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Posted: 9/26/2005 10:32:21 PM EDT
I recently put on a GG&G modular tactical free-floating forearm on my AR and I thought I’d share my impression of the system.

First up is installation. My AR has a permanently attached Vortex on the barrel so I needed a system that would go on without removing the FH. The GG&G meets that requirement. I originally had a regular front sight but decided I wanted to go with a flip up. This necessitated taking a dremel cut off wheel to the A-frame. After removing the regular handguards I cut off the front sight and then the delta ring, spring, and front handguard plate. After these were off I installed the two-piece gas block. The GG&G forearm is a two-piece unit. It lines up perfectly with the top of the receiver and bolts together on the barrel nut. There are four screws on the barrel nut and two on the front of the forearm. Once it’s tightened up its rock solid. I wouldn’t hesitate to put an optic on it. Then it’s just a matter of deciding which panels and rails you want to use and how you want to position them. I did buy an extra full-length rail for the bottom and two half rails for each side. The forearm comes with only one full-length rail, two half rails for the sides, one half rail for the bottom, one off set rail and four different panels. I opted to put full-length rails at the 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions. But you can also put rails in between those spots.

So far I’ve got about 1000 rounds through the gun with this forearm on. I haven’t noticed any movement. The light and KAC grip that I put on are rock solid. I’m really happy with it so far. My total investment with the extra rails is $250. I added some Magpul panels and ladders that I had lying around.

If you’re looking for a FF forearm that doesn’t require removing the barrel, front sight or FH I would seriously consider the GG&G system.


gggaz.com/products/tmfff.php

Wedge
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Link Posted: 9/27/2005 5:39:01 AM EDT
Nice, but it's too screwy (lots of screws)
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 7:31:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Duffy:
Nice, but it's too screwy (lots of screws)



Word. Looks heavy.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 10:41:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 1:10:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bigbore:

Originally Posted By mongo001:

Originally Posted By Duffy:
Nice, but it's too screwy (lots of screws)



Word. Looks heavy.



www.besthdw.com/test/GGGUTE2.jpg

12.5oz



All together or in that configuration?
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 2:48:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ridge:

Originally Posted By bigbore:

Originally Posted By mongo001:

Originally Posted By Duffy:
Nice, but it's too screwy (lots of screws)



Word. Looks heavy.



www.besthdw.com/test/GGGUTE2.jpg

12.5oz



All together or in that configuration?



Ya, what config?
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 2:54:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 7:23:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By wedgehead:
Once it’s tightened up its rock solid. I wouldn’t hesitate to put an optic on it.



Mongo, you going to let that slide?

Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:20:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2005 1:21:18 PM EDT by USSS_Steve]
Originally Posted By wedgehead:
If you’re looking for a FF forearm that doesn’t require removing the barrel, front sight or FH I would seriously consider the GG&G system.

Wedge--

I just wanted to make sure you're talking about the GG&G FF handgaurd. According to the web site it does require barrel removal. Maybe Bigbore can chime in as well.

Thanks,

Steve
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:23:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2005 5:07:57 AM EDT by Duffy]
Looks like it needs at least the removal of the handguard cap. The easiest way to remove it is to remove the barrel...
ETA: needs the delta ring removed too..
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 3:00:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 3:17:51 AM EDT
Duffy/Bigbore--Thanks.

Steve
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 7:22:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/7/2005 7:23:59 PM EDT by Teknic]
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