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Posted: 9/30/2008 3:47:07 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/30/2008 3:51:10 PM EST
sweet!

This will save me about $250 on each future build
Link Posted: 9/30/2008 4:00:47 PM EST
I really like that they cover up some of the FSB. I've gotten burned there a couple of times.

I also don't like the added weight of the aluminum handguards. These look like they'll be a little bit heavier than the M4. A couple ounces is not bad but I really don't want something that will add a quarter pound of weight.
Link Posted: 9/30/2008 4:11:39 PM EST
looks cool. i'll probably have to try 'em out.

thanks for posting.
Link Posted: 9/30/2008 4:19:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By USMC03:


Now if they would just make them in a mid-length version ;)



Magpul is very market aware, so I would amazed if they didn't come up with a midlength version. As soon as they do, I am ordering a set!
Link Posted: 9/30/2008 4:35:24 PM EST
Put me down for 2, dark earth!
Link Posted: 9/30/2008 6:06:22 PM EST
Awesome.

That is all.
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 1:21:41 AM EST
Is estimated pricing really around the $25 mark?
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 9:31:45 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 10:12:24 AM EST
Sweet, I'll be ordering a set.[
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 10:16:07 AM EST
I need two carbine and two midlength.

Tell Magpul to send a couple over to Brownells with my name on them.

Link Posted: 10/1/2008 11:29:08 AM EST
Looks like a great replacement for the standard plastic!

Great price too!
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 11:59:08 AM EST
They have the molds, materials, and they have customer demand.

What's the hold-up here?

They need to hurry along with this. I'm about the do my last 2 builds, and I'd like to use a complete set of Magpul furniture and a color matched duracoat. UDE would be awesome....
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 12:47:14 PM EST
I like the look. What were the mounting accessory rails in the pics?
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 1:00:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2008 1:02:12 PM EST by kevinb120]
I just want a VFG and nothing else up front, so this is the perfect solution without adding any weight with just one lower rail for a bargain price. If I get a FDE CTR, I may have to get a FDE top with bottom black handguard Even if it takes two it's still dirt cheap.
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 1:18:35 PM EST
I would be all over this if it was in middy length.
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 1:46:44 PM EST


What a beautiful 6520...

Nice handguards, too.

~Augee
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 2:04:12 PM EST
my carbines are midlength....so
I'll have to wait until they make these available....
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 2:35:13 PM EST
So can we actually get these now? Ive been waiting forever for them.
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 3:03:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2008 3:04:00 PM EST by fishngrits]
I'd be interested in a rifle length set. My only carbine is a midlength, and my DD Omega isn't coming off of it.
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 3:03:50 PM EST

This question was posted in another thread on these hanguards, but I believe is as yet unanswered:



Will the "flange" on the forward part of the handguard interfere with the side sling swivel on an M4 barrel?

<snip>

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=12&t=397368


I was wondering the same thing myself ... any thoughts ?

Thanks Jeff.



Link Posted: 10/1/2008 3:14:56 PM EST
Along those same lines, would this interfere with the MX light mount from Midwest Industries? It secures to the front sight and the Magpul guards look too long in front.

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/6862/im000322lw8.jpg
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 3:18:35 PM EST
Sorry, but I think they are rather gross looking. Look like plastic blobs slapped on the front of the rifle.
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 3:35:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2008 5:47:25 PM EST by Rock7]
Ha Ha.
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 3:54:06 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 4:00:10 PM EST
Put me down for a set and the new stock as well.
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 4:03:24 PM EST
Can you utilize the front sling swivel?
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 4:04:57 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 4:25:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
I think it would take me a little while to get used to the look of those.


I agree. While those are pretty innovative, something should be done about the aesthetics.
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 4:28:54 PM EST
I would like to see it in midlength as well
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 4:34:10 PM EST
For some reason I just don't get excited about these.
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 4:34:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2008 4:36:21 PM EST by fishngrits]

Originally Posted By 20iner:

Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
I think it would take me a little while to get used to the look of those.


I agree. While those are pretty innovative, something should be done about the aesthetics.


I'd like them to look more contoured, and not as wide.

I's still be interested in a rifle length set.
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 4:36:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By 20iner:

Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
I think it would take me a little while to get used to the look of those.


I agree. While those are pretty innovative, something should be done about the aesthetics.


i am in the same boat. i like the look of most Magpul products but this one just doesn't appeal to me. i do like the concept though.
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 4:37:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By M4builder:
They have the molds, materials, and they have customer demand.

What's the hold-up here?

They need to hurry along with this. I'm about the do my last 2 builds, and I'd like to use a complete set of Magpul furniture and a color matched duracoat. UDE would be awesome....


Let's see. They have other products they are working on, including BUIS BUPS, the ACR, PDR, not to mention all the other products that everyone is buying up as fast as they are made, including PMAGS, UBR, CTR, PRS, etc etc.

You can't rush quality.


Originally Posted By 20iner:

Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
I think it would take me a little while to get used to the look of those.


I agree. While those are pretty innovative, something should be done about the aesthetics.


I disagree. They look similar to the FAL handguards,, and it's a nice look to me.
Link Posted: 10/1/2008 4:38:44 PM EST
Thanks....I will be all over it. Magpul gets it right. This is what the AR/M4 should have always had.

I have the MOE stock and love it.
Link Posted: 10/21/2008 8:47:56 AM EST
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Originally Posted By itgoesboom:
I disagree. They look similar to the FAL handguards,, and it's a nice look to me.


Yep, it works for me too! I'd be in for a set in midlength and, as somebody mentioned in another thread, these might be just the ticket (in rifle length) for police departments with DRMO M16A1s.
Link Posted: 12/11/2008 5:27:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By Russ4777:
Sorry, but I think they are rather gross looking. Look like plastic blobs slapped on the front of the rifle.


i must agree, i think they are hideous. i guarantee if they were made by DPMS everyone here would be talking about how crappy they were
Link Posted: 12/11/2008 5:49:59 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/12/2008 4:09:28 AM EST
Originally Posted By Possumblaster:
Originally Posted By Russ4777:
Sorry, but I think they are rather gross looking. Look like plastic blobs slapped on the front of the rifle.


i must agree, i think they are hideous. i guarantee if they were made by DPMS everyone here would be talking about how crappy they were

But that's just the thing, these aren't made by DPMS. if they were then they probably would be POS's but these are made by Magpul. One of the few companies that I know off that only makes quality gear. Maybe they look like ass to you or maybe not (that's an individual thing) but there is no doubt in my mind that they are a quality option.

From what I can tell by the pics, there are a few details about them that I personally don't care for either but I do know 2 things for sure... 1. You usually can't fully judge a product until you have actually used it and 2. Magpul put a lot of thought and research into these. You can almost guarantee every aspect\detail of these was done for a reason and serves some purpose. Whether or not those details\purposes work for you and the way you use your AR is for you to determine.

I have been saying for years now that rails are a waste of money for most people and the way they use their AR's. My biggest issue with them is I don't feel they offer enough utility (for the average use\user) to justify the cost and added weight. Most of the one piece rails are very expensive and are a pain to install. Most of the 2 piece designs are too fat and heavy and in some cases, still required you to modify your weapon to install them. DD solved a lot of those issues IMO with the Omega rail but it's still not cheap and its pretty hard to justify a $225-$250 Omega rail against one of these at only ~$25 if all your mounting is a light or maybe a VFG. Ugly or not, I'm sure these MOE hand guards will prove to be a very nice option, especially for those with people with more common sense then money. Just my $.02 on it

Link Posted: 12/12/2008 4:15:36 AM EST
when are these things available?
Link Posted: 12/12/2008 4:59:22 AM EST
Do want!!
Link Posted: 12/12/2008 5:14:52 AM EST
Do these come in any longer lengths then carbine?
Link Posted: 12/12/2008 6:03:07 AM EST
Originally Posted By 20iner:
Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
I think it would take me a little while to get used to the look of those.


I agree. While those are pretty innovative, something should be done about the aesthetics.


i agreed at first, but they're growing on me a bit. i'll probably give 'em a try. really looking forward to the bups too.

Link Posted: 12/12/2008 6:06:50 AM EST
I like 'em, hope they come available soon.
Link Posted: 12/12/2008 6:35:25 AM EST
I love MagPul gear but what's all the rage about these particular handguards?
Link Posted: 12/12/2008 8:15:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By warpig8654:
I love MagPul gear but what's all the rage about these particular handguards?


light, inexpensive, easy to mount light, vfg.

Link Posted: 12/12/2008 8:23:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/12/2008 8:30:06 AM EST by kevinb120]
Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
Originally Posted By Possumblaster:
Originally Posted By Russ4777:
Sorry, but I think they are rather gross looking. Look like plastic blobs slapped on the front of the rifle.


i must agree, i think they are hideous. i guarantee if they were made by DPMS everyone here would be talking about how crappy they were




Damn! How deep did you have to dig to find this thread?


Someone had to bump it, or we would forget to tell our as-yet-unborn children to keep an eye out for them being released sometime around the time they can legally purchase their first AR's....

These are apparently going to be two incredibly amazing pieces of plastic.
Link Posted: 12/12/2008 8:50:26 AM EST
Now I find out.I just dropped 200.00 on a set of Aluminum with rails.The YHM versions,although they do make my eotech align perfectly for cowitnessig purposes.
Link Posted: 12/12/2008 9:56:23 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/12/2008 10:15:20 AM EST
They look perfect for my KISS Carbine.
Link Posted: 12/12/2008 10:51:51 AM EST
They are sharp looking,something different!I want some ASAP,when the F will they be FOR SALE????
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