glacier guard". I've considered either YHM or Omega drop- ins; but would be less expensive just to ad a rail to the underside if I can.

Force

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Posted: 11/29/2008 1:26:14 PM
Still looking for someone to advise me on modifing the "Glacier guard" forearm. Will I need to trim the fins or is there some company that makes a picatinny rail that will bolt on without modification? If you have experience with this guard let me know.

Thanks

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Posted: 11/29/2008 2:08:25 PM
I found this here, not a huge fan of plastic or caa but it works i guess.
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Posted: 11/29/2008 2:36:04 PM
Originally Posted By Solodevice:
I found this here, not a huge fan of plastic or caa but it works i guess.


Thanks,

Saw those as well; ruled em out pretty quickly

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Posted: 11/29/2008 4:24:27 PM
Originally Posted By Enforcer:
Originally Posted By brasilia:
I've owned this same rifle for 7 months now and it is by far the most accurate AR I've owned....and I've owned about 6 over the past 9 years.

My main use is prairie dog killin' and I get kills all day long out to 300-ish yards. My 2 records are 2 prairie dog kills at 780 yards with a friend spotting and calling corrections.

This rifle is by far more accurate than I am.

This is with a recent Omega Rail free float upgrade:

http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/rr258/gear_monkey/claygun006.jpg

I painted it not long after I bought it and this is what it looked like until I went back to black about 2 months ago (glacier guard handrails):

http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/rr258/gear_monkey/clay002.jpg


Dude....I like; they definately have the cool factor

How did you mount your points of attachment on the handguard for the rails and bipod?
I'm fairly resourceful; but don't want to muck up the "Glacier guard". I've considered either YHM or Omega drop- ins; but would be less expensive just to ad a rail to the underside if I can.

Force



Hey Force,

For the canted red dot I got a cheap two sided attachment from Cheaper Than Dirt that screws into the cooling holes on top and bottom of your handguards.

Same for the by-pod. It was a mount that fits on the underside of your handguard and screws down tight.

To be honest, I never liked the "glacier guard" idea. Luckily I had a spare pair of standard m4 handguards that I used before upgrading to the Omega rail.
87GN:
That's not what happened. My finger brushed OVER my pooper. And because it absorbs stuff...it started burning.
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Posted: 11/29/2008 4:50:07 PM
brasilla,

Thanks for the info. it appears I'm going to be SOL with this Glacier guard. I may need to remove it and just get the YHM drop-in. They have a guard that lets you "customize" your rail placement. That will allow me to cant a laser and lite @ a 45 degree angle. Just didn't want to fork out the cash at this time.

Force
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Posted: 11/29/2008 6:58:06 PM
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brasilla,

Thanks for the info. it appears I'm going to be SOL with this Glacier guard. I may need to remove it and just get the YHM drop-in. They have a guard that lets you "customize" your rail placement. That will allow me to cant a laser and lite @ a 45 degree angle. Just didn't want to fork out the cash at this time.

Force


let me know if you want my old stuff (canted attachment/m4 guards). I wont use them and you can have them if you'll just cover shipping.
87GN:
That's not what happened. My finger brushed OVER my pooper. And because it absorbs stuff...it started burning.
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Posted: 11/29/2008 9:41:39 PM
Just bought a Lo Pro (first AR) and I can see that it's gonna a long term money pit for me. For now just have a Sightmark reflex sight on it. BUIS will be next.
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Posted: 11/29/2008 11:08:11 PM
Originally Posted By Danielisright:
Just bought a Lo Pro (first AR) and I can see that it's gonna a long term money pit for me. For now just have a Sightmark reflex sight on it. BUIS will be next.





AHHH yes. I feel your pain. I purhcased my Lo Pro for $750 about 3 weeks ago. Since then I think I have invested about $400 in other items.

Flip up sights front and rear, hogue grip, red dot, illuminated scope, mounts here and there. Stuff gets $$$$...
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Posted: 11/30/2008 12:00:31 AM
Any flat top AR will suck your wallet dry Me..... I've spent $237.00 so far. need to pick up a sling; 45 degree dovetails; and possibly a laser site. I already had the scope and rings and I have a G2 surefire ready to mount. The scope needs to go forward another 1-2 inches.....so I may be picking up another 1/2" riser possibly from ARMS; that will cantilever a little further out. I'll probably spend another $250 before I'm done.

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Posted: 11/30/2008 7:25:36 PM
Took it out yesterday and sighted her in......man was I impressed. Shoots very tight groups for a 16" barrel.


What kind of ammo were you shooting and who here uses Wolf in their Lo Pro?
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Posted: 11/30/2008 8:34:31 PM
Originally Posted By Danielisright:
Took it out yesterday and sighted her in......man was I impressed. Shoots very tight groups for a 16" barrel.


What kind of ammo were you shooting and who here uses Wolf in their Lo Pro?


I have shot alot of wolf through her without any problems (course I had upgraded the extractor strength with the o'ring upgrade).

My main ammo has been the Federal 50 grain HP. It is incredibly accurate and very destructive to the little critters I so love.
87GN:
That's not what happened. My finger brushed OVER my pooper. And because it absorbs stuff...it started burning.
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Posted: 12/3/2008 9:06:10 AM
Originally Posted By brasilia:
Originally Posted By Danielisright:
Took it out yesterday and sighted her in......man was I impressed. Shoots very tight groups for a 16" barrel.


What kind of ammo were you shooting and who here uses Wolf in their Lo Pro?


I have shot alot of wolf through her without any problems (course I had upgraded the extractor strength with the o'ring upgrade).

My main ammo has been the Federal 50 grain HP. It is incredibly accurate and very destructive to the little critters I so love.


I was shooting Hansen 55gr FMG; rounds were probably at least 20 years old. I had about 150 left from when I owned my first AR. Hansen imported Israeli ammo; not even sure if they are still in existence. The short of it ...Israeli surplus

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Posted: 12/3/2008 9:49:53 AM
Another Lo-Pro owner here.
I've owned many AR but I had sold 90% of my collection yeas ago when I bought my condo. I've ben slowly rebuilding and was lucky enough to find a brand new Lo-Pro at a gun show for $799. I haven't got to take her out yet but will soon.

In my "list", I want/need to add BUIS and a different stock. Like you, I'd like to change the handguards to have a forward sling mount or I may just have to get a seperate upper.
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Posted: 12/3/2008 4:17:42 PM
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Another Lo-Pro owner here.
I've owned many AR but I had sold 90% of my collection yeas ago when I bought my condo. I've ben slowly rebuilding and was lucky enough to find a brand new Lo-Pro at a gun show for $799. I haven't got to take her out yet but will soon.

In my "list", I want/need to add BUIS and a different stock. Like you, I'd like to change the handguards to have a forward sling mount or I may just have to get a seperate upper.


I spoke with tech support at DPMS; they informed me that any rails made for a standard GI handguard will work on a Gacier guard w/o modification. They also said a #5 harris bi-pod adapter will work as well. Thats good news for me; I'll be looking for one of the two. in order to get a sling attached. Once i get my sights on 45 degree and get my scope raised and cantilevered out a little further I'll post new pics.

Force

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Posted: 12/4/2008 8:53:05 AM
Originally Posted By Enforcer:
Originally Posted By mayoke:
Another Lo-Pro owner here.
I've owned many AR but I had sold 90% of my collection yeas ago when I bought my condo. I've ben slowly rebuilding and was lucky enough to find a brand new Lo-Pro at a gun show for $799. I haven't got to take her out yet but will soon.

In my "list", I want/need to add BUIS and a different stock. Like you, I'd like to change the handguards to have a forward sling mount or I may just have to get a seperate upper.


I spoke with tech support at DPMS; they informed me that any rails made for a standard GI handguard will work on a Gacier guard w/o modification. They also said a #5 harris bi-pod adapter will work as well. Thats good news for me; I'll be looking for one of the two. in order to get a sling attached. Once i get my sights on 45 degree and get my scope raised and cantilevered out a little further I'll post new pics.

Force




Sweet.
Thanks for the heads up Force. Look forward to seeing the pictures. I'm still trying to decide what I "REALLY" want to do to the gun. I'm currently still drooling over Spike's Tactical 22lr dedicated uppers. I want one of those so bad. LOL!
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