Site Notices
7/23/2014 4:06:00 PM
Author
Message
armeiro
Offline
Posts: 905
Feedback: 0% (0)
Posted: 4/14/2013 7:53:22 AM
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?





Thieded
Not a blind swordsman, just shoot like one.
Offline
Posts: 734
Feedback: 100% (3)
Link To This Post
Posted: 4/14/2013 8:04:38 AM
Not sure how this is retro but DPMS has a carbon fiber handguard.
motoguy
Member
NRA
Offline
Posts: 2416
Feedback: 100% (1)
Link To This Post
Posted: 4/14/2013 9:39:12 AM
There are several of them out there. Google "ar carbon hand guard". I like the PRI version, myself.
pjomalley
Member
NRA
Offline
Posts: 1260
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 4/14/2013 10:06:24 AM
[Last Edit: 4/14/2013 10:07:22 AM by pjomalley]
pri for me and taccom3g for my .22
Yelpers
Offline
Posts: 258
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 4/14/2013 10:55:26 AM
[Last Edit: 4/14/2013 10:55:36 AM 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/
Shadeaux
Head of the Department of Redundancy, Department
NRA
Offline
Posts: 1465
Feedback: 100% (13)
Link To This Post
Posted: 4/14/2013 1:06:29 PM
I built this for my wife to save weight.

It's by AP Custom.

" />
Tennessee Squire
NRA/ILA Life Member NRA Golden Eagles
GOA Life Member
Tu calumniaris, Nos mordemus
Politicians love unarmed peasants كافر
yankee-V
Focus!
Offline
Posts: 1254
Feedback: 100% (15)
Link To This Post
Posted: 4/14/2013 1:58:46 PM
[Last Edit: 4/14/2013 1:59:20 PM by yankee-V]
Originally Posted By Thieded:
Not sure how this is retro but DPMS has a carbon fiber handguard.


It isn't.
Thanks, M.
armeiro
Offline
Posts: 906
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 4/14/2013 1:59:56 PM
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?
57Octane
Offline
Posts: 1057
Feedback: 100% (2)
Link To This Post
Posted: 4/14/2013 2:10:46 PM
They'd sure as hell be easier to make without heat shields.
armeiro
Offline
Posts: 907
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 4/14/2013 2:13:53 PM
[Last Edit: 4/14/2013 3:46:02 PM 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.
armeiro
Offline
Posts: 908
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 4/14/2013 3:46:54 PM
armeiro
Offline
Posts: 909
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 4/14/2013 4:53:05 PM
Something like a modern and lighter vergion of this one.









http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=3&f=123&t=580326
JellyBelly
Smile!
Online
Posts: 19093
Feedback: 100% (10)
Link To This Post
Posted: 4/14/2013 5:06:35 PM
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?
The “Three Stupid” Rule: “Do not go to stupid places, with stupid people, and do stupid things”
Yelpers
Offline
Posts: 259
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 4/14/2013 5:33:24 PM
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.

Technical Support – ls_techsupport@lancer-systems.com