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Posted: 1/30/2011 6:30:03 PM EDT
I have a dpms sportical and am looking to replace the front hand guard. In your guys opinion(s) what is the best one and what length would you suggest.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 6:33:38 PM EDT
my favorite is the vltor handguards i love them.

VLTOR CASV
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 6:34:00 PM EDT
oh jeez. thats a broad question.

I recommend a customizable rail.

Troy TRX Extreme
Troy VTAC Extreme - have and love
Samson EVO
VLTOR CASV - have and love

those are my current favorites. Light, sturdy, option to put rails where you want them and no cheesegrater where you don't need it.




Link Posted: 1/30/2011 6:37:24 PM EDT
Larue
Daniel defense
And my current favorite TROY TRX EXTREME
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 6:42:43 PM EDT
Knights URX is my personal favorite followed by the DD RIS 2..
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 6:54:28 PM EDT
Knights M4 RAS
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:00:09 PM EDT
Troy TRX Standard
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:08:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By KentuckyWindage82:
Knights M4 RAS


Love mine I think KAC is selling "blems" at their online store for $150 now, even cheaper if you use the EE.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:11:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By durabo:
oh jeez. thats a broad question.

I recommend a customizable rail.

Troy TRX Extreme
Troy VTAC Extreme - have and love
Samson EVO
VLTOR CASV - have and love

those are my current favorites. Light, sturdy, option to put rails where you want them and no cheesegrater where you don't need it.



This
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:22:40 PM EDT
I have a 7" troy trx on my carbine. It's awesome.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:24:55 PM EDT
Larue
Knights URX
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:27:23 PM EDT
standard, plastic. Add rails as needed.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:31:53 PM EDT
Larue. And on a DPMS sportical I'd get the carbine length unless you plan on changing
the gas block. I think its to big for a rail to go over.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:38:55 PM EDT
VTAC modular handguard.

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Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:56:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LA_357SIG:
VTAC modular handguard.

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The JP version.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:06:00 PM EDT
Some really nice suggestions so far –––– I'll throw in a low buck favorite ––-i really like Magpul's MOE stuff . Your DPMS was designed to be lightweight and the MOE stuff will not add any weight to it at all. It looks pretty slick and you can install a buttstock , pistol grip and the handguards for around 150 bucks for all .

They have rudimentary slots for attaching things, but if you really need a hardcore rail system –––– stuff from VLTOR, Troy and Larue is the place to go ––-

their stuff is all over this website in plenty of pic threads, but here is mine with an ACS buttstock, and MOE hand guards pistol grip and mags




This pic is actually a carbon copy of your rifle except with Green MOE stuff (CTR stock ) - forgive the FDE MBUS and mag –– LOL. I did eventually replace the stock bolt with a BCM bolt on this rifle though

Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:22:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By KentuckyWindage82:
Knights M4 RAS


+ 1; what can I say, I'm a KAC fanboy.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:28:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By KentuckyWindage82:
Knights M4 RAS


Yep
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 3:13:10 AM EDT
Not enough DD love! I really like the Troy VTAC as well, but the DD Lite 12" on my new middy is a pretty awesome rail. Would highly recommend it to anybody.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 3:38:33 AM EDT
Troy's TRX is getting a lot of praise


DD LITE is the strongest and IMHO best if you want 4 solid rails. That said I sold off all 4 of my DD LITE rails and now have 4 Troy TRX Extreme's. I did not really need all that rail space (most people don't) and love the feel of the TRX. The TRX does not have the most solid attachment system but is good enough for me.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 4:09:37 AM EDT
DD; no barrel nut indexing required.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 4:18:49 AM EDT
Your Sportical has the shaved front FSB right?

My recommendation is to get a low profile gas block to swap out the railed DPMS one. Then get a Daniel Defense in a longer flavor (ie 9-11") and run that over the low profile gas block. Run a set of Magpul MBUS front and rear and call it a day.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 5:19:23 AM EDT
Wow, this is really a broad question....

OP, what do you want out of it? Light weight, FF, cheap, expensive, tough, railed, longer?



Link Posted: 1/31/2011 5:23:59 AM EDT
For me, the best handguard is the DD LITE or RIS II. I don't know what the best would be for you.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 5:45:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By KentuckyWindage82:
Knights M4 RAS


Those are on most of my guns.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 6:18:00 AM EDT
DPMS FF tube for FF on a low budget that will last the life of the rifle.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:05:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 7:07:14 AM EDT by streetstar]
Page 2 owned


forgot to add, on the Sporty i posted earlier, i did have a regular fixed FSB installed too, (shouldn't have anything to do with handguard installation tho)
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:08:07 AM EDT
Daniel Defense Lite series

LaRue Tactical

KAC URX


In no particular order.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 5:02:02 PM EDT
LaRue, unless you are really trying to shave weight, then a Troy or VTAC extreme.

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Link Posted: 2/1/2011 5:14:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2011 5:14:51 PM EDT by IROC355]
i like my 13" VTAC extreme
NO TRX for me, circles are gay
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