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Posted: 4/14/2013 3:53:22 AM EDT
Carbon Fiber is used as a heat shield over the exhaust on the motor industrie,can a AR-10/AR-15 forearm be made ou of carbon fiber so it does not need the normaly used aluminium heat shield?





Link Posted: 4/14/2013 4:04:38 AM EDT
Not sure how this is retro but DPMS has a carbon fiber handguard.
Link Posted: 4/14/2013 5:39:12 AM EDT
There are several of them out there. Google "ar carbon hand guard". I like the PRI version, myself.
Link Posted: 4/14/2013 6:06:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/14/2013 6:07:22 AM EDT by pjomalley]
pri for me and taccom3g for my .22
Link Posted: 4/14/2013 6:55:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/14/2013 6:55:36 AM EDT by Yelpers]
I like Lancer Systems handguards. Super nice. Lots to choose from these days.

http://www.lancer-systems.com/business-areas/small-arms/products/carbon-fiber-handguard/

For just the tube, I like the way Hiperform's install.

http://www.hiperform.com/
Link Posted: 4/14/2013 9:06:29 AM EDT
I built this for my wife to save weight.

It's by AP Custom.

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Link Posted: 4/14/2013 9:58:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/14/2013 9:59:20 AM EDT by yankee-V]
Originally Posted By Thieded:
Not sure how this is retro but DPMS has a carbon fiber handguard.


It isn't.
Link Posted: 4/14/2013 9:59:56 AM EDT
I don't mean the new type of forearms,what i mean is to use the old retro triangular or conic forearm made out of carbon fiber but with no aluminium heat shield,in tune with what was originaly intended by ArmaLite for the AR-10 and AR-15 but updating it from glass fiber to carbon fiber so it stays as light as possible and futuristic as originaly intended.
...business opportunity?
Link Posted: 4/14/2013 10:10:46 AM EDT
They'd sure as hell be easier to make without heat shields.
Link Posted: 4/14/2013 10:13:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/14/2013 11:46:02 AM EDT by armeiro]
If a aluminium engine block can take constant internal explosions and piston friction inside the combustion chambers,why cant a rifle barrel take the same as it as less use then a car engine,is it just a question of thickness?

............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................that's what she said.
Link Posted: 4/14/2013 11:46:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/14/2013 12:53:05 PM EDT
Something like a modern and lighter vergion of this one.









http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=3&f=123&t=580326
Link Posted: 4/14/2013 1:06:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Yelpers:
I like Lancer Systems handguards. Super nice. Lots to choose from these days.

http://www.lancer-systems.com/business-areas/small-arms/products/carbon-fiber-handguard/

For just the tube, I like the way Hiperform's install.

http://www.hiperform.com/


I've been meaning to start a Lancer thread. Did Lancer stop making them to keep up with magazine production?

Is it okay to Cerakote them?
Link Posted: 4/14/2013 1:33:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JellyBelly:
Originally Posted By Yelpers:
I like Lancer Systems handguards. Super nice. Lots to choose from these days.

http://www.lancer-systems.com/business-areas/small-arms/products/carbon-fiber-handguard/

For just the tube, I like the way Hiperform's install.

http://www.hiperform.com/


I've been meaning to start a Lancer thread. Did Lancer stop making them to keep up with magazine production?

Is it okay to Cerakote them?


I emailed them last weak regarding a technical issue and there wasn't any indication they had stopped production and it seems the retailers are still getting product. I wouldn't know about Cerakoteing.

You might want to email them. I got a quick response.

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