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Posted: 10/10/2009 3:11:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2009 3:21:11 PM EST by sbninja]
Hi all,

Does anyone make a polymer free float hand guard for the AR 15?

If not, It would be nice to have one with rails - not just a round tube with bolt on rails like the carbon fiber ones. But one that is designed like, say the YHM lightweight free float hand guard but polymer.
Link Posted: 10/11/2009 6:34:21 AM EST
PRI makes a FF tube w/ rail attachments, but it is fiberglass I believe. Viking tactical makes a good Plastic composite FF from what I here. If Noveske uses them they must be good. I am not so ignorant to call it polymere though, I am not to sure what they use
Link Posted: 10/11/2009 6:42:23 AM EST
You could ask this on an airsoft forum........
Link Posted: 10/11/2009 7:08:27 AM EST
PRI CARBON FIBER

Strong and light as hell..

Link Posted: 10/11/2009 7:12:50 AM EST
Originally Posted By Derek45:
PRI CARBON FIBER

Strong and light as hell..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/derek45/AR/IMGP6175.jpg


Why is the front sight mounted like that?
Link Posted: 10/11/2009 7:32:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By mathecb:
Originally Posted By Derek45:
PRI CARBON FIBER

Strong and light as hell..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/derek45/AR/IMGP6175.jpg


Why is the front sight mounted like that?


It would give you a slightly longer sight radius...
Link Posted: 10/12/2009 10:49:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By sbninja:
Hi all,

Does anyone make a polymer free float hand guard for the AR 15?

If not, It would be nice to have one with rails - not just a round tube with bolt on rails like the carbon fiber ones. But one that is designed like, say the YHM lightweight free float hand guard but polymer.


Several vensors make fibarglass and carbon fiber free float tubes. At one time, DPMS, Briley and Clark Custom Guns all made CF tubes. There's also the PRI tube, above. Armalite puts fiberglass tubes on some of their guns, but I don't know if they sell them separately.

Link Posted: 10/29/2009 3:59:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By schwome:
PRI makes a FF tube w/ rail attachments, but it is fiberglass I believe. Viking tactical makes a good Plastic composite FF from what I here. If Noveske uses them they must be good. I am not so ignorant to call it polymere though, I am not to sure what they use


why would it be ignorant to call it polymer? Isn't that pretty much the same as "plastic composite'?
Link Posted: 10/29/2009 4:04:29 PM EST
Originally Posted By mathecb:
You could ask this on an airsoft forum........


Link Posted: 10/29/2009 4:15:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By sbninja:
Originally Posted By mathecb:
You could ask this on an airsoft forum........



Or in a technical gun forum if you're trying to build a lightweight gun.
Link Posted: 10/29/2009 4:33:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By mathecb:
You could ask this on an airsoft forum........


Are you saying PRI is airsoft?
Link Posted: 10/30/2009 3:02:31 AM EST
PRI is CARBON FIBER
Link Posted: 10/30/2009 8:02:31 AM EST
And for the record, the Armalite tubes that they CALL fiber are Fiberglass and actually HEAVIER than most other forearms.
Link Posted: 10/30/2009 6:57:52 PM EST
The Smith and Wesson M&P15-22 comes with one, but its not detachable. Would satisfy your criteria if you were looking for a training rifle.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 6:16:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By echo_5:

Originally Posted By sbninja:
Originally Posted By mathecb:
You could ask this on an airsoft forum........



Or in a technical gun forum if you're trying to build a lightweight gun.


Clicked "AR-15" , then the sub-forum under "Equipment" I found "Rifles, Uppers, Lowers, Barrels, and more"(Discussion and reviews of Rifles, Major Components, and Parts as well as Vendor-specic topics)

This covers what is in my original post Thank's though. Do you have anything to add to the original topic at hand?


Link Posted: 11/1/2009 6:45:33 AM EST
PRI would be a good choice.

Hmm... it's not listed here, but should be, in my opinion: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pwswheghNQsFnUZMkZNF2DQ&output=html
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 6:45:57 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 6:49:52 AM EST

Clark Custom carbon fiber tube. Weight is six ounces. Very strong and it doesn't get as hot as aluminum.
After living with one for three years, I can't imagine using anything else.

Link Posted: 11/1/2009 7:03:28 AM EST
Yep the CLARK is amazingly light. I picked one up at the NRA show years ago and could not believe it.

I went with the PRI on my 6.8....

http://www.pri-mounts.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=PRI&Product_Code=05_074_03&Category_Code=AR15_M16_FRMS


Fiber Target Forearm in Rifle Length - Pri free float target forearm is constructed of a strong light weight carbon fiber with no rails. This forearm also comes with a new light weight high strength alloy aluminum barrel nut. This is an ideal forearm for the target shooter or the beginner who desires lower cost. Weight –– forearm & barrel nut 10.4 ounces






...and the JP on my 3-gun rifle....



Link Posted: 11/2/2009 7:21:32 AM EST
CAA makes polymer drop-in quad rail hand guard. But it ain't LIGHT. It says on their website that the polymer quad rail weighs 1 Lb, that's 16 Oz - maybe that's because they have stainless steel heat shield in them. So why bother? If it REALLY weighs 16 Oz as they say, I'd go with something else such as Troy Idustries MRF DI
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