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Posted: 8/11/2011 3:43:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2011 4:39:39 PM EDT by BillyDoubleU]
I have to admit that I always liked VFG's so of course I also always liked railed forearms. I have been shooting multigun for a little over a year now and have used the VFG on a few different AR's. Started off with a big GG&G VFG and then moved to a Magpul VFG but now, now I took it off! I know, crazy uh.

The multigun I shoot is meant to be 'Tactical' and as such lots of guys run VFG/AFG and lights and almost all have an optic of some sort. Last month we were shooting at mini IPSC rifle targets through a Vtac barricade at 135 yards. All the guys with side mounts lights and VFG/AFG's couldn't get their gun through the slots and when they rested their pencil barrel on the wood... Lots of misses. Now I heard the barrel deflection caused all those misses but I don't know if it's gonna throw rounds off that much.

I couldn't get my gun all the way through (and you can't for most slots anyway) either but I have a heavier barrel and iron sights, no misses...

I actually am just really liking the naked forearm and it does feel better to me for all that straight arm thumb over the top blasting.

Talking to one guy about why he didn't do as well on the stage he made a comment which is pretty true. Guys that use iron sights also don't often hang a bunch of accessories off their gun either. I have rails not because I put a bunch of junk on them but just in case I may need to one day.

Yeah I know lights are good and have one on my HD shotgun but nothing else.

So the point of this is how much junk (junk being used for accessories, don't get butthurt) do you hang off your AR?

ETA: didn't include sling or mag in poll. Was looking at forearm accessories mostly and sight system.

Also, can you use and are you proficient with your rifle with how it is set up?

ETA 2: damn I knew I forgot something in the poll, it's limited to 10 but I forgot to make mention of 'Hand Stops'

I looked it to getting some but haven't tried them out. I'm getting to the point that the end of the front sight is my 'hand stop...

ETA 3: link to secondary question
Did you Master you Iron Sights before moving to Optics
http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/1217632_.html&page=1
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 3:45:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2011 4:04:48 PM EDT by redfish86]
Surefire rail
VFG
Streamlight TL 3/mount
BUIS
2 point sling
Eotech
I have a bipod for some reason but it is never on there.

That's it.

Rifle is a RRA, houge grip, 2 stage trigger.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 3:46:13 PM EDT
Optics
Light
BUIS
VFG
Sling
Magazine
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 3:46:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2011 3:46:58 PM EDT by Jday]
Eotech 512. That's it.

ETA: And a sling and magazine, of course.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 3:51:06 PM EDT
AFG2
Aimpoint PRO
Front/rear buis
M3 light
MS2 sling
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 3:51:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 3:53:46 PM EDT
VFG
Green Laser
surefire Light
Eotech
4X Magnifier on flip mount
BUIS



and a nice two point sling

but I also have a iron sights only ar
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 3:54:25 PM EDT


Nothing like an afternoon of bouncing nuts on your chin, eh?
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 3:54:33 PM EDT
i've thought about hanging a set of truck nuts off my AR just to get y'all pissed off

seriously though, an eotech 512, a surefire, a MS2 sling, and a BAD lever.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 3:54:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 3:54:59 PM EDT
I had a BOBRO VFG on my gun then I tried a Magpul AFG and then went with nothing. It has come full circle.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 3:55:20 PM EDT
BUIS
modular rail
Magpul RSA, RVG, MS2 sling, SLAP plate

not much, however I plan to add a flashlight and Aimpoint soon
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 3:55:57 PM EDT
Whatever ARFCOM and MAGPUL tell me to.


Link Posted: 8/11/2011 3:56:13 PM EDT
Optic and VFG full time on most of mine. I have a Surefire X300 on a LaRue mount that only goes on for night time ops.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 3:56:31 PM EDT
Just a T1 and X300 light on mine.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 3:56:48 PM EDT




I have a free float larue rail and the only thing that is on it is a troy front sight, and rail covers. I have a Larue FUG but hardly ever put it on the gun.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 3:57:27 PM EDT
When mine is finished, it'll (hopefully) have

TangoDown short VFG (check)
Vickers/BlueForce padded sling (check)
Surefire Scout Light (check)
Aimpoint Micro in LaRue mount
Troy folding rear BUIS (check)

which is all I really can use on there. I have more "rail estate" but no reason to put anything else on there. Or I might get an ACOG TA33R-8 instead of the Aimpoint––or in addition to, if they're both on LaRue QD mounts. Give that "return to zero" thing a workout.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 3:57:44 PM EDT
-MRP 10.5 + 762SDN6
-Troy flip sights
-Troy short VFG
-T-1 Larue or ACOG
-TLR-1 light
-big ole vickers sling

-MAID+new bolt inside
-IMOD+2 batt for light+NFA papers
-Phase five

-Tier 1Tactical Feet+sandals

=heavy as fuck (maybe 8-9pounds? loaded) but tailored to my needs. Balances well.

Link Posted: 8/11/2011 3:59:31 PM EDT
Aimpoint
VFG
BUIS
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 3:59:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By UH_SALT_RIFLE:
Whatever ARFCOM and MAGPUL tell me to.


This is the correct answer.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:01:36 PM EDT
Have an Eotech EXPS, a 2 point sling, and an MI front site rail incase I need to put a light on it.

Also have a 20" plain jane.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:01:40 PM EDT
T1 all the time and a M300a some of the time.

Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:04:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2011 4:21:18 PM EDT by haydendavid380]
Surefire 6p LED in a Larue inline mount & MI BUIS

––-

Formerly have had Eotechs, AFG, VFG, "Da Beemz", Bipods, Scopes, Ect....

I might consider putting an T1/H1/R1 on it, but I've come to the conclusion that "Things that are complex are not useful, Things that are useful are simple."

ETA- I also have a sling, but don't count that as an accessory.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:04:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2011 4:10:31 PM EDT by kcolg30]

Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:04:25 PM EDT
Just irons on three, and irons and a rail section on MOE handguards I intend to mount a surefire light I have once I buy the mount.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:04:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By UH_SALT_RIFLE:
Whatever ARFCOM and MAGPUL tell me to.


http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff6/UHSALTRIFLE/268525_227514747271061_100000376127857_752750_1747778_n.jpg


Sweet
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:05:12 PM EDT
Which one?
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:06:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MedPig:
Which one?


Do you hang another entire AR off of your AR?

Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:07:27 PM EDT
Only think on my 6920 are irons and a CompM4.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:09:03 PM EDT
Not as much as one of my friends.

Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:09:22 PM EDT
13" troy tube
G2
H1
Sling

6.5 pounds :P

I might replace my flip up sights with the offset Surefire ones instead.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:09:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2011 5:12:27 PM EDT by DFW_shooter]
Troy stubby, Eotech 512, and when necessary, a light.

I am as proficient as the next guy i suppose.

ETA: I didn't think about sling adaptors. I use the noveske QD mount that mounts inside my 11" Troy TRX extreme- so technically it's inside the tube and not "hanging off."
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:09:53 PM EDT
Irons..nothing else, optics, rails, lights, and etcghey...
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:10:41 PM EDT
Aimpoint and BUIS

less is more
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:13:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2011 4:18:55 PM EDT by Seiran]
AFG, EOTech 502, VTAC light mount w/G2, Magpul MBUS [Front and Rear] Gen I's, Magpul RSA, and if it counts, a BAD Lever.



And I'm not an expert with it yet, but I'm definitely encroaching the "Proficient" territory.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:14:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 161Infantry:
Irons..nothing else, optics, rails, lights, and etcghey...


At minimum I think a rail is good because it allows options. I have mine covered with the magpul rail cover clips (yeah I forgot what they are called).
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:14:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2011 4:17:59 PM EDT by webtaz99]
JP free float tube. BUIS. That iz awl.

ETA: QD point for a Harris bipod, but that only goes on while shooting.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:15:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BillyDoubleU:
Originally Posted By 161Infantry:
Irons..nothing else, optics, rails, lights, and etcghey...


At minimum I think a rail is good because it allows options. I have mine covered with the magpul rail cover clips (yeah I forgot what they are called).

XTM panels
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:15:50 PM EDT
Draw me a picture. Why did the entire rifle need to be pushed through the slot?
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:17:34 PM EDT
Optic, BUIS, and sling.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:19:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Evil_ATF:
Draw me a picture. Why did the entire rifle need to be pushed through the slot?


Are you asking me?
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:19:39 PM EDT
Sling, optic, BUIS, light and sometimes vert grip.

A rifle without a sling or light is a toy or a tool but not a weapon IMO.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:20:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:21:00 PM EDT
While I will agree that being good at using irons is fundamentally important rifle marksmanship, when it comes to my HD setup I must take the likely situations I will encounter.

Since it will be night, I have a light.

Since it will probably be a short, fast shot, I run an eotech.

The light works better with a vfg, so I use that as it is more comfortable for my purpose.



That being said, adding shit to your gun isn't going to make you a better shot, it will only let you use the skill you already have more efficiently.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:24:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2011 4:25:49 PM EDT by ED_P]
I find a Trijicon optic and a Grip Pod make the gun a much better gun than iron sights and no Grip/Bipod, so I have no regrets. I do have a KISS AR, but the optic and Grip Pod are an improvement on KISS, IMO.

Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:27:05 PM EDT
16"carbine, flat top

Early KAC RAS
VFG
Side rail QD sling attachment point
Detachable carry handle

That's it...

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Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:27:07 PM EDT
Lugging a heavy gun around sucks so I keep only the mandatory shit on my gun. Light,RDS and a VFG.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:30:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:30:55 PM EDT
I have both a GAYAR and a KISS version of carbines.

I still love the super stock 20" colt hbar, though.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:31:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2011 4:32:34 PM EDT by gomulego]
DD Omega rail
Magpul VFG
Streamlight tlr-2
Aimpoint ML3
Larue Cantilever mount
Troy BUIS
ETA: 2 point Larue sling
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 4:35:47 PM EDT
I've got a Leupold 2.5-8x in a Larue mount, TLR-1 on MOE hand guards and I use an IDF sling.
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