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Posted: 9/19/2009 8:48:03 PM EST
Is there a noticable difference in weight between the Colt Commando skinny barreled upper and the heavier ones? As far as I can tell, Colt is the only company providing the skinny ones?
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 9:39:46 PM EST
Lmt. Bcm. Etc make em too
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 10:07:30 PM EST
A Colt Commando (skinny barrel) weighs 5.38 pounds w/o mag. A Bushmaster 11.5" carbine (heavy barrel) weighs 6.46 pounds, again w/o mag. So, there's about a pound diference.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 6:17:01 PM EST
I think there is a hell of a lot of difference... although I also beleive there is no reason an AR-15 should weigh more than 7lbs...
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 7:29:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/21/2009 2:35:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By tony_k:
Personally, I prefer the balance of the skinny-barrel 11.5's. All of my 11.5" uppers have 'em; the HB versions just don't feel right to me.

Your Mileage May Vary.


I agree. But remember it also depends on the handguard and front sight. The feel of the skinny commando is somewhat negated by hanging a bunch of shite around it. A lightweight YHM handguard works OK.

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