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Posted: 9/2/2004 11:45:35 AM EDT
I have a free float aluminum 4-rail handguard on my ar-15. When I shoot about 10-15 rounds fairly fast (i.e. one shot every 1-2 seconds) the rail get entirely too hot too grab. The other bad thing is that the vertical grip attached to the rail gets really hot too. Would the rail covers that people sell make any difference? Should I get a polymer front grip? Any suggestions are wlecome.

Thanks,
Wes
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 11:48:47 AM EDT
Paracord wrap .


Link Posted: 9/2/2004 11:55:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2004 11:56:08 AM EDT by Stove_Pipe]
My 16" Vmatch carbine has a smooth aluminum tube and I know what you mean about getting hot fast. I wrapped it in 1/8"para cord and that fixed the problem and makes it easier to hold. For my new build I am going the railed FF tube route with a Larue 7.0. I will be using the TD vertical grip and TD pannels to protect from heat.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 11:55:51 AM EDT
I thought about doing that but when I tried I could never get it tight enough to not move around. Is their any info on how to do this?

Thanks,
Wes
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 11:58:25 AM EDT
Since you said you have a rail system, I would stick to rail covers and/or vertical grip (Plastic one, not aluminum).



Here is the Vmatch anyways.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 1:04:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Chevytuff19:
I thought about doing that but when I tried I could never get it tight enough to not move around. Is their any info on how to do this?

Thanks,
Wes



Look in here.
ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=118&t=195425
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 3:19:14 PM EDT
get a vert grip.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 3:27:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2004 3:28:13 PM EDT by new-arguy]
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