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Posted: 12/16/2016 7:56:23 PM EST
I am thinking about changing the rail on my 16 inch AR.  Four years of a Troy Alpha rail are enough, the rail works fine, I really just want a change.  

What is your favorite M-LOK rail and why?  
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:59:55 PM EST
Originally Posted By hawkeye180:
I am thinking about changing the rail on my 16 inch AR.  Four years of a Troy Alpha rail are enough, the rail works fine, I really just want a change.  

What is your favorite M-LOK rail and why?  
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Geissele, KAC, SLR.

Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:00:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/16/2016 8:34:01 PM EST by Proto3]
Geissele, obviously. Why? Because they make the best shit.

Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:03:27 PM EST
Geissele is sexy and well made. I have one. Is awesome. The newer MI rails look pretty good too but I don't have any experience there.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:03:40 PM EST
ALG
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:04:22 PM EST
SLR.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:05:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Proto3:
Geissele, obviously. Why? Because they make the best shit.
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Yeah, but I'll admit I am biased. The two rails I have sitting in a parts box for my next build are MK8s.

Nice that they come with a gas block and go on sale so frequently, including today.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:05:12 PM EST
Want to go budget? Look at Aero @ Schyulers.

So bored I even looked it up for you. Dealer is on ARF and GTG.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:06:01 PM EST
Geissele (for an all around bombproof handguard) or ALG (for a slim, MLOK alternative to the KMR).
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:06:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
ALG
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At the moment, this in 11 inch length.

Might try a Faxon or a Vella industries rail once they release an all Mlok rail instead of this oddball half Mlok half keymod thing they have now.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:06:32 PM EST
KAC
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:07:43 PM EST
I have nearly everything and I have to say that ALG makes the most ergonomically correct, best feeling rail out there. Yes I have Geissele Mk8 rails.

Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:07:54 PM EST
Geissele. The only reason I own 2 is from the blem sale last year! I usually can't afford thier stuff!
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:08:32 PM EST
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Yeah, but I'll admit I am biased. The two rails I have sitting in a parts box for my next build are MK8s.

Nice that they come with a gas block and go on sale so frequently, including today.
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Originally Posted By scuba_steve:
Originally Posted By Proto3:
Geissele, obviously. Why? Because they make the best shit.



Yeah, but I'll admit I am biased. The two rails I have sitting in a parts box for my next build are MK8s.

Nice that they come with a gas block and go on sale so frequently, including today.


I have one mk4 on an SBR I put together and love that thing. I have another mk4 ready to to be put on another upper I'm building.

But you can't stop at just the Geissele rail. You need the rail, trigger, optic mount, buffer spring/weight, and charging handle
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:11:52 PM EST
Midwest Industries.

Because they are down the street
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:15:35 PM EST
SLR. I go with them first. Only rifle that doesn't have one is because I needed a rail that was able to fit over my 9mm can.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:19:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Proto3:


I have one mk4 on an SBR I put together and love that thing. I have another mk4 ready to to be put on another upper I'm building.

But you can't stop at just the Geissele rail. You need the rail, trigger, optic mount, buffer spring/weight, and charging handle <img src=http://www.ar15.com/images/smilies/smiley_abused.gif border=0 align=middle>
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I am almost there with you. Got an SSA and an SSA-E in that parts box. The SSA-E is going on a heavier weight more precision AR that will have a scope in a G mount. Also have Bobro though.

Haven't drank the KoolAid on the G buffer kit yet, but mostly because it is pricey and I already have two BCM buffers/tubes/springs in that parts box. The G kit looks nice though.

Got plenty of G tools - punch kits, reaction rods, etc.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:23:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BGENE:
Want to go budget? Look at Aero @ Schyulers.

So bored I even looked it up for you. Dealer is on ARF and GTG.
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rail

damn thats a good looking rail for the price.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:24:58 PM EST
Geissele.

ALG if I want a lightweight, inexpensive MLOK rail.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:25:29 PM EST
SLR
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:26:08 PM EST
SLR ion
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:26:51 PM EST
Geissele Mk4 or 8.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:27:04 PM EST
I have a Geissele and it's the tits. I also have a new Midwest Industries and it's pretty nice too.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:29:14 PM EST
Geissele of course. They make best rails.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:29:21 PM EST
MI

Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:30:38 PM EST
Geissele because they are the shit.

Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:32:38 PM EST
Centurion arms CMR

Don't have one but a guy I know who is a Ranger says he would go to war with it.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:35:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By CCLJ03:
Centurion arms CMR

Don't have one but a guy I know who is a Ranger says he would go to war with it.
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I'd pop a Haji with one

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Don't buy them though, I like being a special snowflake.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:41:51 PM EST
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I prefer Midwest Industries as they're strong, lightweight, no hype, and do what I need them to do, and is very ergonomic.

If it isn't a Midwest Industries M-Lok, then it isn't worth it to me.

ETA: Pic.

Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:44:20 PM EST
I like MI rails
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:48:06 PM EST
KAC URX 4
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:49:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By GSL:
I prefer Midwest Industries as they're strong, lightweight, no hype, and do what I need them to do, and is very ergonomic.

If it isn't a Midwest Industries M-Lok, then it isn't worth it to me.
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I have had a few MI rails. I really don't like the little divots they put on the edges in between the mlok slots. The only MI rail I have left is the ssg12 because it's comfortable. ( And a ak handguard quad rail. ) theyve been around for a while but their newest stuff doesn't compare well with Geissele, ALG, SLR, Centurion, KAC, and a couple others. Theyre decent, but they have a lesser attachment system and are not as comfortable as the best of the best. YMMV.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:51:19 PM EST
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Originally Posted By GSL:
I prefer Midwest Industries as they're strong, lightweight, no hype, and do what I need them to do, and is very ergonomic.

If it isn't a Midwest Industries M-Lok, then it isn't worth it to me.

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http://i.imgur.com/JkmLdjf.jpg
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You forgot terrible attachment method.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:51:22 PM EST
Geissele .
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:55:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By GSL:
I prefer Midwest Industries as they're strong, lightweight, no hype, and do what I need them to do, and is very ergonomic.

If it isn't a Midwest Industries M-Lok, then it isn't worth it to me.

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http://i.imgur.com/JkmLdjf.jpg
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Well, you're typically wrong, I guess no sense changing that now.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:56:40 PM EST
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You forgot terrible attachment method.
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Never had one issue of this terribleness that you speak of. Do you even shoot your guns enough to see this for yourself or are you just relying on what the internet tells you?

Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:57:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By foursixty:


You forgot terrible attachment method.
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Originally Posted By foursixty:
Originally Posted By GSL:
I prefer Midwest Industries as they're strong, lightweight, no hype, and do what I need them to do, and is very ergonomic.

If it isn't a Midwest Industries M-Lok, then it isn't worth it to me.

ETA: Pic.

http://i.imgur.com/JkmLdjf.jpg


You forgot terrible attachment method.


"if it ain't Midwest it ain't worth it"

Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:58:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By GSL:
Never had one issue of this terribleness that you speak of. Do you even shoot your guns enough to see this for yourself or are you just relying on what the internet tells you?
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Originally Posted By GSL:
Originally Posted By foursixty:


You forgot terrible attachment method.
Never had one issue of this terribleness that you speak of. Do you even shoot your guns enough to see this for yourself or are you just relying on what the internet tells you?


If the screws loosen up a lil, the rail falls forward off the gun. Happened to me a couple times.

It's pretty much the worst barrel nut interface of brands that aren't "cheap crap"
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:58:52 PM EST
Seekins NOX's. It's super slim and comfortable.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:59:15 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:02:08 PM EST
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Originally Posted By GSL:
Never had one issue of this terribleness that you speak of. Do you even shoot your guns enough to see this for yourself or are you just relying on what the internet tells you?
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Yeah, something like that.

Everybody knows a simple compression fit with glue is always the best option. Need any grooves in the barrel nut to pin the clamping bolts?? Nah. Just friction and glue.

Of course...I did own one too. Side by side with a UTG Pro, and the Pro is better in every conceivable way.

My current rail is better than both of those.

Long as you like it. But they are the only manufacturer I'm aware of with such an asisine attachment method.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:02:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By theREASON:
Seekins NOX's. It's super slim and comfortable.
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Seekins ain't messing with the kangz.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:02:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/16/2016 9:11:35 PM EST by paddy_met123]
aeroprecision quantum

great rail, very simple, very inexpensive

i highly recommend it



from google
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:03:32 PM EST
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Well, you're typically wrong, I guess no sense changing that now. <img src=http://www.ar15.com/images/smilies/anim_rofl.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Such as yourself?

You pot to kettle too much.

OP asked for opinions, I gave him one, one that didn't bash anything else and yet here you are, upset that I didn't push anything that isn't a Geiselle.

Grow up.


Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:03:42 PM EST
ALG EMR V3
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:04:39 PM EST
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Seekins ain't messing with the kangz.
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That Seekins he's talking about is badass. Have one of those too. My favorite attachment method.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:05:28 PM EST
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Originally Posted By GSL:
Such as yourself?

You pot to kettle too much.

OP asked for opinions, I gave him one, one that didn't bash anything else and yet here you are, upset that I didn't push anything that isn't a Geiselle.

Grow up.
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Did I mention Geissele at all in relation to your post? Literally anything would have been better than MI (yeah, let's use glue to attach our handguard to the barrel nut!). Is that a little bias I'm seeing?
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:06:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Click2Boom:


If the screws loosen up a lil, the rail falls forward off the gun. Happened to me a couple times.

It's pretty much the worst barrel nut interface of brands that aren't "cheap crap"
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I've never had this problem. I think this one is going on 1,000 plus right now.

Now MI's older tubes, I would agree with you as they've come off on my Colt A1 NFA. These newer ones have not been a problem so far.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:08:18 PM EST
G.ALL.THE.THINGS
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 9:09:08 PM EST
I installed a Geiselle rail for a customer a couple of days ago. It looked great and felt solid. However, it felt a little large and blocky. Not terrible but not sleek. Kind of how a Glock 21 feels.
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