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Posted: 3/9/2005 4:19:27 AM EST
I've never seen one of these in the flesh, and can't find anything with a 30 day search.  How are they?

I know the shape's a little different, but sometimes different is good.  My concern is with how well the top rail lines up with a flattop rail, and how much of a gap there is between the upper rail and handguard rail.

Anybody that can comment on these?  How comfortable (or not) are they for offhand shooting?
Link Posted: 3/9/2005 11:31:34 AM EST
I have one on my custom upper that George Gardner with GA precision built for me and I like it.  My intention was to use this primarily as a target gun vs. offhand shooting and that is really where it shines.  The trapezoidal shape is not too bad for offhand shooting, but not as comfortable for me as some slimmer grips available (I don't have small hands, but they are not big either, just average).  It is very well made and very easy to remove once you install the Badger retaining nut.  The rail lines up perfectly with the rail on my flat top receiver and there is no gap at the interface between the receiver rail and the handguard rail.

Like you, I think different is good.  I am very happy with the purchase.  Hope that helps.
Link Posted: 3/9/2005 12:35:51 PM EST
I have the carbine length version and I like the looks of it as well as the feel of the grip, but it might be just a little heavy......I wish the Daniel Defense or LaRue had a continuous top rail like the badger!  Anyway here is are some pics..........http://www.hunt101.com/img/203740.jpg
Link Posted: 3/9/2005 4:57:08 PM EST
The more I see of these handguards, the more I like them!  How badly do they heat up?

For me, it would be a rifle length HG going on a 16" 9mm barrel with no gas block.  I was planning on using a Armalite or Clark Custom tube, but I really would prefer having a top rail.  A quad rail would be overkill for what I'm doing.
Link Posted: 3/10/2005 3:16:54 AM EST
Mine doesn't heat up at all.  I don't typically dump mag after mag, either, though.  Thirty shot strings with one shot every 2-3 seconds and it stays nice and cool.

It is kind of heavy, but for my intended use as a target gun, that was actually a plus.  I will try to post some pics if I can figure out how to do it.  I have the rifle length and I also have the Badger gas block.
Link Posted: 3/10/2005 3:36:23 AM EST
Hmmm, that's two people that say it's a little on the heavy side.  I think I'm going to have to find out the weight before I decide, especially since I'm looking at a rifle length.  At least I'll save some weight by removing the FSB.

I'll email Marty at Badger now and see what he says about the weight.

Does anyone have a pic of the muzzle end from the front?  I'd like to see how wide these are at the bottom.  I'm thinking they're similar to a M16 triangular handguard.
Link Posted: 3/10/2005 4:34:11 AM EST
sweet looking rifle Bro
Link Posted: 3/10/2005 5:05:25 PM EST
OK - the rifle length Badger is 26 oz.  Yow!  Looks great, though - I wonder how much weight I'll be saving by not having a FSB?
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:58:45 AM EST
Anybody else with pics or comments?

The RRA 9mm upper I bought ended up being a carbine, not a midlength.  I removed the gas block, and am thinking a midlength Badger would work fine and would be a little lighter, too - and it should be long enough to cover the gas block mounting area.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 5:22:48 AM EST
Isn't the Troy/Samson rail giving you a continous top rail- without adding more
than 12oz. (carbine)?
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 6:45:59 AM EST

Isn't the Troy/Samson rail giving you a continous top rail- without adding more
than 12oz. (carbine)?

im pretty sure of it
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:48:29 PM EST
Crap!  No mid-length Badgers!  I don't know if I really want to go 26 oz for a handguard...
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