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Posted: 7/23/2009 3:52:47 PM EST
Looking to upgrade my handguards. Bought a UTG (yea yea I know...shame on me) and realized it sucks. I'm looking for an upgrade that isn't going to break the bank and was looking at YHM's or Midwest industries. Both are around $125-150. Anybody wanna comment on either of these?
Link Posted: 7/23/2009 4:08:56 PM EST
I have a question, sorry no help
I've been wanting to throw the DD Omega 7.0 on mine but it's over $250 at most places. A few others look good too, I was thinking Spikes as well as Midwest.
They are all roughly in the same price range.
Why is UTG so cheap, and why do you say they suck?>
Link Posted: 7/23/2009 4:13:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/23/2009 4:16:15 PM EST by MHarvey124]
Originally Posted By razor11056:
I have a question, sorry no help
I've been wanting to throw the DD Omega 7.0 on mine but it's over $250 at most places. A few others look good too, I was thinking Spikes as well as Midwest.
They are all roughly in the same price range.
Why is UTG so cheap, and why do you say they suck?>


Its heavy and I don't like the way it attaches. The hanguards sit around the plate next to the FSB, not inside like other handguards. Didn't notice it until I cranked down the screws that it was bending/crushing the plate. Now the screws don't seem to tighten enough and I'm afraid I'm just going to make the plate worse.
Link Posted: 7/23/2009 4:14:23 PM EST
I have no experience with either, but MI seems to get a lot of great reviews. If you're set on an Omega rail, they're often found in the EE for $200
Link Posted: 7/24/2009 12:47:45 AM EST
I have the MI and I like it a lot. Not as solid as a free float, of course, but not as expensive either.
Link Posted: 7/24/2009 2:33:48 AM EST
i have these MI 4 rail hg's on my colt and unless you need a free float rail, it works just fine. (plus is a little more affordable)


Link Posted: 7/24/2009 2:49:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/24/2009 2:51:50 AM EST by M4quadrail]
I have both. I have the carbine extended MI rail which works great and is pretty solid and I have a set of YHM Specter length FF on another Carbine. Both fit and function very well. M4quadrail The MI rails are a little heavy but are extremely durable and I don't worry about hitting things with them!
Link Posted: 7/24/2009 3:18:22 AM EST
I have the MI carbine length HG on mine and I have no complaints yet.
Link Posted: 7/24/2009 3:19:31 AM EST
I have YHM on 6 different ARs. In all configurations from the Mini to the Rifle length. Never a problem with any of them and they are rock solid.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 6:55:53 AM EST
I have a YHM Diamond pattern and it is rock solid and very light!!
YHM makes some great stuff for the money
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:48:19 AM EST
I have the MI #17 & have no complaints. No experience with YHM rails.
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