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Posted: 7/5/2003 7:15:35 PM EDT
I'm thinking of buying a set of the FOBUS M44 carbine handguards and throwing on a Knights grip and a couple side panels, anyone have pics of a similar set up?
Link Posted: 7/5/2003 7:58:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/5/2003 8:20:02 PM EDT by tivoli410]
If all you want is the vert grip I'd try these... Just rail... [url]http://www.glocksbr.com/axami/shop.php?grd=102&prd=107[/url] or [url]http://www.botachtactical.com/taclm.html[/url] Or M33 handguards... [url]http://www.botachtactical.com/fobm33han.html[/url] Small rail for vert grip (purdy neat)... [url]http://www.botachtactical.com/tacsm.html[/url] I prefer the KAC vert grip listed here (2nd item)... [url]http://www.rangerarms.com/knights_armament/accessories.htm[/url] Hope it helps! Tell me what you end up doing I'm in the same boat!
Link Posted: 7/6/2003 2:40:44 AM EDT
Thanks for the links, those are all interesting options, but I was also looking looking for more of a RIS/RAS look also and not just the addition of a grip. Plus the ability of later on mounting a light on a side rail. I remember seeing pics at one time of a members weapon with M44's and Knights panels, those pics would be nice.
Link Posted: 7/6/2003 4:20:31 AM EDT
I own a pair of Fobus M-33s on my Colt Carbine and I believe they are the most cost effective/and sturdy method of the handguard-mounted rail system at an easy cost of ~$80 versus the ~$300 one would pay for the RAS/RIS/SIR/MWS/ etc etc. If you plan on covering the sides of the four railed version (the 3 and 9 o'clock)anyways, than this is a cheaper and better choice. Also, the average shooter only needs two positions (the 12 and 6 o'clock) for (1) vertical grip and tactical light and (2)a forward mounted optic (scout) if desired. The Marines, Army, and Navy also use the AN/PEQ-2A series Infra-Red aiming laser w/integral IR light which would go on the 3 or 9 o'clock and if issued-the removable carrying handle would go to one of the those "hour" positions as to ensure gear accountability. So thus the average civilian shooter (which I would be since I can't use my baby for military operations) would almost never need the 3 & 9 o'clock rails. Also I talked to one of the dealers when I bought my M-33 handguards and he said the KAC vertical grip wouldn't fit them, so I went with their proprietary grip which is a little thicker and does take up more real estate but is a solid grip. I hope this helps, OK gun nuts argue with me and tell me you really need all four rails!
Link Posted: 7/6/2003 4:22:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/6/2003 4:23:01 AM EDT by lordweji]
I slapped an M33 on my old A1 and have both a light and a foregrip on it. [img]http://www.thebodyshot.com/articles/sports-ar15-pwa.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 7/6/2003 4:26:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/6/2003 4:28:28 AM EDT by Redbone]
Also I talked to one of the dealers when I bought my M-33 handguards and he said the KAC vertical grip wouldn't fit them, so I went with their proprietary grip which is a little thicker and does take up more real estate but is a solid grip. I hope this helps, OK gun nuts argue with me and tell me you really need all four rails!
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I have the M33 and I DO use the KAC grip.It mounts just fine.Let me guess, your dealer had the Fobus grips in stock and NOT the KAC grips?My M33's are actually a little wobbly if I twist them when holding the grip.I still intend to buy the RIS for a more solid platform. [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid59/p65b6002bc3c88b1758e200b544e758b6/fc5e5bd6.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 7/6/2003 8:36:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/6/2003 8:39:17 AM EDT by Concho]
Originally Posted By Lance1775: to ensure gear accountability.
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Geez you sound just like an officer :) Semper Fi I use the M33 with a streamlight M3 on the M4 I carry in the patrol car. I try not to use anything that is not to expensive to replace.
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