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Posted: 1/12/2015 2:52:02 PM EST
Cmmg burned me hard. There short handguard is pure friction lock and while that worked when my AR was cold it started sliding on me when I put only one or two mags through it.

Anyone know what the best most secure handguards are for a sub 8" barrel. I wont try to save a buck this time. But once cry once right? Should have listened.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 2:53:53 PM EST
Do we need to ask if you installed them correctly?
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 3:14:14 PM EST
I hope so!!!

The cmmg has a round barrel not and it fits to the round inside of the handguard which is righted by two Allen screws only at the bottom. No cross bolts. No shaped edges to fit over. No overlapping of the upper. So I am assuming it is the handguards fault.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 3:21:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/12/2015 3:22:44 PM EST by Gdirty5]


those two come to mind. I have a Samson evo on my 9mm ar, and it works fine for me. I also have 2 Seekins MCSR rails, and they both are nice, and centered easily since it just slides over its own barrel nut, with tabs to keep it centered to the upper.


you can also go with a quad rail, I'm sort of partial to the quad ral, though I have been buying newer keymod rails. I like the fact that I don't have to buy/ADD a part to mount a standard pictinny part.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 9:27:57 PM EST
i have a samson evolution 7'' on my 7.5'' 556, works great, remember to tighten the 2 clamp screws AND the set screw, makes a difference i found out, uses standard barrel nut, i paid about 150 for mine, continiuos top rail and you can configure the rest the way you want, love mine
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 11:56:10 PM EST
I just purchased a 7.5 inch rail from Phase 5, its a slant rail design and it looks pretty nice. It has its own barrel nut that has tapped holes that the rail mounts to with allen heads.
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 6:45:05 AM EST
I'm also NOT a fan of CMMG's rails / mounts.

I've got several DD LITE rails in various lengths and like them A LOT.
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 8:10:44 AM EST
I absolutely love my Wilson Combat.


If you can wait for it, it'll go on sale for about $170 plus shipping.
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 3:37:58 PM EST
Noveske nsr?
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 12:21:20 AM EST
this. EASY to install, and should clear that 7.5 might not work if you're gonna suppress it..
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 12:37:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/14/2015 12:43:33 AM EST by firepyro515]
I really like the Centurion C4 Rail System. Simple, easy and work with the standard barrel nut.

Daniel Defense also makes the DD Lite Rail III in a 7 as well as the Omega Rail in a 7
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 8:25:45 AM EST
Noveske NSR
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 9:11:25 PM EST
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Good luck finding one. I spent 6 months looking for a 9" nsr for my sbr..
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 1:16:07 AM EST
I like my SLR rifleworks handguard. I think it comes in a 7" in some variations.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 1:44:52 PM EST
I love my 7in NSR
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 2:41:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/16/2015 2:42:58 AM EST by mjbennett]
I had a similar problem with a CMMG keymod. I was shooting out of a led sled with my 300 blk and the handguard started to pull off the barrel nut. Decent price but not the best design.
Some thread locker on the cross screws and torqued back to spec and haven't had any other issues, yet.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 7:25:06 PM EST
Fortis REV now available in 7"
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 6:43:00 PM EST
SLR rocks! I love my solo ultra lite 7" rail.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:36:28 AM EST
I went larue. Bad the fuck ass. It's a quad rail seems extremely strong design. Cross threads and everything.
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