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Posted: 9/16/2009 9:02:26 PM EST
I'm interested in locating some of those large (read: wide) rubber bands that some use on their ARs. I've seen them used to wrap around their grips for better feel/control, and I've also seen them used to secure lines around the forward grip panels.

I have a pad that activates my mounted flashlight, and although a tie wrap works well for the corded end of the pad, the front end is still loose and one of these wide rubber bands would do the trick - if only I could find one. The major office supply places in this area do not carry these.

Suggestions?

Thanks

Mike
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 9:04:12 PM EST
Two came with my FUG.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 9:11:33 PM EST
Bicycle inner tube.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 9:16:26 PM EST
Originally Posted By platypusREX:
Bicycle inner tube.


Link Posted: 9/16/2009 9:34:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By nicholsmf:
Originally Posted By platypusREX:
Bicycle inner tube.




Link Posted: 9/16/2009 10:35:06 PM EST
Come on, We know you want to use them for bump firing.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 12:21:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By mbsigman:
I'm interested in locating some of those large (read: wide) rubber bands that some use on their ARs. I've seen them used to wrap around their grips for better feel/control, and I've also seen them used to secure lines around the forward grip panels.

I have a pad that activates my mounted flashlight, and although a tie wrap works well for the corded end of the pad, the front end is still loose and one of these wide rubber bands would do the trick - if only I could find one. The major office supply places in this area do not carry these.

Suggestions?

Thanks

Mike


Mike, I have seen some people successfully applying material used on tennis rockets handles. You can can get it from any Sports Authority store...
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 1:45:58 AM EST
Another vote for bicycle inner tubes. You can cut them to any width you want.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 2:08:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 2:33:06 AM EST by Catman2]
Originally Posted By CobraBG:
Another vote for bicycle inner tubes. You can cut them to any width you want.


Thats what I was thinking earlier to fatten up my A2 grip but rubber grips like Pachmayr
wraparound pistol grips always made my hands sweat. Rubber grips suck when you're nervous. Even rubber grips on a Harley made my hands sweat, especially when there was a hot chick on the back that I was trying to impress.
You notice when tennis pros play, not that I watch tennis, only the sports clips when they throw tantrums,
that they're always wiping their hands off.

Another brilliant idea I had from Harley riding was tightly wrapped black paracord to bulk up a skinny A2.
It would let your hands breath + it'd look cool on a KISS. What was the OP's question...?

Link Posted: 9/17/2009 12:44:25 PM EST
I use the ranger bands


Ranger Bands
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 1:13:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By Bigshot64:
Originally Posted By nicholsmf:
Originally Posted By platypusREX:
Bicycle inner tube.






Link Posted: 9/17/2009 1:13:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 1:14:20 PM EST by TaylorWSO]
Originally Posted By sphillips:
I use the ranger bands


Ranger Bands


a use inner tube from any bike shop is cheeper
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 2:36:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 2:46:34 PM EST by Krink]
seriously,the inner tube works well!!!
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:59:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
Originally Posted By sphillips:
I use the ranger bands


Ranger Bands


a use inner tube from any bike shop is cheeper




Maybe so , but i use the Ranger Bands i get them local for 2.00 a pack , they come in different sizes
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 6:13:27 AM EST
the cut up bicycle innter tube IS the original Ranger band.

they also make excellent slip on grips for your favorite pistol, especially for Glucks
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 10:54:18 AM EST
Many thanks for the replies!

Mike
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 11:44:48 AM EST
Inner tube is the way to go...
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 12:52:09 PM EST
What do you use the rubber band/ inner tube for?
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 12:54:53 PM EST
Originally Posted By Mtn395:
What do you use the rubber band/ inner tube for?


the wrap around your VFG and secure the pressure pad or wire in place.

Link Posted: 9/18/2009 1:08:14 PM EST
Visit your grocery store produce section, look at the green vegetables and see the free large rubber bands on the broccolli
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 1:35:49 PM EST
He could also be talking about the IDF bands.

http://www.zahal.org/rifle/p14.htm
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