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Posted: 10/19/2006 9:52:47 AM EDT
I want a 2 piece design to prevent the removal of the front sight, and for ease of installation, YHM, MI, Surefire, ???.  I have looked at so many and want some feed back!  Will they have any play in them once installed.  Comments, suggestions?  
Link Posted: 10/19/2006 9:56:09 AM EDT
[#1]
I assume you're talking free-float? Troy and Samson come to mind..
Link Posted: 10/19/2006 9:56:17 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/19/2006 10:25:39 AM EDT
[#3]
I have the DI Samson and it's very solid when mounted.  It was also a very easy and quick install.
Link Posted: 10/19/2006 11:11:56 AM EDT
[#4]
Correction.  It does not matter on the free float or not.  I just want a system that will install in place of my handguards,  with no removal of the delta ring or the front sight.
Link Posted: 10/19/2006 11:12:36 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/19/2006 11:47:26 AM EDT
[#6]

Quoted:

Quoted:
non-free float.  2 piece that will fit in place of the standard guards

KAC RAS is the best, but it will cost ya.


+1

I love my KAC M5
Link Posted: 10/19/2006 12:05:52 PM EDT
[#7]
YHM = Best bang for the buck.

I have a lightweight free float mid length on my latest build and I like it  just fine. I haven't tried their two piece, but if my FF is any indication of quality I'd say they must be pretty good.

Check out Eagle Firearms and Bright Flashlights for good price, service and selection. They're both dealers on the Industry board.
Link Posted: 10/19/2006 12:10:57 PM EDT
[#8]
Carbine or rifle handguards?

Either way +1 KAC RAS (M4 model for carbines and M5 for rifles).

For carbines KAC have an optional UK-SAS lower rail with clamp part # 20033, you could either get it now or later.

I have a M4 RAS and it's still very solid.
Link Posted: 10/19/2006 1:37:29 PM EDT
[#9]
KAC -- Best, pricy
YHM -- Cheapest, good
Surefire -- thinnest, great value -- won't line up with flattops
Link Posted: 10/19/2006 1:59:03 PM EDT
[#10]

Quoted:

Quoted:

Quoted:
non-free float.  2 piece that will fit in place of the standard guards

KAC RAS is the best, but it will cost ya.


+1

I love my KAC M5


price is of nop concern, Just want the best.  What about Troy?

Does the KAC require any modifications?    
Link Posted: 10/19/2006 2:21:48 PM EDT
[#11]

Quoted:

Quoted:

Quoted:

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non-free float.  2 piece that will fit in place of the standard guards

KAC RAS is the best, but it will cost ya.


+1

I love my KAC M5


price is of nop concern, Just want the best.  What about Troy?

Does the KAC require any modifications?    


If you want free-floating, they all require modification.

But the regular rail-guards are installed exactly the same way as the regular hand guards are installed, it's very simple.
Link Posted: 10/19/2006 3:49:09 PM EDT
[#12]

Quoted:

Does the KAC require any modifications?    


No, the KAC doesn't require any modification, it just installs like standard plastic handguards except it has an internal locking bracket which locks to the barrel nut, you just turn a screw at the top of the rail to lock it in.


Click here for KAC M4 & M5 RAS installation instructions (PDF type file Adobe Acrobat required)
Link Posted: 10/19/2006 3:50:21 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/20/2006 3:30:26 PM EDT
[#14]
I agree with Lancelot on the MI 2 piece. I have one on a 16 mid-length, and it is rock solid. However, I have no experience with other brands.
Link Posted: 10/21/2006 7:00:56 AM EDT
[#15]
MI 2pc.
Link Posted: 10/21/2006 5:15:29 PM EDT
[#16]
I have both the YHM & MI 2-pc railed forearms

MI is the better of the 2
Link Posted: 10/21/2006 11:32:56 PM EDT
[#17]
KAC RAS hands down.
Link Posted: 10/22/2006 12:37:10 AM EDT
[#18]

Quoted:

Quoted:

Quoted:

Quoted:

Quoted:
non-free float.  2 piece that will fit in place of the standard guards

KAC RAS is the best, but it will cost ya.


+1

I love my KAC M5


price is of nop concern, Just want the best.  What about Troy?

Does the KAC require any modifications?    


If you want free-floating, they all require modification.


KAC RAS II doesnt.
Link Posted: 10/22/2006 12:41:45 AM EDT
[#19]

Quoted:
KAC RAS hands down.


Yep.
Link Posted: 10/22/2006 10:46:51 AM EDT
[#20]
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 9:45:11 AM EDT
[#21]
What about GG&G non free float?  And- does the MI upper rail line up with the upper?
Link Posted: 11/2/2006 10:41:36 AM EDT
[#22]
RAS  rock solid

I just got one myself!  Rock Solid, esay to install


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