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Posted: 10/15/2004 8:18:55 PM EDT
I have a question for you quys. I have always like the idea of the 9.5 but did not like the HUGH amount of gas tube that was exposed next to the FSB. For this reason I have not gotten one. I was just checking out stuff and getting some ideas on my current build when I noticed that several uppers in one of MSTNs posts looked like 9.5's fit closer to the FSB. I chalked it up to the angle of the picture. Then I was looking at "Some of what has gone through ADCO" in the industry forums and on page 3 there is a clear picture on a DD 9.5 and it most certainly doesn't have as much gas tube exposed.

Did DD change the design of this forearm? Any input would be appriciated.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=2&f=130&t=142721&page=3 as you can see toward the bottom of the page, there is not much gas tube exposed.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=2&f=130&t=142721&page=2 a couple pictures down you can clearly see the hugh amount gas tube exposed.

Someone please make the links hot because I am a fucktard.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 8:29:33 PM EDT
Your are talking about this picture correct?

Link Posted: 10/15/2004 8:32:37 PM EDT
Yes, DD did close most of the gap between their upper and the FSB over the gas tube. It was requested by many and so it was done.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 8:36:17 PM EDT

ADCO is doing some custom machining on the DD products...might talk to them about the fit your looking for.

Here is the thread that the custom DD FF tubes are in:
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 7:25:59 AM EDT
Thanks for the info guys. If I can get the 9.5 to fit like I want then my search for a handguard is OVER!

All I need now is to find a Bushmaster 1/7 14.5" M4 bbl and decide on the Vortex G6 or the new Phantom. I already have 1/9 14.5 BM bbl with the smooth edge Phantom so I will probably go with the Vortex.

Thanks again,
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 7:31:37 AM EDT
Ok yea, so even though ADCO does custom work on them DD did redesign the 9.5 so there would be less gap correct? Any threads on this, I couldn't find any but then again I am a cheap ass have haven't paid my $20 membership fee yet. Guess I should do that but I never thank about it until I can' t find something. I am goint to do it right now though.

Thanks guys

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