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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 7/24/2003 8:46:05 PM EDT
Is it possible to mount a full size foregrip on a carbine barrel (16")?

I saw a configuration on another thread (http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=12&t=165480&page=2) and was wondering if there are any special considerations to doing this.

Thanks in advance!
Link Posted: 7/24/2003 10:45:12 PM EDT
The general name for this style is Dissipator: [url]http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/weapons/pcwa2s16d.asp[/url] On Bushmasters, there's a gas block under the handguards, with a normal 16" barrel gas system. The front sight is not part of the gas system.
Link Posted: 7/24/2003 11:19:03 PM EDT
can any full sized foregrip allow this style or only certain types? Or is the barrel configuraiton different?
Link Posted: 7/25/2003 2:25:01 AM EDT
There is a new option available from Yankee Hill Machine Company that they call the low profile gas block. It replaces the front sight tower and allows most aftermarket forearms (tubes and railed systems) to be mounted directly over it. You can check it out at http://www.yhm.net/.
Link Posted: 7/25/2003 7:03:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By armax: can any full sized foregrip allow this style or only certain types? Or is the barrel configuraiton different?
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Any full length handguards will work, and the barrel configuration is different in that the barrel has a another location for the front sight base. [img]www.bushmaster.com/shopping/barrel-assemblies/Images/abbl-16da.jpg[/img]
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