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Posted: 5/29/2002 2:14:42 PM EST
Just saw a pic of a KAC RAS. Awsome looking setup! Now I have a plane old generic pre-ban bushy. Could I buy one of these and use my lower? I don't have a flat top, but would like to have one. This looks like a really nice setup.
Link Posted: 5/29/2002 2:45:56 PM EST
The KAC RAS is just a Rail system that replaces your handguards.
Link Posted: 5/30/2002 6:20:34 AM EST
nah, it's not going to work since both my post and pre-ban bushys have welded on flash hiders. It needs to come off to change out to the RAS. I'd need a Colt upper, either pre or post ban to put on my pre-ban bushy lower. Oh well.
Link Posted: 5/30/2002 6:57:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By az_larry:
nah, it's not going to work since both my post and pre-ban bushys have welded on flash hiders. It needs to come off to change out to the RAS. I'd need a Colt upper, either pre or post ban to put on my pre-ban bushy lower. Oh well.



The newer Free floating RAS need the front sight off. The older RAS and RIS change out like the regular Polymer handguards,
Link Posted: 5/30/2002 7:08:00 AM EST
If anyone has a pic of these older ones on their AR I'd really like to see it! Thanks Vinnie
Link Posted: 5/30/2002 7:55:43 AM EST
az,
you might check with Wes Grant about the fitting of your KAC rail system.
He's usually advertising something for sale on the Exchange forum. (I don't have his web site nor email handy or I would provide.)
Link Posted: 5/30/2002 7:59:52 AM EST
Thanks 5subslr5, I looked but didn't see anything. All I really wanted was the ability to put a forhand grip on. I'm gettinf one of the $20 units from Bushmaster and I'll see how I like the Thompson style grip, I have long arms so it may be ok. If not I'll just have to get myself a flat top one of these days.
Link Posted: 5/30/2002 8:01:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/30/2002 8:01:47 AM EST by Vinnie]
Borrowed from www.Sableco.net


Rail Adapter Systems (RAS) for AR-15 and CAR-15 Rifles.



The RAS consists of four parallel Military Standard M1913 rails. One each above, below, and along the sides of the barrel. They allow the user to mount a variety of useful accessories such as reflex sights, lasers, forward pistol grips, flashlights, bipods, etc.


#98064 M4 RAS Forend. Fits Carbines with M-4 and Hbar 16" barrels with standard Carbine length handguards. Comes with three 11-Rib Panels. $275.00
Link Posted: 5/30/2002 8:09:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By az_larry:
Thanks 5subslr5, I looked but didn't see anything. All I really wanted was the ability to put a forhand grip on. I'm gettinf one of the $20 units from Bushmaster and I'll see how I like the Thompson style grip, I have long arms so it may be ok. If not I'll just have to get myself a flat top one of these days.



Oh, why didn't you say so. Here's a much cheaper alternative. The Fobus handguards:



These are from Elite Firearms in Ky. He has an ad in the Equipment Exchange in the parts section:www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?id=110301

They are only 60 bucks (plus shipping). They are M4 sized handguards that have upper and lower rails and covers on the rails. They are polymer like your handguards now, so they slip on and off as "easy" as your handguards do now.
Link Posted: 5/30/2002 8:27:18 AM EST
Thanks Vinnie, you da man! If I don't like the bushy handguard I'll go this way.
Link Posted: 5/30/2002 9:06:52 AM EST
Since you asked here is my M4gery with a RAS mounted on the front.



Wes Grant (MSTN) has a website at www.mstn.biz
Link Posted: 5/30/2002 9:37:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/30/2002 9:39:27 AM EST by az_larry]
Wes, your making my wallet burn! That flat top would look real nice on my lower!
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