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Posted: 8/8/2005 3:55:35 AM EDT
does anyone know if the a2 handguards can be placed on a A1 rifle??? and iuf so would there be any concerns or issues??? our PD just got 2 brand new a1 full auots form the DRMO and we want to update them a little thnaks jim
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 4:05:49 AM EDT
They'll work. No issues.



Link Posted: 8/8/2005 4:07:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 4:44:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2005 4:44:59 AM EDT by pulpsmack]
Lucky you're a cop... Otherwise it's illegal to put A2s HGs on an A1 without replacing the rear sight as well.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 5:06:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pulpsmack:
Lucky you're a cop... Otherwise it's illegal to put A2s HGs on an A1 without replacing the rear sight as well.




Link Posted: 8/8/2005 6:05:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pulpsmack:
Lucky you're a cop... Otherwise it's illegal to put A2s HGs on an A1 without replacing the rear sight as well.



WTF
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 6:08:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pulpsmack:
Lucky you're a cop... Otherwise it's illegal to put A2s HGs on an A1 without replacing the rear sight as well.



Link Posted: 8/8/2005 6:18:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2005 6:18:55 AM EDT by 1911builder]
PULPSMACK A2 and A1 rear sights do NOT interchange. A gunsmith.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 6:30:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pulpsmack:
Lucky you're a cop... Otherwise it's illegal to put A2s HGs on an A1 without replacing the rear sight as well.





Bucking for stupid post of the year I guess.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 6:37:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pulpsmack:
Lucky you're a cop... Otherwise it's illegal to put A2s HGs on an A1 without replacing the rear sight as well.




Wake up aready
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 6:49:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lancelot:

Originally Posted By pulpsmack:
Lucky you're a cop... Otherwise it's illegal to put A2s HGs on an A1 without replacing the rear sight as well.





Bucking for stupid post of the year I guess.



Wow, I'm flattered... I wasn't even trying that hard.

I woke up too early to be of any use (not that being up for hours would have helped) and I saw a satisfactory answer so I said "WTF... how bout a laugh?" Sometimes it's scary to see what some take seriously.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 7:51:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pulpsmack:

Originally Posted By Lancelot:

Originally Posted By pulpsmack:
Lucky you're a cop... Otherwise it's illegal to put A2s HGs on an A1 without replacing the rear sight as well.





Bucking for stupid post of the year I guess.



Wow, I'm flattered... I wasn't even trying that hard.

I woke up too early to be of any use (not that being up for hours would have helped) and I saw a satisfactory answer so I said "WTF... how bout a laugh?" Sometimes it's scary to see what some take seriously.





Clearly the subtlety of your humor was lost on those of us who were wide awake.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 8:21:46 AM EDT
The military used to put A2 handguards on A1s all the time. It simplified the supply chain to only have one kind of handguard.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 10:09:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lancelot:

Originally Posted By pulpsmack:

Originally Posted By Lancelot:

Originally Posted By pulpsmack:
Lucky you're a cop... Otherwise it's illegal to put A2s HGs on an A1 without replacing the rear sight as well.





Bucking for stupid post of the year I guess.



Wow, I'm flattered... I wasn't even trying that hard. hat




Clearly the subtlety of your humor was lost on those of us who were wide awake. hr


I got a laugh out of it. But mainly because I absolutely dread seeing round handguards on an otherwise early / A1 type AR-15. But that's just personal opinion, and you know how it is.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 10:17:31 AM EDT
I would replace the rear apeature with A2's, and the birdcage FS with an A2 also while you are at it.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 10:21:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
I would replace the rear apeature with A2's, and the birdcage FS with an A2 also while you are at it.



Don't forget to switch the upper, lower, barrel, stock, and pistol grip to A2!
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 10:24:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2005 10:49:20 AM EDT by _DR]
Be nice to swap out the 1/12 20" barrel for a 16" 1/7 carbine barrel if you could on a couple of those - make them much more versatile and compact. The 77gr LE ammo might work better than the 55gr stuff.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 3:24:07 PM EDT
An A1 with round guards is SO 1995 National Guard.....hug.gif

Carried one just like that in fact.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 3:27:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2005 3:29:34 PM EDT by Blanco_Diablo]

Originally Posted By pulpsmack:
Lucky you're a cop... Otherwise it's illegal to put A2s HGs on an A1 without replacing the rear sight as well.




ETA: WHY would you want to uglify a beautiful A1 with the A2 HGs?

(not saying I don't like the A2 HGs, I just think they look wrong on an A1)
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 3:53:52 PM EDT
Like this?



The A1 HGs look all cool and retro but the A2s are functionally superior in every way.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 4:06:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2005 4:07:20 PM EDT by Blanco_Diablo]

Originally Posted By triburst1:
Like this?

img.photobucket.com/albums/v384/glocker199/100_0255.jpg

The A1 HGs look all cool and retro but the A2s are functionally superior in every way.


I've used CAR handguards on my uncle's XM177 clone and the ones on my SP1 clone and I never noticed much of a difference. Both still got a little hot after a few hundred rounds of Wolf 62 gr.

Ya don't usually build a retro gun for a "go-to" gun though do you? So why not make it look nice? *no offence to you or your rifle triburst *

ETA: What's up with that carbine barrel? It looks like it's heavy under the handguards to a little past the FSB and then light past that...
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 4:57:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Blanco_Diablo:

Originally Posted By triburst1:
Like this?

img.photobucket.com/albums/v384/glocker199/100_0255.jpg

The A1 HGs look all cool and retro but the A2s are functionally superior in every way.


I've used CAR handguards on my uncle's XM177 clone and the ones on my SP1 clone and I never noticed much of a difference. Both still got a little hot after a few hundred rounds of Wolf 62 gr.

Ya don't usually build a retro gun for a "go-to" gun though do you? So why not make it look nice? *no offence to you or your rifle triburst *

ETA: What's up with that carbine barrel? It looks like it's heavy under the handguards to a little past the FSB and then light past that...



No offense taken. Some think that the rifle looks weird with the blend of M16/A1/A2/M4 features, but I love the way it shoots and handles. It is an early Colt M16 upper, with A1 flash suppressor, A2 handgaurds, pistol grip, and lower with an M4 style stock. It only weighs a little over six pounds and is very handy.

The carbine barrel was originally a 16" post ban Hbar. Steve at ADCO turned it down to LW profile under the handgaurds and in front of the gas block.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:21:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By triburst1:
Like this?

img.photobucket.com/albums/v384/glocker199/100_0255.jpg

The A1 HGs look all cool and retro but the A2s are functionally superior in every way.





I still don'nt know why, but I really like that 20.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 5:41:51 AM EDT
That A1/A2 mutation is one of the nicest rifles I've seen, IMHO.

Why the slickside though?
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